Good morning! I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July weekend! We spent it with friends and family and it was just perfect.
It’s been a while since my last day in the life post. Over a year actually. So I thought it would be fun to do another one! You can read my last post HERE.
I chose a day a few weeks ago because I thought it was going to be a typical Thursday. Since I go into the office Monday-Wednesday those days are less than exciting. Thursdays and Fridays are the days Little A and I spend together, so there’s a bit more going on. Our nanny called in sick that day, so it changed things up a bit, but for the most part it was about what our day looks like.
So here we go!
I slept in a bit this day and didn’t head downstairs to get my coffee until almost 6:30. On my days off I usually try to get up by 6:00 (I get up at 5:00 M-W), but I hadn’t gotten good sleep all week so I stayed in bed a bit longer.
After making my coffee I sat down with my Bible and had some quiet time. This is one of my favorite morning rituals to start my day off right. Please note: I have not kept up with my daily Bible reading, so although it says April 11th, it was actually June that I was reading this. 🙂
After my quiet time I turned on my computer and started working and answering emails.
Like I said earlier, our nanny called in sick this day, so Little A and I had some morning snuggles while she watched a bit of PBS Kids.
I worked for a while on my actual job, did some blog writing and reading and worked on my essential oils business.
Then we got ready for the day and headed out to our first stop. Thursday’s are usually our date day so we go to Starbucks then run errands or go to a park. Little A got a special treat this day too.
After our Starbucks run we headed to our favorite place. Little A loves Target. She also loves Costco and Fred Meyer. Those are all her favorite stores. She gets giddy when she knows we’re heading to one of her favorites. I love my little shopping buddy! We picked up a few things for me (new face wash and night cream) and a few pairs of shorts for her.
When we got home our essential oils delivery was on the front porch! It’s like Christmas once a month! I like to take my time opening all the products, and Little A likes to take her time popping the bubble wrap.
This day was a little out of the norm because I actually had to go into work for a meeting. So my grandma came over and watched baby girl while I headed into the office. We always do coffee or tea tastings at the start of meetings and this was my first iced tea tasting. Those tea pitchers were awesome! You steeped the loose tea leaves in the hot water, then when you set the pots on the pitchers of ice, the tea flows through the bottom to make the iced tea. Such an easy way to make iced tea!
After my 45 minute meeting it was back home. Almost 2 hours in the car for 1, 45 minute meeting. Sigh.
When I got home baby girl was napping so I changed out of my work pants, put my hair up and had some rare quiet time with Dr. Oz. I don’t read many magazines any more but I do love The Good Life.
It was short lived when my little love woke up. We snuggled a bit, then she wanted to watch a movie, so I put on something Disney (I can’t remember which movie at this point).
Then I went into the kitchen to make us some smoothies. Apple, banana, spinach and some blueberries. Delish!
I also had to perform emergency surgery on one of Little A’s stuffed animals. Luckily it was an easy fix and he’s recovering nicely.
After daddy got home it was time to start dinner (chicken tikka masala). I love that my hubby does most of the cooking in our house. It’s really not my thing.
I, instead, poured myself a glass of wine from one of our favorite Sonoma wineries.
And went outside to enjoy the sunshine for a bit. It was a gorgeous day and I wanted to take full advantage.
After dinner (sorry, didn’t get a picture of dinner, but it was delish!) we had some more play time, then it was bath, books and bed for this girl.
After baby girl was down I folded some laundry and did a bit of blogging before heading up to get ready for bed.
I like to shower at night. Something about going to bed clean makes me happy.
I crawled into bed, did a bit of reading then it was lights out around 10:00.
And that’s a typical day for me. I see so many bloggers that only share pretty or posed photos, but sometimes you just gotta keep it real. Don’t get me wrong, I love looking at their pretty, staged photos, but I can guarantee you that isn’t what their life looks like every moment of every day. This is pretty much how I roll. It ain’t always pretty and glamorous, but it’s real life.
Have a great day love bugs!