My friend Che did a day in the life post a few weeks ago, and I thought that it was so fun! I decided to do one today. I know my mom and sister will enjoy this immensely! I would LOVE it if every person who reads my blog would do one. I am always so curious about what everyone’s days are like and also what their houses are like.
6:45 – Get out of bed and feel virtuous because I made it up before 7, even though my goal was to be up at 6. Make the bed and start getting Isla’s breakfast together.
7:00 – Start my quiet prayer time.
7:05 – Nick pops his head in and asks if I can make him a lunch… OOPS! Forgot about that. Stop quiet time and make Nick’s lunch, and feel guilty about spending only 5 minutes with God.
7:10 – Nick goes into wake Isla up! He loves to steal my cuddles :); I love how ready he always is to go and get her.
7:15 – Go in and nurse Isla. Give Nick a kiss goodbye!
7:30 – Put Isla in her crib for breakfast. Finish her finger food omelet – egg yolk, spinach and mozzarella cheese! Steam and puree rest of spinach and store for later use. Clean up kitchen. Isla gobbles up her omelet and some pureed prunes.
8:00 – Mommy and Isla time. Isla and I play in the living room, and I sort of clean up where/when I can during playtime. Its hard because she’s moving fast and getting brave these days and I can’t take my eyes of her for one second!
8:45 – I notice Isla is getting tired because she starts to only want to play on my lap. We move playtime into her room to start wind down. Isla plays with a non-stimulating toy (cloth, non-electronic) and her books. Finally I read her a few stories, sing her a few songs, we say our nap time prayer and I put her down for her nap.
9:15 – Get into workout cloths and put in the 20 Minute Shred with Jillian Michael’s.
9:40 – Quit the Shred 15 minutes into it, Jillian don’t mess around and that shizzle is hard! I hop into the shower. I’m learning to shower fast these days.
9:45 – Get out of the shower. Isla starts crying, and I leave her to CIO because there is no way she got enough of a nap and normally she will go back to sleep in a few minutes. I make my lunch and pop in Final Fantasy XIII on my PS3! I proceed to feel guilty because I have a housekeeper and also waste time playing video games… however I still keep playing.
10:10 – I go in a calm Isla because she is still fussing off and on. I turn her lamb back on and tell her to go back to sleep (verbally and with sign language).
10:30 – Finish lunch and turn off FFXIII. Go and get ready some more.
10:45 – Go and get Isla 15 minutes early. She never really went back to sleep so she is cranky and fussy. We cuddle and I nurse her, and then I take her out to her high chair for some lunch of avocado finger food and blueberry banana yogurt. I also grab a cookie for me!
11:10 – I finish getting ready, somehow, someway even though Isla is into my make up, opening and closing anything that will and blocking my view of my mirror. I somehow, someway manage to get Isla ready even though she has started doing this thing where she tries to eat her foot when I am dressing/changing her, and she screams whenever I have to move it away. :)
11:45 – Get out of Isla’s room and my housekeeper is in the kitchen. We chat about this and that, and I leave to run errands.
12:15 – Jumping jehoshaphats, it is cold! I visit Hobby Lobby and I spend approximately one nail biting, head scratching hour trying to pick out materials for Isla’s new bow holder, and remember how much I hate crafting and why I never do it. Isla is loving the soft, instrumental Jesus music that they play at Hobby Lobby and falls fast asleep in her Toro. I head to Kohl’s to look for an egg timer, and end up walking around for as long as possible so that Isla can at least get one good nap today.
1:45 – Decide to wake Isla so that I can run a few more errands. She smiles at me so sweet in spite of the fact that it is freezing when I wake her up to put her in her car seat. I go to the bank to deposit a few checks then run to CVS to pick up a few prescriptions plus cranberry juice.
2:30 – Get home and play with Isla for about 15 minutes. I nurse her and then get her afternoon snack ready – assorted fruit and grated cheese. It turns out she really likes kiwi, blueberries and cantaloupe! I grab a snack of buttered noodles and whip up a batch of cookies from some dough I made yesterday… I don’t want to put down how much of the dough I consumed in writing. :)
3:05 – Nick gets home from work early. He has agreed to watch Isla while I go and get my hair done. (I need to point out that this is not a normal occurrence, its mostly because of the move and we are trying to get done as many things as possible in a short amount of time and take appointments when we can).
3:15 – Head out to the Dry Cleaners and drop off my wedding dress. I am finally getting it preserved for storage before we move. I forgot how beautiful it was until the dry cleaning lady takes it out, and I can’t believe I ever fit into it! I regret the cookies, cookie dough and candy bar I have already consumed today. I head my hair salon next door.
3:30 – I talk to my hair stylist and we decide to dye my hair a golden brown. I have never been anything but blonde, but I am excited about it! Once its done, I LOVE it. Why didn’t I do this 10 years ago when I first started toying around with the idea?
6:00 – Get home and find Isla in the bathtub. Her dad had fed her a banana, and although he does his best with high chair manners, he is not as skilled as I am and things got a little bit messy. After her bath I put her back in her high chair to finish off her prunes from this morning. We all play as a family until 7 when I nurse Isla for the last time.
7:15 – We start Isla’s bedtime routine. Nick reads Isla a book, and we read her a baby devotional. Then we pray as as family and put Isla to bed.
7:30 – I make myself dinner, and watch The Simpsons with Nick while I eat.
8:00 – Nick watches Criminal Minds while I work on Isla’s new bow holders. I finish one of the two… not too shabby if I do say so myself!
9:00 – My friend Jessy from California calls for our weekly chat. We catch up for about 15 minutes and then I head to the bathroom for a long bath to wind down for the night. I love long baths!
10:00 – Nick watches Netflixed 30 Rock streaming on our PS3 (I LOVE IT!) while I blog.
11:00 – Its bed time and then I’ll start over again tomorrow!