Start of the Day

Almost every day someone asks me how I get so much done.  I really don’t get any more done than most of you but I think I talk so much, you think I’m doing more . . kinda like smoke and mirrors, you know?


Here’s how I started today . . well, by the time I sat down for breakfast and to check mail, I’d already taken care of the chickens, showered, vacuumed the upstairs, put on a second load of laundry.  Notice the Dr. Pepper is on the far side away from the laptop!  I’m never spilling Dr. Pepper in electronics again . . I hope!

Chad left for work about 6:40 so I’m home alone for the day. 8:00 a.m. and the chores are done and now I’m sewing . . for the rest of the day!

Hopefully the rose quilt will be on the longarm by the end of the day!



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    Evelyn says

    I love to get an early start to my day too – at the very least fold the last 2 loads of laundry from the night before and start a new wash (inn linens, not my clothes!). The more I can get done before my son wakes up, the better my day flows. I also find a quick “10 minute tidy” through-out the house at least 1X a day does wonders to making the place look organized. Keeping a house is a full time job (at the very least consider it part-time so that is 20 hours a week without a commute) and everything will fall apart if you don’t keep on top of it!

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    Cindy Kuipers says

    I wish I could start my days early, too!! I just cannot get out of bed that early if I don’t have to go to work. I am such a night owl. I will be getting up at 5:30 again next week as school starts then. I am an aide for the local elementary school – kindergarten. Yay!! They are so fun at that age.

      • Angie says

        Thanks! I thought it must be just a Judy thing! I drink a big ole’ glass of fresh orange juice which must be a California thing!

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    pdudgeon says

    Ah! that’s the trick. i’m usually up by 7 am (hubby wakes me up or else i’d still be asleep)
    grab a bottle of water, maybe breakfast, and get on the ‘puter for a few hours of work on the boards where i’m on staff.
    sewing for me is usually in the mid afternoon if i can still keep my eyes open.

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    Cindy says

    That is the best feeling in the world, huh. Having the whole day in front of you to sew. You don’t even have to stop for lunch or dinner today!

    Don’t get sidetracked.

    I love that rose quilt.

    Speck must have found it attractive too.

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    well… that reminds me I need to vacumn the upstairs too! I found a hairball last night in Nora’s room when we were on the floor playing Go Fish!

    Guess I better run do that now before lunch time and then the twins nap time… 😉

    thanks for the blog posts about “what ever is happening” its these types I love the most 😉 and of course the quilting too 😉

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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    Terri says

    man I’m so scatter-brained anymore it takes me all day to get done what you have done before breakfast! Well except for the chicken part and we don’t have those…… yet 🙂 I’m ADD in overdrive now.

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    Cynthia H., El Cerrito, CA says

    Is that a plate of toast with EGGS? 🙂 From free-range, scratch-fed hens? Yummmm…

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    Jerzydeb says

    Getting to the gym early always leads to a more productive day for me. If I get there by 5 a.m. – I can work out, be home, showered, have the coffee brewing and dh’s lunch packed all before 7 a.m. Since I homeschool 3 of my kids year round, there is never much “free time” to sew, but I squeeze it in here and there.

    Actually – we went camping this past weekend in Amish country – and Judy – I took a picture just right for you – I’ll figure out how to email it to you !