I was thrilled to be asked to be a part of this blog train with some pretty amazing West Coast Bloggers. To learn a little more about this great group of guys and gals, check out the links at the bottom of the post….
But then I thought, who the heck is going to care about a day in the life of dear old moi?
Quite frankly it’s a tad boring really.
I thought about embellishing my days with exciting stories of glamorous luncheons at the Olive Garden, performing citizen’s arrests on speeders in my child’s school zone, and making jillions of dollars from blogging.
But then I decided to tell the plain old truth. So, pour yourself a big glass of vino (or coffee if it’s before noon) and here goes…
7:45am: Gah! Slept in again! (depending on my 5 year old to wake me up is very inconsistent these days). Jump into usual morning uniform of workout gear and a toque, scramble to get both boys fed and clothed, their crazy hair tamed, lunches packed (nut-free, with non-browning fruit and an acceptable type of juice box) and out the door in order to make it to school for 8:46am
8:40am: Have one or both boys forget something once we are finally buckled in the monster truck..head back inside…sigh….
8:52am: Head to office to collect yet another late slip at school. Gah!
9:01am: Arrive back home and delay the inevitable workout torture by working for a few hours. With my late onset adult ADHD I perform about 100 tasks at once (eg partially finish 5 blog posts, work on a logo, email a client, work on a website, repeat, repeat), being easily distracted by the ping of text messages, new email messages, Facebook and Twitter. Oooo – distractions!
11:45am(ish): Drag myself downstairs for workout torture (45 minutes)
12:30pm: Back upstairs to de-sweat, eat and shower. Fight extreme urge to climb back into flannel jammies/bed after warm shower.
1pm: Work and/or run errands until it’s time to pick up the monsters at 2:45pm (here in Langley with every box store known to man within 2 kms of eachother makes errand running quite efficient actually). Hit Starbucks drive thru where they pretty much know my order by rote by now en route to school pick up.
2:45pm: Pick up monsters, hang out on playground and/or head off to swimming/gymnastics/soccer practice
5:00pm: Home to cook dinner (worst part of day – seriously)
6:00pm: Kids play and destroy house with toys, puzzles and bits of lego, get into a fight or five.
7:00pm: Begin bedtime routine…..bathe, fight in bath, brush teeth, fight about toothpaste, read stories, fight about stories. Sigh.
8:00pm: Have one or both boys get up and out of bed at least 3-5 times looking for water, saying they are hungry, had a bad dream etc etc.
8:15pm: Should sit down to work, but lure of couch and PVR’d favorites too strong…must…resist….compromise by bringing laptop to couch to “work” in front of TV.
10:00pm: Head to bed, head full of PVRd favorites, read. Depending on quality of book, stay up waaayyyy too late (reading latest Bridget Jones and is deliciously mindless)
Anytime between 10:01pm and 2:30am: Finally time to sleep…..zzzzzzzzzzzzzz…………..