I’ve wanted to blog a day in our life (especially for grandparents), but every time I start, something goes wrong. This time I decided to blog about it even though it was an imperfect day, in many ways frustrating. This is what happened at our house yesterday!
I slipped out of bed before anyone else and proofed a paper for Billy, one that had to be done early. As a mom do you ever feel like life is moving in slow motion? I do. By the time I got breakfast on the table for the kids it was . We are so fortunate that Billy usually gets to eats three meals a day with us (and breakfast at a much earlier hour), but today was an exception. I grabbed a couple pieces of toast and some tea and threw on some clothes and makeup.
Then I tidied the house, made beds, made sure the kids were clothed and in their right minds...
...and helped them make a tent. (Tent-making skills are a big plus on the mom resume, you know.)
By then it was clear that I wasn’t going to make my goal for having the house tidy, so I gave up sat down for a 10-minute blog-surfing break. Then I got back to work.
At we folded clothes and watched Leave it to Beaver, my favorite old show of all time…Well, along with Andy Griffith and The Beverly Hillbillies. Those are a three-way tie, I think. One I was really disappointed in was Ozzie and Harriet. Sheesh!
Can you tell I had a 4-year-old laundry helper?
was lunch time. Since Billy wasn’t eating with us today, I threw some PB&J together. I took a few minutes to take some pictures for yesterday’s blog entry before I put on another load of laundry (the never-ending beast) and cleaned some more.
At I read to the kids before nap/quiet time.
Still, duty called…I had to do school with
By the time we finished, it was time to grab a bite to eat and get ready for church.
I was a little frazzled and didn’t get any more pictures. I wished I had my camera with me, because after church Billy took the kids to the old-fashioned ice cream parlor around the corner. Such a cool place.
After I got the kids in bed I was able to settle down for a little time of prayer and meditating on God's Word. Somehow I think if I had done this at the beginning of the day instead of the end, my day would have gone better. I put my time with God first today.
At my brother Samuel called from the campsite where he’s staying while he fights wildfires in the North and West. It’s a good thing we weren’t asleep yet! Always so wonderful to hear from far-away family.
So that’s our exciting day! I never did get the house as tidy as I wanted it. All-in-all I was pretty frustrated. But I still got a lot done, and the essential things were accomplished eventually. How was your day?