Day in the Life #2

It’s been awhile since I’ve written about what happens on a typical weekday for us…and I think it’s always fun to look back at those sort of things.  It’s important to document the big things, for sure, but it’s the “normal” days that make up most of our lives…right?  Here we go!  Get ready for some excitement.

5:30 a.m. – Brian’s alarm goes off.  Usually, it goes off approximately 32 times before he’ll get up, but today he has to be at a conference at 7 a.m., and there’s new snow on the ground.  He gets out of bed to get ready, make the coffee, deal with the dog, and warm up/scrape the cars off.  He’s a good one.

5:42 a.m. – I fall back asleep but wake up to my first alarm.  I like to press snooze at least 2 or 3 times, so I press snooze twice today before I’m woken up by…

6:00 a.m. – Kate’s crying in her crib.  We usually don’t sleep with the monitor in our room, but I swear – she cries and one second later I’m wide awake.  This is HUGE coming from a lifelong heavy sleeper!  It’s super early (too early) for her to be up, and I still need to shower and get ready….so I watch her from the monitor to keep an eye on her.  Poor pumpkin is just standing at the side of her crib, not crying at all.  I’m dying to get her, but I know she’ll want me to hold her….so I hop into the shower as fast as I can right after Brian kisses me goodbye.



6:20 a.m. – I’m out of the shower and see she’s laid back down for a bit.  Whew!  I continue to get dressed and ready for the day.  Brian calls and says traffic is already horrible due to the snow and people not being able to drive in it.  One day…I look forward to living in a place where people are USED to driving in snow!

6:40 a.m. – I head downstairs to take a load out to the jeep and put Montana in his kennel (aka “jail”).  I finally head up to wake Kate (I always try to wait until the last possible minute to do so) and see she’s awake in her crib.  She’s in a good mood, which is quite a change from when I usually have to wake her up.  Not a morning girl…but she gets it honest.

6:53 a.m. – I always remember the exact time I leave the house for some reason.  I always aim for 6:52/6:53, so I’m able to get to Michelle’s by 7 (when she opens).

7:02 a.m. – Roads are pretty bad, but I arrive at Michelle’s.  She tells me the Fishers schools are on a delay, at least, so that thankfully means less cars on the road.  I heard there is an accident on 69 (my nightmare), so I say goodbye to Kate and quickly pull up my traffic app to see which way I should get to work. All of the southbound roads are JAMMED, so it has me winding all the way through the city to get to work.  I leave Michelle’s at 7:05 a.m.


8:35 a.m. – Finnnnnally get to work.  I am so frustrated (especially because yesterday it took me an hour to get to work due to an accident…normally it takes me 30-35 minutes), but what can you do?  Well, I focus on the fact that I’ll most likely only be working here a few more years….that’s what I do!

8:40 a.m.  – Make it up to my office and whine to my co-workers about my commute.  I really try not to whine much at work, but bad traffic really grinds my gears.  I eat my breakfast (my newest favorite is maple/brown sugar oatmeal with a big old spoonful of almond butter) and chat with them for a bit.

9:00 a.m. – I finally get to work and catch up on emails.  I work on mail flow and print out some projects for our student worker who is in today.

10:20 a.m. – My stomach is growling so it’s snack time.  I always keep a few snacks at work so I can pick whatever I’m in the mood for, so today it’s hummus and pretzel chips.

11:30 a.m. – One of my co-workers comes to chat for a bit in our office.  We used to have offices next to each other, but now that I’ve changed positions, I don’t get to see her/talk to her as much.  I’m definitely having one of “those” days where I don’t want to work, so it’s nice to catch up with her.

12:45 p.m. – After working a bit more on emails, I go downstairs to heat up my leftovers for lunch (pizza casserole….YUM).  I eat my lunch at my desk (what I do most days of the week) and surf the web for a bit.

2:20 p.m. – Wrapped up some work and headed out to get some gas in the jeep, since my gas light came on during my morning commute.

2:45 p.m. – Get back to my desk and snack on an apple (man, I just can’t seem to get full today).  Start reviewing some files.  I was supposed to meet with 2 students this afternoon, but neither showed…and secretly I’m happy because I got a lot more done!

4:05 p.m. – Time to go!  I wrap things up and head out the door.  Surely my drive home won’t be as treacherous…right???

4:40 p.m. – Arrive at Michelle’s to get Kate.  She went through a phase (thankfully short, because it broke my heart) where she was having too much fun there and didn’t want to leave.  Now when I come in the door she’s all smiles and ready to go!  (Well, she never wants to leave her friends or the fun toys…but I can at least usually distract her now).  I chat with Michelle and another mom for a few minutes while the kids run around.

4:50 p.m.  – Get Kate strapped in the jeep and head home.  Brian calls on my way home to see what we have planned for dinner.  I tell him jambalaya, and he asks if it’s okay if he makes caprese salad, instead.  Um….yes!!!  He got out of his conference early and went to the store to pick up some things to make it.  This is incredibly shocking because this guy doesn’t really consider it a meal without meat, but he got it because he knew I’d like it.  I think I’ll keep him. 🙂

5:00 p.m.  – We arrive home and Kate is sure happy to see her doggy.  It’s the cutest thing ever.  We catch up with Brian and then I head upstairs to change into my jammies.  During the winter, I feel totally okay changing into my pajamas this early.  Then we head downstairs and just chat about our days while Brian makes dinner.  I could get used to this!  I almost dread the first hour I get home because I feel like I’m trying to do a million things at once, so it’s nice to sit and relax for a change.  We get Kate her dinner and she eats a good amount (it’s hit or miss these days)…

5:45 p.m. – I eat dinner (Brian is still full from his conference food–he filled up before hitting the road) and it is DElicious.  I’m already excited for leftovers tomorrow.  I clean up the kitchen afterwards and then head into the living room to play with Kate.  She’s pretty needy nowadays and wants me to hold her when we get home.  Which, of course I want to, but with having to make dinner and with my growing belly, it’s getting hard!

6:00 p.m. – Play with Kate for a little bit, and Montana tries to join in.  Poor guy just wants someone to throw his toys for him to fetch.  We realize we never opened his last Bark Box (from his Aunt Eva!) so we open that up for him.  He is SO EXCITED.

6:45 p.m. – Take Kate up for her bath and to get changed.  I ask Brian if he’ll call AT&T to try and haggle them down (our internet is up to $57-soon $59-a month…and it’s not even that good!).  After a good 45 minutes…they finally agree to $29/month for six months.  I’m sure in six months we’ll be calling again, but in the mean time…we’ll take it!

7:35 p.m. – It’s Kate’s bedtime, and Brian takes her upstairs to read her a few books and lay her down for the night. I clean up some more in the kitchen and get lunches/milk ready for tomorrow.

7:45 p.m. – Katie wants to FaceTime!  She found a very…..ripe onion in her cabinet that she wanted to show us. 🙂

8:00 p.m. – I get some granola for a snack and we watch an episode of “New Girl”.  It’s one of those shows I’d forgotten about, but they just added new episodes so it’s our new “go to”.

9:00 p.m. – Brian and I talk for a bit and I put off going upstairs.  I am tired by this time pretty much every night.  Ah…the good old days when I could stay up until 10!

9:30 p.m. – I call it a night.  Bed is calling my name!



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