As some of you know, I've been blogging for a long time. I started in May 2004 and was pretty consistent for a few years. The last couple of years have been harder for me to find time and inspiration to blog, but it's definitely a goal of mine, especially with the baby on the way. I really love reading those old blog entries from my first couple of years. Blogging is such a valuable thing because it's a keeper for so many memories that would be completely forgotten otherwise. Part of me hates that I started a new blog, but I just felt like starting a fresh blog might give me a fresh desire to start blogging again.
Just because this blog is a "family" blog, it doesn't mean it's only going to be about our family. I still want a place to talk about things that are important to me, things that are completely trivial, things that are funny, and things that have happened that maybe aren't so great. There's no way that I can keep up with both blogs on a regular basis, though, so while this blog is about our family, it's still mine...and sometimes Lucas will show up with a post, too.
All that to bring me to this. My blog friend Leslie is hosting a series of Wednesday topics to blog about. Today's topic is "A Day in the Life." So, for all you who wanted to know, here's what a typical day looks like for me. I can't wait to see how this changes once our little one is here!
5:00- Alarm begins going off. I begin hitting snooze.
5:40- Finally drag myself out of bed and into the shower. Lucas takes the pups out to potty.
6:00- Get out of the shower. Get back in bed for 20-30 minutes to "let my hair dry a bit" while watching News 8 Daybreak.
6:30- Dry and fix hair. Regret ever cutting bangs.
6:50- Try to figure out what on earth to wear and get dressed.
7:00- Hear Good Morning America come on and rush down the stairs.
7:03- Try to pack some kind of decent lunch and get something laid out for dinner.
7:12- Head out the door and pray the traffic won't be bad.
7:30- Arrive at school just in time (on a good day.)
7:40- Eat breakfast while checking email.
7:45-12:00- Work. Do whatever needs to be done for the day. Tech stuff, book ordering, teacher collaboration, storytime, you name it.
12:00- Eat lunch. Read blogs. Realize that I never put my makeup on.
12:30-3:30- Do more work as mentioned above.
3:30-3:45- Try to get things wrapped up so I can leave.
3:45- Leave school! (Sometimes this happens closer to 4:00 or after.)
3:55- Monday- Grocery Store, Wednesday- Chiropractor, Some Fridays- Visit grandparents
4:00 or 5:00- Arrive home. Eat snack. Wait for Paula Deen to come on TV. Waste time that I could be using to nap.
5:00- Begin working on dinner. It will almost certainly be something grilled, slow cooked, or boiled.
5:45- Lucas gets home. Dogs begin play fighting under my feet because they're SO EXCITED!
6:00- Eat dinner while watching the news. Dogs beg for food.
6:15- Lucas does dishes, I sit on couch.
6:30-9:00- Watch TV, do homework, work on blogs, sometimes go for a walk. This varies. Not by much, though. We're pretty boring.
9:00- Head up to bed. Sometimes this happens closer to 10:00, but I shoot for 9:00.
9:30- In bed, reading Bible on iPad.
9:45- Lucas lays down and immediately falls asleep.
Various times- Get up to go to the bathroom. At least twice. Thanks, baby!
The weekends are a little less scheduled, but just as busy. Saturdays are mostly used for homework and shopping, Sundays are church all day, with the exception of a couple hours in the afternoon. So there you have it. A day in the life of me! Exciting stuff, I know. I'm really ready for the summer, wherein this schedule will change dramatically. At that point, I will be doing mostly homework, a good amount of swimming, and trying to stay cool.