i always feel like i discover something when a certain to-do item suddenly feels right for a certain time of day. i just look forward to it more. do you ever feel that way? here are a few to-dos and times of day that i think make good matches.
the early morn. write and think and plan. i can’t stay up past 10 p.m. most nights, which becomes very inconvenient for dinner parties. but i love to wake up early with a clear head, while the whole world is quiet, and work and problem solve. do you do mornings?
sun up. busy myself around the house, making it ready for the day. it just feels right. i like a few minutes before i wake my kids to just survey everything. my favorite is summer mornings, when everything is bright and welcoming before my kids even open their eyes.
late morning. email.
late afternoon. art projects and table talk. usually afternoons are all about homework, but every now and then i surprise my kids with a table full of art supplies and my full attention. we have the best conversations while twisting pipe cleaners and sculpting mix-medium zoo animals.
supper prep. music practice time for my children. i tell them i can’t cook without accompaniment. p.s. i do not make formal dinners every night. i think that’s a post of its own.
supper time. sitting down to eat. for once. in the day. ahhh.
twilight. my favorite time for having guests over. roasting marshmallows if possible. also a very good time to go out for an ice cream cone.
kid bedtime. talk over the day with my kids. we have a little practice i kept up from chats with a college roommate. we each name our high and low for the day. its nice for when we pray, we know what everyone’s worried about.
grown up time. i have a new favorite. collapse on the couch and text. i love getting in a quick chat with both my brothers at once or a favorite aunt. or, on Mondays, I watch this guy show with my man. and sometimes roll my eyes, which kind of goes with watching any good guy show.
what about you, any favorites?