up before 7, in bed by 11
The kids started school again today after two weeks Easter holidays and we're back to the old routine. The "in bed by 11" is a goal of mine that comes with the realization that I can't stay up until 2 a.m. and expect to be a happy camper a few hours later when it's time to get everyone up. My very wise mother always says, "You can't take care of anyone else if you don't take care of yourself first." She's right. And last night I WAS actually in bed by 11:30. Whoo. Falling asleep is another matter but I'm working on that.
I'm also taking today to work on my distance learning German/English translation course. I'm determined to finish the next assignment today and get it sent off to my tutor for evaluation. I only have until July to finish up the course or else they'll kick me out of the program without a certificate and I've been taking FAR too long to get it done. We're talkin' years here, not months. Oh well. Must put my nose to the grindstone now.