Monday, August 27, 2007

All in a day's work

Do you ever have someone ask, "what do you do all day?" Well, today I wrote it down.

5:45 am woke up to take my oldest daughter to cheerleading practice
6:00 am made a cup of tea, spent some quiet time with the Lord
7:15 am began making breakfast and waking up the other children and helping them get ready for school (my oldest daughter walked home from practice)
8:00 am off to school we go
8:20 am start laundry, decide it will be leftovers for supper, make beds, clean my messy kitchen, bathe my two year old, check emails , and tend to a husband who is not feeling well
11:00 am grocery shopping
12:00 pm make lunch for my not so feeling well husband, the two year old and myself, put groceries away, fold some laundry
1:00 pm take care of some ministry work, place an order for bible study, make two phone calls, check bloglines, go through a stack of papers, organize the first of the school and sport schedules, update my calendar, play with my two year old.
3:00 pm off to pick up kids (two year old falls asleep in the car)
3:30 pm off to run an errand with my twelve year old daughter
4:00 pm check chores, homework, listen to my teenage daughter as she tells me about her day, listen to a new Christmas musical CD with my twelve year old daughter all while I am starting supper with my seven year old son as my official helper for the night.
5:00 pm we casually sit down and enjoy some supper together
5:45 pm my twelve year old daughter and ten year old son are off to soccer and football practice, one walks the other is dropped off.
6:15 pm clean up the kitchen, fold a load of laundry, check on my oldest daughter to see if she has started her laundry, take a short walk.
7:30 pm pick up the soccer player and the football player
8:15 pm bathe the two youngest boys while the sweaty athletes take their shower.
8:45 pm everyone tucked into bed, prayers and kisses, girls are organizing their things for the next day and turn their own lights out
9:00 pm finish up some things for my husband on a bible study we are preparing, read a few blogs and write this post
10:30 pm off to bed to begin again tomorrow.


Tammy said...

First of all, thank you for stopping by with your sweet comment today!

And secondly...whew, I'm exhausted! And all I did was read your list!

I don't feel I'm quite as busy with two children, and especially since we're still having summer (no school) for anther week or so. But I may change my mind one we start officially home schooling again! ;) You're so right...sometimes we wonder where the day went, but if we really stop and write down everything we did, it sure adds up!

I should write out a similar list and show it to my husband the next time he asks what I did all day! ;)


Chris @ Come to the Table said...

"wondering where the day went" is exactly why I wrote it down. I needed to know myself. :)

Deidre said...

Whew, Chris! I know we would all have a similar list - mine just a little different with only 2 children. But, I love how you start your day with the Lord. Of course you do! How else would you get it all done? Thanks for sharing. I'm afraid to write mine down.

melanie said...

have a great day today Chris! i was at lisa g. house yesterday and it was so strange with no children in the house... what a blessing to have little guy to keep you company through it all!

Cyndi said...

Well, there ya go. You got your routine, LOL.

Isn't it amazing "where the time goes?" I'm always amazed when I look at what actually gets accomplished on some days and all I can think is, "Wow, God is so faithful!"

You're such a good mom!!

Susanne said...

That is one busy day, Chris. Interesting how much a mom can cram into a day.

This would make an interesting meme. "A peek into the day of ...."

Tina said...

it is amazing isn't it? I always wanted to have a little time fairy log my time so I didn't have to think about that... and prove that I didn't waste my day! :)

Linda said...

That has to be my least favorite question. You answered it perfectly Chris. Why is it people assume that just because we don't work outside the home we do absolutely nothing constructive all day? I find myself wishing I had a few extra hours in my day - and I have an empty nest!!!
Great job!!

Heth said...

See, laundry seems to weave it's way throughout the whole day! That was fun to read Chris.

Kim said...

Wow! Cheerleading practice that early???

You definitely have some busy, but very rewarding days going on! You seem very organized and dependent on the Lord to get it all done!

I pray I can be diligent and organized when number 5 gets here for us!

Thanks for a look into your day!

Terri | Sugar Free Glow said...

You're such a good mom! I love reading about your day.
Lately mine has been appointment after appointment.

Thanks for sharing!


Chris @ Come to the Table said...

Yes, they practice that early in the morning. I actually prefer it to afternoons. They run the cheerleading program more as a sport, therefore the girls have to run and workout before they begin practicing cheers.

Praise and Coffee said...

So THAT's where the day went!

That is amazing that you can remember all that!

I forget why I walked down the basement steps when I get to the bottom!!


Musings of a Housewife said...

Wow. I'm tired just READING that!

Aunt Angie said...

Wow----that's all I can say.
Besides...I know God is blessing you!

Lisa Spence said...

Excuse me, Chris...but that's MY life you described! ;-)

People ask me all the time how in the world I do it...and I have to honestly reply it's ONLY God's grace! One day at a time--literally! I only know what I have to do for today and have somewhat of idea about tomorrow and no idea beyond that!

Blessings to you throughout your day and know we share a similar journey!