A Day In the Life of ME!

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My day starts with the sound of cathedral bells at 4:30 am. (Yeah, OK, I know I live out in the middle of the boonies, but I have this great alarm clock that I found that has all these different, peaceful, sounds to wake up to and go to sleep to... I just love it!) This is the ONLY time of the day that it's quiet and peaceful around here, so I get to lounge around in my nice fuzzy robe and slippers, drink some coffee, and have some private devotion time. (Which is usually where my 'Morning Musings' or my 'Thoughts About God' come from!)

Josh usually leaves around 6:15 or 6:30 for work and I have the house to myself for a couple of hours after I see him off. :)

Then I will check my email and Facebook, and do any work online that needs to be done. I will make my daily checklist, and start a load of laundry, and get myself presentable.

Before the kids get up at 8:00, and with whatever time is left before then, I do the rest of my morning routine, and try to clean up any mess that's left over from the night before. Then I start breakfast, and drink another cup o' Joe while it's hot.

Then the kids get up and I help them get dressed and do their hair and teeth, and we make beds and do morning chores (the kids feed the animals, fold and put away laundry, and clean their bedrooms). We sit down to eat breakfast while I read the children's daily bible study to them.

We sit down in our circle and do our Bible Lessons, phonics, science, and counting games (all of which include the little guys) and then I put the three youngest children in the play yard and we move to the office where we do English, Math, and Latin.

We usually get finished 30-45 minutes before lunch time, so the children go outside and play after we pick up our mess and I do another load of laundry, and whatever house or yard work needs to be done.

We eat lunch at 12:30, and the three little ones go off for their nap after we finish at about 1:00-1:15. The three older children and I clean up lunch, and then Harmony goes off to work on her typing and Spanish while I work with the older twins. Forrest and Regan are off for their naps at 2:30 and Harmony and I work on history and journal and do whatever else she needs or wants to focus on. Harmony goes to her room for nap/quiet time at 3:30 and I clean some more... and make another pot of coffee.

Once the house is cleaned, I put supper in the oven, and spray Febreze and light some candles all over the house so it smells nice and pretty when Josh gets home from work. Then I usually sit down to rest, read, and drink my coffee until Josh gets home.

After Josh gets here, I finish up supper, and we spend about 30 minutes catching each other up on our days. Then the children get up out of bed, wash up for supper and we eat about 5:30.

After supper is chores (washing and putting away dishes, swiffering the floor, taking out the trash, and finishing up laundry). The children spend a little while catching up with Daddy and then the kids start taking their baths around 6:30 or 7:00 and put on their pj's, brush their teeth and hair, and are ready for bed about 7:30 or 8:00.

Jude goes to bed at 8:00, and we gather in the living room for some more family time while the children are sent to bed. The 2 year old twins go to bed at 8:30, and usually Forrest is shortly after them, about 8:45 or 9:00, while the girls stay up until 9:30 or 10:00.

Once the girls are all tucked in and snoozing away, I do a final run through the house, picking up ankle breakers, dirty clothes, and books left laying about. I straighten up the sofa and chairs and lay out breakfast, and do whatever else needs doing that I have time for. I lay out school work and clothing for the next day, and finally get a bath and into my pjs around 11:30.

AND, unfortunately, I am an insomniac so when I get to bed I usually end up reading or watching TV instead of sleeping (although I try!). I am usually asleep by about 1:00 am, though until the alarm wakes me up to do it all again!

(Oh, and a side note: this almost completely changes if we have to go somewhere that day! LOL)


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