You might be asking yourself, what does a day in the life of this homemaker look like? I get emails wondering what it is I do all day and we now have such amazing technology that keeping house must be a breeze, so I think many of my readers think I have plenty of time that gets wasted on a daily basis.
Unlike many other homemakers, I don’t home school any of the 5 kids .Regardless of the fact that they are much older, honestly this was never in my wheel house, I know my weaknesses and frankly I was not equipped with the patience level to home school.
Also, like many other homemakers, I don’t do many DIY projects. You will probably never see a post about how I turned an old sock into an adorable stuffed animal, although you will see mentions of me using old socks as dust rags.
I also don’t have a long reading list. While I agree that reading helps one broaden their minds, helps you relax and is some pretty cheap entertainment, I just never seem to have enough time. Kudos to all those other homemakers and blogging moms that are able to read 40+ books in one year, because it usually takes me months to get through just one book.
So exactly what does a day in my life look like? Here is a schedule of a typical day:
6:00 – 8:30 Read, answer emails, compose posts.
8:30 -9:30 Exercise, shower, dress, hair.
9:30 -10:00 Dust and sweep all of the downstairs of my house. (This gets done daily due to dog hair tumbleweeds that drive me crazy).
10:00 -10:30 Prep and put on a pot of homemade dog food in the slow cooker, then prep and marinade chicken for evening dinner.
10:30 -11:00 Fold and put away 2 batches of laundry.
11:00 12:00 Proof read, edit and photo shop for upcoming posts.
12:00 – 1:00 Make and enjoy my lunch hour, (eating does not take me an hour, but if there was anything that stuck with me from my days in corporate…it was enjoying the respite of the lunch hour before delving back into work).
1:00 -1:40 Make a batch of egg sandwiches for the freezer.
1:40 – 2:00 Played with puppy and other dogs outside giving them some exercise.
2:00 – 3:00 Blanched, pureed and freezer bagged all garden ripened tomatoes (to be used in sauce at a future time).
3:00 – 4:00 Work on homework assignment from the Saturday class I am taking (I had mentioned this previously, I am working on keeping my CPP certification as a Payroll Professional).
4:00 -4:15 Empty dishwasher.
4:15 – 4:30 Bagged up dog food from slow cooker.
4:30 – 5:00 Judge Judy and coffee break (Guilty pleasure, hey!…I am only human).
5:00 5:30 Dinner prep (slicing veggies, shredding cheese, etc…)
5:30 -6:30 Grilling dinner outside while periodically coming in to check on side dishes.
6:30 – 7:30 Eat with family, package leftovers, wash dishes.
7:30 – 8:30 Take dogs for a walk.
8:30 – 10:00 Downtime…finally!!! (Usually this time is spent either watching a movie or talking with my hubby and kids).
10:00 BED..it’s been a long day and I am tired!
For those of you who might be wondering, NO, I did not embellish this schedule. This is a typical day for me, other days also include errands, grocery shopping, scheduled appointments at the doctor, dentist, vet, mechanic, etc…
I do try to make a habit of doing less on the weekend, but with the class I am taking on Saturday’s this summer, that has me out the door at 7:00a.m. and not returning until 2:00p.m. I still have homemaking items that I accomplish on the weekends, but these tasks get done on a less stringent schedule.
So there you have it, a day in the life of The Fort Worth Homemaker, I did not write this post to complain, I just wanted to let the public know that homemakers far and wide generally are not sitting around watching daytime T.V. talk shows; shopping and spending money all day; or taking naps for hours upon end. And if you are a homemaker that does exactly those things…please let me know your secret, cause who couldn’t use some of that?