week in the life 2017 : sunday

November 13, 2017

6:30 AM // Once again I’m up at the same time as Liam. We start by making and eating breakfast together; he has some eggs with me today.

6:55 AM // Settle down to do my Bible reading with Liam.

7:10 AM // Meredith is up with us now. The kids start telling each other silly stories and having Alexa play random songs and dancing. I’m not even annoyed that they are interrupting me because they are so cute.

7:30 AM // I talk to David for awhile – he is not feeling well. The kids watch TV.

7:50 AM // Get dressed for church and get the kids ready. Say bye to David and leave for church.

8:35 AM // Arrive at church right on time! I thought for sure we would be late. Drop the kids off at their respective classes and they both go happily. I head over to the sanctuary. My dad is serving as greeter today so I stop and give him a hug. I go sit in the front row where they always sit, and see my mom on stage in the choir.

10:30 AM // Pick up the kids from their classes and leave. That was a pregame; now we go to mass for the main event. ;)

10:50 AM // Arrive at our Catholic church and drop off Liam to his class. He goes in willingly today! Meredith comes with me to mass. She goes to children’s liturgy of the word and then colors when she comes back. Before going to pick up Liam we take some time to look at all the beautiful mosaics on the floor.

12:30 PM // We are home! I give the kids lunch and advance the laundry. Then Meredith plays Osmo on the iPad while Liam just plays around the house.

1:15 PM // Do some work on the computer, then pack a picnic and change clothes.

2:30 PM // The kids and I head out to one of our favorite parks. It’s perfect weather and we are bringing food so we can stay awhile. While they play I start to work on my Powersheets, listen to Voxes, and chat with another mom nearby. Usually I read but today my mind is too busy and I can’t focus. The kids eat all the food they brought, and Liam sees a friend from church that they play with.

5:15 PM // It’s starting to get dark so we leave the park and go to Kroger for groceries. Meredith sits in the cart and Liam hands her the food, where she organizes it. They are especially well behaved and helpful!

6:05 PM // We are back home, and the kids get a snack. I put away the groceries and do the 7-minute workout.

6:45 PM // Liam takes a bath while Meredith watches Hi-5 on Netflix.

7:05 PM // Liam gets out and dried off, then I trim his nails. Meredith gets in the shower. Liam goes to cuddle with David on the couch while they watch Star Wars, and he falls asleep. While Meredith is showering, I do a face mask and Vox.

7:40 PM // Meredith gets out, gets dry, brushes her hair, and I trim her nails. She then goes to the couch to watch Star Wars and falls asleep there as well.

8:00 PM // I move Liam to bed and I sit there with him and do my Write the Word journal. Then I get up, pace around the house, and pray a rosary.

8:40 PM // Move Meredith to bed, and fall asleep. :)

P.S. – Sunday two years ago and three years ago.

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week in the life 2017 : saturday

November 12, 2017

6:10 AM // Wake up at the same time as Liam. It’s hard for me to wake up before the kids on the weekends! I have another headache this morning so I first make and eat breakfast so I can take some medicine. I turn on Wild Kratts for Liam and give him some toast to eat. 6:30 AM // Meredith is up now too, so I get her some cereal. I go to try to get my Bible reading done. 7:00 AM // The kids are in my space and annoying me, so I go to my room but Liam finds me there. I give up on finishing my reading right now. 7:20 AM // Shower and get myself…
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week in the life 2017 : friday

November 11, 2017

5:05 AM // I get out of bed, unwillingly, but I do it. Make my regular breakfast and listen to the pray-as-you-go podcast. 5:15 AM // Eat breakfast in my reading chair, and do my daily Bible reading. Then I check Instagram for about ten minutes, and look for a package that was supposed to be delivered. Get really bummed because I can’t find it and I worry that it was stolen. 6:10 AM // Sign Meredith’s school papers and pack her lunch. 6:25 AM // Shower, dress, and makeup. 6:55 AM // The kids start to wake up because I let the cats in the room and they are being crawled on. They are sleepy today! Liam gets out…
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week in the life 2017 : thursday

November 10, 2017

5:00 AM // Since I went to bed so early last night it is easy for me to wake up with my alarm today! The kids are sleeping soundly and I go straight to my Bible reading. I also skim the day’s Magnificat entry. For the first time all week I feel rested and I don’t have a headache. 5:50 AM // I make myself breakfast and pack Meredith’s lunch. 6:07 AM // I eat at the table, then move back to my chair. I was going to read, but Liam comes out to cuddle. He is very interested in the cover of my book and says he wants to “look for baby Jesus.” Meredith comes out shortly, so she…
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week in the life 2017 : wednesday

November 9, 2017

3:18 AM // I wake up because my head hurts. Ughhh. I have had this same headache for three days now! I’m able to get back to sleep though. 5:00 AM // My alarm goes off but I turn it off. I’m not feeling it today. 5:11 AM // Liam wakes up and asks me what day it is. He always wants to know that lately. Thankfully he goes right back to sleep. 5:25 AM // I drag myself out of bed. I sit down to my Bible reading, but I doze off a few times. Eventually I complete it, but I probably should have made coffee first. 6:00 AM // Make my breakfast and listen to the pray-as-you-go podcast….
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week in the life 2017 : tuesday

November 8, 2017

5: 00 AM // My alarm goes off and I get up immediately. I have been restless for awhile because I have a headache, so it’s not hard. Although I try not to overmedicate myself, there are some headaches I just need help with so I take some ibuprofen. I know that if I sit down to do Bible reading right away I won’t be able to focus, so instead I make breakfast and coffee while listening to the pray-as-you-go podcast. 5:15 AM // I sit down to eat my breakfast and do my daily Bible reading and say a few prayers. 5:46 AM // Read a canto of Dante’s Inferno. 6:00 AM // I tidy up the kitchen and…
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