It was another really normal day.
Woke up - did my First 5 devotion. It was about rules, and how God puts rules in place to protect, not to restrict. The author of the devotion said that she likes rules. I, too, have always been a rule follower. I like to know what is expected of me, and like to stay within the boundaries as much as possible. But there are times when certain rules do not make sense, and those are the times that I need to remember that God is in control. Those are the times that I need to remember that the Creator of life knows the best way for life to be lived, and I need to trust Him completely. At times it is a daily struggle.
School was a pretty normal day. That is with the exception that it is the day before we get out for spring break, and there's a pretty full moon. So that makes for excited children. They are buzzing around like little bees in a hive, about to explode with excitement. And with Fine Arts over, we did not have band this week, which meant that we had 45 extra class time this week. So we have been finishing early and getting homework done before heading home, and on some days still having extra time. Today was gray and rainy, so there was no going outside to run off extra energy either. It makes for a really long day. But we made it through, and only have one more day before we all get a much anticipated break.
We came home after school and had a relaxing afternoon. The Oldest Princess and the Young Prince and the other students in the play performed it for some of the kids from a local school this morning. Then they had another run-through this afternoon. They said that they felt like this morning's performance went well. They were home before we were. My Prince grilled pork chops for dinner and I fixed the sides. We downloaded and watched the When Calls the Heart new year's special.
I did a little laundry, and we straightened up the living room. The Young Prince went upstairs to play his ukulele. The Oldest Princess watched some more tv. The Youngest Princess studied for her spelling test and a vocabulary test that she has tomorrow.
We had family devotions. We read John 13, following Jesus through the events before His crucifixion. We prayed together, and then everyone started getting ready for bed. I am going to go and snuggle with the Youngest Princess and read our next chapter of Mandie.