Today was just a normal, busy Saturday. Very busy. And not long enough. The children woke up and got most of their Saturday chores done–cleaned their bathrooms, took care of the upstairs trash, did their piano practice, stripped their beds of the sheets–you know, the normal stuff. Then they went outside and got to play in weather that was finally warm–69°!
While they were outside, I was able to start studying the information I need to know for a new job I’ll be doing for a month–grading some achievement test essays. I was glad for the quiet so that I could concentrate. Please pray for me that I will be able to find the time that I need to do this job. It will only last a month.
Then it was lunch time. I made pancakes–some with chocolate chips. YUM! I always make a ton and freeze the leftovers for easy breakfasts.
I use a recipe from Allrecipes found here that we like. I quadruple it and use my new stand mixer to mix up the batter. I got it just this past Christmas as it was partly my Christmas present and partly paid for with money I made doing surveys. I love it!
Then we made up the four girls’s beds with regular sheets. We took the flannel sheets off in the morning as we are hoping it will not get super cold for a long time. Two of my girls have loft beds, and one is up on a top bunk, so I have them get up and help tuck in the fitted corners where I cannot reach. Kiley and Joshua laid down for a nap, and Karis, Kaylin, and I ran to Hobby Lobby for some craft supplies (love that place!) and then to Toys ‘R Us (why am I going there to get diapers now that my baby is practically potty trained? Oh yeah, my sister is coming home soon from South Africa and needs diapers for her kids. Yay for seeing her soon! Toys ‘R Us had an awesome deals on diapers, by the way–$4 for a box after the coupon was applied.) Next stop was JCPenney to get the girls’s glasses straightened out (Both got knocked in the head this week. Nothing serious, but their glasses were sitting funny!) and finally on to Walgreens and Vallis, a grocery store by me that has great prices on their produce and deli.
I did not have to make dinner. We are so thankful for Pizza Hut’s Book It! program. With the three older girls getting free personal pan pizzas and a free order of cinnamon sticks given to me through a birthday present email, our meal cost $8.82 (the cost of a large pizza and tax.) My mother-in-law had given us a watermelon, so that didn’t even cost us! The best thing of the meal was that I did not have to cook; because I definitely did not have time for that today! Then after the meal was over, the girls and I folded four loads of laundry and two loads of sheets while we watched Sound of Music, one of our favorite movies. Baths were given; family devotions were read as I braided two heads of hair; and children were tucked in! Now I need to make mashed potatoes for tomorrow; but I thought I would share my busy day with you first! One day, the busyness might be not-so-crazy, but I will not have all these distractions and heads to braid and glasses to get straightened. So I am thankful to God for the full life He has given me. How did your Saturday go?