Every so often I like to do a day in the life post so I can look back & remember what my day looked like in different seasons of life. I find that any time I think about doing this post, A Day in the Life by the Beatles pops into my head. Woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across my head! Anyway... So, I'll do a run through of what a typical Monday looks like in my life. Not that I imagine you care so much, but I do! I'll post pictures from my cell that I took over the week as I babble.
|Enjoying the lake near our house last Wednesday|
My alarm blares out at 5am as I miserably drag myself out of bed & head to the gym. Most mornings I think that I'd give my right arm to sleep a little longer. Then I tell myself that I'll go to bed super early that night, though I rarely do. I'm back from the gym & in the shower at 6:30, get both kids up around 7 & head out the door at 7:30. I drop the kids off at daycare & clock-in at 8:15. After screening patients & figuring out who I'm seeing that day, I head up to ICU rounds at 10am, see patients until 12:30 & then head to lunch. Thirty minutes go far too quickly. I chart for the rest of the day.
I clock-out at 4:45pm, get the kids & get home by 5:30. I've changed my Tuesday/Thursday schedule & work from 7:15-3:45 which is awesome. Mike takes the kids to school those days & before he's home from work, they're already bathed & in their pajamas & we've even had time to take a walk around the neighborhood. When I get home on Mondays, I bathe the kids, get them in their PJs, reheat leftovers from Sunday & by that time Mike is getting home.
We eat, play & put Reese to bed by 7pm the latest. The girl is out cold within minutes since daycare wears her out so much. Cam goes to bed a little before 8pm.
|I try to take a 15 minute afternoon walk everyday|
Mike & I hang out & watch TV until I head to bed to read until around 10pm or so. As much as I'd love to stay up later, it's not worth feeling exhausted the next day, so I make myself go to sleep. After about fifteen minutes of reading my Kindle, I can no longer keep my eyes open & I go to sleep. Wake & repeat, wake & repeat until it's TGIFn'F!
Our meals are usually pretty quick & simple during the week. Monday is always leftovers from Sunday, Tuesday is something quick like these make ahead muffin melts from the Pioneer Woman. Mike was sweet enough to make the mixture Monday night as I watched the Bachelor finale at Lauren's house. I topped English muffins with the mixture, popped them under the broiler for about ten-fifteen minutes & dinner was served. Since I'm home Wednesday, I make a better meal that extends leftovers to Thursday & Friday is always pizza & salad. Since we're following a tighter budget, we've switched from Perno Pizza Friday or pizza delivery to frozen pizza.
Speaking of budgeting, I'll be following the envelope system in style thanks to my incredibly sweet friend, Lesli. No plain, boring envelopes for this gal; I'll be toting these colorful babies that Lesli so craftily made! Thank you so much, Lesli, I love you!