I recently met up with a good friend of mine that I haven’t seen in a while. She brought up my blog and asked how I did it all. I inwardly chuckled because I know for a fact I don’t do it all. She asked me to post a timeline of my day from my perspective to see how I fit it all in. I chuckled again and told her that my life right now is DRASTICALLY different from how it used to be. My timeline right now would consist of “Took my Phenergan last night and couldn’t drag myself out of bed until 10.” :)
To give you a little glimpse into my life, I’ll share that my erase board calendar still has November on it. I give you permission to laugh. I don’t know if I’m keeping it up now just to see how long I can go or because it makes me laugh every time I see it. My life is resuming some kind of normalcy. We have had 2 separate sets of house guests for over a week now so today was a “catch up” day for me. It went a little bit like this…
7:50 | John Robert peeks into my room to ask if he can watch tv. I say yes and remind him there are bowls of peaches in the fridge (that I prepared last night) for both him and Asher.
8:00 | I lie in bed listening to the sound of rain and the boys playing nicely; lots of vroom vrooms and laughing.
8:50 | I hear a little crash followed by Asher crying, “Open the door, momma! My hands are too slippery.” I open the door and he rushes into my arms explaining his boo boo. I cuddle him for a split second before he declares he’s all better and runs off to play.
9:00 | I grab the book I’m reading, Glow, to entertain me while my nausea and dizziness subside.
9:45 | I finally decide I’m ready to get up to make a small breakfast of toast.
9:50 | JR chooses toast with grape jam, Asher chooses Nutella and I give them each a handful of dried cranberries.
10:00 | I lie back in bed with my toast slathered in strawberry preserves (Fruit has been one of the only constant foods that has agreed with me this pregnancy…the toast was just something to put it on.)
10:15 | Asher peeks in asking me to help him wash his hands. He can wash them himself, but he can’t quite reach the levers to turn on the water yet. I notice his face is covered in Nutella and it makes me smile. I rub his chubby little hands with water and smile some more. I’ll miss these chubby, little hands when he grows bigger. Asher then becomes enamored with a rock sitting next to the sink and grabs it to go play.
10:25 | I grab a wet wipe to clean Nutella off Asher’s leg and then clean off my sticky doorknob that is coated in a combination of Nutella and peach juice.
10:35 | I finish the last chapter of Glow and head to the shower.
11:00 | The shower has exhausted me as it usually does lately (is it the combo of the warm water and steam or what!?) so I rest in bed for a bit.
11:25 | I pay bills online…oh, joy! ;)
12:10 | I take a long look at the mountain of laundry that has developed over a week. How does it grow so fast? I decide to do a load while my hair finishes air drying. There’s no way I’m straightening it today with the rain and wind.
12:42 | I sit down to catch my breath from laundry.
1:00 | I make my meal plan and grocery list despite the fact that NOTHING sounds good.
1:20 | I drive through Chick-Fil-A for lunch (bad mom).
1:40 | I run to Target for diapers (Target brand diapers are my favorite) and then to Market Street for groceries. I buy a Rotisserie chicken which makes me want to gag the entire grocery trip.
3:00 | We arrive back home and I read the boys 4 of their library books before lying Asher down for a nap.
3:20 | I look again at the mountain of laundry and sigh. I put in another load.
3:40 | I decide to reward myself with a nap for doing more in one day than I’ve done in months. OK…let’s be honest…I nap almost every day regardless if I’m productive or not.
4:30 | I work on a new Interior Design project. At first I have to talk myself into it, but I quickly become engrossed.
5:30 | Robert arrives home. I’m shocked at how fast the day went by. I start the dishes and we talk about what we want to eat for dinner…Spaghetti and Meatballs it is. While the food cooks, I de-bone the Rotisserie chicken for dinner tomorrow and only gag three times. It still makes me sick, but I’m desperately trying to get back to cooking healthy meals.
6:30 | I sit back down at my computer to write this blog post while my superman of a husband finishes dinner. Have I mentioned that I love that man?
7:00 | The family sits down to watch Dancing with the Stars. I’m not too impressed with the “stars” this season. Asher kept calling Gavin Degraw the old guy. It made me laugh, because he’s not old at all…just to a 3 year old.
8:00 | We start the bedtime routine of pjs, vitamins and brushing teeth.
8:30 | The boys declare they “hate bedtime.” I coax them into the bedroom like wild, angry animals to say their prayers and go to bed. Asher says the thunder and lighting scares him so I calm his fears, reminding him that nothing bad will happen in our home and mommy and daddy are in the bedroom right next door.
9:00 | Now I’m just improvising because I have already posted this blog post. :) Robert and I lie in bed to watch tv and talk about the day. I fold the mound of laundry I did today, then I choke down my vitamins (literally). Taking my prenatal vitamins is the least favorite part of my day.
10:00 | Lights out.
Whew! What a list. I’m not sure if that was entertaining or painful for those of you that stuck around to the end. As you can see, I’m definitely not doing it all. I’m actually pretty boring and normal. I do wish I would have had time to prepare clip art images for this ABC book I want the boys to be able to make. Maybe tomorrow. Since it was a ”catch up” day, I didn’t feel bad that we didn’t have time for school work.
I’ve set a goal for myself to get back to blogging once a day and about Montessori or education twice a week. I know it’s still not what I was able to do before, but I’m taking baby steps. So, for those of you who are still reading, was that fun or painful? You can be honest. :)