Day in the Life

It’s time for another Day in the Life!

This was my yesterday, a pretty typical Wednesday.  Well, other than the fact I shared a car with Tab.  Keep reading…you’ll see.  πŸ™‚

My alarm went off at 5:00 a.m. like it does most mornings.  I shut my alarm off and read blogs in bed.

Then I go from room to room turning on lamps {and in this case folding blankets from the night before}.  You guys have mentioned I need a timer or a remote on my lamps.  I totally agree, but I don’t know how to do all that so for now, I just turn them on.

I got all cozy under a blanket and did my Bible Study, Finding I Am.

Then I grabbed my computer and got some early blog work done.  It makes my day run so much more smoothly if I tackle some work in the early morning.

I got to a stopping point and had about ten minutes before I needed to wake up my kiddos.  I also had about ten minutes of the Big Brother episode from Sunday night left to watch.  I heated up a quick breakfast and finished watching.

I woke everyone up…Britt sleeps with Nixon every night and she’s started fussing about wearing her pajamas since Nixon sleeps without a shirt.  That’s why she’s only in a diaper.  The big kiddos prefer to get up a little earlier and have some extra downtime rather than being rushed in the morning.

After breakfast, oatmeal for them and lunches all packed we were ready!  Tab’s car is in the shop, so he stayed to work from home and he kept Britt {who was getting picked up for preschool}.  I took the big three to elementary school and then made my way to the gym.

I had my water bottle ready!

I arrived to find Shay setting up all the core boards.  Lots of my other mama gym friends arrived and we chit-chatted until it was time for class to start.

Wednesday’s class is super hard.  I’m not the best at cardio and it’s all about jumping, squatting, sliding, etc.

I found a reason to leave class a few minutes early.  #oops

I went straight back to the house to let Tab take my car to a meeting.  This is me…still sweating from that class.

At this point, it’s like 10:15 and I’m ready for lunch.  πŸ™‚

I emptied the dishwasher, 

ordered a few Scholastic books from Ebby Lee’s book order, talked to three travel clients, and got started on some work e-mails before I freshened up and made my way to…

Kindergarten Lunch Duty!

But I arrived early and got to see these fourth grade cuties first!  {By the way, it was college shirt day.}

I had to drop something off for Nixon’s teacher so I got to see him for just a minute.

Then I had kindergarten lunch duty…but it was busy!  There was no time for pictures!

Since Tab had my car, I drove this Cushman/Gator thing we have to school and back.  It’s got a big bench seat but essentially a truck bed in the back.  And I’ve never driven it before, but thankfully it got me to school and back home.

I came in and had just a little bit of this delicious treat while I finished working.

I got home and had more travel work to finish.  {But I took a picture of my blog because I was keeping all names private.}  The theme of the day was…get it in.  I had minutes in the morning, before heading to school, and then after school.

Then I folded two loads of laundry.  #myfavorite  #justkidding

Tab was on his way back from his meetings right about time for pick-up so he grabbed everyone for me.

Please note her hair…Tab fixed her hair.  He told me he could not figure out how to get her ponytail higher.  How did he never learn to do this on Ebby Lee?

Homework Time!  After school, Ebby Lee read out loud to Bowen.

While Britt snacked and I listened/straightened up the upstairs.

Ebby Lee had dance {Shay took her}.  Nixon went to baseball with Tab and I decided to tackle Britt’s closet since I had a few minutes.  My latest decluttering book is all about that…not feeling you have to wait until you have four hours set aside to handle a room or closet.  I had about an hour so I squeezed it in.  Her closet had gotten out of control….summer clothes, fall clothes, too little clothes, etc.

I switched out clothes that were too little and re-organized things.  I got 75% of the way finished {and will get it all done this weekend}.

When I realized Ebby Lee would be back from dance any minute.  I grabbed a quick bar and got Bowen and Britt ready to go.

Not only were we having car issues but our refrigerator is having it’s own set of issues this week as well.  I’ve been going to the store daily to grab meat for each night.  {Only doing this since Sunday…I can’t do it long!  The repairman is coming Friday.}  All that to say, since Tab and I shared a car all day there wasn’t time for me to head to the store.

After Ebby Lee arrived, I drove through Whataburger to get the kiddos something for dinner.

Nixon’s baseball team had a scrimmage and I wanted to watch.  We managed to only arrive a little late.

Someone didn’t seem to mind her dinner at the ball park.  πŸ™‚

 They’ve been practicing together for quite some time now so it was awesome to see them play!

We got home and Tab and I had leftovers for a super late dinner.  Everyone showered and we put the kiddos to bed about thirty minutes past their normal bedtime.
Not too bad for a Wednesday.


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  1. 9.20.18
    ReachingBeyondMediocrity said:

    What a busy day! What a challenge it is to share vehicles! It always seems to happen on super busy days!

  2. 9.20.18
    Erika Slaughter said:

    It’s definitely a first world problem but it did put a link into both of our daily schedules and dinner! Ha!

  3. 9.20.18
    Anonymous said:

    What a busy day!! I just love a day in the life posts! This was so fun to read!

  4. 9.20.18
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    My favorite kind of posts! I wanted lunch at 10:15 yesterday, but I made myself wait! I'm eating lunch today at 10:15 if I want to. Ha!

  5. 9.20.18
    Elizabeth Connolly said:

    I love these day in the life posts, they are my favorite! It sounds like quite a busy day!

  6. 9.20.18
    Rachel said:

    I love "day in the life" posts!!! Idk why they are so interesting to me πŸ™‚ Sounds like a great Wednesday!

  7. 9.20.18
    Kelly S said:

    I LOVE daily life blog posts….so fun. Way to make use of your tiny increments of time. You got all the important things in there- Jesus, exercise, eating, laundry, kids, and husband πŸ™‚

  8. 9.20.18
    Kelsey Peacock said:

    I love these posts! Car sharing can definitely throw a kink in a day for sure. Sounds like you all handled it all really well! I love Amy's frozen meals and Lara bars. I'm trying one of the Amy's frozen burritos for lunch today.

  9. 9.20.18
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    Craig and I had to share vehicles for a week when he was between trucks a couple of weeks ago and it was awful. I felt so trapped! And Ebby Lee looks so big in that chair in her room! Like a little teenager!
    That Inspired Chick

  10. 9.20.18
    Unknown said:

    How do you like the Kodiak cake to go?

  11. 9.21.18
    Jennibell said:

    I love these posts — so fun to read. I'm gonna have to try those Kodiak Cake oatmeal bowls. I've seen more than one blogger (Shay maybe?) that likes them.
    It's nice that you all have flexible schedules and are near enough to everything to share a vehicle — we've had to do that many times over the years (and right now we have 4 drivers and three cars) so it makes you work things out together! Think of it as God's mini-lesson in patience and communication πŸ™‚

  12. 9.21.18
    Unknown said:

    What a great day, so fun to read and know other mamas are running around all day:) Is Ebby Lee's desk chair from PB teen? My daughter Ellie Jayne needs one and I loved it. Also, is it the pic or is that a gold "something" head over her desk? EJ wants gold and black and white in her room. We just made custom beds for her, which I am in love with and now we adding all the fun stuff. Thanks! Have a fun weekend!! It's on my sons google account (13 year old in the house baa-haa). – becca