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A Day In My Life {sickness, a messy closet, a horribly messy car, and all!}

A Peek Into My Day

Despite the sickness at our house today, it ended up being a good day. Here’s a play-by-play on how it went:

I slept in a little this morning since I was a little tired after a full weekend. I got up around 6:45 a.m. and went downstairs to read my Bible, write in my journal, and get my morning blogging work done.

My copy edits for my manuscript were due today, so I spent some of my blogging time tying up some loose ends with that and sending some emails to ask for some information I needed to gather.

Silas came downstairs as I was working on wrapping up my blogging time so I stopped to make breakfast for him.

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I made him some oatmeal and while it was cooking, I made some fried eggs for the rest of us.

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And then I unloaded the dishwasher and put away the dishes.

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Silas came back into the room all wrapped up in a blanket ready to eat his oatmeal. We were out of milk, so he used half and half instead (notice sick Kathrynne in the background. She slept in a sitting up position on the couch most of the night because she said she could sleep better that way due to how stuffed up her nose is. Poor girl!)

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I love how committed he is to getting everything done on his Daily List. First thing in the morning every morning, he asks for his list so he can get started on it! 🙂

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After Silas was finished with his breakfast, I helped him with his Kindergarten and then we did an abbreviated Morning Time together with Kathrynne somewhat participating from the couch.

I got some food and drinks for Jesse and Kathrynne and tried to make them as comfortable as possible.

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I then got busy getting the rest of the house all picked up and presentable. Since I’d gone to bed with the house completely clean, this was quite easy.

{I just love our new mantle decor/set up. We freshened it up for the filming at our house and it makes me smile every time I look at it!}

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I made a quick snack to take with me later when I went to the office space. I’ve found that I will eat a whole lot of healthy foods if they are all cut up and accessible. So I try to bring at least 4-5 servings of veggies/fruits with me each day as it’s a very simple way to increase my fresh produce intake with very little effort!

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I carried the laundry down since Kathrynne was sick (I told her I’d take over her chores for the day) and started a load of laundry.

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I then made my bed and straightened our room.

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By this time, it had been about two hours since Silas had eaten and he was hungry again so I said he could made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for himself. He struggles to keep weight on — in large part due to his asthma medication — so I am always happy to see his hearty appetite!

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I’d been dreading it all morning, but it was time… time to face this messy, messy closet! I’m not sure how the kids’ closet explodes like this on a regular basis, but it just does. They do a great job of keeping their room clean most of the time, but we’re still working on learning how to keep the closet clean, too.

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20 minutes later and it was so. much. better. I had Kaitlynn and Silas help me and I talked to them about the importance of keeping their closet clean and not just throwing random things in the closet.

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Speaking of throwing random things in places, I then went out to clean out the car. Oh my goodness! I knew it was bad, but I had no idea how bad it was. I almost considered not showing you these pictures because it’s quite embarrassing.

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What is that pile of junk, you may ask? Oh, just every single last thing I found in the car that didn’t belong!!

I have decided we should probably dub our car the “Traveling Trash Can” instead of “car” because it looks like that’s what we’ve been using it as recently. I’m not even going to apologize or try to explain why all those random things are in that pile… because I’m not even sure about some of them!

But suffice it to say, my car looks so much better now. And I’m hopeful that I can do a better job of keeping it that way.

Once that was finished, I got in a quick run on the treadmill in the garage, took my shower, and got ready to head out the door to the office space. Jesse told me to go ahead and go and he held down the fort for a few hours while I finished up some pressing writing and work things.

When I got home, Silas and Kaitlynn and I had a baseball game together outside to enjoy the gorgeous weather we had in Nashville today. Then we made smoothies for dinner (I’m all about quick and easy and it was what sounded good to the sick ones so I was happy to oblige!), finished a few projects, ran some more laundry, had bedtime routine, and the kids went to bed.

And now Jesse and I are going to catch an episode of Downton Abbey and then head to bed. I’m hopeful that he and Kathrynne will be feeling somewhat better tomorrow. I hate that they are so miserable!

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Leave a comment & you could win this stack of books!

Just for fun, I’m giving away this stack of extra books and CDs I have — mostly extra copies that were sent to me by publishers. If you’d like to win this stack of books, just leave a comment on this post telling us what you cleaned today or something you accomplished today. I’ll choose one winner later this week.

The winner of the stack of books is: atritzbitz424@ You should have received an email with instructions on how to claim your prize. Congratulations!

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  • Emily says:

    It is my birthday today! These books would give me more direction. I feel a little stuck. Who says that at 25? This girl. Thank you for being honest and for putting yourself out there. I read your blog everyday!

  • I have been doing some spring cleaning! My husband and I tackled our basement and started a big garage sale pile – yay! I’ve also been sorting out the kids’ clothes and books… feels so good to get organized! 🙂 PS would LOVE to win that stack of books!!

  • Rebecca Schrimsher says:

    Thank you for sharing your day. It is so nice to see that your car every once in while looks like mine most of the time.

  • Emmy says:

    This would be so great!

  • chaley clark says:

    Today was busy with my one son who has Autism being sick and running around housecleaning, while the other part of my day was with our 13 year old who has Autism and is cyberschooled. Always busy here at our house, but I love it!

  • Rawny says:

    Thank you for the honest look at your day to day life. I have 3 children ages 4, 3 and 6 months and we have been doing a “spring cleaning/purging” and its exhausting. I start an “easy” task and it turns into anything but easy! My computer desk contents are currently strewn about my dining room from yesterday’s “easy task” that was never finished! Thank you for the opportunity to win this stack of books and cds.

  • Julie says:

    I cleaned out half of our garage…I have a whole van load of stuff to give away! Yea for decluttering!!

  • Treasure says:

    would love to read these books!

  • Bethany says:

    I’ve been working on cleaning out my office this week. I’ve gotten rid of 11 1/2 inches of paper (there’s an office challenge going on, so we’re measuring) and today I’m cleaning off my bookshelf of books that I don’t really need for work.

  • Thank you all for the great comments, so much was accomplished!
    The winner is Emily atritzbitz424@!!
    Ashley (executive assistant)

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