Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summer Routine

Summer is here and things are a lot more laid back than they normally are.  Actually, given the fact that the boys are done with high school and I'm going to be homeschooling Emily, I have to figure out what my new normal is going to be starting in September!

In the meantime, I follow the same routine each day.

§ I get up around 5-5:30, depending on my internal clock.

§ I feed the rabbit and the kitten. Her eyes look weird in this photo.  They are actually a beautiful gray color.

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§ I grab a cup of coffee, my Bible and journal and head to the back deck to spend time with the Lord.

§ I then shower & dress and head outdoors (weather permitting).  I always stop and check on the progress of the baby birds on my porch.  They are getting real feathers and don't look hideously bare anymore.
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§ I check the "have-a-heart" trap to see if I've caught that pesky woodchuck.  Now that I have the trap there, it won't go near my garden!  One morning I caught a skunk and today I caught a ferocious bunny. ;-)
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§ I feed the roosters.  Okay, doesn't that sound silly?  It always cracks me up that I have to say roosters instead of chickens.  Who else owns 5 roosters and nothing else?  lol

§ I've been spending about 15-20 minutes each morning weeding my garden.  It's looking so good this year!
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I'm looking forward to all the vegetables!
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§ Then I come back in and throw in a load of laundry, clean up the kitchen from breakfast and come up with a list for the day.

§ Generally, I try to clean 1-2 rooms per day.

§ I figure out what I want for dinner and what needs to be done for that.

§ The afternoons are spent sewing, taking kids to appointments, Emily to the pool, or finishing up housework.  Two days a week I'm tutoring for an hour in the late afternoon.

§ Then it's dinner, cleanup, and usually Dan & I sit outside and chat for awhile.

§ Then I'll either crochet, watch a movie or read.  Then off to bed around 9:30-10:00.

So that's it!  My boring-to-everyone-else life all laid out for you!  ;-)  I actually love my life and love the slower days of summer.