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The End of Nap Time As I Knew It :(

I need this t-shirt.

I had big plans to get a lot done this month in terms of creating a workable routine in the evening that will alleviate some of the chaos which tends to happen in the at our house.  However, there was nothing routine about the way the month of February turned out. The entire family was sick in one form or another, and within the past two weeks our two year old son decided that he does not want to take naps anymore. In addition, he has been getting up during the night.

Those of you with toddlers likely appreciate the consequences of giving up nap time.  For me, It meant that I had at least two hours ( possibly) of time when could  get caught up on laundry, clean, or just relax. Now without those two blissful hours in the afternoon, there are plenty more opportunities for further messes,  I know that we will get ourselves into our routine eventually during the month of March, but stay tuned.

Looking ahead, I want to start the month of March with a clean slate, with the following limited goals.

- Daily quiet time
- Spend fifteen minutes reading 
-Do at  least one full load of laundry each day (wash, dry, put away)
- Have dinner in the oven by 4 pm each day.
-Cook at least two freezer meals per week. 
-Establish a workable evening routine- ( including supper, cleanup, homework, and bedtime)


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The lightning flashed, and thunder crashed as it poured . I was trying to help my oldest daughter finish her homework assignment. My four year old, who was supposed to be sleeping, came running back out to the living room. "Will the lights go out," she wondered. My oldest daughter chimed in, what if one of our trees falls down? What if it falls on the house? " I prayed for them, for safety in the storm, and gave them a flashlight. After  while the storm dissipated enough and I was able to get them to go to sleep.

After they went to bed, I thought about the storms in my life and how I often react to them in  similar way with anxiety and worry. I know that Jesus has the ability to control the storm, it is that I need to trust Him more fully in every area of my life.

~Cast all of your care upon Him for He cares for you. I Peter 5:7.

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Monday: Spaghetti and meatballs with salad Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie Wednesday:  Loaded Potato Casserole with vegetable Thursday: Sandwiches Friday: Soup Saturday: Leftovers
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