Today has been a lazy kind of day around here. After spending yesterday at an amusement park, we are pooped!
After looking into traveling to Orlando for a vacation, I decided that it would be much more economical to just purchase season passes to an amusement park a couple of hours from our home for the season. Tons of family fun for a fraction of the cost! I was a good day, but due to staffing issues lines were very long. The park did not allow folks to bring in food, but their quick service options had two hour waits. We had a cranky crew before lunch was over! Next time, we will be packing a lunch and eating in the parking lot. I believe that would be quicker.
Anyhow, I woke up feeling a little bit sore. But it was so nice to be home and in bed. My son woke up before me (a rarity) and was telling me to “wake up!” He is a cute little guy, to be certain.
After taking a moment to get ready for the day, I pulled out a load of dirty clothing from my closet to wash. Today was to be a washing day. I also needed to make granola bars, exercise, and help with homeschool work. Honestly, there wasn’t too much on the agenda. My fifteen-year-old would be covering dinner.
While I was in the basement getting laundry started, I watered my seedlings and checked out the new beams my husband and son recently installed to lift our floor. It only looks like we have an inch more to go before everything is level! The beams have a lever that turns to raise and lower them. It is amazing to walk into our home without a huge dip as soon as you step through the door. This all comes with the territory of purchasing a fixer upper.
I then decided to ride my exercise bike for thirty minutes while my children ate breakfast and started working in their handwriting workbooks. I was able to watch an episode of Roots and Refuge and Tiny Notes from Home on YouTube while exercising. This was super nice!
I then began helping with math and science while making granola bars at the same time. My oldest son came inside to let me know that half of our chickens had a cough. A cough? Oh no! After finishing everything but Language Arts, I went outside to observe our chickens. They seemed to be acting normal, but I instructed my son to give their coop a good cleaning, and asked my husband to pick up a supplement at Tractor Supply. I also ordered a natural antibiotic for chickens from Amazon. Perhaps waking up for the day caused their cough to be more evident. I have no idea!
Finally it was time to work on a simple lunch, which varied from person to person. Tonight is “Breakfast Night” for us, and my daughter is excited to make banana muffins for the first time in awhile.
It is such a joy to be a keeper at home. Especially on days like today. It is okay to be slow sometimes, and to rest if you need to. I’m so thankful that I did not need to rush off to a job this morning. What a blessing!
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Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
1 Peter 1: 8-9