To be honest, there is no typical week. Each season, each week looks a bit different, partly because our family is constantly changing, as the children grow up their interest and abilities change. As Jeff and I ‘mature’ we change also. Because all of our income is home based and we have several streams of income there is no typical.
So I’ll share what we’ve done this week. Some weeks are busier, other weeks are slower. Right now Jeff’s work is a bit slow, it’s always feast or famine, in either one we are learning to be content.
- Gym- Sometimes we’ll go to the gym (they have a great indoor pool), just depends how tired we are. There are some Sundays we come home and
- We almost always have pasta and homemade sauce because that is what my husband’s Italian heritage requires of me!
- Jeff painted a barn roof, he then came home and planted some more plants in our garden and called on a couple job prospects.
- Olivia worked in her herb garden and wrote for her site.
- Emma worked on schoolwork.
- We all listened to part of an apologetics course while we did housework.
- I worked on our website and did some bookkeeping.
- We girls went to the gym and Wal-Mart.
- Josh worked with a friend.
- Jeff went to look at a job to give a quote, then hauled some scrap. He also cut a up a tree for a neighbor that had fallen during the last storms. He brought the dead parts of it home to burn.
- One of my jobs was to watch the fire so it did not get out of control. I took my laptop outside and sat in our picnic pavilion and worked some on the website, answered e-mails, etc… at the same time.
- Olivia and Emma began recording some cooking videos for You Tube. Olivia wants to start her cooking channel called, Can’t *Liv* without Food.
- Emma worked on schoolwork.
- The girls did a cleaning job.
- We all went to the gym in the afternoon.
- Jeff worked on a bid.
- We girls did a ministry job (no pay ).
- I helped a friend with a special project.
- Emma did schoolwork.
- Emma started caring for a neighbor’s animals while they are on vacation.
- I worked on the website, writing, editing, answering emails, etc…
- Jeff, did a maintenance job.
- Olivia took my mom to the dentist while I was in bed sick all day.
- Olivia and Emma did a cleaning job.
- Emma sat with the elderly lady my mom cares for while she was at the dentist.
- Emma made some Mary Kay calls and cared for the neighbor’s animals.
- There is always school work and house work.
- Josh mowed the grass.
- Jeff painted a barn, then came home to replace breaks and rotors on our van.
- The girls and I took lunch down to one of the work crews in valley that are working on tornado relief. We then took meals to a homeless shelter in the city from our church.
- I worked on my presentations for CHEF, and blogged.
- The whole family helped with tornado relief in the valley.
- Attended a senior piano recital for a dear friend.
Next week the girls will be out of town at a world view conference, so things will look different here.
After that Olivia will be taking care of an infant in our home for a mom who is going through a rough time…things will different then!
In July the girls will start filling in a couple days a week for my mom who takes care of a 93 year old lady, this will continue through November. Things will look different then!!!
Jeff has a couple big building projects coming up, so he will be home a bit less, and we may have to take turns helping him some.
In June, Teaching Good Things, will be doing 4 workshops at CHEF, so a lot of my attention will be focused there for the next few weeks.
Our goal is to get 3 new DVDs done by summer’s end.
There is always marketing to work on with the videos, cross promotions, reviews, etc… I slip in 30 minutes here and there, and some days I spend hours working on the computer, it all depends on what everyone else is doing.
So you see, there is no typical around here. We do what is before us, thankful for our daily bread and looking to the future! We are always looking for ways to increase our cash flow and be a good steward of what we already have.
What are some ways you add cash flows to your home?
I’m also blogging over at The Legacy of the Home.