My most asked question & comment is….where do you find the time? And since I’m bad at answering those questions…here’s my typical routine (Friday to be exact):
7 ish: I wake up, exercise, eat a quick breakfast and hurry and shower while my husband is still home.
(Today I was doing a retro Gilad video where the girls wear sweet leotards and nylons. How in the heck do those girls not get wedgies while they’re doing all those knee lifts? Its a mystery.)
While I get ready, Ryan (the baby) usually wakes up…so I feed him and get both the boys dressed & ready.
After a quick email check while Ben watches cartoons, I tidy the kitchen after breakfast, put Ryan down for a nap, and we start our chore of the day.
I break my household work up so that everyday we have a different chore:
M- clothes laundry day, T- bathrooms, W- floors/dust, Th- kitchen & wipe downs, F- change/wash all the sheets and towels, Sat- big jobs
10:30: After Ryan wakes up we run our errands…today it was the pharmacy & Albertsons for jam supplies.
12:00: We have lunch & both kids go down for a nap. Hopefully. Then I sing Hallelujah praises and run around my house like a mad woman trying to get anything I ever wanted to do…done. Actually since the kids sleep for about 2 hours, I usually take half an hour to do computer stuff, and the rest of the time I sew. Today I sewed together a quilt top:
After both boys are up I pull a pre-made casserole out of the freezer to thaw, then we head to a park or play “lets organize all the toys”. Today we went to the Nature Park…which is right next to the sewage treatment plant. Let me tell ya…once that breeze picked up we were out of there in a HURRY. They should rename it the poop-park since that’s what everybody calls it anyways.
7-ish: My husband comes home, we have a yucky Taco Casserole, then the boys play while I clean up dinner. Afterwards we do a 15 minute clean up of toys, etc. Then its pajamas, scriptures, family prayer and bed time for the boys around 8:30.
8:30: Once the kids are in bed I usually do a quick once over making sure the house is tidy, then I get my computer stuff done…and then sewing or binding while we watch a movie.
11:00: BEDTIME! And then 5 minutes after I fall asleep the baby wakes up and wants to eat. :) Because that’s just the way it works.
And that’s that. Nothing special. I get all my sewing done during naps and after bedtime. Of course it also helps that I don’t watch T.V. and I really do try to limit my computer time to a 1/2 hour email check in the morning and a 1/2 hour check at night…more if I’m writing a post or editing pictures. Lucky for me my husband had a 2 month break before he started work after we moved….so it was the perfect opportunity to get my “pattern” stuff done and quilts done while he could watch the kids more.
Also I want to add (like this post isn’t long enough), that sewing is an important part of my day. Its the only thing that stays finished. Tomorrow I will get up and do this whole routine all over again, but that quilt top? Its FINISHED. There will always be toys to pick up, meals to cook, and toilets to scrub. Sewing is my sanity….and worth every minute.