Ever wonder how everyone else juggles all the crazy things in their lives? Want a behind the scenes look at the life that bloggers share a teeny bit of each time they write? I know I love to see how other people balance everything, so I’m linking up with Katie and a bunch of other bloggers to share our days. I wish I could say I enjoy these posts because they give me ideas on how to manage my own chaos, but really? I’m just a nosy neighbor.
I chose a somewhat typical school day – this time a Friday – to share with you. Hope you enjoy this peak into my crazy.
6:05 am – alarm goes off. I hate it. Hate it. So, I lie in bed and read my email for a few minutes while I convince myself to brave taking off the warm blankets.
I grab my infamous pink robe (yes, it’s a cross between a snuggy and forever lazy)
and head for the thing I need most: coffee. Given that I went to bed after midnight, I’d not survive without it.
I spend some time surfing and Facebooking while I wait for my brain to wake up and then it’s time to start the morning activities. Wake up one kid and march him through the morning routine, shove him out the door to school, wake up the other kid, get him fed, his lunch made, and drop him off at school. In the middle of all of this, I’m usually grabbing bites of my current favorite breakfast: oatmeal with berries and almond butter.
9:00 – It’s peaceful in the house and I desperately try to get some work done for my job. I’m working with a graphic designer on a webpage, so I spent some time providing feedback and playing with the designs in the web interface.
10:30 – Time to run. If I don’t do it immediately, I won’t get a shower before I have to volunteer at Shoo’s school. I head out for 8 miles. I’m not loving it as it’s windy and my legs are super tired from the previous day’s 11 miles. I trip and fall (again) at mile 5, but I get it done. Jump in the shower and discover that OMG I wore the wrong underwear. Chafe is not a pretty thing.
Noon – I head over to Shoo’s school for his Greek and Roman Festival. I spend the next 3 or so hours wrangling 3 graders wrapped in togas. Note that I totally forget to eat after my run.
Shoo’s outfit keeps falling off, so I keep adding pins. It’s a good thing I’m a runner and grabbed a handful of the 100s of pins I have LOL.
Finally school is over and we head home. Shoo asks that we stay in (Friday is often a dinner out), so we order Thai food. I have my usual Tom Yum Kai. Yummy! Sadly, I totally forget to take a picture.
6:00 – Everyone kind of does their own thing for a while. Some families have a Friday night family night – we have a “do your own thing” night. The two introverts in the family are ready for down time by the end of the week. The two extroverts spend some time on a game together. And then I finish up the work I didn’t get done earlier in the day. I’m thankful I have a job that allows me to work flexible hours so I can train and get to do things like volunteer at the schools.
8:00 – Beer time. I’m pretty much mentally done. Between the heavy mileage build I’m doing and the volunteering at the school (I’d suck as a teacher), my body is as tired as my mind. I’d like to write a post or an article or something useful, but it just isn’t happening. I download a book onto my iPad, grab my beer, and curl up in my cozy robe and read.
Beer Geek heads to bed, soon followed by Shoo. Jones and I feed the gecko and then I read/doze on the couch until far too late. Eventually (midnight?) I go upstairs and send Jones to bed and hit the sheets myself.
Thankfully, it’s a Friday night, so I’ll be able to sleep in the next day.
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There you have it. A pretty typical day in my life as a part-time work at home, marathon training mom. Are your days more exciting than mine? (They must be LOL). Link up a post about your day or go check out some of the other Day in the Life Posts!