September 7, 2010

Life with Liz - My Daily Schedule

I've seriously been trying to do this blog post (My Daily Schedule) for 2 weeks now! But my daily schedule keeps getting interrupted by things that aren't on my "schedule!" For the past 2 Tuesdays (which is the day I do a more personal blog, or at least try to) I've been trying to take my camera around the house with me and take pics of "my daily life" and then I was going to do this nice little blog post with pics of what my daily life is like. Well....since my "schedule" keeps getting interrupted by all these "non-scheduled" things I thought I would go ahead and tell you what my normal day is like.

First off I wake up at 7 and do Bible Study/Pray & Workout and then have breakfast with my  girls around 8:30. (This was a pic from the first Tues. that I tried to do this blog post.)
After bkfst. everyone has to make their beds, get dressed, brush their teeth and hair and then do a few chores. Usually laundry, dust, vacuum, etc. It depends on the day and today was laundry day so everyone gathers, sorts, and fold. (This picture also taken from the first day I tried to do this.)
Then after all that is done then they have free time until 9:30....if there is anytime left after all the morning stuff.

At 9:30 they start school while I hop in the shower (still stinky from my workout). They just do their seatwork until I'm done and then I help them with their other work until 12. My 3 year old is usually playing in her room or playing some computer games during this time. She's gotten quite good at entertaining herself.

Then my older daughter will usually get lunch started (usually it's something simple like leftovers or sandwiches) while I focus with my 5 year old on some phonics stuff. 
Then from 12-1 we eat lunch and have a little break. This is usually my facebook and e-mail time. I call it my "computer" break. Oh and I'm usually cramming another load of laundry in or cleaning something up.
Then it's off for more school work from 1-3. This is when we do the "fun" stuff....like history, geography, science, experiments, art...at least my kids think it's the fun stuff. All the boring stuff is done in the morning, like math, reading, writing, etc....
Here's a pic of what our schooling looks like sometimes.  We are usually on the floor, sometimes on the couch, and very rarely at the "school table." I know, I know.......but they are learning!

Then at 3 it's snack time and break time for them while I teach piano lessons. Yes, I also teach piano. :-)

Then it's time to prepare dinner around 5. The girls will usually help out with this. I like to get them in the kitchen helping as much as possible.

After dinner, during the weekdays, we usually have stuff going on, gymnastics, bible study, etc....

When we are done with those activities then it's bathtime and then Bible Stories and read aloud time with each of my girls.

Then finally, when everyone is sound asleep..........I get to scrap, design, blog, hop on the forums, etc....I will check my e-mail and facebook throughout the day but I don't do anything else until the kids are in bed. I get way too distracted and tend to ignore them. Occasionally I'll get a babysitter for an afternoon to get "caught up" or my husband will keep them busy on the weekends for me. Friday's are our library, errand and catch up day. Anything we didn't get done during the week has to get done on Friday....chores, school, etc....

Oh and you are probably wondering about my poor hubby, where does he fit into all of this. Thankfully, he works at home and we can have bkfst, lunch and dinner together most days and then at night while I'm doing my "scrapping" we sit together on our laptops....I create templates and he creates music and websites. Occasionally we'll take the night off and watch a movie or go on a date....but most of the time we just like to be sitting next to each other on our laptops....is that sad?
Oh and if you want to know what interrupted our schedule today, here's a pic for you. (The only one from today.) My youngest daughter woke up sick. So we all sat on the bathroom floor, Kyla throwing up, Emmie reading to me (she looks thrilled doesn't she) and Ashlyn making a pictograph. I had a can of lysol beside me and we all washed our hands a lot! Oh and don't I look lovely, I had just taken a shower after the first "sick" incident that didn't quite make it to the toilet. One day I know I will look back and laugh at the whole thing and that's why I had my daughter snap a pic for me. Actually I am laughing right now, especially since my 3 year old is sound asleep feeling much better.

So there you have it! My not so daily schedule. I know it's not really scrap related but now that I think about it I could totally make a scrapbook page about this and I think I will! Why don't you make one of the interruptions of your daily life that really make our lives what they are? If you make one I would love to see it!In fact, I challenge you to do this. I'm going to make a page too and I'll show it to you next week. Leave a link here to your page....and maybe you'll just win something!


6 comments:

Britanee Walker said...

Liz, my husband & i are the very same way. after DD's in bed & things are picked up, we'll sit side by side & get on our laptops and watch tv. it suits us perfectly! my sister laughs at us but we enjoy just being near each other.

Sarah (mom of the freakin' year!) said...

Thanks for sharing this! I totally understand the non-scheduled events in our lives. I guess that is what comes with kids, right!? Oh, and I really wish my husband would sit on his laptop with me so I wouldn't feel so guilty while he is reading a darn book or watching tv and I am typing away!

theborgerfamily said...

I loved reading this! What a great post and the pictures are so fun!
Poor Emmie in the bathroom- she has my sympathies!

Really enjoyed the reading I did here today!

~Rebecca~

Carrie said...

Thanks for sharing Liz!

And I had to chuckle a little at the last picture...poor thing!

momto4boys said...

awe, poor little thing..glad she is feeling better now. I also wanted to say I loved reading this too, we all have our crazy days!!!

LaRessie said...

LIZ, I SO can relate GIRL! From one crazy home schooling mom to another. Thanks for sharing your day with others. LOVE you girl! :)

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