I actually really love writing out these posts every now and then, especially since my day can vary so much from one to the next. And after hearing your feedback before, you guys like ‘em, too. Sooo, here’s another day in the life post for ya from this week!
5:15am – Alarm goes off. Hit snooze. Why I continue to set my alarm for this early when I KNOW I’m not going to get up is beyond me.
5:24am – Alarm goes off again. I actually get up this time, which is rare. I’m usually at least a two-snoozer. Throw on workout clothes that were laid out the night before, hit up the bathroom, put in my eyeballs (aka, contacts), grab my computer, and head down to the basement.
5:30am – Workout time. I was in the mood for some weights today so I wound up doing my T25 Gamma Pyramid workout. I actually feel pretty good during it and have more energy than I anticipated. Sweet deal. Oh, and I’m feeling that workout still today, FYI.
6:00am – Chug some water and grab a small handful of Cheerios out of Lucas’s snack container that was out on the kitchen counter. Cheerios are definitely stale…whoops. Hop in the shower.
6:15am – Brush teeth, put on makeup, blow dry hair, and all that jazz.
6:50am – Head into the bedroom to pick out an outfit and iron my clothes (something I should do at night but usually never feel like doing). Check the monitor and see Lucas is still snoozing away. Lucky dog.
7:00am – Curl hair and get dressed while Jay gets Lucas up and ready for the morning.
I’m actually ready a few minutes earlier than usual this morning so I have some extra time to play around with Lucas, which is so nice!
7:25am – Take the crockpot pot out of the fridge to turn on for the day. Jay and I prepped what we needed to the night before, so it was ready to just throw on which was awesome.
7:40am – Ummm, where the heck did the time go?! Quickly pack up Lucas’s backpack and lunch bag, grab my lunch bag and purse, we say goodbye to daddy and Lucas and I are out the door and on the way to the babysitter.
7:50am – Drive past Starbucks and notice that their drive-thru line only has one car. AND I didn’t take the time to make coffee at home…quick pit stop is necessary.
8:00am – Drop the little man off at the babysitter. It always sucks dropping him off in the morning but on this particular day he immediately wanted out of my arms and went to go play so that helps the mommy guilt.
8:10am Arrive at work. I’m freakin’ famished since I never took the time to grab another snack after my morning workout (I’ll typically try to grab something before heading out the door). I’m barely sitting down in my chair before I break open my bran muffin and start chugging my coffee.
Bakery muffins were BOGO again at Price Chopper on Saturday…gets me every. time.
8:15am – Work, work, work.
10:30am – Start to get hungry…snack time! I grab a banana out of my lunch bag and also snack on some NatureBox mighty mix snack mix while working through some emails.
11:30am – Leave work to go quickly meet up with my friend Christina. She has an old Halloween costume of her son’s that should be able to work perfect for Lucas so I grab that from her and we chat for a few.
I debate on hitting up Bed, Bath, and Beyond quick to pick up a couple of things but decide I better not, since I know there’s no way I’d get in and out of there on time. Head back to work instead.
12:30 – Lunch time! Back on the salad wagon this week after taking a couple of weeks off and it tastes delicious.
While eating lunch I also wind up getting completely sucked in to the Fabletics website. I’m sure most of you guys have heard of this site before, right? OMG. I’m kinda, sorta, totally in love with all three of these outfits…
Especially that Astoria Shrug on the left. MUST have that thing.
3:30pm – Work day is over! Time to go pick up Lucas from the babysitter. I realize my stomach is growling by the time I get in the car so I grab a Larabar out of my bag and snack on that.
FYI: The chocolate chip cookie dough one is amaaaazing.
3:40pm – Pick up Lucas, find out about his day. Discover that he woke up a bit early from his morning nap so he’ll probably be ready for a second one by the time we get home.
4:05pm – Arrive home. Lucas is definitely tired so I put him down for a little snooze, making sure to watch the clock so I don’t let him sleep past 5pm (otherwise, bedtime is all out of whack).
4:10pm – Lucas goes down no problem so I take advantage of the alone time to catch up on some personal emails and blog work. Jay gets home shortly after so we chat a bit about our days and starts prepping the Cheesy Italian Quick Bread for dinner.
5:05pm – Whoops, almost lost track of time. I quickly change into my cozies then go and turn off Lucas’s sound machine to let him wake up a bit. He awakes almost immediately so we chat (aka, I chat) for a few in his crib before getting him up and changing his diaper. No poop. Score!
5:25pm – Little man is obviously hungry. Despite my best attempts to have us all eat dinner together, once again, ours still isn’t ready so I go ahead and feed him his dinner. I can’t totally remember, but I’m pretty sure he had turkey meatballs, string cheese, peas and carrots, and a yogurt pouch. Boy was huuuungry.
6:00pm – Lucas is just finishing up his dinner and ours is ready. Typical. Jay and I sit down to a couple of big bowls of Burgundy Beef Stew and big hunks of bread with hopes that Lucas will be able to keep himself occupied while we eat.
My buddy loves me so much he just can’t bear to be separated from me long enough to let me eat solo. Either that or he’s just still always hungry and wants my food, too. Stinker. Cutie, but a stinker.
6:20ish – We finish up dinner (we have to eat rather quickly over here) and Jay handles the dishes since Lucas isn’t really a fan of not having my undivided attention these days. I’ll tell ya…thank goodness for a husband who can step up and help. Otherwise we would have absolutely nothing accomplished over here.
6:30pm – Play time! On this particular evening, Lucas was thoroughly enjoying one of his new Halloween books. Particularly, the ghost who says “booo!”
7:15pm – We start to get Lucas ready for bed. It’s a bit later than usual but since he napped later his usual bedtime of 7-7:15pm is pushed back a bit. It’s not a bath night (we do every other) so I bring him in to get on his jammies and Jay gets his bottle ready (yes, we still do a bottle at night time…who knows when we’ll nix that). I give him his bottle, we read some stories, and I put him down in his crib.
7:30pm – Chat with Jay for a bit on the couch until I realize I still have more work to do on the computer. Rather than hole up in the office, I bring my laptop out into the living room so we can at least still enjoy each other’s company.
8:30pm – I finally call it quits with the computer. I need some time to just chill. I’m also craving a little something sweet (despite the fact that my stomach has felt like garbage ever since the afternoon…I blame the bran muffin) so I grab the last of my crockpot applesauce and some honey Teddy Grahams because I freakin’ love those things.
I “bought them for Lucas” but we all know who I really bought them for.
8:45pm – Finally relax for a bit and watch some football with Jay. We talk a little bit about places we might like to go to celebrate our five year wedding anniversary coming up in January (seriously, already 5 years?!). We’ve been talking about going to Mexico again, but I just don’t think it’ll happen. So we’ve also thrown out some ideas including the Florida Keys, Louisiana, or Texas. Anyone have any recommendations?? We’d be going solo (err, duo? Aka, no Lucas).
9:30pm – I’m tired so I decide to just get ready for bed. I first check to make sure all lunches and everything else is packed for the next day (they are, thanks to my prep on Sunday).
10:00pm – In BED.
Happy Wednesday, guys and gals! Hope you’re all having a great week so far!