I’m linking up with Jess at Peonie & Pine for her 31 day blog challenge. Today’s blog prompt is: Your Daily Routine
[This is just a summary of a typical weekday for me – the days that I have meetings after work or we have other commitments obviously change up the schedule, but these are the basics of my day-to-day life]
My day starts nice and early these days, thanks to #BabyD. During the week, I’m up between 6:00 and 6:30, I let the dogs out and back in, and then feed the boy. [Coffee, coffee, coffee – yes, it’s decaf, but that’s the best I can do these days!] Once he has his bottle and we play and snuggle for a little while, he often goes back down for a short nap while I shower and get ready for work.
We all leave the house around 8:15 or so, drop the boy off at daycare and head to the office. My work day usually runs between 8:30 and 5:30, with a break during the lunch hour to run home and let the dogs out for a pee break (if I’m lucky, I can also get a few errands run during my lunch break, but that isn’t always realistic). We pick up the boy on the way home after work and then comes one of my favorite times of the day.
#BabyD doesn’t nap well at daycare, so he’s often tired by the time we all get home. We take the time to unwind with him, listen to him “tell” us about his day, and play for a while before he makes it quite clear that he is done for the night. Then it’s Bath, Bottle, & Bed for the little man, and mama turns her attention to dinner and spending some quality time with Hubby. [One of the things that would really help me, I think, is meal planning and weekend meal prep work. Being able to come home to a few different dinner options where a majority of prep work is done would help us limit eating our dinner at 8:30 p.m.]
Once the guys are asleep, I take the opportunity to clean the kitchen, do some other miscellaneous household chores, and then I can use the rest of my energy for knocking out a blog post or two, taking care of some volunteer tasks, or checking in with some of the groups I’m a part of. Once I too am done for the evening, the house gets put to bed (no wet laundry in the washer, stoke the fire in the woodstove, prep the morning’s bottle for #BabyD, make sure there’s water in the keurig, let the dogs out one last time if they want to go, and lock up the house) and, if I’m in the middle of a good book, I try to read a chapter or so (hey, slow progress is better than no progress!) and then it’s lights out. A good night means the kitchen’s clean, the blog post is scheduled for the next day, a chapter is read, and mom is in bed with the lights out by 11:30.
Phew, even reading this makes me tired. I think I’m going to head off to bed shortly.
Tell me, though, what does a day in your life look like?