Thursday, February 17, 2005

My Schedule

This is the schedule I'd like to stick to. I'm not guaranteeing that it will actually happen.

5:00 Wake up
5:00-5:30 Read scriptures (stare at pages since I'm too tired to think yet)
5:30-6:00 Get ready
6:00-6:30 Clean house (dishes, kitchen, start Crock-Pot dinners, pick up stuff, do laundry)
6:30-7:00 Drive to work and check/write email
7:00-12:00 Work (5 hours)
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-6:30 Work (5.5 hours)
6:30-7:00 Drive home
7:00-8:00 Eat dinner, play with kids, prepare tomorrow's clothes and lunch
8:00-8:30 Bedtime routine, including READING to kids
8:30 Bed

Friday - we get off work at 12:00, so I plan to only work a couple hours extra instead of working until 6:30. Friday afternoons are library day, and maybe I can start taking the kids somewhere every Friday - to the park or a museum, etc.

Saturday - sleep in until 7:00, go into work for a few hours, come home and run errands, shop for groceries, finish laundry, prepare food and clothes for next week, etc.

Sunday -
6:00 Wake up, get ready, eat breakfast, get kids ready, etc.
7:45 Leave for church
12:30 Get home from church
1:30-2:15 Pick up dh from after-church meetings
Afternoon/evening - Read literature, study scriptures, prepare church lessons/FHE lessons, write in journal, do scrapbooking, play with kids, try to NOT clean

Now, I just have to find time to fit in exercising, having a life, getting a real education, STUDYING the scriptures every day (not just staring at the words when I'm so tired I can hardly think), doing my Ultimate Femininity class, having friends, taking care of myself, etc.


I just finished listening to Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card. The only thing I didn't like about it was the bad language. The CD I have has a post-script by Mr. Card at the end. He says he went through and took out all the bad language in the book because he didn't want kids learning bad language from him. I guess he and I have a different definition of what we consider bad language :-) The worst word I didn't appreciate was bas****. I guess if I was reading this out loud to my kids, I would substitute for the words I consider to be inappropriate.

Other than the language, I loved Ender's Game! I have always liked most science fiction, although I do not read it often. I plan to read the other books in the Ender series, but I've already got a crate of books from the library, and I'll have to read the others by eye rather than listening, as my library doesn't have the unabridged audiobooks. I guess I'll find the time eventually.

I still haven't cut out sugar, and I feel like my brain is in a fog. I planned to record the insights I had from Ender's Game in this post, but nothing is really coming to me. This is one reason I'd like to buy books and read them (instead of listen). It's much easier to underline, record thoughts, re-read paragraphs, go back to past parts, etc.