Working Willingly: Monday 2/20

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This is going to be a busy week.

By Friday of last week, we were looking forward to a Saturday at home. We had it all planned out. I had gotten the grocery shopping done on Wednesday and Thursday as opposed to my normal shopping day on Saturday. Mr. Proverbs Wife didn’t have any outdoor plans either. By Saturday morning, the kids were up early because they new we’d plan to play with all of the new surprises they had received earlier in the week via the Fed Ex man. (I’ll share more about that soon, plus there are some great giveaways lined up for my mommy’s).

But sometime plans don’t work out. While cooking breakfast Saturday morning, we heard a loud POP!! from the kitchen. We I went to check it out, I learned that our bottom oven heating element had burned out. We had replaced it once within the last two years and planned to order a new top heating element. We try to find a way around not leaving the house, but ended up heading out to the store to replace the oven. We had previously budgeted to replace the hot water heater this month as well, so we ordered that while we were out as well.

We also have the “Geek Squad” coming out to set up our router and wireless devices, plus Mr. Proverbs Wife is having our post Valentines Day gift delivered this week.

I don’t know how much I will be able to keep on track with school lessons this week.

I’m not sure how much will posted on the blog this week.

Nor am I looking forward to having strangers in my home all week.

I didn’t mention it to Mr. Proverbs Wife…but I am not looking forward to all of this traffic and interruptions, but like I said, “This is going to be a busy week”.

I would love to hear about the fun stuff planned for your week. If you feel led to write your own ‘Working Willingly’ post online leave a link to your post below.

1.) FAITH:

  • Bible Reading: Psalm 105 – 110
  • Prayer: Monday – Sunday
  1. – Prayer with and for my husband
  2. – Prayer with and for my children
  3. – Intercessory prayer for my family and others
  4. -Prayer request from church

This Weeks Memory Verse

Psalm 111:10

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

2.) MUST DO” List:

  • Ask God to direct week so that I use my time, energy, money and any other resources to glorify Him.
  • Blanch and freeze vegetables.
  • Defrost meat for this weeks meals.
  • Laundry: washing, drying, folding, tailoring, ironing & putting away.
  • Pull out computer desk before the ‘Geek Squad” arrives.
  • Choose clothes for church & iron them.
  • Let my 10 & 8 year old practice ironing on low setting.
  • Allergy shot this week.
  • Clean under stove area before it is replaced.
  • Rotate canned pantry items and take some out for church donation this month.
  • Stay clam…this week is going to be a bit hectic.

3.) Taking Care of My Home:

Complete daily and weekly chores listed below with my children.

Monday – Sweep bathrooms (younger 2 children), Mop bathrooms (older 2 children), Sweep foyer (youngest son), Sweep & Mop laundry room (oldest & youngest sons), Sweep Kitchen (youngest son), Mop kitchen (Oldest & youngest daughters) Clean master bath toilet (youngest son) & sink (youngest daughter)

Tuesday – Bring trash and recycle bin to front of the house for pick-up (oldest son), Clean guest bathroom toilet (youngest son & daughter), Clean toilet in kids bathroom (oldest & youngest son), Clean sink and counter in kids bathroom (youngest daughter), Clean doorknob, light switch plate, front and back of bathroom door (youngest son), Clean mirror (oldest daughter), Make shopping list & print coupons (Mom), Put meat in refrigerator to defrost for tomorrows dinner (Mom)

Wednesday – Bring all trash receptacles to the back of the house, Vacuum all carpets in the house, Iron clothes for Church (Mom & two middle children), Complete one quarterly task (organize 3 drawers), Put meat in refrigerator to defrost for tomorrows dinner (Mom)

Thursday – Sweep all (5) floors, dust, wipe disinfect one room (school room), Gather coupons for shopping (oldest daughter), Put meat in refrigerator to defrost for tomorrows dinner (Mom)

Friday – Clean all tubs and showers (Older two children & I wash the tubs. Two younger children wipe walls & knobs), Clean toilet and sink guest bathroom (Mom), Complete one quarterly task (Dust fan blades). Wash all bed sheets, air out mattresses and remake beds (everyone)

Saturday – (No housework) Grocery shopping. Take out meat for Sunday (Mom), Calculate weekly tithe (Mom or Dad),

Sunday- (No housework) SABBATH

4.) Training My Children:

Devotional & Personal Bible Reading~My 7 & 8 year olds will continue reading  “The One Year Devotions“. My 10 My 17 year old will  work on study a chapter from the Bible and presenting it’s meaning and application to the family.

Character Training: Patience, Godly communication

Since I won’t have an oven most of the week I will be winging my menu.
Monday: Bar B Q pork roast, steamed rice and butter beans.
Tuesday: Asian steak stir fry with steamed rice.
Wednesday: Arroz Con Pollo with red beans.
Thursday: Pot Roast and Gravy (crock pot) steamed rice and sweet corn.
Friday: Chicken linguine and steamed veggies.

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