So yesterday wasn’t as productive as I was hoping.
It started out well, though…
Since I’ve been sick this weekend, I’ve had trouble sleeping, so I woke up around 4 a.m. and just got up and stayed up.
I started the Diffuser going with OnGuard. Took my vitamins. Made some coffee. And sat down to read my Bible and catch up on emails and blogging work.
I got a lot of work done in those few hours before the rest of the family woke up. When the kids got up, I made sausage, berries, and fried eggs for breakfast and then we sat down to eat and do our morning school.
Once we were finished, I cleaned up the kitchen while the kids got ready, did their morning chores, and then got started in on their independent school.
I had planned to take a shower and get some more housework done, but around this time, I started to really feel icky again. So Jesse took over and I went back to bed (he’s been out of town more than he’s been home recently, so I was very grateful that I could actually go back to bed today!)
He washed the girls hair and then they came in to have me fix it. Should I confess that I didn’t even get out of bed to fix their hair? I just propped up the pillows and they sat on the edge of the bed while I fixed it.
And then he fed the kids and took them out to ice skating lessons, swimming lessons, and baseball practice while I tried to get some work done while resting. I had trouble focusing, but I ended up getting most of my list done.
After my list was mostly finished, I got up and made myself some Throat Coat tea, switched the laundry from the washer to the dryer, and then I folded some laundry, and worked on my talks/slides for the Arlington Homeschool Conference.
Jesse and the kids arrived home and we ate dinner, cleaned up the house, and then I headed to bed for an early bedtime.
I was so grateful to wake up feeling somewhat better today — and I finally had the energy to tackle Silas and Kathrynne’s clothes.
Kathrynne helped me go through her clothes and I was shocked how many clothes she actually has since she re-wears the same things over and over again.
And I went through Silas’ clothes — with a little input from him, too.
I organized both of their drawers in a similar way as Kaitlynn’s and gave them strict instructions that they are to keep them this way and make sure to fold and put away laundry in this order to simplify things.
It feels so good to have pared down some of their clothes — especially since I haven’t done this since we moved here a year ago!
How was YOUR day yesterday? Did you get any cleaning or organizing done? Is everyone well at your house? I hope so!