|January 27, 2015||Posted by Sarah under Day In The Life|
One of the bloggers I follow does a Monthly “Day In The Life” post and I always enjoy them. I think its fun to see how other people manage their daily lives. Granted, one day only gives you a glimpse but still interesting nonetheless.
Since I enjoy getting a sneak peek into others’ daily routines, I thought it would be fine to start doing the same.
Here’s a day in my life – January 15th, 2015
I’ll be honest…I may have hit the snooze button a time or two this morning. I had showered the night before but sleeping on a wet head left me with some crazy hair so I was going to need extra time for styling – something I don’t do on the regular!
Before I knew it, I was joined by my first sleepy head. She went potty and played on her iPod for a bit while I finished getting dressed and doing my makeup.
Then we headed down for our breakfast and devotional time. We both really enjoy having this one-on-one time every day.
After we finished eating, I sent Brooke upstairs to brush her teeth and hair while I packed up a few more things. I needed to put together my pump parts and throw something together for lunch. When I got upstairs, I picked out some clothes for Brooke and got started stuffing diapers. I get mad at myself every time I leave this for morning but I tend to do it anyway.
Keith typically will wake up Leah and get her dressed while I do my last minute things. Today I needed to fix the crazy that was my hair. When Keith and Brooke needed to leave for school, Leah got comfy watching cartoons while she waited for me to finish up.
Pretty soon, I had finished my primping and prepping. Right before we left, Leah nursed and I caught up on The Chew on Hulu. I love that show and this is pretty much the only time I have to watch TV on a regular basis.
Then we get all bundled up and into the car! It’s about 15 minutes from our house to daycare and then about 10 from daycare to my office.
Finally I get to work and have a seat at my desk. The beginning of the year is a busy time for me because my main responsibility right now is to facilitate the implementation of new financial protection products (life insurance, disability insurance, etc.) To keep track of all the balls I have in the air, I took a few minutes to write down my main priorities for the day and map out how I was going to allocate my time between these tasks and the various meetings I had scheduled.
11:00 am is set aside on my calendar every day for a trip to the Mother’s Room. I really like having this little chunk of time every day to sit in a quiet room and read on the Kindle (this is when I’ve been keeping up with my Bible reading plans on the YouVersion.com app) or scrowling through social media on my phone.
Finally, the meetings were over and the clock hit 4:30 and it was time to go get my girls!! On my commutes I like to listen to podcasts, mostly about online business/entrepreneurship or motherhood. This day I was checking out Pat Flynn and Chris Drucker’s new podcast, The 1 Day Business Breakthrough Podcast.
First up, I pick up Leah! Then Brookie!! Brooke made paper cup “telephones” at her after-school program and Leah thought it was great fun that Brooke shared with her.
Thursday nights our standing menu is Grilled Cheese and Popcorn. However, on this particular day, I found less than half a loaf of bread in the pantry when we got home. Oops!! I had to come up with an alternative quick and that turned out to be Breakfast Burritos!
After dinner, while we worked on cleaning up dinner, Keith and Brooke worked on spelling words. Leah just made trouble like an 18 month old does best!
We had a little time to kill before it was jammie time so we played BUBBLES!! This is a favorite around our house lately.
Sleepy time! We divide and conquer with this task. Keith took the lead getting Brooke ready for bed and I got Leah. We nursed til she fell asleep and by about 9, I’d laid her down. This has been taking longer lately so I think some changes to our bedtime routine are coming.
At this point, I was exhausted and had forgotten that I was keeping track of what I was doing. Typically what happens is I come down and join Keith in the living room and watch TV until bedtime. I always have great intentions of blogging, prepping for the day before or working on a project but rarely do I follow through with that.
Somewhere between 10:00 and 11:00, I went to bed to rest up for the next day to do it all again!
I hope you enjoyed a small glimpse into a day in my life. If you enjoyed this type of post, please leave me a comment to let me know I should keep doing them. If not, let me know what else you’d like to see!!
|January 25, 2015||Posted by Sarah under Tired Mommy's Tales|
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