I took melatonin last night, but woke up at butt crack of dawn!

So, I was a lazy bum Saturday, Sunday and Monday. I actually think that these funky mold allergies are the culprit. Since I was so well rested yesterday, I decided to take a melatonin tablet at 9 pm. I got in the bed by 11:30. I slept pretty well. But, I woke up at 4:30 and went back to sleep until 5:30 and we have been busy ever since then. I have to leave out at 6:30 for my morning job, but dang-5:30!!!

I will be honest, it was actually nice. I wrote in my devotional for 3 days. It was weird because I had read a couple of the devotionals, but did not write those 2 days. So today, I read them again, including today’s and I wrote about them. The devotional book is really cute and is written by 4 friends that happen to be authors. Or at least I think they are friends. Anyway, they write personal stories, and not always sappy ones either. They are kind of like my blog-all over the place!:) One story was about a woman who became really close to her mom when her mom got ill. One story was about an experience at a grocery store. They are all different, and have a scripture passage at the top and then there is a story that relates in some way as do all devotionals.

But I like this because it is for someone who may not be a bible pro or someone who is not super well-versed in the word. It was actually nice to write that this morning when it was still dark and I was the only one or one of the few in my neighborhood that was awake. Then I got our breakfast stuff ready, too my medicine and got my daughter up. It was so nice to not be in a rush. Then we spent three and a half hours on math today-whew!! We came home after going to Target and then 2 hours of composition. Now, my little girl is making dinner (better chef than I) and I am relaxing before doing my part of the dinner which is a squash side dish.

It has been a very productive day and it feels freaking awesome! Tomorrow, is work early again and then my daughter’s 2 hour art class and maybe an hour to an hour and a half of school work. When a child is taught at home solo, and if they are bright, 15 to 20 hours a week is more than enough. Because the difference is, it is 3 hours straight of math with maybe a bathroom break. Minimal interruptions, no behavior drama, straight learning. It is kind of neat too because 5 hours a week she has classes that she HAS to attend or her report card is affected. So between extracurriculars which count as 8 hours, the hours we spend and the classroom hours it is actually closer to 30 hours.

I love days like this where I have completed my work both childcare and insurance work, my kid’s school work is up to date and on point, food shopping is done, animals are fed, dinner is prepared. These days are rare, so I will brag and brag and brag about this day for a long time!:) Hope that your day was productive or happy, or both!

Snow in the morning! This former “peach” is so excited to get snow no matter how many years I have been in D.C. region and no matter how little snow we get compared to other areas. To a former southern girl, it is still magnificent and beautiful snow!!

Simply~

Dee

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