Our Busy Saturdays . . .
It was another busy week of babysitting for me and school for the oldest three girls.
One activity of this past week was attempting to change out the winter clothes for summer clothes for the children. What an ordeal! I still have not done one child at all, and I have to get back in a crawl space and pull out the next size for my youngest two children. I have many clothes that are ready to exit my house and in my garage sale stash—YAY!!
Of course there were a million other little details that must be done, which means that half a million didn’t get done, and today was the day to try to catch up. We started off the day folding five loads of laundry—the girls are now a huge help, and laundry gets done much faster with their help.
Then I worked on training to grade essays for an achievement testing company. I am not doing that well, and I do not think I will pass the final testing; which is almost a relief! I do not know how I would fit grading in my schedule for the next month, but it was a great opportunity. If the Lord wants me to do it, He will help me pass the test. While I did that, Kaylin and Karis cleaned their bathrooms and did piano practice, and Kristi emptied the trash. The bedrooms were picked up, and the floors were vaccuumed. The youngest four children took their baths this morning as we were going to a birthday celebration at my in-laws for dinner which means we will get home too late to give Saturday night baths. I also finally changed the children’s pictures in the photo frames on our walls. It’s only been about two months since I picked them up ;-).
Of course, we fit lunch into the schedule; then I ran off to do this week’s grocery shopping while Dave stayed home with the kids. So now I am at my in-laws eating all her delicious food. She cooks the best Asian food as she is from Vietnam, and we are having fun loving on the baby of the family—my eighth month old nephew.
So after the pizza arrives, we will go back home where two more laundries await me and some groceries are still sitting on the table. I did not get everything done today, but does anyone ever? It was a fun evening with family, and I am looking forward with anticipation to the Lord’s Day.