So have you thought about me lately? Well if so, just don't forget to pray. I could always...ALWAYS use prayer.
I've been busy about my Father's business. Yep...just keeping busy doing what brings delight to the Lord....and that is making sure I care for my family wholeheartedly.
Sooooo.......I thought I would share my day with you all. Oh and please don't think that I must be superwoman for waking up so early....God's grace...believe me. Not to long ago (about a December) I was waking up at around 9am...struggling to keep up. But God's grace is amazing and this is why I have the strength and determination to keep going. Plus, it's good to talk to people who are like minded and keep you motivated. You know?
OK....so here it goes:
4:45 I wake, take a potty break, play some worship music and pray till about 5:30.
5:30 I check emails and do a bit of web surfing but not nearly enough time to visit all my bloggy friends and blog. I usually spend this time doing some more biblical devotions and researching things on my mind....
5:45 Jump in the Shower
6:00 Finish up my grooming and dressing
6:15 Clean up my little trailer (usually put laundry away from the night before, straighten and sweep if I have the time. That is if I didn't spend to much time on the computer...yikes!
6:30 Walk over to the main house and begin waking the big kids....and that is a BEGIN waking them.
6:35 Iron Donnie's shirt for work and prep his lunch if not done the night before.
6:45 Make sure the kids are up and dressed.... I start breakfast
7:10 Sit down and eat...read the bible or watch the news some (if the TV is on)
7:30 Usually by now the little ones are waking on their own and I fix their breakfast.
7:40 When the kids are eating I put a load of laundry in
8:00 Dress the little kids, they brush their teeth, and I fix Ana's hair. Big kids start their school day
8:30 Sit in the Living room and we all read the bible (not with Donnie though---by this time he's left for work) We are reading through the bible this year. The big kids stop their work and join us.
9:00 Gather around the piano and little kids sing the song they are memorizing. Moriah plays and they sing....really cute! :)
9:15 We move over to the table and each child plus myself picks a name out of the prayer jar and we each take turns praying for our person.
9:30 We then read a short devotion for the day and say a prayer which relates to the devotion.
9:40 By this time I switch out laundry and we begin our school day with the Pledge and then I teach the little boys something in History or Science. It all depends if we have the time
10:00 Start teaching the basics (reading, writing, arithmetic) each little boy takes a turn with me. I usually teach until Lunch (noon) I switch laundry in between these activities. I try to finish by 2:30
12:00 break for lunch.
1:00 Clean up and chores
2:30 Fold laundry and by this time my mother in law is home. I usually will call a friend or just chat with my mother in law during this time. Or whatever else I need to do. Usually I am chasing down one of the kids and correcting someone....ha ha.
4:30 Dinner prep begins. It all depends if I'm cooking that night and what is on the menu.
6:00 Donnie comes home and we sit for dinner
7:00 baths and down time
8:30 My goal is for all of us to be in bed by this time. The kids are usually in bed but I need to make a bigger effort to get in bed myself. I need the sleep and down time with Donnie in the evenings.
This is my ideal schedule. I usually do follow the tasks but I don't necessarily stay on time. So the times are an estimate. I usually am running behind schedule...but don't we all.
Ok...so now you all know what I do on a daily basis. I still need to make time to exercise and blog and visit blogs. Not happening. Oh and I forgot that in the afternoon hours I try to check the older kids school work.
I am determined to stay on top of this or else I feel rather bad about my day. And I am determined to accomplish all of this with a joyful heart. Again...only by the grace of God can I even accomplish any of it. The past few days I have been feeling extremely tired and it has affected my emotions a bit. (oh and no I am not pregnant!!) ha ha. I know some of you might have thought this... ha ha!!
So instead of making it my schedule a law....I want to make it life...ONLY as God allows the joy and grace to fill my heart. I owe it all to Him because without Him nothing would be possible.
Sending my love to all of you!!