Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A day in the life

I haven't done a day in a life post since July, and I can tell you for certain, that many things have changed since then!  I've always found that the mundane details of peoples lives, rather than the amazing highlights, are the things that interest me the most.  I do these posts for that reason, as well as to be able to look back & see what things looked like in this season of my life.  It doesn't hurt that I'm constantly tweaking my schedule to make things work! 

5am: Alarm goes off.

5:35am: Leave for work.

6am:  Start work.  I'm now a salaried employee... hell yes!  So, if I arrive 5 minutes late, it's not the end of the world, thank goodness for logical, realistic rules!  I'm very thankful that my boss is so flexible.  Print reports & screen patients for nutrition risk.

7:30am: Try to take a quick walk around the back of the hospital...

Since I've been having major issues with plantar fasciitis right now, walking has been limited.  That's a post in itself, but lets just say it's been awful.

8am: Grab breakfast & eat at my desk while working.

9:15am: Go up to the floors & round on patients.

10am: ICU rounds.

10:30am: Finishing seeing patients & start charting.

12:45pm: Lunch.

1:30pm: Finishing charting.

2:30: Leave & head to the gym if my plantar fasciitis isn't horrific.  If it is & I can't workout, I run errands or grocery shop as needed.

3:30pm: Pick Reese up from daycare.

3:50pm: Get home & try to do as much as I can before we head to the bus stop to get Cam.  Clean up Mike's mess from the morning, set up the coffee for tomorrow, get laundry going, make Cam's lunch, etc.

4:20pm: Let Reese ride her tricycle to the bus stop which takes forever!  She pedals like a snail & stops more than she moves!

4:35pm: Cam gets off the bus & we head home.  We went through a spurt where one of the two cried every single day for whatever reason.  Pretty frustrating!  But now we're on a good streak, yay!

4:45pm: Cam heads to the playroom with his homework & we get started while he has a snack.

5:15pm: Let the kids decompress & play outside or watch TV as I start dinner.  This is when I have to say a million times, "The kitchen is closed, there is absolutely no more snacking!"  "But, Mom, I'm so hungry!"  "Great!  We're eating dinner in an hour!!"

6pm: I try to bathe the kids at this time, but sometimes they're having so much fun playing that I push if off till later.  Although if we're being honest, it's probably because I want to hold off until Mike can do it!

6:30pm: Mike gets home from work & we eat dinner.

7pm: Mike bathes the kids if I haven't already done it.  I clean the kitchen while he does this.

7:30pm: Kids wrap up whatever show they were watching & we brush teeth.

7:45pm: Wrangle the wild beasts as they run like maniacs around the house.  I must say, "Cam!  Get up in your bed!" 50 times.

8pm: The kids are mostly quiet & falling asleep.  Cam usually gets out of bed to poop even though he told me five minutes earlier that he didn't have to go.  Bedtime is like milk of magnesia for Cameron.

8-9:30pm: I watch TV, go online or do whatever I feel like until I head to bed.

Lights out by 10pm!!  Wake & repeat, wake & repeat!!

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  1. good thing you are a naturally organized person, because I would fail miserably at your day! making a lunch for the next day at 4 p.m. the day before!?! goodness, that requires a lot of forethought! (not foreskin, mike...forethought.) I wouldn't even know what we were having for dinner at 4 p.m. for the same day. how do you get to work by 6 a.m.!? are you a morning person? I didn't know you were having plantar faciatis, nothing is helping?? keep on truckin, mama!

    1. Lesli, with Mike being in charge of the mornings, I have EVERYTHING ready for the next day since I'm long gone by the time they head out. Can you imagine that man picking out Reese's clothes?! (I still love you, Mike!) I'm a morning person to a certain extent... can't stand sleeping late because I feel I've wasted the day, but no, waking up at 5am is not my cup of tea!!! Guess you've gotta do what you've gotta do. We don't want Cam in after school care, so I have to be home by 4:30 to get him, so I really have no choice for now. As for the plantar fasciitis, no, nothing is curing it.. just taking away some of the agony. It sucks!!!

  2. I tell Mike all the time when he gets up at 4:30 that anything before 5 is still nighttime. I don't know how you handle that. I hate mornings. I also pack the kids' breakfast and get everything laid out the night before. I am the one taking them in the morning usually, but I like to be ready to go, otherwise we'd never get out the door.