Went to Costco today and bought a membership. We are going to probably set up a monthly or bi monthly trip there to get the basic dry goods. I was amazed to see how much of a savings there really is from the grocery stores on certain items.
Then we brought Julie, Philip and Lucie home with us and had a nice afternoon sewing, hanging out, and the children playing.
I woke up at 7:45 this morning and got ready and straightened up my room, and also got a chance to pray, before the kids even got up! I made french toast and hot chocolate for them (it was a chilly morning!) and had to come lure them out of bed because it was cold. But just that 45 minute head start made for such a peaceful day!! I am going to try to do it again tomorrow. Slowly and little by little I hope to carve out a routine that works for us.