Thursday, September 8, 2011

This Morning

After a completely overwhelming couple of days this past weekend I decided that I needed to do something to help myself cope with all the responsibilities I have as Momma to five, all the obligations I have from commitments I've made, Christmas gifts to make not to mention all the things I want to do.  I'll spare you the list as you might find yourself depressed too ;)  Still the only solution I could think of was...sleep less or as I phrased it to myself, get up early.

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'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 :)


  1. hiya buffy! you really are an inspiration! thank you for sharing this today. i have been really feeling that organization is the key here.... and i have only 1 kiddo so far!! i'm a big believer in lists too :) although i'm not yet getting up earlier than the rest of the fam (hubs is already up at 6:15) i am sure those quiet mornings are wonderful. i have a very very hard time trying to go to bed at a decent time though... with late at night being my main crafting/blogging time :)
    also... i SOOO love that mug. it's beautiful!!

  2. Thanks Becca! Organization is definitely key to being a sane & happy momma. I can only knit at night because my brain is so exhausted from the kids it's near impossible to sew once they go to bed. I haven't had a chance to sew in the morning yet but hope to soon.


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