Random Ramblings: A DAY IN THE LIFE

Thursday, March 17, 2016

A DAY IN THE LIFE

I have always loved reading DAY IN THE LIFE type of posts.  I started loving it years ago because I have always followed Ali Edwards and I love her Day in the Life / Week in the Life type of documenting.  
I love it becuase it may all seem like mundane type of things to document but in years to come I think it will be so much fun to look back and see what a normal day was like for us.  In one year time for us it will all be differnt even.  Right now Chloe is in half day Kindergarten, so starting next year she will be a full day student.  The pick up will be different, my day will be different because I won't be picking her up in the middle of the day.  

Can you imagine if you could look back at your grandparents lives back when they had young kids, or when they were young?  I would love to have seen what my own parents lives were like before me and my brother, or what a day was like for them while we were in school and my grandparents lives, wow I would love to see all that.  

So what we may feel like just nonsense mundane day to day stuff, will be fun to look back on one day, if not for us but maybe our own kids and eventually our grandkids.  And even then it is just a small glimpse of a bigger picture.  A single day documented is not much in our crazy life adventures.  

I recently read Holly's blog post and Becky Higgins blog posts, and it really inspired me to just do it like I had been thinking about doing.  
So here is my DAY IN THE LIFE.  Be warned now, this post is very photo heavy.  

MONADY / MARCH 14, 2016

4:30 AM / ALARM GOES OFF - Really the first alarm goes off at 4:15, but I always turn it off until my next alarm goes off at 4:30.  This gives me the 15 minutes to start waking up.  


TRYING TO WAKE UP

JACOB GETS READY FOR WORK - SHOWER ETC.  AT THIS TIME I USUALLY GET UP AND MAKE HIM SOME HASH BROWNS TO TAKE FOR BREAKFAST WITH HIS SAUSAGE BISCUITS BUT THIS WEEKEND I MADE BREAKFAST BURRITOS, SO HE IS TAKING THOSE AND DIDN'T WANT HASH BROWNS.
HE LEAVES A LITTLE BEFORE 5 AM AND TODAY I GOT BACK INTO BED. JACOB MOVED CHLOE INTO OUR BED BEFORE HE LEFT BECAUSE EACH NIGHT SHE ALWAYS ASKS HIM TO.  
IF I GET BACK IN BED I USUALLY PLAY ON MY PHONE A BIT, BROWSE FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM AND SOMETIMES I GET CAUGHT UP ON A SHOW OR TWO.  TODAY I DOSED BACK OFF TO SLEEP.  IT IS THE FIRST DAY BACK TO SCHOOL BECAUSE WE HAD SPRING BREAK LAST WEEK AND I AM JUST MOVING SLOW AND TIRED TODAY. 

6:15 AM / GET UP FOR SCHOOL ALARM GOES OFF.  I LAY THERE FOR A MINUTE OR SO TO TRY TO WAKE UP AGAIN.  

6:42 AM / CALEB STILL ISN'T UP AND OUT OF BED SO TIME TO GET HIM UP FOR SCHOOL.  HE TAKES A FEW MINUTES TO WAKE UP TOO.  LITTLE JACOB ISN'T GOING TO SCHOOL TODAY BECAUSE HE STILL ISN'T FEELING GOOD FROM HIS DOUBLE EAR INFECTIONS.  SO HE IS STAYING HOME TODAY. 


6:43 AM / PICK OUT CLOTHES FOR CHLOE SINCE I DIDN'T DO IT LAST NIGHT.  THIS WEEK SHE IS WEARING SOMETHING CHEETAH EVERYDAY.  JUST FOR FUN BECAUSE SHE IS STILL CHEETAH OBSESSED LOL. 

6:45 AM / TIME FOR ME TO JUMP IN THE SHOWER REAL QUICK WHILE THE KIDS GET DRESSED AND EAT CEREAL.  I LOVE THAT THEY CAN DO THIS ALL ON THEIR OWN NOW.  

7:19 AM / EAR DROP TIME FOR THIS LITTLE GUY WHO IS NOT FEELING WELL AT ALL. 

7:30 AM / MYSELF ALL DRESSED AND HAIR DONE AND MY YOUNIQUE MAKEUP ON. READY TO HEAD OUT THE DOOR SOON FOR SCHOOL DROP OFF. 

8:04 AM / CALEB AND CHLOE TO SCHOOL. 

8:30 AM / RUNNING A FEW ERRANDS AND WHILE WE WAITED FOR ONE STORE TO OPEN AT 9  LITTLE JACOB AND I DROVE THROUGH THE BAGEL SHOP AND GOT EACH OF US A BAGEL.  HE GOT A CHOCOLATE CHIP BAGEL AND I GOT A BLUEBERRY ONE.  YUMMY.



9:30 AM / HOME AND CLEANED UP AROUND THE HOUSE.  MADE OUR BED, TOOK THE DIRTY CLOTHES TO THE LAUNDRY ROOM TYPE OF STUFF. GET OUR ROASTS GOING IN THE CROCK POT TOO. 

10:10 AM / TIME FOR THE HAIR TO GO UP IN A PONY TAIL.  

10:11 AM / CHECK ON THE ROASTS, FLIP THEM OVER AND ADD SOME SEASONINGS.

10:15 AM / START SOME LAUNDRY AND SORT THE REST THAT DIDN'T GET WASHED YET.

10:30 AM / SIT DOWN AT MY DESK TO GET SOME WORK DONE.  SEND A MESSAGE TO A CUSTOMER WITH HER CLEAR TUMBLER TO MAKE SURE SHE LIKES THE DESIGN OF IT.  

11:00 AM / POUR MYSELF A GLASS OF DIET PEPSI AND OUT THE DOOR TO PICK UP CHLOE FROM SCHOOL. 

11:20 AM / PICK UP CHLOE AT SCHOOL.  THEN WE HAD TO RUN AN ERRAND TO THE DOLLAR STORE REAL QUICK FOR SOME WINE GLASSES AND COFFEE MUGS FOR ORDERS.  

12:30 PM / WE ARE HOME AND ENJOYING SOME LUNCH TOGETHER.  CHLOE AND LITTLE JACOB DECIDED THEY WANTED SOME TOP RAMEN FOR LUNCH TODAY.  

I MADE A BIG BATCH OF CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP THIS WEEKEND SO THAT IS WHAT I AM HAVING FOR LUNCH.  I SIT DOWN AT MY DESK TODAY TO GET SOME WORK DONE WHILE I EAT.  I HAD TO MAKE A VINYL ORDER AND CHECK MY EMAILS AND EMAIL JACOB'S COACH ABOUT MISSING THE TRYOUTS TODAY FOR SOCCER.  SHE WROTE ME BACK AND SAID THE DEADLINE TO TURN IN ALL THE FORMS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FRIDAY SO HE WILL BE SO HAPPY ABOUT THAT.  
JACOB TAKES A NAP AND CHLOE PLAYS IN HER ROOM WHILE I KEEP WORKING UNTIL WE HAVE TO LEAVE AT 2;10 PM TO GO PICK UP CALEB FROM SCHOOL. 

2:46 PM / JUST WAITING IN THE PICK UP LINE.  HE GETS OUT AT 2:40 BUT IT TAKES A FEW MINUTES FOR THE KIDS TO GET OUT AND THE LINE MOVES VERY QUICKLY. 

2:47 PM / PICK UP LINE SELFIE OF ME AND CHLOE IN THE BACKSEAT.  LITTLE JACOB IS ASLEEP IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT. 

3:10 PM / STOP BY THE CORNER STORE TO THE TINY POST OFFICE INSIDE ON THE WAY HOME TO DROP OFF AN ORDER PACKAGE FOR SHIPPING. 

3:28 PM / TIME FOR EAR DROPS FOR LITTLE JACOB AGAIN.  CHECKING HIS TEMPERATURE BECAUSE HE FEELS WARM TO ME AND HIS EYES ARE ALL RED AND GLOSSY.  A TINY FEVER SO I GAVE HIM SOME MOTRIN ALONG WITH HIS EAR DROPS. 

3:33 PM / TIME TO EMPTY THE DISHWASER AND GET IT RELOADED SO THAT I CAN CUT UP THE POTATOES FOR THE CROCK POT WITH THE ROAST. 

4:41 PM / GOT THE POTATOES ADDED TO THE CROCK POT AND THE DISHES FINISHED THEN OUR SWEET NEIGHBOR STOPPED BY TO GIVE US SOME GRAPE FRUIT AND GIVE ME THIS BLACK FRAME.  THEY ARE MOVING SO SHE ASKED IF I WANTED THIS FRAME FOR MY HALLWAY COLLECTION.  WE CHATTED FOR A BIT AND THEN SHE LOOKED AT THE BOOKCASE I AM PAINTING FOR CHLOE'S ROOM.  THEN SHE HEADED HOME. 

5:00 PM/ JACOB GETS HOME FROM WORK AND SITS DOWN IN THE GARAGE FOR A MINUTE.  I SIT DOWN OUT THERE WITH HIM AND CHAT FOR A FEW MINUTES ABOUT HOW HIS DAY WAS. 

HE STOPPED ON HIS WAY HOME FROM WORK AND GOT SOME CHIPS AND SALSA FOR US FROM A MEXICAN RESTAURANT.  HE GOT SOME DURING THE DAY FOR HIM AND THE GUYS AT WORK AND WAS GOING TO BRING THE REST HOME, BUT THEY ATE THEM ALL SO HE STOPPED AND GOT US SOME FOR HOME.  

5:23 PM / TIME TO SWITCH THE LAUNDRY I STARTED EARLIER TODAY.

6:06 PM / GOT SOME ORANGE CREAMSICLE COOKIES MIXED UP AND BAKING. I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO MAKE THEM AND DECIDED TONIGHT WAS A GOOD NIGHT SO THE KIDS WILL HAVE THEM FOR THIS WEEK IN THEIR LUNCHES.  THEY WERE SO GOOD.  

6:23 PM / OF COURSE WE HAD TO TASTE TEST THEM TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE GOOD. 

NONE OF US WERE REAL HUNGRY TONIGHT AND THE POTATOES WERE TAKING FOREVER TO SOFTEN IN THE CROCK POT, SO I FED THE KIDS SOME CHICKEN NUGGETS AND CALEB HAD JUST A LITTLE ROAST BY ITSELF NO POTATOES.  LITTLE JACOB HAD SOME SOUP AND A FEW BITES OF ROAST TOO.  

7:22 PM / CALEB SHOWERED IN THEIR BATHROOM AND I HELPED LITTLE JACOB TAKE A SHOWER SO HIS EARS DIDN'T GET WET.  THEN I GAVE MISS CHLOE A SHOWER.  WE GOT HER DRESSED AND THEN I BRUSHED HER HAIR.  AFTER THAT THE KIDS ALL BRUSHED THEIR TEETH BEFORE BED. 

7:35 PM / WHILE THE KIDS BRUSH THEIR TEETH I MAKE CALEBS SCHOOL LUNCH.  CHLOE DOESN'T TAKE ONE BECAUSE SHE IS HALF DAY KINDERGARTEN, AND I ALREADY KNEW JACOB WASN'T GOING TO GO TO SCHOOL SO I JUST MADE CALEB'S TONIGHT. 

7:39 PM / JACOB AND ARE NOW A LITTLE HUNGRY SO WHILE THE KIDS RELAX A LITTLE BEFORE ACTUAL BED TIME, I MADE EACH OF US A SMALL PLATE OF ROAST AND POTATOES. WE ATE TOGETHER IN THE LIVING ROOM TONIGHT. 

8:02 PM / BED TIME BUT FIRST STORY TIME.  I USUALLY DON'T READ TO ALL OF THEM BUT TONIGHT THEY ALL WANTED IN ON THE STORY.  LITTLE JACOB ENDED UP GOING TO LAY DOWN IN HIS BED AND FELL RIGHT ASLEEP.  SO I READ TO CALEB AND CHLOE.  

8:15 PM / CHLOE IS IN BED AND NOW IT IS TIME FOR THE BOYS TO DO THEIR DAILY READING.  IT IS THEIR HOMEWORK AND I USED TO MAKE THEM READ RIGHT AFTER THEIR HOMEWORK EVERYDAY, BUT I LIKED THE IDEA OF THEM READING FOR 30 MINUTES BEFORE BED. I FEEL LIKE THIS WAY IT LETS THEIR MIND BE FREE FROM TV AND VIDEOS AND ALL THAT OTHER DAILY STUFF AND LETS THEM JUST RELAX IN BED AND READ.  IT SEEMS TO BE A REALLY GOOD ROUTINE WE HAVE GOTTEN IN. SINCE LITTLE JACOB IS STILL SICK, HE FELL ASLEEP RIGHT AWAY AND NO READING FOR HIM SO JUST CALEB IS AWAKE READING FOR TONIGHT. 

8:30 PM / BATH TIME FOR ME.  I TAKE A BATH ALMOST EVERY NIGHT.  IT IS JUST MY UNWIND TIME.  THE KIDS ARE ALL IN BED BY THEN AND I CAN JUST RELAX IN THERE.  I USUALLY JUST PLAY ON MY PHONE BROWSING INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK AND PINTEREST.  I USUALLY PLAY A FEW GAMES TOO.  

9:20 PM / OUT OF THE BATH AND TIME TO BRUSH MY TEETH AND WASH MY FACE.

9:35 PM / AFTER THAT I SAT ON THE BED AND WATCHED THE LAST FEW MINTUES OF FAST AND FURIOUS 7 WITH JACOB.  

9:50 PM / I GO FILL MY ICE WATER CUP AND CHECK ON ALL THE KIDS ONE LAST TIME BEFORE BED.  



9:54 PM / GET MYSELF INTO BED WITH MY HANDSOME HUSBAND.  WE GET SNUGGLED IN AND TURN ON TONIGHTS EPISODE OF THE FOSTERS.  OF COURSE WE ALWAYS FALL ASLEEP DURING WHATEVER WE PUT ON WHEN WE GET INTO BED NO MATTER WHAT LOL.  

So this was my day.  Nothing much exciting, but just a typical Monday in the Mantooth Home.  It may all seem random and munday now but in years I will enjoy looking back to see what our normal day was like.  :)  


I would love to see your day in the life posts, so please share with me.  :)


~NICOLE

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