6:00 alarm. wake myself up with a combo of coffee and twitter / facebook / email / reader checks.
6:15 make breakfast. usually something like: oatmeal, pancakes, french toast, cream of wheat, or eggs. chat with Gabrielle, my fellow early bird.
6:30 wake the other two school kids. set everyone about their business of prep for school.
7:10 family devos and prayer on the couch.
7:20 scootch the three big ones out the door to school.
7:30 meander about the house finishing getting myself ready for the day and then moving along to the two little ones who get baths and assistance in all the rest: brushing teeth, brushing hair, dressing, shoes, etc.
8:30 house help arrives M, W and F so that I can do missionary stuff like: phone calls, writing, emails, organizing, proofreading, planning, praying, visiting, meetings, etc. On the T days I putter around doing home stuff and blogging and whatnot.
9:45 M, W, F walking with my friends followed by sit-ups at home followed by a shower.
11:00 more missionary stuff or home stuff.
12:00 delegate or make lunch.
1:00 kids home from school and we eat lunch.
2:00 little ones down for nap / rest time. chilling with the husband for siesta. shift change with the house help (I have two part time gals).
3:00 start the kids on their homework, help where needed.
3:45 take Timothy and Gabrielle to chess class (except Thur.)
4:45 go to pick up kids from chess class.
6:00 make dinner. on Fridays DaRonn and I have our date night in which case all below is taken care of by someone else. Yeah!
7:00 we all chill: games, playing, or t.v. / movie.
8:00 three youngest to bed.
9:00 son to bed.
10:00 everyone else in bed. sometimes DaRonn and I watch an episode of something.
In the in between times I do far less reading and writing than I would like to admit, but I try. There are also variations when other work stuff comes up or when I make sanity-plans to hang out with friends. The regular day-to-day is also jumbled up when we have visitors, events or other such pleasant interruptions.
Saturday is far less structured and finds us doing market shopping, a bit of church stuff and a lot of whatever we like. Sunday is: church, lunch, rest, skype with oma and opa, and church.
Obviously, as the situations, demands, and desires change the way I invest my time will change as well.
What does your “Day in the Life of” look like? You can post a link to a blog you have done about it or use the comment section to fill me in. Really, I am interested in YOUR life.