Thursday, February 16, 2017

A Day in the Life

I always think that "day in the life" posts are really fun to read - it's probably my super-nosy nature, but I just like to see glimpses of other peoples' "normal" ("crazy"?) and how they spend / manage / balance their time.

Last Thursday, I remembered to make some notes during the day, so I thought I'd share a current Day in the Life at our house. I'm sure this will be fun to look back on down the road!

For background, I work from an office in DC a few days a week, and from home a few days a week. This day was an office day, so there is a little more crazy to it than if it was one of my telework days. Maybe I'll share one of those some days for comparison's sake.

Here we go...

A Day in the Life: February 9, 2017


5:00 AM: wake up a few minutes before my alarm - the worst! Wind and rain is howling outside, and has been all night. 

5:20 AM: alarm goes off, so C and I both get up. Connor stays asleep generally while we get ready. I put in my contacts and go downstairs to do the normal morning stuff - make oatmeal, coffee, pack lunches, feed the cats, make bottles, etc.

5:50 AM: C leaves for work and I sit down to watch the news and eat breakfast. The news is all bad - both the weather and the information. Womp, womp.

6:00 AM: I go upstairs to do my hair and make up and pick out my clothes

6:16 AM: go downstairs to warm up Connor's bottle and put our bags in the car

6:19 AM: I realize the bottle warmer is on but not plugged in. Damn. Lose any spare minutes I may have had that morning!

6:23 AM: wake up Connor and feed him his bottle, then change his diaper and get him dressed

6:35 AM: I get dressed while chasing Connor around our bathroom. Save him from the ironing board. Search for black tights; none to be found. Save him from toilet lid x 4. Settle for regular nylons. Try to distract him with book and socks while I finish getting dressed. No luck.

6:48 AM: grab our coats and out the door - two minutes to spare before the school bus enters our neighborhood and we'd be stuck, so we win!

6:55 AM: daycare drop off on the way to the train. I spend a few minutes talking to the teachers about yesterday, because Connor had a fussy day - molars are the worst! I make googley-eyes at a new, tiny baby that just enrolled. She is precious!

7:25 AM: board my train for the city. I make some notes for this post, read blogs on my Feedly app, and watch an episode of The Crown on Netflix (it's so good!!)

8:40 AM: off the train and into my building - I have just enough time to get organized before the start of an all-day meeting with my team and our clients

9:00 AM: our meeting starts

9:50 AM: a coworker offers to make a Starbucks run. I love this person! 

10:00 AM: we have a meeting within our meeting, so do the conference room shuffle

11:05 AM: back to our regular meeting

11:45 AM: we decide on a working lunch, so I grab mine from upstairs while others go to get food to bring back. I have leftover crockpot baked potato soup - it's delicious!

12:45 PM: run up and down two flights of stairs about five times trying to print a document - who says you can't fit cardio into your day?? Ugh.

1:00 PM: another meeting within our meeting, more room shuffling

1:45 PM: back to our regular meeting for the rest of the afternoon

3:00 PM: meeting wraps up, so I say goodbye to our clients, debrief with my team, and help clean up the conference room

3:30 PM: I'm on the train home - made it on an earlier one than I expected, so that's awesome!

5:05 PM: get off the train and realize that all the car windshields are covered in ice - apparently the rain became snow at some point! I scrape ice off my windshield and the car of the girl parked next to me before heading home.

5:30 PM: walk through the door at home! C has picked Connor up from daycare so all my boys are waiting for my arrival. Best part of the day!

5:45 PM: we feed the baby dinner, play in the basement for a while, and then give him a bath before getting his jammies on

6:35 PM: C goes upstairs to do Connor's bedtime story and give him his bottle, and I unpack lunchboxes and do a quick sweep of the main floor to put things away

6:59 PM: the baby is asleep, C orders Chinese food, wine is poured, and we settle in to watch the Capitals game - they are playing the Red Wings in DC tonight, and have really been on a roll lately, so it should be a good game!

7:15 PM: dinner arrives, so I load a plate with fried rice, beef & broccoli, and General Tso's chicken. We don't have Chinese very often but it sounded really good tonight.

9:40 PM: Caps win! 6-3, good guys. Wahoo! We switch to Food Network for a bit.

10:15 PM: I head upstairs to get ready for bed, then it's lights out!


And that's that! Whew. Makes me tired just to think about it :) Luckily, nothing too crazy or out of the ordinary happened... just our "usual," for right now! Any similarities to your own day?

2 comments :

Katie Adams said...

This looks like it could've been my day a few months ago!

Lisa C said...

I also love day in the life posts, so thanks for sharing yours!