Maybe I’m just the nosy sort, but I enjoy a peek into the “real life” of my fellow bloggers now and again. Here’s what a typical day in my life looks like, for better or for worse. (If you’re expecting perfection, you may want to click away before the disappointment sets in!)
6:47 ~ I finally open my eyes after lying in bed awake for several minutes, mentally running through my day and waking with silent prayer. I shuffle toward the bathroom, careful to stick close to the wall, avoiding the (loud) creaky parts of the hardwood hallway.
7:07 ~ The children have been roused, and my Little Buddy is requesting his Mama. Let the day begin! (And hopefully the day’s not as grumpy as he looks!)
If the rest of my day was as productive as the first hour, we’d be in business! From 7:07 until 8:00, I got breakfast for the kids, helped the preschooler pick clothes and do hair for school, switched laundry, sent everyone off to school, and ran through email.
Fried egg and a heart-shaped cinnamon roll were “what’s for breakfast,” except for the 6yo, who chose oatmeal with raisins. Crazy kid.
8:20 ~ Finally time for my breakfast. Leftover spinach oven omelet and a caramel pecan cinnamon roll. I generally eat breakfast all by myself, scrolling through social media, as long as there isn’t a monkey climbing on my lap, begging for bites.
Today the monkey kept busy listening to his “songs” and destroying the living room.
10:00 ~ After switching laundry again, we did our 30 Day Shred. I’m not even allowed to exercise alone, but it’s all good.
Excuse the blur. It’s a little difficult to take a photo while doing crunches and getting “kssssss”-ed.
Once Jillian kicked my tail, I stopped in the kitchen to pull the cork on my cold-brewed coffee. We are total coffee novices, but the Toddy T2N Cold Brew System makes some good concentrate coffee for my homemade frappés and iced coffee.
After getting the coffee draining, we headed downstairs to switch laundry again. So glad I have “help” with nearly all my chores. Someday, his wife will be glad, too!
He pulls the clothes out of the dryer into the basket while I sort dirty laundry or get a wash load started.
11:00 ~ I finally get the little guy dressed, and my face on so we’ll be ready to take sister to preschool later and surprise daddy with a drink.
11:20 ~ Daddy surprised us first, by sneaking home for a few minutes before his lunch duty!
11:30 ~ We go get sister from her Tuesday/Thursday morning school across the street, and the two littles eat a quick lunch while I make daddy’s homemade frappé (with plenty left for me!)
11:50 ~ We shuffle sister to her afternoon school (it sounds like she’s in school all the time, but it really amounts to only 3 “full” days each week) and surprise daddy with his drink.
Yes, I use and reuse an old Starbucks cup. Maybe it feels more real that way? Dunno, but we like the domed lids.
12:00 ~ Naptime. Finally. I sit down with some lunch, my own frappe, and the laptop and settle in for my MSM work and my own blogging.
1:00 Up from nap?! Already?! Ugh. Looks like Plan B today, which does not include the 2-3 hour nap or blogging, but does include lots and lots of books. (Ironically, as I type this on Monday, he’s been sleeping for 3 hours and 4 minutes…)
I’m not exactly sure what we did from then until 3:25, when the kids get home from school, but I’m sure it involved lots of books and lots of Silly Songs from the Cedarmont Kids. And some cheated laptop time, I’m sure.
4:00 ~ Kids are playing outside, and I tackle the kitchen. Dishes are washed; who wants to put ‘em away?!
After finishing the dishes, I scrub a whole lotta potatoes.
When I bake potatoes, I prefer to do a bunch at once. This will give us supper and homemade hashbrowns for tomorrow’s breakfast! (Yes, I know I could microwave them, and I’ve done it in a pinch, but the texture is ~ to my tastebuds ~ inferior. I prefer baked.)
5:30 ~ All 4 children come inside, hungry and tired, and I brace myself for a long evening without my husband, because he has an away game. I get the kids fed (baked potatoes and smoothies — we go gourmet when daddy’s gone!) and house straightened up. It’s all a blur until about 7:00 when they put their jammies on, brush their teeth, and head to bed at about 7:30.
Right. No photos. Whoops!
Once the kids are in bed I settle in with the laptop for a couple hours, intending to go to bed myself by 9:30 or so. I’m a slow learner, and the clock ticks away until the next thing I know, my husband walks in the door at nearly 10:00. Me? I’m still on the computer browsing Azure and doing “research”. Uh-huh. That’s it. Geez.
After chatting about the game and what he missed here, I head in for my bath and then to bed an hour later than I should.
Nothing exciting, and true to form I lost much of my productivity mojo in the afternoon and evening, but that’s my day!
I’m linking up with Rebekah’s A Day in the Life of… where I’m certain that I didn’t follow the rules. You should join us!