Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Typical day and week in the life of Thomas Tew

Here’s a picture of my typical day.

1:00 – 2:00 AM                 Wake up and have breakfast (Cereal, egg w/cheese, greens, tea)
2:00 – 4:00 AM                 Go online (Emails, Facebook, weather, sports, etc.)
4:00 – 5:00 AM                 Try to sleep for an hour
5:00 – 5:15 AM                 Exercise on the elliptical while listening to something inspirational            
5:15 – 5:30 AM                 Meditation/prayer on the porch as it becomes light outside                 
5:30 – 6:00 AM                 Go fishing at Grundy Lakes State Park 5 min away
6:00 – 7:00 AM                 Work for an hour in the garden area
7:00 – 8:00 AM                 Go to Grant Miller’s home (power walk, look at expt grasses on plastic)
8:00 – 11:00 AM               Let the morning unfold (personal, community, and/or church projects)
11:00 – 11:05 AM            Slim Fast for lunch
11:05 – 5:30 PM               Let the afternoon unfold
5:30 – 6:00 PM                Watch national news on TV (ABC, CBS, NBC: Trump bash, other news)
6:00 – 7:00 PM                Wheel of Fortune followed by Jeopardy while eating dinner
7:00 – 8:30 PM                 Go online, write in scheduler/diary, make phone calls (usually church)
8:30 – 1:00 AM                Sleep (cannot sleep more than 4 ½ hours straight)

Here’s a picture of the commitments I have during the week

Sunday                                 Arrive at Chapel at 7:45 AM (make copies of program, clean chapel, etc)
                                             Branch Pres Mtg at 8:00; Branch Council Mtg at 8:30; 3 hr block 10 – 1
                                             Settings apart, meetings w/families, individuals, etc. from 1 to whenever
                                             Go home and eat; visit families w/EQ Prez, HP Group Ldr, or Judy
Monday                               Attend Family Village Forum (VFF) at someone’s home in the Village
                                             On 2nd Mon, attend Elk Valley Beekeepers Meeting, enjoy potluck
Tuesday                               Open
Wednesday                          Arrive at Chapel at 5:00 PM (Judy:seminary at 5:30; I attend YM/YW
                                            opening exercises at 6:30, then let the evening unfold (interviews, etc)
Thursday                             On 2nd 3rd and 5th Thursdays, go to Nashville Temple w/Judy Tew and                                                 George Miller (both temple workers); as a volunteer, I generally man
                                            the front desk on one shift. Leave home at 2:30; return by 11:45 PM
                                            On 1st and 4th Thursdays, go out with our full-time missionaries
Fri – Sat                              Village project one of the two mornings; otherwise open