A few notes: This was Monday, January 16th, 2017. I am 35, Swede is 3, and Abel is almost 14 months. My mom takes care of the kids Mon/Wed/Fri and they are at preschool on Tue/Thu. I work from home, about 35 hours a week in off season, and 45-55 hours a week in busy season.
4:50 a.m. Abel wakes up. He gets a fresh diaper and a bottle of milk then goes right back to sleep. My alarm was set to go off at 5 a.m. anyway so I just change into workout clothes and do 30 minutes of yoga.
5:35 a.m. Take a shower and get dressed for the day.
6:00 a.m. I make a vanilla latte, read the daily entry from Savor, and flip through my Beautiful Word Bible reading verses here and there for a while, then I look through my planner and get organized for the day and week ahead.
6:40 a.m. Swede wakes up. She gets dressed - Without any drama, Hooray! Is the era of the getting-dressed struggle coming to an end?! - and requests blueberry oatmeal (with sprinkles) for breakfast.
FYI: I bought this cow mug years before I was married or had kids
7:15 a.m. Abel wakes up - This is very late for him. He has some blueberry oatmeal too, and then we play for a while before I get him dressed too.
8:00 a.m. Take the kids over to my mom's house for the day and stay to chat for a few minutes.
8:30 a.m. Normally I would go back home to start work but today I have a doctor's appointment.
9:45 a.m. I get home from the doctor's office, grab one of the strawberry muffins that I made with Swede on Sunday, and start working. I'm heading into my busiest season at work so I spend most of the day getting organized.
11:30 a.m. Lunchtime! I have an apple, cheese, salami, and a few crackers with Rondele. I read and comment on a few blogs while I'm eating then get back to work.
2:00 p.m. I have a chocolate Shakeology blended with a banana.
3:30 p.m. Time to pick up the kids! Abel gives me the biggest smile when I walk in the door. I chat with my dad about the family beach vacation to La Jolla that we are planning for August!
4:00 p.m. Home with the kids. This is the most chaotic hour of the day. Today there was... playing, fighting over toys, sharing Puffs with the dog, getting into mischief, watching Cinderella, and making dinner.
5:00 pm. Dinnertime! We have Baked Chicken with Creamy Tomato Sauce from Dinner: A Love Story. Swede likes it. Abel is less impressed.
5:30 p.m. Swede watches more Cinderella while Jonathan does the dishes and I give Abel a bath and get him ready for bed.
6:00 p.m. I take GB on a walk and then we play fetch/chase with her new squeaky toy while Jonathan gives Swede a bath.
6:30 p.m. Story time with Swede! Her current favorites are: Dragon Was Terrible and The Night Gardener.
7:00 p.m. Working on my 2017 Race Calendar blog post with a glass of wine.
7:45 p.m. Get ready for bed, check on kids, who are both sleeping peacefully, and chat with Jonathan.
8:15 p.m. Reading in bed with GB. I read one chapter of Better than Before and then start News of the World.
8:45 p.m. I've been trying to be more diligent about getting to bed at 9-9:30 p.m. so I can wake up (more) easily at 5 a.m. I set the "Bedtime" feature on my phone to do an alarm at 8:45 p.m. to remind me to get ready for bed but I usually ignore it. I always have to finish another chapter!
9:05 p.m. Another new thing I'm trying is using the Headspace app for 10 minutes of meditation before bed.
9:15 p.m. Lights out!