1) With the exception of this morning, I have been getting up even earlier & to spend time in prayer & Bible reading. I still can't believe how much differently the days go when I take that extra time. We still have our moments, but they pass much quicker.
2) When faced with several furnace issues in the past couple weeks, including a whole day w/out it running in teen degree temperatures (we did have our gas fireplace), I did not get upset. I just went with the flow. I attribute this success to No. 1 above!
3) When the munchkins wanted to spend this morning cleaning I let them. Sure, it was probably a diversionary tactic to avoid school, but who was I to argue when they WANTED TO CLEAN! The Prophet did ask if we could skip school today so that we could clean. He said he wants a cleaner house. I said we would do some schoolwork, but make it a lighter day if they would do the incomplete stuff on Saturday. He agreed.
We're taking a half hour break right now. So far they have swept the kitchen floor, vacuumed both lower level rooms & the stairs, cleaned the windows, sponge mopped the kitchen & entry floors, straightened up all downstairs clutter (except my mess in the school area), cleaned the bathroom toilet, wiped down walls, doors, & counters, & started on their rooms...& it's not even lunchtime yet.
So, how has your past week been? Check out Faith & Family Live for more successes & to share your own. God Bless & have a wonderful week!