Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Busy Bee Lifestyle

Since school has started our schedule has been kicked into turbo mode in the most insane sense of the phrase. Instead of giving you a play by play of why I haven't blogged in like, forever, let me just give you my weekly schedule. It will all make sense then:

5:30 am: My alarm goes off and I fight off the urge to smash it to smithereens.
6 am: Eat breakfast. I actually have to scarf it down because I hit the snooze one too may times this morning and am about to have a houseful of groggy teenagers infiltrate my quiet time.
6:15-7 am: Teach Seminary for the youth of our church in my home. (Despite the oftentimes tormenting earliness, I absolutely LOVE this calling!)
7-7:30 am: Help my own groggy kids get ready for school. Assemble sack lunches if needed. Feed them breakfast and whisk them and a hurried hubby out the door.
(Ok, so far, every week day my schedule is the same as above. So, I won't repeat it for redundancy's sake).
During the day, as all of you SAHMs know, my hours are filled with mundane tasks and chores such as laundry, dishes, sweeping, checking emails and returning phone calls, preparing the next day's seminary lesson, I have to pre-prepare dinner so I can actually get it on the table on time, etc., which all take up 7.5 of the 8 hours I have left to myself. And somewhere in there I must feed my griping belly.
2:50-3:20 pm: pick up children from schools.
3:30-5:30 pm: my oldest daughter, Daphne, has tennis practice.
6-7 pm: Garrett has a football game.
7-8:30 pm: we feed the missionaries from our church dinner and have Family Home Evening.
8:30-9 pm: bath time and wrangling kids to bed.
(and somewhere in each of these days we manage to get  homework knocked out and piano practiced. Don't ask me where, it's all a blur).

2:50-3:20: Pick kids up from schools.
3:30-5:30: Daphne has tennis practice.
5:30-6:30: Abby has soccer practice.
5:30-6:00: Garrett has guitar lessons.
6-7pm: dinner
7-9pm: bath and wrangling time.

2:50-3:20: Pick kids up from schools.
4:30-5:15: piano lessons (30 minutes away)
6-8pm: Young Women's and Activity Days at church
8:20-9 pm: bath and bed time.

2:50-3:20: Pick kids up from schools.
3:30-5:30: Daphne has tennis
3:45-4:30: Abby has acting class at the college.
4:30-5:30: run quick errands for the kids.
5:30-6:30: Garrett has football practice at one end of town.
5:30-6:30: Abby has soccer practice at the other end of town.
6:45-7:30: dinner
(as you can see, I am in my car for nearly 4 solid hours on Thursdays! I wish I could mount a shower head in it somewhere. It would take a step out of my evening chores so I could go to bed sooner!)
7:30-9pm: bath and bed time.

Fridays are the only days where, besides school, we have nothing scheduled. These are blissful days.
Saturdays are filled with soccer and football games.
Sunday is the Sabbath and we save our energy for giving thanks to the Lord for our talents and abilities  and for the means to cultivate these things in ourselves and our children. We are truly blessed.


Salt said...

WHEW!! I'm exhausted just reading this! Major props to you for keeping everything running smoothly!

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