Monday, January 07, 2008

A Day in the Life of Me

Like Jenny and Martha I thought it would be fun to track my day:

7:10 - Nolan crawls in bed with me to snuggle.
7:40 - We finally get up. I go to the bathroom and discover I'm once again not pregnant. Get very depressed. Go to the kichen to warm up some leftover pancakes for Nolan and leftover eggs for me. Go back to the bathroom to weigh myself while it's heating up. Get even more depressed...the day is off to a lovely start. Make a cup of tea. Eat breakfast. Read my bible. Avrie wakes up. Feed Avrie. Send the kids downstairs. Place my milk and eggs order for January. Have a shower.
9:00 - Pick up the box of Playtex that Avrie has strewn across the house. Nolan comes and asks what I use them for. I tell him I'll tell him when he's older and he's amazingly okay with that. Get dressed. Lament over my shrunken chest. Get more depressed and wish I had a bottle of Prozac. Drink my tea which is now ice cold. Change two dirty diapers and wonder once again why my 3 1/2 year old can't just poop in the toilet. For new blog readers, he's been PEE trained for almost a year. Get the kids dressed for preschool.
9:20 - Throw a roast into the crockpot for supper.
9:30 - Unload and reload the dishwasher.
9:45 - Comb my hair and finish getting the kids ready. Round up all the library books that are due. Head out the door. Stop at the library. Head to preschool. Drop Avrie off at sibling care and go play with nolan for 1/2 hour before separation. Have mom's group discussion for an hour before going back for circle time. Load the kids back up and come home.
12:45 - Scrounge up some lunch.
1:00 - Put Avrie down for a nap.
1:10 - Ate what the kids didn't for lunch.
1:15 - Read Nolan a story and got him settled down for quiet time. Clean up the kitchen and switch the laundry.
1:35 - worked on the clock site until:
2:25 - Changed Facebook picture and caught up on a couple blogs.
2:30 - Chopped up sweet potatoes for the crockpot.
2:35 - Avrie is up. Nolan is done with quiet time. Get yogurts for the kids. Nolan eats his and Avrie refuses.
2:55 - Nolan says he wants to go for a stroller ride to the fire station, but he doesn't want to try the suits on (???). So we're headed out for a walk to the firestation!!
3:50 - Home from our 2.5 mile walk. Left Nolan outside to play in the slush. We walked home via the Dollar Tree so I could pick up a pregnancy test. What?! Well my so-called period was being snarky and hadn't done anything at all since my first bathroom trip...very, very unusual for me. So I drank gobs of water. Dinked around online. Added cornstarch mixture to the crockpot to thicken the gravy. Switch the laundry. Finally have to pee. Go take the test and rather than staring at it for the line or lines to appear I watch Nolan out the window. I look exactly 1 minute later and see TWO LINES. My poopy day has taken a turn-around. I am now elated. Go through a big tub of old linens and purge stuff to donate to Lupus. Set the table. Read a story to the kids while waiting for daddy to get home.
5:15 - Daddy home. Ate supper. Cleaned up the kitchen. Packed our stuff for the Y and got the kids in their swimsuits. Left at 6:10 and got three blocks away when we realized we'd forgotten the gym bag. Finally get to the Y at 6:30 and get all our suits on and showered off when I realized I hadn't checked to see if there was open swim. There was. At 7:30. So we got dressed again and played basketball in the gym for a 1/2 hour to wear off steam. Stopped at Target on the way home for garbage bags. Got home and put Avrie in bed. Switched the laundry, started the dishwasher and unloaded the gym bag. Plopped down on the couch where I will remain until Nolan calls me for a goodnight kiss. Then I'll brush my teeth, wash my face and crawl in bed. The end. Oh, and blogger is so insanely messed up...I haven't been able to edit anything all day...the title or add to the sidebars. How annoying.

10 comments:

martha.org said...

you are so stinkin good at being a mom. i can just tell. and you want a few more kids?! i have that garlic and saphires book around here..thanks for inspiring me to read it. i thought about adding a book club bar to my blog too..man this blogging thing is addicting and it's so fun to catch up sorta kinda to you..i feel like i probably never knew you. have fun tomorrow.

Mindy said...

Congratulations!! Have you told the kiddies yet?

Shannon said...

yeah but it went in one ear and out the other! everyone is finding out via my blog...even our parents. whenever they figure it out =)

Shaama said...

Congrats on the pregnancy!!!

Mindy said...

Hee hee. That's a really cool way to tell ppl. I would have guessed that yesterday when your blog was named "i have a secret", but your original day in the life post threw me off.

Gwen said...

ok so I posted on your food blog and am still mushing it all up in my brain and rereading this blog so will post here..
I will correct your recipe..
put bun in oven and bake for 9 months..
love you..
mom

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Now we will have 11 Greatgrand babies!!! Yea!

Justin, Sara and Simon said...

OH WOW!!! I SAT THERE AND BLINKED, BLINKED, BLINKED BEFORE I FIGURED OUT YOU REALLY MEANT IT!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'M A LITTLE SLOW ON THIS READING THIS!!

Shannon said...

Thanks for all the congrats =) We're pretty stoked...a word from my youth....heehee.

Jenny said...

Oh boy, this was like a treasure hunt!! What fun. Congratulations!