Welcome to a day in my life.
8:15–Wake up (I know, I have it easy!)
I head downstairs and spend some time in Bible study, plus drink my Spark. It’s been awhile, but coffee just seems like work this morning.
Do the intro video for Piyo. I’m familiar with a lot of the moves from yoga, but I have a feeling this is going to be more intense than I was thinking.
9:15–Go upstairs to get Layla. I heard her around 9:00, but I waited to get her till I finished the dvd. Some kids would hate that but Layla loves hanging out in her bed. Sometimes when she’s grumpy we just stick her up there for a half hour and she comes back downstairs happy.
We eat breakfast of berry peanut butter oatmeal and chat as the day starts.
I get Layla dressed and then let her watch Curious George while I take a quick shower and get ready. I use a hair tutorail from The Small Things blog to do my hair. It’s just a ponytail, but definitely feels more polished. Even as a stay at home/work at home mom I generally take the time to get ready and put my makeup on–it just makes me feel put together.10:30–We gather up Nate’s computer and take it to him at work. We visit for a bit before heading into town to get groceries.
I normally get groceries at Aldi and Meijer. This week I am going to a freezer meal swap so I stock up on ingredients for chicken enchiladas. At Meijer Layla likes to visit the fish. 🙂 Since our trip is running into lunchtime Layla snacks on a banana, applesauce pouch, and we each have a Cliff bar. She must be hitting a growth spurt! So hungry!
12:45–We get home from groceries, unload, and make a quick lunch of turkey pepperini, cheese, and apple slices for Layla and leftover chicken casserole and apple slices for me.
1:00–Layla goes down for her nap. She loves naptime usually!
1:15–I sit down and do some blog promotion, commenting, etc. Nate comes home and gets his lunch. I’m trying to drink more water, so I sip from this bottle.
1:45–I sort through a ton of paper clutter that has been collecting in various places. Ugh! Paper clutter is the worst! I throw a bunch away, put some in my “deal with” pile, and file others.
2:00–Call insurance company to make some changes in my coverage. OMG. Everyone was nice, I just had to call three different places, but finally got it all sorted out. Bam!
3:45–Layla wakes up. I get her and we go for a walk/visit daddy/playground trip. The weather the past few days has been awesome! I know this is probably the last of days like these so we soak up the extra outdoor time!
4:40–Layla poops so we come home. #truelife
I laod the dishwasher, get some laundry going, take out the trash, make sweet tea for Nate, and prep dinner for tonight. Layla plays, “helps” me, plays with her toys, and gets into trouble.
5:30–Nate comes home! We all collapse onto the couch for some chilling/playing time. I also take this time to ice my ankle. It’s better, but the walk, getting groceries and just being up on my feet takes its toll. It is also dark by this time thanks to the time change. #ugh #theworst
6:15–I get dinner out of the oven (meatloaf–a freezer meal from my mom!) and we eat. Nothing life changing–meatloaf, green beans, bread & butter, and pears. I tend to keep most of our meals simple.
6:45–After cleaning up it’s more playtime, reading, and hanging out. Layla likes to play pretend “lions”. Her lion is always nice and likes to eat apples and bananas. She does have a ferocious roar though. 😉
7:20–Time to get ready for bed! Layla does a good job of cleaning up her toys, we help her, but she loves to sing “the cleanup song” and pick up. Then jammies, teeth brushing, and bed for her. (If you are good at math you realize that Layla slept roughly 15 hours in the last 24. She normally sleeps from about 7:30pm to about 9:00am and takes a 2 hour afternoon nap. Although we did sleep training we do not credit ourselves for this phenomen. Layla just likes to sleep! She seems to need a higher than average amount of sleep, which according to our pediatrician is perfectly fine! I asked our doctor once if I should be worried about how much she sleeps and she told me not to worry and just thank God. So I do. 🙂 )
7:35–Ah! Grownup time! I have one of these treats and ice my foot while writing this blog post. Our evenings are generally spent reading, playing video games (Nate–I can’t play Mario Kart), blogging or internetting, or watching movies. We normally hit the hay around 11 or 12.
I almost didn’t post this because it was kind of a boring day yesterday! But most days are boring and unglamorous–full of paperwork, boring phone calls, grocery runs, and toddler poop. It’s how we live the boring days that counts! Was I patient or impatient? Did I spend undistracted time with my daughter? Did I do something nice for my husband? Did I seek God and live to show His love?
These mundane days are ones that test our mettle and our the foundation of our lives. So I hope whether your day is boring or exciting that you spend it well and with people you love.
Tell me something boring about your day! And then tell me something exciting about it!