I really expected today to be a wash out. The past week I have gotten only 4-6 hrs of sleep each night for various reasons. Mostly because I wake up and can't get back to sleep. The past two nights I've only had 4 hrs. We were at the church last evening working on music for Sunday and had some errands to run, so the girls didn't get to bed till 10pm.
So, when I got up at 6:30 and so did they, I greatly dreaded the day. So, I sent them back to bed for awhile so I could get myself 'together'- clothes on, bed made, breakfast in the oven, I had a sink full of dishes from last night because I was so tired I just left it, did those, then I 'let the girls out' LOL. We laugh at that term, like we're letting caged animals out or something.
Anyways, wow I'm rambling, I was so sleepy and tired. We all ate breakfast and I made a cup of coffee. They asked to watch TV so I let them and sat in my recliner. I decided to go get my Bible and read that since my spirit man is more important than sleep. I didn't get to read a lot, but my day has gone so so well. My heart is peaceful and calm. At about 8:45 I decided we better get around and get some things done.
We got dressed and began working on the bedrooms- rearranging them and tidying up. After that it was obvious the girls were super tired, so I declared a quiet time- Sarah in her bed, Alexa in her bed, Leiah on the couch. I set the timer for 25 minutes. I unpacked a few boxes and then sat in the chair to rest a few minutes. Leiah fell asleep and I got the other two a snack while I folded clothes and put them away. Then we all did one cleaning chore- Alexa wiped down mirrors and screens and Sarah helped me clean the toilet in our bathroom. Then we woke Leiah up and I got them at the table to do playdough. I finished cleaning both bathrooms then made lunch and set it aside. They started coloring at the bar where I was cooking and I showed them how to really color a page in the coloring book. We cleaned all the playdough up and had a bath. They really needed one last night, but it was just too late. We ate lunch- they had macaroni and cheese with sweet frozen peas mixed in (thawed of course) and fruit cocktail and lemonade. I had leftover corn chowder.
They asked to watch a movie so I put Finding Nemo in the VCR and they made little beds on the floor. I swept and cleaned up the table then sat down with some cookbooks to look for a quick dessert recipe idea. (I usually make one on Friday) We are having tacos, chips and refried beans. I think I'll make some peanut butter and jelly bars. Sounds good :)
The reason I'm writing about all of this is because I truly expected to get almost nothing done today; I thought I have really whiny gripey children. But I didn't. Oh there have been some moments, but on the whole, it's been a very good day. Thank you Jesus :)
Still on the agenda is to unload the dishwasher and reload it, make our dessert and dinner, fold up the diapers in the dryer, prep any food that needs it for tomorrow etc.,figure out what I still need from the store,( I always forget stuff) and I have some plants I need to get planted.
Oh and the big one, take a NAP!!!
Putting the Lord first doesn't always make the day go perfect, but when He sees us seeking Him first He is blessed and wants to bless us. We serve an awesome God.