Tell Your Time and Chamomile Tea

The weather was beautiful at 7:30 this morning, especially considering it is November. How do I know? ‘Cause I was out of the house by that time this morning, fetching our week’s worth of raw milk from the local dairy farm. I always feel like the little pig who beat the wolf to the market when I get out this early in the day.

How did I do it with three little kids? Why, they were still sleeping, of course! (And that’s where the analogy stops, because my children are not little wolves!)

I decided to make the time change work for me, and when Seth woke me at 5:30, I told my body it was really almost 7 and I should just get up. I’m determined to start getting up regularly at 6:00am. No matter how late I went to bed, or how many times my children wake me, it is worth it for the ‘high’ I get from having the house entirely to myself for an hour. It’s amazing what I can get done, and the silence is delicious. This morning when I got up I decided to run and fetch the milk before Jeremy left for work, so I wouldn’t have to rush the children through breakfast to get to the farm before the milk truck did.

It was a great idea. The sun was just lighting up the hills and streaming through the clouds over the lake. It was breathtaking and I was determined to start the day like this more often.

Otherwise there is NO WAY I will be ready for Christmas.
Yeah – that thing that’s less than 7 weeks away.
Deep breaths, everyone!

I know – you hate me now. Who wants a reminder of how little time there is left to prepare for the holidays? I know I don’t. But I’ve decided to buckle down and make a plan. (you know me – I gotta have a plan!)First thing on the list? Reading this…



I just purchased “Tell Your Time” from Amy this week, after browsing her blog and liking what I saw. I am so excited to glean tips for how to manage my time better! I am always making lists and scheduling and racing the clock – but I know that there are ways I could manage my time better. I’m super excited to get this book in my hands right before the holiday season. And I love that Amy says,

“I’ve always thought it a little funny that many time management books are so…well, time consuming! For that reason, I’ve put great effort into making this a quick read that packs a huge, practical punch.

Instead of wading through pages of theoretical commentary on time management, I think your time is better spent implementing tools which will help you see real change.”

As a busy mom of 3 children, that was just what I needed to hear to know that this was the tool for me to get me through the next two months. I’m off to start reading it right now, with a hot cup of chamomile tea (which is supposed to have a calming effect! ☺)

Affiliate Disclaimer: This is just to let you know that the links to purchase Amy’s e-book are affiliate links, meaning if you buy her book, I will get a percentage of the sale (at no extra cost to you!) This is part of how I am trying to make my blog time profitable. I hope that if you decide to buy the book, you will do so through my links. Thanks so much!

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