Evening! Did you all have a good Monday? Mine was decent enough. In fact, I am going to walk you through it in this post. I have seen other bloggers do an outline of their day in posts and I always think they are interesting to read. So here is your chance to see just how my life goes on a basic day. Nothing earth shattering, but I hope it gives you the chance to know a little bit more about me.
6:10 am – *tap tap tap* on my shoulder. Peter tells me he is leaving for work and gives me a kiss goodbye. This is my typical morning alarm, so I can get up a good hour before Makenzie.
6:18 am – Roll out of bed. Grumble about not being able to find my glasses. Put in contacts. Grumble that my eyes are burning from being up from 3-4:30 am thanks to Makenzie’s new random night waking habit she has picked up the past few nights.
6:25 am – Make it downstairs. Curl up on comfy chair to spend time in prayer. Cut my prayer time a little short because I am starting to fall asleep. Being honest…but that doesn’t mean I won’t have random convos with God throughout the day. Gotta keep on building that #1 relationship, right?
6:40 am – Go to grab my Bible for my daily devotional reading. Realize I left it in the car. Good thing the readings come through email too.
6:56 am – Check email for the few minutes before Makenzie gets up.
7:04 am – Good morning Makenzie! Let’s get changed, dressed, fight over leaving Teddy and “Cici” (the newschool glowworm) in her crib since we are going to the gym soon.
7: 18 am – Get myself dressed and ready for the gym.
7:32 – Realize I’m not too hungry and want something light. So have a Green Monster while putting away clean dishes from the dishwasher, wiping off counters/highchair/table, starting a load of laundry in the washer, and packing my gym bag.
8:08 – Huh? Where did the time go?! Grab M from chasing our dog to head out.
8:20 – Check into the gym. Wonder if the dude at the front desk is giving me a weird look for my aforementioned chilliness issue. Check Makenzie into the childcare.
8:25 – 9:25 Set up my bike and sweat bullets during spin class. Wonder why Monday’s are always the hardest workout day? Insane instructor or just lazy from the weekend?
9:33 – 9:42 Leave the gym to head home. Discover Makenzie suddenly knows another word by her pointing and screaming to something outside. Oh, “flag”. Where the heck did she learn that?!
10:00 – Put Makenzie down for a nap. Go to toss the clothes into the dryer, only to realize I have some I still need to fold. Ehhh, they can wait until the other load is dry.
10:10 – Sit down for my “relax” (aka computer) time during her nap. Begin typing this post…read some blogs…catch up on emails…etc.
11:37 – Makenzie wakes up. I hop in the shower real fast before a friend arrives for a visit.
12:09 – 3:15 Friend visits. We have lunch. We talk. We watch Makenzie run around and tear up any semblance of clean the house was earlier in the day. Go for a long walk. Fun for all.
For the record, those Newman’s Own Organics Hermit cookies are delightful. The perfect chewy texture with a very flavorful taste of spices (ginger, nutmeg, etc). It was like a spicy oatmeal raisin cookie.
4:36 – Peter arrives home. Tutor kid #1 is a no show. Per the usual. Hold back frustration and call his stepmom. So instead I handle Makenzie when she wakes up. Read books, color, dance around.
5:15 – Let her watch her favorite show “Word World” so I can get to prechopping veggies for dinner. Sweet potato + brussels = my all time favorite combo.
5:35 – 6:35 Talk with Peter, laugh at Makenzie’s antics, get ready for tutoring, and remind Peter numerous times on when to start the veggies roasting for dinner.
6:45 – 8:00 Head to the library. Tutor from 7-8. Proud of this kid. He shows up and as logic has it, is doing very well in Spanish.
8:13 – Get home and rush in to be able to devour dinner. Monday nights are always a quick and simple evening. We had no leftovers from other meals, so frozen it was. Morningstar Buffalo Wings for me and Gorton’s Fish for Peter with our roasted veggies. Food always tastes good when you’re hungry!
8:39 – Put finishing touches on this post. And hit publish.
9:05 – Will be reading our daily short reading from the book our church is studying.
9:20 – Time to start Desperate Housewives on the DVR to watch last nigh’t episode.
10:00 – Bed! Perhaps some reading first to wind down and drift off to dreamland.