Every so often, I like to do a post about a day in the life so I can look back & see what things looked like at different stages of my life. I work four days a week & take Wednesdays off to spend with the kids & organize the house so our weekends can be more laid back. I'll run through a typical work day since Wednesdays home can be very uneventful, so much so that we sometimes don't even get out of our pajamas!
4:30am: Alarm goes off & I want to throw it through the window & cry because I'm so darn tired.
4:50am: Drag myself out of bed & vow to go to bed earlier that night which never happens.
5am: Pour my coffee & get my lunch bag thrown together.
5:10am: Head out the door for the gym.
6:20am: Hit the gym showers & get ready for work.
7am: Clock into work, print reports & screen patients for nutritional risk.
8am: Drink a protein shake at my desk while I work.
9am: Head up to round on patients.
10am: ICU rounds.
10:30am: Run downstairs & heat up my unsatisfying, frozen breakfast sandwich & take a 15 minute break.
10:45am: Head back up to the floors to finish seeing patients & consulting with other staff members as needed.
12:30 pm: Head back to my office & get ready for lunch.
1 pm: Clock back in from my whopping 30 minute lunch break & chart my nutrition assessments.
3:30 pm: Yes, it's time to clock-out!
3:45 pm: Hit the grocery store if needed & pick up stuff for dinner.
4 pm: Swing over to get the kiddos at daycare.
4:30 pm: Get home & let the madness begin! This is when I do ten million things in the matter of an hour & a half: Make ten trips from the car to bring in the throng of groceries & things accumulated in the car, let the dogs out back, set the kids up with a snack & some TV & meet their seemingly never ending requests, do baths, set up the coffee for the next morning, start laundry, get my gym bag re-packed, make Cam's lunch if needed, set out clothes for the next day, tidy up the house & start dinner.
6 pm: Mike gets home & we sit down for dinner.
6:30-7:30 pm: Clean up dinner, let the kids watch some TV or play, get teeth brushed & begin the bedtime corralling. Bedtime in our house is very hectic for me since I'm exhausted & impatient & the kids are very hyper & fighting my need to get them in bed so I can finally have a moment of downtime.
8 pm: Finally, finally the kids are in bed. What's that I hear? Oh, Reese is crying for a drink of water, Cam is getting out of bed to tell me he's not tired...
8:30 pm: The house is quiet at last! Mike heads to the gym & I pour myself a glorious glass of wine & head to bead with my Kindle in tow. Ahhh, finally time to relax.
9-9:30 pm: Lights out! Time to force myself to sleep so I can do it all again the next day!
Supper glamorous & exciting stuff, eh?!