I get up at 5:30 am. This particular day is Monday, so it is muffins for breakfast. I get a batch of banana oatmeal muffins mixed up and in the oven, start the laundry, empty the dishwasher, make lunch for I. (I try to put a joke in her lunch) make our bed, feed my hubby and get him out the door at 6.
7:00 Shower and get ready for the day. M. and I. have woken up and it has started snowing. We have a tradition that if it is snowing at breakfast time, I let the kiddos have hot chocolate for breakfast. M. LOVES hot chocolate!
Because I have to be very careful with what I eat or I gain weight real quick, the muffins are a no-go for me. I eat a quick bowl of oatmeal and a clementine (we call them cuties).
My lunch is a salad with romaine, carrots, cucumbers, feta cheese, and fat free Italian dressing on a whole wheat wrap with a slice of turkey and an apple on the side. I am stuffed after eating this!
While the kids watch their show, I set up shop in the living room and work on something for our party this week.
Snack is hot chocolate and Halloween Candy. G. eats another muffin.
Little MacDougall Household Secret - we are always sweeping our floor, but we sweep everything into a pile and don't always sweep up the pile, we just add on to it for days until it bugs one of us. Our kids are used to it and know to stay away from the pile - kind of embarrassing!
8:00 - home, baths, books, scriptures and prayer. Ran out of time to do any homework today - we'll have to do it in the morning.
8:30 - Tom teaches early morning seminary and he starts preparing his lesson for the next day. I study scriptures and read along with him.
9:30 - finally done studying, kids are all asleep and I jump on the computer and love it. It's time to decompress for a bit and get inspired.
10:00 - in bed, lights out, mind still working full speed. Do my kids know how awesome and good they are? Did I let Tom know how he is perfect for me? Have I spent enough time on my relationship with my Heavenly Father? Do I have a friend in need that I was too busy for? How are our finances looking? Did my kids eat too much sugar today and not enough fruits and veggies? I hope the homework isn't too hard tomorrow? Am I spending my time on what matter's most? . . .
Tomorrow is another day - what a great life. Did I answer most of your questions? Any other ones?
PS - I didn't get the mail or look at a newspaper the entire day - sorry Dad.