Saturday, February 1, 2014

A Wednesday In The Life

6:15 Ryan's alarm goes off. He hits snooze
6:20 Alarm goes off again. Snooze again.
6:25 Repeat
6:30 Teenager gets up. I opt for extreme laziness this morning and stay in bed as long as possible, knowing that I will feel rushed but do it anyways. It's so hard to get out of bed when this guy is curled up in there with you.
6:52 Get out of bed. Turn the kettle on to boil some water and let the dog out.
7:02 Say goodbye to the teenager as he goes of to school and bring my glass of juice into the bathroom as I do my hair and makeup. (Ignore the mess please-bathroom is STILL in the in-between-phase) 
By the way, I used to use the Naked foundation and still to this day love it but I recently found Almay's foundation and think it is a phenomenal, light weight, even coverage. And best of all, it's like it magically blends to your natural skin tone. I never see any of those weird foundation lines. For less than $10.00, it is now my go-to foundation for everyday use while the much more expensive foundation is reserved for special occasions.
7:40 ish - After getting dressed and picking up the bedroom, etc. I go back to the kitchen to eat my oatmeal and cran-grape and make my lunch.
7:59 Leave the house and the gas light goes off as soon as I turn the car on. Shiiiit. I wanted to leave the house by 7:30 so I could have some extra time before students this morning....whelp. That's not happening! Gotta make a pit stop and get some gas first.
8:30 I run into work, racing around like a chicken with its head cut off and immediately see a hole puncher on my desk. The day before, I ran across the hall to the secretary to borrow her hole puncher and the next day, I see this on my desk. I love this job at this school. 
 I get set-up for the day and go to the teachers lounge to throw my coffee in the microwave for a minute to reheat it a bit.
9:00 Get my first student for the day. See and work with different  groups of students every half hour until 11:00
11:00. Paperwork time-I either write an IEP, write a report, do Medicaid logs, data collection, photocopies and plan some activities, emails. Or all of them at the same time.
11:30-12:30 Do more paperwork while I cover the office when the secretary is at her lunch. I cover for her lunch break quite often and I always seem to get so much work done while I am at her desk, despite the constant craziness that goes on in the office of an elementary school.
1:00 Three more groups of students, in half hour increments.
2:30-2:45. Finish up data collection for the day, put away all files, and clean my classroom.
2:45 I get a text from Ryan saying that the teenager is going over a friend's house after work. Wait, wait that means I will have some time by myself in the interruptions....quiet, me time??? YYYYEEEESSSS!!! Feel a little joyous as I say goodbye to students and hang out by the front door and front lobby during dismissal.
3:00 Bust out of school. I got a lot accomplished today, despite the hectic start so I don't feel the need to stay late today. I am home, let the Mulder out, and settle in by 3:30.
3:35 Immediately get going on my burpees, pushups, sit-ups. Booyah. It was the second to last day of the challenge and I banged out 135 sit-ups, 95 burpees, and 19 pushups. I actually thought to myself that this is pretty do-able on a daily basis. After jumping in the shower, I blow dry my hair and fold/put away a load of laundry, empty the dishwasher, and think to myself how much I can get done during this one hour.
4:30 ish Ryan gets home and immediately goes to play in the basement with his man toys. I find it adorable.
5:30 Ryan and I cook dinner together. Recipe to come soon-it tasted like a healthier, less greasy version of Chinese food. SO. FREAKING.GOOD.
6:30-Teenager calls and is ready to be picked up from his friend's house. I volunteer to do that since I needed to stop at Rite Aid as well.  
7:15. Back home and sitting down with the teenager to go over homework . Of course, this turns into a battle. I keep my cool this time. Teenager-not so much. Deep breaths. This homework battle is a particularly stubborn battle, lasting nearly an hour.
8:30 Wind down
10:00-ish, Brush my teeth and get ready to get settled in for the night. By the way, I found these Dead Sea make up removers pads at TJMaxx for very cheap and LOVE THEM but I cant find them anywhere! I did find Mulder already hogging the bed.
And that's it.
What does a typical day look like for you?

1 comment:

  1. Nice recap! Busy day - I have to force my son to do his homework too...but he's only in 4th grade! I can only imagine what is coming. :)