Happy Friday!! Congrats, you made it!
It’s been a while since I’ve written one of these “Day In The Life” posts. (just looked – it was August) I saw that Tina posted one yesterday so her post sparked my interest. It’s fun peeking in on what people do all day. Nosey McNosersons. (…And I am one of them and so are you so let’s just praise the Lord, right arm…)
Here’s what went down yesterday:
4:21am – Porter wakes up hungry so I pull him into bed and nurse him. I’m wide awake at this point – not good.
4:35am – I put Porter back down in his bassinet and lie back down. I toss and turn for what seems like hours (<-there is A LOT going on behind the scenes right now and I’ll be able to tell you all about it come Monday of next week. Hang tight.)
4:46am – Say eff it and get up, brush my teeth, put my contacts in, and put on my running clothes. Eat 1/2 a banana.
4:54am – Take 2 Catalyst capsules with some water on my way out the door.
5:00am – I run 5 miles around town. I listen to a 90’s Dance Floor Filler mix on Amazon Prime (they have music now!!) and get a little spooked running through dark patches. Where is everybody?!!? Oh yeah, sleeping. Like they’re supposed to be.
5:41am – Make it back home. Slip back inside and everyone is still sleeping. Stretch. Check Instagram.
6:00am – Shower quickly because I hear Porter stirring. He goes back to sleep though.
6:18am – Sit down to start writing this post. <-I won’t come back to this post until 8pm. Long, busy day.
6:25am – Porter is hungry. I slip back into bed and nurse him.
6:50am – Whoa. Fell asleep while nursing (the BEST!) and wake up STARVING. I rearrange Porter so that Travis is now snuggling him and slip out of bed.
7:00am – Henry wakes up so I put on our shoes and drive to McDonalds. We NEVER do this but I’ve been in a breakfast rut and was craving something different and Henry’s always game for a food adventure. I get an Egg McMuffin (add spinach & tomato at home) and get the kids an egg and cheese biscuit.
7:25am – When we get back home, everyone but Porter is awake. The kids and I sit down to breakfast while Travis gets ready for work.
8:00am – Travis leaves. I give both kids a bath because we didn’t get one last night and they’re stinky.
8:30am – We start morning school – mathematical reasoning for Henry and letter dot-to-dot’s for Clara.
9:00am – Porter starts cooing from the bedroom so I get him up and we nurse. He’s in such a great mood! I carry him from room to room and do my morning chores (make beds, laundry, dishes). I change out of pjs and into normal people clothes.
9:25am – Eat second breakfast – a Chobani 2% Pumpkin Spice yogurt! Yum!
9:30am – I corral everyone and we leave for our one-a-week Homeschool Co-op day. This year we’re studying Astronomy, History and Art and the kids love it. I’m not a teacher or a helper this week so I get to hang out in the toddler room and chat with other mamas.
12:00pm – Head back home and drop by our local health food store for some essentials. Dark chocolate almonds and chips. Essentials.
12:15pm – We stop by and see Travis at work. He’s as handsome as ever. Go home and put Porter down for a nap.
12:45pm – Sit down to eat a big salad for lunch. Spinach, carrots, broccoli, cucumber, deli turkey, baked snap pea crisps and some leftover spaghetti squash.
1:38pm – Porter wakes up. We nurse.
2:00pm – Business meeting.
3:00pm – The meeting went SO well (more on this to come, promise!). On the way back home, I scarf down this Detour Smart bar (freebie). It’s not really my cup of tea but I’m hungry so I eat it.
3:25pm – Nurse Porter – he’s not really hungry but I need him to be happy while I coach my groups.
3:40pm – I head downstairs to train my afternoon MoveMore groups (3:45pm & 4:30pm). We do this workout together – it’s a BEAST.
5:30pm – Run back upstairs all sweaty. to nurse Porter really quick. Late for worship team.
6:15pm – I get started on dinner and type a little bit more of this post while the eggs boil. I remember why I seldom write them – too much to remember.
7:00pm – Dinner. Egg salad over spinach and the last of the spaghetti squash. A big red pear for dessert –>SO good right now!
7:30pm – After-dinner chores (unload the dishwasher, sweep kitchen, put away clean laundry). Porter wakes up as Travis put the big kids to bed.
8:00pm – Nurse Porter and chat with Travis about our day. He requests a technology-free night and I happily oblige.
8:21pm – Finish this post.
QUESTION: What was the highlight of YOUR day yesterday????