I told you last Friday that I was working on a “Day in the life” post. I love reading people’s day in the life of posts. I’m always intrigued to see how people spend their time. Maybe I’m weird or something, but I always think “Maybe I can learn a few things to help me organize my day better,” or “I wonder if they do anything fun with their kids Little A and I could do.” Just to name a few things. But mostly I just like to read about other people’s lives.
I feel like I’m always so busy and on the go, and I sometimes think I don’t get much accomplished. But once I actually took the time to pay attention to what I do throughout the day, I actually do quite a bit! Yeah, it may not be the most exciting stuff, but I love some of the little things we do. The little things make me smile.
I chose a Thursday because, well, I work Monday-Wednesday and if I chose one of these days my post would go something like this:
6:25-7:15 – Commute into work
7:15-12:00 – Meetings and email
1200-12:30 – Lunch and more email
12:30-3:45 – Email and probably another meeting or two
3:45-4:30 – Commute home
Boring right? You’d get lots of photos of my email inbox and a few coffee photos. And that’s about it.
So I chose a Thursday because I thought it would make for a more interesting post. It could still be boring. You be the judge of that I guess.
6:30: Wake up and get ready for the day: hair, makeup, clothes (I have yet to try to get up earlier than this on my days off. That would require me going to bed earlier which hasn’t happened in quite a while). Our nanny has the day off (she usually comes in the morning until around 10:00 so I can work) so I have to get as much done as I can before Little A wakes up.
Fire up my computer and get to work. Respond to emails is most of what I do on these days. Play catch up. And read a few blog posts. 🙂
7:15: Little A wakes up a bit earlier today (of course!). I go get her out of bed and get her warm milk ready.
We watch a little PBS kids while I work. (Usually I’m up in the office working when her nanny is there.)
Play time! We play while I try to monitor my email.
9:00: I take Little A upstairs to get ready. This can be a long task since she hates getting out of her “gown dress.” She gives a bit of a fuss but I eventually win.
I love picking out her clothes though. Girls clothes are so much fun! I try to give her a few options so she has a bit of a say in what she wears. She’s really establishing her own style. And I’m okay with that.
Then I finish getting ready (aka, put my jeans and shoes on).
I usually dress pretty comfortable on my days off. Nothing too fancy. I decided at the last minute to throw on my Hunters before we headed out the door. It was raining and I liked them much better with this outfit anyways. Little A was wearing hers as well.
Around 9:45 we head to Starbucks for our weekly date. Vanilla steamer for her, non fat vanilla latte for me. And we share a chocolate croissant. I usually let her choose a treat.
|She looks like such a big girl in this photo!|
After Starbucks, we head over to Target for some browsing. This is also part of our weekly date. We love Target. The first place we usually go is beauty, but this time I decided to check out their women’s clothes. Glad I did because I found a super cute top (in green) and boyfriend cardigan (that I showed you on Friday). I grab another long tank for layering and we head to the outdoor section.
Lots of great poofs I’m considering for the play room/bonus room update. I’m thinking blue and red, but then I’ll see something cute in pink/teal/yellow and wonder if I like that color combo better. We also find some great fire pits that would be perfect for our yard. I’m hoping I can talk the hubby into one of them.
I sometimes get her a little something while we’re there. She was being really good (we were there for a while) so I got her a little doddle thing (what are those called?).
11:45: We head home for snack and a little play time before nap.
12:30: I finally get baby girl down for her nap. Potty, PJs, story, song, and kisses. It’s an involved process, especially now that she insists on wearing her PJs for nap time.
12:30: Respond to emails that came in while we were out, and blog time.
1:30: I have a telecon with a supplier. I usually try not to work in the afternoons too much, but I scheduled this one for when I knew Little A would be napping. It worked out great. Just a quick 20 minute call.
I do some laundry and catch up on Nashville on the DVR while folding.
2:30: I break out my new Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred video for the first time. That lady is no joke! She can give you a darn good workout in 20 minutes. Best $9.00 I’ve ever spent. (Sorry, no photos of this. You don’t want to see what I looked like when I was done anyways. Promise.)
3:00: Little A wakes up from her nap.
She requests mac and cheeses for lunch, so we have some Annie’s. She really likes to help with cooking these days, so I let her stir the pasta a bit. That cheese face kills me.
3:30: She was being such a good girl that I let her have a movie.
And of course she didn’t want to get out of her “gown dress” again. She asks for some popcorn and sleeping bags during the movie. How could I resist that?! While she watched Monsters I read the new Clean Eating magazine. Some really great recipes in there I’m going to try.
5:00: Daddy comes home! (Sorry, no pictures of that either. I was losing steam around this time.) More play time with Daddy while we get dinner ready.
Shrimp and steamed veggies for dinner. We’ve started our clean eating again. Shrimp and veggies are a go to for me. Quick and easy and on the table in 20 minutes or less.
We have some snuggle time on the couch while Huebie and I talk about or days and tickle baby. And play dolls (which consists of Little A telling me to make the dolls talk. Repeatedly. I have run out of things for those dolls to say by this point!).
7:00: Time to get ready for bed! Bath time, PJs, brush our teeth and stories. I also proceeded to sing her approximately 257 songs before I can get out the door. I literally sing my way to the door. “Rock a Bye Baby”, “Skina-ma-rink” and “You Are My Sunshine” are a few favorites, along with every Frozen song 2 times through. The girl knows how to work bed time. I proceed to tell myself once more that I have to get her down to 2 songs before bed.
Pick up the scattered toys around the house, then finish up my blog post for Friday, while we watch a few shows on the DVR. Huebie does some work as well.
9:00: Pick up the house, finish folding laundry, load the dishwasher. I always have to have a clean house before I head up to bed. We talk about starting our taxes. And that’s about as far as we get.
9:30: Shower and get ready for bed. I read a bit of The Antelope in the Living Room before my eyes start to shut.
10:15: Lights out!
And that’s my typical Thursday. Nothing too exciting, but lots of time with my girl, which is my favorite thing.
I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for doing it, Tiffany!
We just bought the same rug that you have yesterday (but in brown)! I LOVE it!
I also love shrimp and veggies. I’m okay with just that but my husband insists on a little more so I usually make quinoa to go with it.
And I need to pick up The Antelope in the Living Room! I feel like everyone is raving about it!
Nice! I really should do a “day in the life” post sometime soon too. I really enjoy reading them and yours was a wonderful glimpse into your life… which makes it pretty darn special.
I like steamers too… Little A and I have something in common.
Love the red poof… two thumbs way up!
No pictures of you shredding it…. awww.
Your dinner looks fabulous. I haven’t cooked shrimp for a while. I should do that sometime soon.
Thanks for sharing friend. Wishing you a lovely day.
I normally don’t go on blogs or FB too much but I’ve been reading yours… two days in a row now. Thanks for sharing your awesome stories.
Aw thanks Vivian! I appreciate you coming by to read and taking the time to comment. This week was very heavy in family oriented posts, so I’m glad you enjoyed them!
I seriously love posts like these! I think cause I’m so nosey 🙂 But I also love to see how the typical day goes for other moms too. I like that you get up and get yourself ready in the morning instead of staying in your pj’s all day! I feel so much better when I do that. And it’s so funny to see the little quirks that all of our toddlers have, like how she has to be in her pjs for nap! Piggie had this intricate ritual he had to do every night, like locking the door, twisting the handle, climbing into bed with NO help…god forbid you help him, he’d scream and start the whole process over again lol. Thanks for sharing this, I hope you also do more posts like this!
I loved reading this! Little A is just so cute. My boys love going out for coffee too and they have a ‘baby-ccino’. I love your striped top – I have a thing for stripes. How good is the Shred? I used to be fit before I had my boys….two c-secs later, not so much and until the last fortnight, I never thought I’d see muscle definition on my body again. Jillian rocks! xx
Thanks Louisa! Baby-ccino, that’s so cute! I’m all about stripes; they are definitely a staple in my wardrobe. And you were SO RIGHT about the Shred! It is so good! She really knows how to get your heartrate up and you sweating in 20 minutes. It’s the perfect workout for when we can’t make it to the gym.
I had no idea that you only worked Mon-Wed. I knew it was part time, but I didn’t know how it worked for you all. And I also didn’t know about your Nanny. These posts are fun to read to get to know people better. I think picking out girl clothes is fun too! Maybe my baby will be a girl? Hahaha…since we won’t be doing a gender reveal, we shall see this summer 🙂
I really do like my schedule. It’s a nice balance for me. I’m so glad I don’t have to drive in every day; it’s a long commute. And we love our nanny. She is absolutely amazing and teaches our daughter so much. We feel very blessed to have her.
I hope you have a little girl! But if it’s another boy that would be fun for JR too. 🙂