Friday, March 27, 2015
Today I'm linking up with Trish for her a Day in the Life blogger event. Make sure you click over to see how other people spend their days. I kept track of yesterday, March 26th. It was a fairly typical day.
5:45 My normal alarm goes off and Mike realizes his didn't. Typically I get up first, but today he needs to be on the road at 6. I go start coffee.
6:10 Mike heads out and I take a few minutes of quiet time, most days this is all I get.
6:30 I'm thinking I should start getting ready or I'm going to sabotage myself when it's time to leave. I skip washing my hair and use dry shampoo and my curling iron instead. I spent a full minute hating my winter clothes before getting dressed in an outfit I might regret later.
6:55 Start waking the kids. Lauren is in my bed and the boys are in hers. I have no explanation.
7:16 Everyone is up and dressed. Lauren is ready to go! Hallelujah! But the boys have wandered off to their Kindles.
7:17 False alarm. She does not like her outfit. That she chose. This is her new outfit. The first one was ALSO an Elsa shirt with a tutu like skirt over leggings.
7:41 Everyone in the car, yay! I swing past my favorite photo spot for a quick sunrise picture. Drop the boys at school and Lauren at daycare and pull into my office at 7:52.
7:52 First one at the office (as usual). I make coffee and then sit down for ten minutes of my morning online routine- Check Amazon daily deals, look at new listings on NetGalley, fire up Pandora, skim Woot.
8:30 Realize that my quick ten minutes of checking social media got out of hand and settle down to work. My bosses are back in the office full time today after a couple months of being at the Capitol for Legislative session and then well earned personal vacations. This means my to do lists will be massive soon and I'll start to feel crazy overwhelmed with work until I get it under control. I LOVE my new job, but it's got a lot of moving parts.
8:45 Ok scratch that, brief detour to Zulilly. THEN to work. Today I'm issuing licenses (Not driver licenses, that was my last job) and then sending out some letters.
9:00 It's snowing. WTF? I'm regretting my outfit.
10:00 Licenses are issued. Taking a brief Instagram/Twitter break. Normally I make the mail run now, but with the snow I'll combine it with my lunch break and hope the snow is done. It's not looking good.
10:35 Stopped in coworkers office to take a test run of the survey she's creating. Looked sadly out her window at my snow covered car.
11:15 You know, I can't even describe what I do all day. I'd an administrative assistant for an Association Management Company. So I send email and update databases and issue licenses and take phone calls and pay bills for a half dozen different entities. We also do lobbying and event planning and publish newsletters.
11:40 It's never going to stop snowing so I head out to check the mail (one of my jobs is to check all the post office boxes daily- we have 9 boxes- some clients share.) I ordered a taco salad for take out because I know the sugar free pickings at home are slim. Grab the mail, eat my lunch, read the internet. There's three inches of snow on my front porch.
1:00 Back to work. It's still snowing. I make a new cup of coffee, sort the mail, and then head into my boss's office to learn more new and exciting things (MMA, this time.)
3:45 Wrapping up that and having a quick snack before moving onto something else. (Pistachios, cherry tomatoes and unsweet tea. See: no sugar.)
4:55 Sneaking out five minutes early to hit Walmart before I start picking up children. It is never good to take the kids to Walmart and we need milk.
5:30 Since Mike is on the road I pick up all three kids and come home to make a quick dinner. They have individual frozen pizza, I have a hamburger patty with tomatoes and almonds (don't judge, I'm lazy.) I waste some time on the iPad while the kids get increasingly needy and really really wish beer were on the sugar reset. The snow on my porch has completely melted.
7:00 A coworker gave me a couple bags of clothes and Lauren and I spent some time looking through them One of them was a longish, animal print skirt that Lauren declared to be "like Katy Perry" so we did a quick alteration on it so she could be like her idol.
8:00 Mike gets home with a literal ton of concrete patio pavers in the car, so we head out to unload. This is only half of what we need for the patio and the nearest store that carries them is a 5+ hour round trip. Yay for small town, middle of nowhere, South Dakota!
8:30 We railroad the kids through the tub and Mike runs to Walgreens. He comes home without anything for Lauren who throws a massive fit. I sneak out to put the boys to bed and let him deal with it. We are in bed at 9:00 and Noah is sound asleep by 9:04. Sirius Black assists in bedtime. He is a dainty, delicate little thing.
9:15 Both boys are asleep and I start thinking maybe I should climb out of Noah's bed. I relocate to my room where Lauren has been placated with an episode of "Young Justice", her favorite show. We hang out, I read a little more internet and text Trish a few times.
9:45 Lights out. Yes, it's early, but that gives me 8 hours of sleep. (HA. Like I ever get to sleep through, thanks kids.)