5:50a This morning I actually set an alarm to go to the gym because I have been sleeping 20-30 minutes too late to stay in my workout window. I quickly check my email on my phone and then I’m out of bed. I find my clothes in the dark (note to self put gym clothes out before bed) and get dressed. I down two glasses of water and half a banana and out the door by 6:05a
6:09a I stop at the bank machine to get stamps so I can finally mail out the Valentines that Edith made our family and friends.
6:11a I’m back on the road to the gym.
6:22a I arrive at the gym hop on the elliptical and finish an episode of Call the Midwife. I end my workout with a little strength training.
7:02a On my way home!
7:17a I arrive home and I am ready to eat. I prep a batch of chia pudding, make chia jam and toast up some frozen waffles. Note always make extra because even if your toddler has already eaten breakfast they will want to eat yours too.
7:40a Neil heads to work.
7:47a I finally sit down to eat! Edith and I share some waffles and chat.
8:05a E and I watch a little bit of the today show and then move on to reading the same book five times.
8:40a It’s time for our skype date with my parents.
9:16a After skyping we color and I sip on an iced coffee.
10:10a I put on Daniel Tiger for Edith and I work for a bit. I was hoping to go outside but it is still raining.
10:30a E is entertaining herself so I catch up on a few emails and chat with Neil via google chat.
10:50a Time to make lunch and do a load of dishes.
11:35a Lunch time! I make up a batch of creamy cheezy veggie soup and add some gluten free noodles to it.
- 12 oz veg broth
- 1 carrot, peeled and diced
- 1/2 large tomato, diced
- 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
- 1/4 cup cashews
- 2tbs nutritional yeast
Blend in a high speed blender and serve!
12p A messy lunch + morning workout = shower!
12:15p After our shower it’s time to read four books and then take a nap.
12:37p I head to the living room and do some work while watching Call The Midwife.
2:20p Edith is up from her nap and we cuddle for a bit on the couch and read a book.
2:30p It’s time for E’s afternoon snack and while she munches I clean out fridge and realize we need to make a grocery trip.
3:00p I grab a few baskets of laundry to fold and E “helps” me and we sing songs.
3:40p E and I draw and read (yes E really requests to read books all the time). I try to figure out dinner since we are so low on food and already had pasta for lunch.
4:50p After coming to the conclusion that my only option was to figure something out with what was left to eat in our fridge and freezer I reluctantly head to the kitchen and make dinner.
5:20p E and I attempt to eat the dinner I prepared but neither of us is too impressed.
5:40p E asks for a snack and we watch The Office (this isn’t a normal night for us- Neil had dinner and concert plans with a friend so we were on our own).
6:15p I blended the chia pudding I had prepped in the morning and make E a banana smoothie since she was still hungry.
6:50p Time for books in bed.
What does a day in your life look like?
7:15p Lights out and bed time for Edith. I lay in bed for awhile (we have a co-sleeping set up) and once she is out I get back up.
7:35p I get up and make some baked fries, try to do some work and look for something to watch. I find myself not feeling very motivated to work and I end up starting about 5 different shows on Netflix but don’t get into any of them.
8:45p I head to bed and watch an episode of the office on netflix via phone until I fall asleep.
11:45p Neil comes in to let me know he is home.