Here’s how Day 5 went for me:
6:30 a.m. — My alarm goes off. I roll over and fall back asleep for 5 minutes.
6:35 a.m. — I crawl out of bed and head downstairs to clean up the living room and kitchen. The dishwasher needs to be unloaded and re-loaded and there are quite a few odds and ends around the living room. I make a pile on the stairs of all the items that need to go upstairs and then make one trip up to put everything away.
7:04 a.m. I light a candle in the now clean kitchen and take a few minutes to answer and send some texts. Texting is one really effective way I’ve found to keep up with most of my close friends. I often text to ask what I can pray for them, to let them know I’m thinking of them and praying for them, or to just pass on a quick word of encouragement or to share a fun story to brighten their day.
7:18 a.m. — I head upstairs to our bathroom to put my contacts in and wash my face.
7:23 a.m. — I gather all the laundry from all the hampers in the bedrooms and start a load of laundry. I take the kitchen trash out of the big dumpster and then wipe the kitchen countertops off.
8:00 a.m. — After my Bible reading is finished, I hop online to take care of a few quick things and then change into my running clothes.
8:14 a.m. — I head out to the garage where the treadmill is and read a chapter of Love Idol while doing my walking warm-up. And then I get in a short but good run.
8:40 a.m. — When I come back in, everyone is up and around. I drink some water and switch the laundry into the dryer.
8:50 a.m. I make myself a bowl of granola, finish loading the dishwasher, and then sit down to read aloud to the kids and enjoy my breakfast. (Today we read two chapters from Brother Andrew: Behind Enemy Lines.)
9:30 a.m. — Time for me to do my Morning Computer work.
I just had to share this photo that Kaitlynn took of the clouds today. It’s so peaceful and beautiful — and makes me smile every time I see it.
How did you do on your morning routine today? Let us know in the comments!
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