This is a fantastic idea. We all have such crazy schedules, what a wonderful way for all of us to catch up in one spot!
Oh where to begin… Monday – Friday are kind of a blur for me, it seems. Sarietta and I wake up around 5:45 or 6 to get ready for work/school. When I say 5:45 or 6, I mean my alarm starts going off then, but usually it’s more like 6:15… haha. We get all of our stuff done to be on the road to work by 6:40 for our 35 minute drive to the school. Once we arrive, we get my room ready for the day and I take her to her classroom. By 7:30, I’m back in my room and ready for students. I like my job, it’s fun and changes everyday. There have been some rough patches this year, but I am thankful I am finally in a school district and a good one at that. Students dismiss at 2pm and then I finally get to pick Sarietta up at 2:10 or so. She hangs out in my room while I get paperwork done, set up for the next day. When we have meetings, she attends them with me and is generally good for the duration of them. She’s such a little grown up even though she’s only 5.
While we are at school, David is home with Liam. I think they typically start their day around 9 or so (lucky!) and eat and play for most of the day. Liam goes to my mom’s each day at 2:30 and David goes to work from 3 until 11. Usually by 3:15 or so, Sarietta and I pack up and head to my mom’s to get the small one. We sometimes hang out there for a while, but on Monday’s and Wednesday’s, we stay for only a few minutes. On those days, Sarietta has karate and we have to eat dinner and get there by 6:30. We are usually there until around 8 or so. On Tuesday’s I usually work until at least 5, sometimes 6 if we have a lot going on. Once we all get home, it’s dinner time that I have to make while Sarietta and Liam are playing in their rooms or watching tv. There are lots of interruptions and most nights it may be 8pm before we eat, but that is life. After dinner, it’s bath time and reading then off to bed by 9. Sarietta always drifts off quickly but Liam is consistent in his need for snuggles or “nuggles” as he calls them. I usually lay in his bed with him for about 15 minutes, singing to him and giggling. He is a silly, fun little boy. Sometimes, if Sarietta doesn’t go right to sleep I will go in there with her and talk for a while. She doesn’t often nap at school, but when she does, it takes her forever to fall asleep at night.
Once they are in bed, I always PLAN to go to bed by 10:30. 90 % of the time that doesn’t happen. I usually sew or catch up on my tv shows I record. Sometimes, I do actually make it to bed by 10:30… not normally though. I usually stay up so I can at least see David for a few minutes when he gets home at 11:30. I always stay up Friday nights to see him.
On Saturdays and Sundays, we do all of our grocery shopping and if I am lucky I get to see Sarah and Regina for a bit 🙂 David usually works on Saturdays so we typically do lunch and then I take him to work. On Sundays, we sometimes go to church, but we aren’t very regular. This is something I want to change. If we do go to church, we usually have lunch with David’s parents and then go home to have a lazy day and sometimes nap.
And then it all starts again!
Some random tidbits that have happened in the last year or so:
- I have a huge passion for sewing. I started my own business in January 2014 and mainly make purses and baby items. I am a fabric addict and I love, love, love making all these wonderful things! I named my business Sew, Actually with David’s help and it has been a real blessing to us! 🙂
- I recently became in contact with long lost family members. It’s been amazing. I am so grateful to be able to get to know them and it has really been life changing in more ways than one!
- I’ve realized that the hardest part is David working 2nd shift. We recently took our first weekend trip without the children. This is something we had never done before and while parts of the trip were frustrating (hotel issues, etc), it was so nice to have time with him alone. I think we get wrapped up in all the craziness and we forget to take time for ourselves.
- I just started using Young Living Essential Oils! Holy Crap, I am in love! It’s just been amazing!!