This morning starts just like most others, with a prayer, a hot shower and a 4 minute facial. Today, I didn’t feel like wearing any make-up so I simply moisturized and got dressed. I pick out my clothes the day before and place them on a chair in my bedroom. This is a habit that I teach each of my children. It helps all of us to be prepared for the day.
After getting dressed I grab my HomeMaking Binder, my purse, my Bible and my apron. I decide on a comfortable spot somewhere in the house to plan my day. This morning that spot was in he den.
After putting my things down I head into the kitchen to set the table and make dinner preparations. Monday dinners are usually a “Freezer Meal”. On Monday’s dinner prep is often defrosting the main dish and preparing a side and veggie. The sides are cooked during the afternoon.
By now dinner is defrosting and the children’s breakfast table is set. The kitchen is tidied and it’s time to start laundry.
Today I have (2) loads to wash and (3) to fold. I start with the colored clothes since my husband needs his work clothes later this morning.
After loading the washing machine, I head outside to water the lawn and garden’s. This is the best time of day for me. It is cool and quiet. I love the sound of the birds chirping and it’s such a peaceful time to just enjoy God’s creation.
I leave the sprinklers to water the lawns while I finish preparing for the day. While back inside, I check on the children’s progress. By now they have dressed, done hygiene and are enjoying breakfast. Now it’s time to start folding that first load of clothes. I try to get as much done as possible before taking my (2) middle children to school.
Now I can sit down and plan this weeks menu. I always have the weeks menu in my head. I write it down so that my dinner helpers will know what to work on each day. If my 15 y.o daughter knows whats on the menu than she also help with preparing meals in advance.
Corn Pops w/water
Organic Peanut Butter and Apricot Jam Sandwiches on Whole Wheat Bread
Roasted Chicken (freezer) Steamed Rice, Green Beans and Gravy
Pancakes & Syrup (pre-made mix) w/ water
Garlic n’ Parmesean Triscuit w/ Sundried Tomato & Basil Cream Cheese Spread
Ham Fried Rice (double batch 1 for the freezer)
Pop-Tarts w/ Cranberry Juice
Spaghetti w/ Meat sauce (Ground Sirlion and Ground turkey)
Egg & Cheese Pitas w/ Cranberry & Rasberry Juice
Sauteed Porkchops smothered w/stewed tomato, Steamed Rice & Veggies
Beefstew w/Potatoes and Steamed rice
Nachos and Salad
BBQ Ribs, Baked Macaroni and Green Beans (double the ribs for the freezer)
Now it’s time to take my middle children to school and when I get back I start class for my 15 and 5 year olds.
Below I have included links to the scheduling formats that are in my binder. These schedules are saved to my computer and are altered as needed. The original sheets can be downloaded here. More helpful sheets can be found here as well.