Trying To Find a New Routine

United States
March 25, 2016 9:45am CST
When my daughter and her family moved in with me a few weeks ago my life went from being organized and predictable to busy and totally unpredictable. I used to have my routine every day and rarely varied from it. Now, life it pretty much "go with the flow" every day and I'm still trying to find a balance. The past few days have left me with little to no computer time but I'm not really complaining as I was busy doing other things. My life has gone from being pretty quiet and boring to anything but quiet and certainly not boring anymore. Adding two adults, two grandchildren and two dogs to the household has given my 94 year old mom and me a whole new routine and a lot more to talk about. Our quiet and pretty dull life has now turned into a merry-go-round of activity and I never realized how quiet and dull our life had become. As I sit here armed with my second cup of coffee I have some computer time to catch up a bit with all myLot friends. What's happening on this Friday in your neck of the woods?
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26 responses
• United States
25 Mar 16
I am extremely busy and hurried today Marilyn..not something I like to be. I need a routine, but everything is always so unpredictable it is draining.
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• United States
25 Mar 16
I also like a routine and not a person who deals with change very well even though I do enjoy having the family living here
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• United States
25 Mar 16
@Marilynda1225 Yes it soothes us to have things the same Marilyn.
@Corbin5 (113410)
• United States
25 Mar 16
Sounds like you and your mom no longer have a dull life and that is a good thing for sure. Today is our 44th wedding anniversary. Not bad for two college kids who eloped.
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• United States
25 Mar 16
Congratulations and best wishes on your 44th anniversary!!! that's quite an achievement
@jaboUK (54877)
• United Kingdom
25 Mar 16
How has your mother taken the change? Does she enjoy all the extra activity? Friday here in Spain has been really hot, and as it's Easter week there are so many people about, the place is bustling.
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• United States
25 Mar 16
My mom is dealing with the change much better than I had anticipated. She likes having more activity in the house but also the freedom to close her door when things get too loud or busy
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@jaboUK (54877)
• United Kingdom
25 Mar 16
@Marilynda1225 That's good, and at least she can still have her privacy if she wants it.
• United States
25 Mar 16
We had a meeting at the bank this morning, which I wasn't feeling up to but had to go. Either a cold or allergies and I feel like 'ugh'...
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• United States
25 Mar 16
Sorry you aren't feeling up to par and hope you can rest this afternoon
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@amadeo (70725)
• United States
25 Mar 16
well I went to church .Sat and meditate.
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• United States
25 Mar 16
perfect place to meditate on this Good Friday
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@rashkhan (142)
• Delhi, India
25 Mar 16
I am taking a much needed break at mum's place. Reading, eating and sleeping, and not worrying about my kids, who are happy to be running around the house with their grandparents. FEEELING BLESSED
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• United States
25 Mar 16
We grandparents love our grandkids!!
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@rashkhan (142)
• Delhi, India
26 Mar 16
@Marilynda1225 No doubt about it
@much2say (40097)
• United States
25 Mar 16
I know lots of things change when families and generations move in together - I'm sure it's a pretty active household right now!! Today, as it is the last few days of Spring Break for the kids, we will be going to a train museum and the zoo!
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• United States
25 Mar 16
The train museum sounds like lots of fun and of course who doesn't enjoy a trip to the zoo!!
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@much2say (40097)
• United States
26 Mar 16
@Marilynda1225 It's all for the kids - we had a lovely time!
• Eugene, Oregon
25 Mar 16
At 8:30 AM, it is pretty quiet and rainy here. I don't work today, but will go to yoga and maybe play some ping pong later.
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• United States
25 Mar 16
It was a rainy morning here too but then the sun came out this afternoon and it turned into a really nice day. Hope you enjoyed your day off from work
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Mar 16
@Marilynda1225 That I did. I shot pool for an hour and a half and played a lot of ping pong for nearly two hours.
@hostessman (9784)
• Tucson, Arizona
25 Mar 16
things may change but you will enjoy having them around and it may take a while but you will get back into a grove and things wil get normal
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• United States
25 Mar 16
I am enjoying having them here and I'm trying to find my groove (as you say), I'm sure it will happen and I'll forget what life was like when it was just my mom and me
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
25 Mar 16
Just having another cup of coffee and trying to decide what to do today. Unpredictable is not a bad thing at least you are no longer bored.
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• United States
25 Mar 16
I'm sure the day will come when I'll long for a boring day LOL
@LadyDuck (171538)
• Switzerland
25 Mar 16
Do you enjoy your "new life"? I had a very busy Friday, a lot of thing to do before Easter.
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@Juliaacv (32541)
• Canada
26 Mar 16
I can imagine that you'll need some time to establish a new routine. We had a very busy day yesterday, we drove up to our son's place and he and my husband worked on some things in his kitchen, they are renovating it.
@Susan2015 (21336)
• United States
26 Mar 16
I'm one who has the same routine and don't like it changed much. But sometimes it is.
@PainsOnSlate (20422)
• Canada
26 Mar 16
My kids will be home today and tomorrow, looking forward to the laughter that will happen when they get together and with their dogs. Your house must be busting with laughter too. Happy Easter.
@marlina (76791)
• Canada
26 Mar 16
I hope that you will be able to get your regular life back. It must be quite "too busy now" for you.
@TRBRocks420 (81237)
• Banks, Oregon
26 Mar 16
I know the feeling. I am very happy in my routine, it has changed some with the new dog though, but in a good way.
@allknowing (68894)
• India
26 Mar 16
That will what will happen to my sister who was on her own since the last 15 years. Her 'prodigal; son has come to settle with her with his wife. She is all ga ga over it. But little does she realise how she would have to adjust to their way of life and not them following hers.
@DianneN (82599)
• United States
26 Mar 16
I'm sure your quiet life has changed, but for the better. You'll soon find a routine. Meanwhile, enjoy the fun with your family!
@rina110383 (24070)
26 Mar 16
I stayed home and did some chores.
@Lucky15 (33718)
• Philippines
25 Mar 16
Friday, didn't stay here in mylot. Went to a procession and church. ;)