Dear Monica over at The Homespun Heart is hosting the Make Your Home a Haven this week. Since I work such a crazy schedule, it is important for me to make my home a haven. It is my most favorite place in the world to be when I'm not at work.
Here is my routine even though I work:
On Sunday night I look at my schedule for the week and see if how many after school meetings I have. I plan our dinners around that. Usually early in the week I will do leftovers or spaghetti--whatever is EASY.
Up between 4 and 4:45. I prep my coffee pot the night before and get it going. I feed the cats first and let the dogs out in the backyard. I take my coffee back to bed for some meditation time with God. I could not go to work and work where I do if I did not have that strong faith in Him. He literally gets me through each day.
After about 20 minutes, I get up, get dressed and makeup on. Then it's time to get my son up. While he's in the shower, I vacuum. This saves me time at night when I don't feel up to it. Then, I let the dogs in and feed them. Before I know it, it's time to let the dogs back out in the yard for the day and we're out the door by 6:10 am.
The entire time I'm driving I'm praying for wisdom and protection at work. The Evil One abounds at every corner.
By the time we get home in the afternoon, it is between 4 and 5 pm. I rest before either reheating dinner or whipping up something fast. Before I know it, it's time for bed.