I love “a day in the life” type posts and have been meaning to write my own for awhile now. Today is finally the day. Well, yesterday was, but you’re reading it today. You know what I mean!
5:50 am – I open one eye and see that it’s almost 6am. I suddenly realize that Brynn slept through the night! Awesome! I give myself a few more minutes to lay in bed and…
6:50 – What?! Its 6:50 and I’m spooning a pug. How did that happen?! Well the pug part happens all the time, but, whoops! I guess I fell asleep. I crawl out of bed and head straight to the bathroom to get ready before anyone else wakes up. I took a shower the night before, so my morning routine only consists of brushing my teeth, washing my face, moisturizing, and flat ironing my hair. I skip makeup 90% of the time. Today is no exception. 20 minutes and I’m done.
7:15 – I can hear Brynn talking in her crib, so I go scoop her up. She immediately pads down the hallway to the kitchen to request her morning banana. Every single morning she starts her day with a banana. I get her dressed while she eats. Then I let her wake Dad up. hehe
7:30 – Landon’s up. He slept late and he’s groggy, but in a good mood. He lets me dress him right away, so I let him play in his room while I get ready.
8:04 – We’re all dressed, bundled (it’s like 20-something degrees here today), and on our way to daycare. I don’t normally do drop off, but today I am. I do my best not to drive directly to work.
8:30 – I get to work and take the stairs seven flights to my office. Feel the burn.
This is the view from our kitchen at work. I make sure to take it in every single day I’m at work.
8:30 – 4:30 – Work. Work. Work. What do I do at work? Lots! Today I’m preparing for an offsite conference which we are hosting almost 2 hours away.
Instead of giving you a play by play of my work day, here’s a fun list.
10 Interesting Things I Did at Work Today
- Finalized a catering order
- Assembled packets for our event
- General office shenanigans with my coworkers
- Drank 2 cups of tea
- Went on a quick BRISK morning walk
- Realized I’m saving more for retirement than I thought (long story, future post)
- Looked over my event logistics task list 100 times. Forgot something anyway, I’m sure.
- Printed name tags..twice…it was the printer!
- Considered joining LinkedIn. I’m still on the fence. Thoughts?
- Decided on my theme for our office decorating contest!
I’m a really fun and productive employee, hire me!
4:30 – I leave work and I’m off to get the kiddos.
5:15 – Everyone is home and happy.
6:00 – Dinner time. Fish sticks (YUP), rice, and broccoli. Since I’m not into plain white rice I make a sweet potato and eat the entire thing myself.
6:20 – 7:45 – Play time, pick up time, laundry time, ice cream sandwich time. I clean out one of Brynn’s dresser drawers in an effort to declutter. Brynn pulls about 10 wipes out of a wipes container. Landon and I play “snowball fight” with them. Meanwhile, Brynn’s in the dining room hanging out with Dad.
8:00 – We get the kids ready for bed and I read “Firehouse” to Landon for the 86th time. Then, I put Brynn to bed while Matt puts Landon to bed.
8:30 – More laundry.
9:00 – I write this post! And, I research activity trackers. I want a really simple one, mainly just to track my steps.
10:00 – There’s about 20 things I could do, but I have to be on the road at 5:45 tomorrow morning so I’m going to bed!
If you made it to the end, I’m impressed! I’d love to read about a day in your life, so I encourage you to write a post like this. If you do, let me know so I can check it out!