Thursday, November 5, 2015

A Day In My Life

Here is what a typical weekday looks like for me:

*This was my day Tuesday, October 27, 2015

2:50 a.m. - Finally roll out of bed after the fourth (yes, fourth) alarm goes off.  Get dressed, pack a lunch, grab breakfast.

3:11 a.m. - Head out the door for work!  

3:58 a.m. - Arrive at work and punch-in.

9:20-9:55 a.m. - "Lunch" break.

1:38 p.m. - Clock-out, grab a frozen pizza for the kids for dinner, stop for fuel on the way home.

2:45 p.m. - Arrive home, pass Jason on the front steps as he leaves for work.  I find one boy sleeping and the other in the basement playing trains.

2:45-4:00 p.m. - I shower, take out the recyclables, wipe the counters, sweep, vacuum bedrooms, do a quick wipe down of the bathroom (our little bathroom works hard for us 5!), dust etc.  *Amelia arrives home from school at 3:30

4:00 p.m. - Send the kids to the backyard to play.

4:10 p.m. - Amelia's teacher calls to let me know that Amelia and her friend, R, cut their hair at school...

4:15-5 p.m. - CHAOS ensues.  All three kids are in the house, Jackson is screaming/having a meltdown, Amelia somehow gets her math homework done during all of this.  I end up resorting to PBS to restore order and I sit with Jackson until he calms down.

5 p.m. - Throw in the kids' pizza, start a load of laundry, the kids watch "Martha Speaks."

5:30 a.m. - Eat dinner.  Pizza for kids, leftover tacos for me.  I do pack up their extra pizza for my lunch the following day though ;)

6:00 p.m. - The big kids head downstairs to play and I give Jackson a "fast bath" and get about ten minutes of one-on-one time with him before he is asking to go downstairs.

6:20 p.m. - We are all downstairs, I switch the laundry to the dryer and start another load.

Puzzles were our main activity of the night!

7:15 p.m. - Switch loads, head upstairs, the big kids get into pajamas, I fold and put away first load of laundry.

7:30 p.m. - We all sit down to watch a DVR'd "Little Charmers" episode before bed.  *Depending on the night and how I'm feeling/how rambunctious this kids are, we either read a few books or watch a show before bed.

8:00 p.m. - Kids get their teeth brushed and I get them all to bed.

8:20 p.m. - I'm alone and it's quiet!  I waste time on Facebook/Instagram.  *Again, depending on the night, I either read (currently I'm reading A Clash of Kings which is book two in the "Game of Thrones" series), surf the Internet or watch a little TV.

8:45 p.m. - I crawl into bed and, as usual, am out within minutes!

My days are long but my heart is FULL

This was a pretty normal day for us.  18 hour days are the norm.

Right now I am working 42 miles from our home.  Eventually I will be finding work closer to home but Jason just started a new job that has a 90-day trial period so until we know he officially has the job I am staying put!

This post might explain why it is so quiet here!  Busy, busy, busy.  As I've stated before, sometimes I think I should just throw in the towel with this blog but something stops me.  I keep thinking that one day I will find some time to share our adventures with the few people who check in on us here!  We'll see what happens!