This morning, I was at our table with candle lit by 7:03, progress - still room for improvement! David is off today - so it is a big help in getting things accomplished as he has played with the ladies, taken out the trash and cleaned out the trash cans - plus a couple of errands.
My verse for the day is Jeremiah 31:21, "Set up road signs; put up guideposts. Take note of the highway, the road that you take."
I need to admit right off that I did not take any pictures today - it was all I could do to keep up with everyone and I just didn't manage to take pix today. Also, my attitude did not contribute to making my home a haven this morning - I confess. I was crabby and low on patience. But, God was faithful to remind me of the verse I read this morning and to show me the way to go - choosing a positive attitude and cheerful heart.
We started off our morning with a loaf of pumpkin bread and book reading. There was only one slice of bread left! So, that means the recipe is a keeper!!!
Next, I emptied the dishwasher and dishdrainer (!) while David got the ladies dressed. Then, Samuel got dressed and we started on our cleaning. The girls helped me clean their bathroom and then we dusted their room - they had fun (for a few minutes) dusting with socks on their hands (thanks for the idea, Mom!)
I finished dusting their room and Samuel's room - then went to the living room and dusted there. After that, I pulled out the vacuum did those three rooms!
I moved on to our room and pulled the sheets off before dusting and vacuuming in there. The ladies came back in and helped me clean our bathroom.
After all of this, I cleaned the kitchen - David left for lunch with a friend and all my littles watched a short movie. After that, we read books while I nursed Samuel and while he ate a teething biscuit, the ladies were playing so well together that I was able to finish the laundry room vacuum, den dust, den vacuum, wash entry way window and sweep/mop kitchen and dining room floors!!!
I grabbed the sheets from the dryer and hurried those onto our bed before fixing lunch! What a great feeling to have my list finished and only lunch time.
For the rest of my day, I have a few projects to finish and may begin working on tomorrow. How is your day going?