MY SCHEDULE MAIN PAGE
Monday through Friday:
Monday evenings, Gregg and I do our weekly volunteering for Glen Eden Youth Center.
Scott is in preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00-12:00.
Wednesdays we have church in the evening and Thursdays or Fridays are our typical date nights – depending on the date of the week.
On Fridays, after I finish the morning chores, we go to the nearest large town and do our weekly shopping, which includes stops at Whole Foods and often ethnic grocery stores. We usually have lunch with Gregg while we’re out.
Kaylee and I exercise together at 5:30 most mornings. We have a family breakfast at 7:00, which includes reading a chapter out of the book of Proverbs that corresponds with the day of the month (for instance, on the 11th, we read chapter 11, etc.). After breakfast, I make lunches for everyone and Gregg is usually gone by 7:30.
I drive Kaylee (and Scott 2 days a week) to school at 7:45. I come home and do the daily chores, working on any baking that has to be done as well. I try to be completely done with all of my chores by 12PM. Mondays and Wednesdays might take until 2PM, because they’re the major bulk of the cleaning. I pick Kaylee up at 3:20, Gregg is home between 5:00-6:00, and we sit down to dinner at 6:30. The boys are in baths by 7:30, and are in bed, after reading 2 books a piece, by 8:30. Kaylee typically goes to bed about 9:30, and Gregg and I try to get to bed by 10:00.
Saturdays are a time for family group chores, shopping, movies — whatever we need to do on that day. It will change week to week and incorporate anything from tilling the garden to Christmas shopping and everything in-between. I still get up at 5:00 so that I can have my Bible study time and exercise. The rest of the household is free to sleep until they wake up.
Sundays are spent as a family, together in worship to God. I do not set an alarm Sunday mornings, and I sleep until my body wakes me up. I do minimal chores – making beds and doing dishes – and no laundry. I don’t write, and I don’t blog. We do have a family planning time where we’ll go through the next week’s schedule and menu. We try not to go out to eat or to patronize any businesses, but we aren’t purists in this area and will have lunch out with our Sunday School class once a month, or if we need milk or some necessary staple I’ll run to the store. But we prefer not to.
We go to Sunday School Sunday morning, followed by church. After church is lunch, then family time. Gregg and I sit down and talk about our week – what worked, what didn’t. We go over the next week’s schedule, plans, dates, and menu.
We lead a small group Bible study in the evenings at 6, where we serve soup and sandwiches for the group. You will see a different soup on my menu every week.
I try to get to bed a little earlier on Sundays, because Monday morning starts my week, and my week doesn’t provide too much time for rest.
I just found your wonderful scheduling ideas through your tweet on #savvyblogging! I’m needing to find a better system–with homeschooling 5 kids and caring for a 2-yo, I always feel behind. Thanks for giving me some food for thought!
I’m so glad you found me! Welcome to the site. :)
When do you take a shower? I have been trying to get up at 5:30 so I can run, shower and have quiet time with God. I thought that was early! How do you get up at 4:30? Did you do this when your kids were very young? I have a 2 year old and a 2 month old. You are so amazing. How do you do all this?!?!
I shower when I can. Last night, I was in a bubble bath at 11PM. The day before, I grabbed a shower with the bathroom door open and the shower curtain halfway closed. One of my favorite things to do is to shower when my husband is home. I shut the door, stand under the water, and just not listen to anything beyond the walls of the bathroom. It’s wonderful. The day he leaves to go back, one of the last things I do is take a long shower. It has certainly become a luxury to me.
How did you figure out how to pay for the maid? I would love that, but they are so expensive! Thank you for the encouragement for the rest of the day though!
Wow, looks great. What are you going to do when Gregg comes home?
Admit it. A list just ran through your mind. hehe ♥ I adore you.
This month Gregg has had to add a babysitter (for the soup kitchen days) and a housekeeper to the budget. It’s silly what it’s costing for me to be able to volunteer – lol. We are happy about it, though. We prayed that God would send people our way who needed the financial assistance, and we know that we’re helping someone. It’s wonderful to be able to do it.
I haven’t had Gregg home on a normal day-to-day basis in over 2.5 years. I don’t know what our schedules will look like, what I’ll need to adjust, if I’ll still need outside help, etc. I do know that I’m looking forward to finding out!
I see another clue as to how you get so much done–it looks like you’re one of those lucky people that doesn’t require eight hours of sleep! :)
Do you still have your old schedule up on your site? I really liked the way your organized your cleaning throughout the week.
I still have this up: http://www.halleethehomemaker.com/my-schedule/weekly-chore-list/
But not the daily schedule by time.
I hope that’s what you’re looking for!
What Christian denomination are you? We’re Baptist (Independent/fundamentalists) and it sounds like our church schedule. :)
We are First Church of God.
I’m sorry I’m not familiar with that Denomination…..but I will research it if you don’t have time to explain. I was Catholic, before I got saved..
I am suprised at how you are fanatically devoted to this diet that you read in leviticus, but yet you are so blase about breaking the commandment to honor the sabbath and do no work on it…. going to town and shopping/eating out is causing others to work, therefore causing them to sin…. a little hypocritical if you ask me… pick and choose which commands are the ones you’ll follow?
i can understand how you might feel that way. Seeing others as hypocrites is certainly a common tool that Satan uses among believers who are supposed to lift each other up, love their neighbors as they love themselves, and bless those who curse them.
For example, I take it you do nothing on the Sabbath yet probably eat pork and shellfish? You can probably see how some “fanatics” could easily see that chosen lifestyle as picking and choosing and deem it hypocritical as well.
Thanks for your comment.
thank you for these posts!! I love making schedules and lists but felt like I was the only person doing this (crazy, I know) because all the moms I know work and just naturally follow a schedule… I’m a stay at home mom and army wife & this was really helpful, thank you!!!
what time is your sunday school, if you sleep in till you want to on sundays?
Our Sunday School begins at 10; however, I’m usually up by 6:30.
i love it