What's My Typical Day from Kelly's Korner

What's a 'typical' day??? I'm not sure I have one, but I'll give it a try because I'm diggin McLinky;) and Kelly's Korner was kind enough to let us share...

I think Mrs. Proverbs 31 would have said something similar...if we honor God as we serve others a carousel is a great ride!
My high school sweetheart's alarm sometimes wakes me up at 4am. I try to whisper...I love you and have a good day. I do love him and I do hope he has a good day, but I think I really mean "THANK YOU for working so hard and getting up before dark so I don't have to!" I haven't yet achieved Proverbs 31:15 "she rises while it is yet night..." I do try on most days to rise before the son (note s-o-n) and sneak in a Bible reading, a prayer, and of course check the phone for email, facebook, etc. updates...

I go into Austin's room (he's 2) and say "Good Morning Son" and he say's one of two things..."I'm all waked up" or "I'm all done dreaming!" L-O-ve it!!! Then it's breakfast for him at his mini table and a movie (I know bad-bad!) and then I finish getting ready for the day.

Next up work out at the Y...walking, running, and toning...occassionally swimming together - those are great days!! We also have to have our job done by 11am. I say 'our' job because since he was 6 mos old and I took on this SAHM life (poor description - more like DWFTM doesn't work full time mom) we have been cleaning the VFW hall together. It gets old, but it's good spending money, and he is learning so much from the responsiblity and comraderie he gains from this.

This puts us near lunch time. Hopefully we can stop at home for lunch and a nap!! On a great day...I nap too!! Typically though...I have three tasks to accomplish during nap -- school work for me (Online UoP student finishing BEd), any work from home that I can accomplish for The Green Thumbers (home & garden center - I merchandise, buy & market) and now...blogging. Most people think I wouldn't have time to this, but I enjoy so much sharing not just my hobbies, but my faith with whoever's willing to listen! It's also a bit of a self-challenge...

When Austin wakes we try to have a little 'school time'....Bible stories, letters, numbers and then of course Hot Wheels!! He's so much like his daddy!

Then I try to sneak away and let him play to finish whatever I didn't get done during nap time. Suddenly...I look at the clock and we better sweep through the house for a quick clean up and get supper going. I like to use that time to teach Austin little things like how to set the table, put the silverware away or anything else he can somewhat safely reach!

Um...I think I'm starting to talk about how I wish the day went...

We try to have a sit down supper at least a few times a week when we can find the table. Then if it's Monday or Thursday...we put little man down by 7pm (lucky - I know!) and catch an hour of TV together. Then my sweetie heads for bed, and I'm back into action...grocery shopping, making his lunch for the next day, laundry, workout (if not done earlier), phone calls, and check back into life online...

Somedays include blowing up his lunch...click on the red igloo...

Now not included in this rather simple description is any of these or other random things:

- gardening

- canning and storing fresh foods

- preparing Bible lessons for classes at church

- daily talks with mom, sister and random friends

- letting the dogs in and out of the house/feeding and watering

- decorating

- flirt text my love

- reading magazines

- going to church

- hitting the Goodwill

- library & storytime

- stopping for ice cream

- antiquing

- watching Little House on the Prairie

- writing a book

- oh...and cleaning!

The truth is at the end of the day...my works are nothing if I have not remembered...

"Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all.

Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,

But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.

Give her of the fruit of her hands,

And let her own works praise her in the gates"

P.S. I'm currently working on taking my many lessons for teen girls and women on Proverbs 31 and compiling them into a corresponding mother/daughter Bible study. I would L-O-ve for you to share your thoughts and experiences from Proverbs 31!!!


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Amy said...

I am always amazed at all you get done in a day! Lest anyone thinks this is not possible...she really does get this much done! And always with a Godly attitude, so it's even better!

Claire said...

What a lovely (busy) day. I find Proverbs 31 useful as a standard and an inspiration, but I also struggle with early starts!


Let'sMakeADifference said...

WOW, your days are full!! that's great!

Let'sMakeADifference said...

Thanks for the kind, and wonderful comments that you put on my blog! Your mom had great advise!

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