I am taking part in “The Write Tribe Festival of Words 1st to 7th September 2013".
1) Every day that happens to be a school day I have to get up at the butt crack of dawn and wake each of my children, one by one. Now that my oldest is in junior high that means my alarm goes off at 5:30 in the morning. Almost a month into the school year and I am sorry, 5:30 in the morning is entirely too early for anyone to be up looking about let alone rushing out in the dark chilly air. I wonder if as the year unfolds if I am still as bleary eyed at 5:30 in say December as I am now. Even the sun has the sense not to be up, so why must I? I am not a morning person; I am more of a night owl. My son is getting to be more of a challenge to wake. He is also a night owl. Where my daughter grudgingly bounces out of bed and gets on with it, my son stays in bed as long as he can. I entice him out of bed with promises of cereal and a game of cards. It works every time. Lately we play a game I got recently called GUBS. We love it!! Being the protective mother hen I am, I walk each of them out to their bus stop. I walk my oldest half way and wave from afar before heading home because staying longer makes me feel like a stalker in that large group of teenagers and is so NOT cool. My son is a lot younger so it is still cool for me to stand at the bus stop with him and hug and kiss him goodbye in front of God, everyone, and our neighbors.
2) I wash dishes every single day. You would think that there wouldn’t be such a mountain of dirty dishes when all I get done doing is washing dishes. There always is. I love to cook, so you have to pay the price around the waist line and at the sink.
3) With two kids in the house and sometimes a husband that has been gone several weeks at a time accumulating dirty laundry in abundance for yours truly, I do laundry every single day without fail. Into the washer, into the drier, then folding, and putting away.
4) I let the dogs out and back in. Who let the dogs out? If my husband is home, we take turns. He is obsessive about it. I have 4 and believe me, it is a necessity. Our oldest dog Puppy Love needs to go out every single time I sit down. Then he looks at me in a pleading way and bounces up and down doing the doggie pee-pee dance. Puppy Love is the potty barometer in our house. If he goes out, they all go out. I usually listen when he insists because one time I was sitting on the floor watching television and didn’t jump when he thought I should and that dog raised his leg and pissed on my back!
5) I read every single day. Whether it is other blogs or books, I am reading and loving every minute of it.
6) I do something creative every day. I write, I take pictures, I knit, I cook, and sometimes I crochet. When I am in the mood, I draw or paint although those things don’t happen often anymore.
7) I cook every single day. Even if I get a much appreciated break and get treated out for a meal, I still prepare the other meals. Now that my daughter is older she is my partner in crime and helps a great deal.
What about you? What do you do every single day?