A day in my life:
- My alarm goes off. Sometimes I get up. Sometimes I dismiss it and wait for my husband’s alarm instead.
- Read scriptures. I had a goal to read all the scriptures this year (Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, Pearl of Great Price, Doctrine and Covenants). And I also did it in (roughly) chronological order. Right now in I’m about 34 A.D.
- Exercise. I’m not really very good at it, but I do something. Like a seven-minute workout or running three-quarters of a mile.
- Get breakfast for kids. I actually made pancakes today. It was weird. We do cereal a lot.
- Get kids ready.
- Get myself ready, if I have time before I take MM to school. Sometimes I don’t have time so my hair is a crazy mess when I drop her off.
- Drop MM off at school. The boys sometimes like to play on the playground (as long as I’m not still in my pajamas).
- Come home. Clean the house (sometimes this takes all morning and I don’t know how it does that besides I get distracted).
- Play with my boys.
- Work on my yard, if I feel like it. I’ve been raking layers of dead grass out of my back yard so I can plant new lawn.
- Sometimes we go to the library, or to preschool, or grocery shopping, or things like that in the morning.
- Lunch. Dillon usually comes home.
- SR takes a nap. BB usually doesn’t.
- I work on the computer, blogging or writing or wasting time on the internet. Currently working on writing a history of one of my Grandpa’s. I’ve been trying to do one project on the computer at a time (in addition to blogging/editing photos, which is ongoing), which relieved a lot of stress in my life.
- Pick MM up from school. We almost always play on the playground after school.
- Come home. MM just learned how to tie her shoes. We’re still practicing on that.
- Cook dinner. I’ve been trying quite a few new recipes lately, which has made me actually want to cook dinner more. Today I’m going to cook stir fry and wantons, which is not a new meal, but one that we’re always excited for.
- In the evening, we go looking for deer sometimes. Or play games. Or watch television. Or sometimes we have things to go and do, like teach scouts.
- Bedtime for the kids.
- Watch a television show with my husband. We have exactly two Doctor Who episodes left of season 9 and then we have to find a new show again.
- Go to bed.
- And I always, always read before falling asleep. It’s sort of a bad habit, sort of a good one.
I’m not always good with routines, but school has brought quite a bit of structure in our life. It’s sort of nice, really. Most days.