I'm not one to stick to a routine. We do have some structure around here, but I also value the option to totally stray from the schedule on a whim. With homeschool, that translates into us flying-by-the-seat-of-our-pants and learning/doing whatever sounds good or fits in that moment. I don't do lesson plans. I just have good curriculum and great resources available that we can grab at a moment's notice. (The exception: morning calendar and journal time before breakfast. This one doesn't get messed with very often.)
But I have noticed in the past couple weeks that Primus is hungry for something more predictable. She needed a clear plan of what was expected of her each day. So I determined that on average, we do 8 tasks a day. A task could be a worksheet completed, or book read, or activity done.
Primus must complete 8 tasks in the day before she can have her media time allowance (fake money we made to limit TV and video game time.) She keeps track of this by putting little stickers in my lesson plan book where I write down what we did.