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"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Luke 12:27 (NIV)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Typical Day

Last week I came up with the bright idea of breaking down my week. As a stay-at-home mother, it's often frustrating how quickly the day goes by and one is left wondering where all the minutes and hours went to. I'd been thinking too that I wasn't on top of things like housework and wondered how much time I actually spent on it. It's so easy to procrastinate when there's no one to be accountable to. So I did it the old fashioned way... it's almost as if I haven't left school sometimes... made up a time table and saw the spaces fill up far too readily.

I found this exercise immensely helpful as it exposed to me my actual priorities and my stewardship (or lack) of time. Kind of galling to see it in technicolour (that was deliberate) but the results were not entirely surprising. Stuff like time spent on internet or watching videos etc etc.

I've made a few changes and am still tweaking things. Problem is... my weeks vary quite a fair bit and I've taken on a bit of tutoring. How to fit it all in...


A Typical Week: Before
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
QT: 30 mins
QT: 30 mins
QT: 30 mins
QT: 30 mins
QT: 30 mins
QT: 30 mins
QT: 30 mins
English Convo Class : 3 hours
Housework: 1 hour
MOPS/Susannah: 4 hours
Housework: 1 hour
Playgroup: 3 hours
Housework: 2 hours
Church: 4 hours
Housework: 1 hour
Media
Media
Media
Lunch: 30 mins
Media

Lunch: 30 mins
Lunch: 30 mins
Lunch: 30 mins
Lunch: 30 mins
Media
Lunch: 30 mins
Lunch: 1 hour


Housework: 1 hour




Media
Media
Swimming 2 hours
Media

Media
In-Laws: 3 hours
Homework:  1 hour
Homework: 1 hour
Homework: 1 hour
Homework: 1 hour
Homework: 1 hour


Meal Prep: 2 hours
Meal Prep: 2 hours
Meal Prep: 2 hours
Meal Prep: 2 hours
Meal Prep: 2 hours
Meal Prep: 2 hours
Meal Prep: 2 hours
Media
Preparation for MOPS: 2 hours
Bible Study: 2 hours
Media
Home Group: 2.5 hours
Media
Media
Blogging
Blogging
Blogging
Blogging

Blogging

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