So for the last 3 days and most likely the rest of my life, I'll be getting up early. I'm not a tremendous morning person but there is something to be said about getting up early, before Husband and the kiddos so that I can start my day on the right foot and not feel like I'm a foot short and a screw loose. This morning however I suddenly realized that it was getting lighter, meaning the sun was coming up. In that instant I went for the camera...which wasn't where I thought it was but I found it nevertheless and was able to snap these pics real quick.
Then I thought since everyone (literally everyone, I get stopped at the supermarket for this) asks me how I do it? You know, handle five kids between the ages of 16 months and 8 years. I decided I'd show a small picture of it.
Yes that is my morning coffee, it was as I said in my head "A Wendy mug coffee day." Wendy, is a dear friend who gave me that mug for Christmas a couple years ago and I love it for days when I need a lot of coffee...it's like a Venti size at Starbucks, very big! Remember this is only day 3 of the new schedule, I was mildly tired.
I have this wonderful notebook that I keep my routines written in, the menu, goal lists and such. I don't let it get too cluttered but it really helps me stay sane. I start my days eating breakfast (this morning peach cobbler) and make out my to do list for the day. I write out whatever meetings/appointments are on the schedule and I check the menu to see if there is meat to defrost or if the meal will require an extra step. For example yesterday I made pasta for the lasagna which is an extra step that I have to plan and prepare for.
It's what works for me...this week at least. But the final, and most important part is this...
Spending a little time in the Word makes everyday go by better. The sunrise made me think of Psalms 139 and I just had to post a little pic of my Bible.
How do you start your day? Are you like me, trying out a new routine or do you have yours down pat? Are you adjusting well to the Fall schedule? Today's a fairly slow day so let's chat...I'll go make more coffee :)