So here is the start of the day~
6:00 ~ Mommy wakes up and does her morning schedule.
This part probably seems incredibly elementary to most of you, but boy has it improved my manner of living!
The first thing I do after gettng out of bed is turn around and make the bed. Simple. Easy. Life changing.
(My husband loves that blanket. I dream of the day our bed is beautiful and romantic. Until then, I comfort myself with the fact that my husband loves that blanket. Sigh.)
After that, I get dressed (or stay in my pjs until after I've exercised) and quickly scoop up any dirty clothes that are in the room.
(Do you see that?! That really is my room! And the floor really is clean!)
The best part about this step is it literally takes about 20.3 seconds! And my room stays clean. Unbelievable!
Next, I head downstairs with my handful of laundry and throw it immediately into the empty washer where I add more clothes and start a load.
It's now been about four minutes since I rolled out of bed ( ten on a bad day!) and already my bed is made, my room is clean and laundry is going. I love it!
Now it is time for me to sit down next to the roaring fire (thanks to my amazing hubby who can make a roaring fire in four minutes compared to the half hour it takes for me to get a flame), eat a little breakfast and enjoy some time reading the Word and being with Jesus.
6:30 (ish)~ Hopefully I have some time to get in some exercise followed by a quick shower. This is the portion of my day that needs some tweaking. I would love a full half hour to exercise (for me I usually do a walking DVD, TTapp, or some random pilates or something like that.) and ten to fifteen minutes to shower. Wake up even earlier? It looks like I may need to. At this point my exercise time is being cut pretty short or if Daddy is going to be around I can shower during breakfast time.
That fine hair wouldn't stand a chance! And getting dressed before breakfast tends to get them moving a little better. Somehow it is much more tempting to stay plopped at the breakfast table when your still in your nice warm jammies then when your already going for the day.
So that's the beginning of our day. Not very complicated, but it sure starts us out on a good foot!