It's Monday and time for Making Your Home a Haven Monday from Biblical Womanhood. I always seem to start Mondays behind so I am just loving this weekly challenge.
1) Refresh Your Spirit
This was sort of "on the fly" this morning. My morning started with a bang and didn't let up all day. I don't think I sat down for more than a couple of minutes. I'm planning to go back and re-read today's verses before I go to bed tonight.
2) Tackle your Morning Routine
My morning routine starts at 6:00am when my alarm goes off. I go straight to the family room and put on one of my exercise tapes (yes tapes...they're old). I have Tae Bo, a weight routine, and a 2 mile walking tape. I've found that if I don't do my exercise first thing before I'm even awake good, it won't happen...I'll just put it off. By the time I'm done Mike is up and making coffee. We spend a few minutes chatting and then I take a quick shower before I wake up the girls. Bobby has his own alarm and gets himself up. The kids eat at the breakfast bar in the kitchen. Sometimes it's cereal, sometimes oatmeal or other hot cereal and sometimes I plan ahead and make muffins or pancakes.
After they eat I finish my hair and makeup and send Mike off to work. The carpool picks up Bobby (I do the afternoon pickup), I fix the girls' hair and get them to school. I eat my breakfast and have my quiet time after I get back home.
Then I make myself finish up my routine before I get on the computer. I empty the dishwasher, do breakfast dishes, start a load of laundry, make beds and put away any hairbrushes or other clutter left out from the morning rush. Then I have my morning computer time and daily chat with retrohousewife (sometimes we're already talking as I'm making beds and starting laundry).
3) Take Time to Plan
Today's to do list:
1. Call about heater repair - done
2. Wash sheets - done
3. Get caught up on laundry - still in progress
4. Bank - done
5. Cut out and organize Sunday's coupons - done
6. Master Bedroom and bath - done
4) What's For Dinner?
I had planned to make chicken and rice casserole for dinner tonight, but I found out after I picked Bobby up from school that he had a band function tonight at 5:30. This threw my evening plans out the window. I was not too happy with him for springing this on me at the last minute. He made all-region band (we're so proud of him for that) and it was an awards ceremony that his band director said was mandatory. I wound up making corn dogs with mac and cheese and a Lean Cuisine for myself. Fancy dining at our house!
5) Do Something!
Today Crystal suggested the living room, but I already had the Master bed and bath on my list. I didn't take before pictures because it wouldn't really have shown the dirt and dust.
I also got my new pink sheets washed up and on our bed! I have been searching for a cheap set of king-sized sheets for several months now. We have been using the bottom sheet from our old flannel set and the top sheet from our regular set. They were the only king size sheets I had left until I found this really cute pink set on sale for $14.99 at Target. They're SO soft too! Mike says he doesn't mind that they are pink. :)