Monday, January 16, 2017

A Typical Day These Days

I am long overdue for a Typical Day post.  I like to document our daily routine every now and then to have something to look back on.  So here is our current routine.

Between 6:15 and 6:30 - Alarm goes off, I may or may not get up.  If I decide to go without a shower and put my hair in ponytail, I reset the alarm for 7:00 :)

7:40 - Done getting ready for work, get the girls up.

7:45 - Breakfast

8:15 - Leave for school/work.  I drop the girls off on my way.

9:00 - 5:30, give or take - Work

3:15ish - Girls get home from school and are alone for 15 or 20 minutes until Paul gets home.

3:35 - Paul gets home.  Girls do their homework.

6:15 or 6:30 - I get home.  Paul and the girls have usually already eaten.  I eat and then clean up the kitchen, go through their school papers and the mail, make lunches and other next day prep.

8:00 - help with bedtime routine, instrument practice, fold laundry, etc.

Anywhere between 8:45 and 10:00 - Finally done for the night and can have my "me" time before bed.

Tuesday variation

6:30ish - Get home from work, Kayley has piano lesson (at home).  Eat, clean up, etc.

7:15 - Leave to pick up Olivia from gymnastics.  It ends at 7:40 but I try to get there a little early to watch for a bit.

8:00 - Home from gymnastics, finish homework and start bedtime routine.

Wednesday variation

Paul gets home at his normal 3:35, then at 4:40 it's off to Olivia's 5:00 violin lesson.  Often they will go out to Subway or something for dinner, but not always.  On the first Wednesday of the month they will grab something before violin and then go straight to their Girl Scout meeting right after, from which I pick them up at 7:30.

This has been our routine since mid November when soccer ended, but as of tomorrow we are adding dance classes on Mondays.  We're dreading it, but Kayley needs to do something active and Olivia really wants to do dance, so we decided to give it a try for one series and see how they like it.  It is just until May and then if Olivia really likes it she will then have to chose between that and gymnastics because we can't do both on top of violin and Kayley's piano.  And to further complicate things, she wanted to do modern dance and Kayley is doing hip hop, so they're not even in the same class, but at least their classes are back-to-back on the same day.

Monday, January 2, 2017

First Post of 2017

It has been an awesome 10 days.  I have had 8 out of the last 10 days off!  Christmas Eve through the 27th, then I worked on the 28th and 29th, and now I've been off since the 30th.  It has been so nice to finally have some time to do something besides work, clean, shop, cook, make lunches, etc.  (Speaking of making lunches, I just realized this morning that I will have to make lunches TONIGHT for the first time in over 2 weeks.  Blah.)  Last Tuesday, the 27th, Olivia and I spent the day together just the two of us because Kayley went to an overnight birthday party at Great Wolf Lodge (Olivia didn't want to go because I wasn't going to be there) and Paul went skiing with a friend.  We went to the library, then to Michael's, then out to lunch at Red Robin, then to the pet store.  Once we got home we painted some canvases.  It was awesome.  I bought a bunch of painting supplies back in June or July and they sat in a closet unused until last Tuesday.  Sigh.

Anyway, we had our annual New Year's Eve party at a friend's down the street.  We always watch the East coast feed of the ball dropping at 9:00 and then we used to come home shortly after (then I would be the only one to stay up until midnight watching the Space Needle fireworks), but this year we stayed until midnight.  Then on New Year's Day we woke up to a few inches of snow.

We got all of our Christmas decorations put away yesterday and I was able to work on some other projects throughout the weekend so it's been a productive few days.

I plan on taking the girls to see Sing today but we'll see.  We were going to go on Saturday but then a friend came over and that was the end of that.