Well, I've been gone for a long time. Summer kept us busy. I'd like to get back on track again.
The job didn't work out, but now there is a new position, so I'll be looking into that. It's all in God's hands and He knows the best thing for our family.
Now that we're back to school, I find I'm needing a new schedule. It seems we're always tweaking them, but as our life changes we need a schedule that changes too.
So here's ours:
6:00 - devotions for me and planning for the day - I really need this, but find that when the alarm goes off I'm quick to decide that I don't need it. OOPS!!!!
6:30 - breakfast prep - because of the cost we don't do cold cereal in the mornings, so I have a schedule of meals for mornings. I usually don't like to think something up at 6:30 in the morning. :)
7:00 - breakfast
7:30 - family devotions and dishes
8:00 - I start getting the kids loaded up in the van to go to school
8:30 - I usually catch up on something that needs doing at home.
9:00 - Sesame street is on, so I want to use this time to do maintenance at home. Starting with the upstairs and working my way downstairs, I pick up and clean. This is not a strong point for me, thus it's scheduled in.
10:00 - I would like to use this time for preschool, reading and doing some "school" pages
11:00 - lunch prep and yard work
11:30 - lunch and dishes
12:00 - nap
12:30 - paperwork - our personal and dh's business paperwork as well. Questions come to mind like, "Do I really need that or can it wait until we see at the end of the month if we have spare cash?"
1:30 or 2:00 - garden work - lots of produce coming in right now, so this is a must if I'm going to keep up
3:00 - get the little ones ready to pick up the school kids
3:45 - unpack lunch sacks and backpacks and all the things kids need to do when they get home from school
4:00 - start on our strict 15-min schedule to get through piano - the order is piano, computer time, bedroom clean-up, downstairs room clean up. Each of the older kids have a room to clean and they get 15 minutes a day to do that during this rather intense schedule.
6:00 - last of the supper preparations
6:15 - supper
6:45 - dishes
7:00 - homework and baths and bed for the little ones
8:00 - dd1 who's in 1st grade - bedtime
9:00 - ds1-3 - bed time
10:00 - ahh! bedtime
My purpose in life is "to know Him and make Him known". This schedule helps me to do that because I stay on task and keep up with things that I need to do. It also does flex and bend, but when I do that too much and get off track, I can look back at it and then start again.