Trish from Love, Laughter and a touch of Insanity is hosting the ‘a Day in the Life’ blogger event. Peek into the lives of your fellow book bloggers and share yours!
My weekdays are fairly repetitive, and Thursday’s routine is pretty typical. Most days I do a little housework, work on the blog, cook dinner, run the kids around (we only have one afternoon/evening free from multiple after school activities), watch TV and read, of course. Some days I have to run errands, every other Tuesday I volunteer at my children’s school, usually working in the library, and occasionally I’ll meet up with friends for coffee. I’m rarely in bed before 3am.
Thursday – March 26th
8.00am I Alarm goes off, stumble out of bed, surprised to find S1 & S2 are already awake, dressed for school and playing Minecraft in the lounge room on the Ps4. Wake D1 and D2, who are still sleeping.
8.10am I Head into the kitchen and start making breakfast for the kids (I make a dozen slices toast, and serve them family style so that everyone helps themselves). Check lunchboxes are packed, notes are signed, homework is in bags etc etc. On the iPad, check for comments on the blog and scroll through Facebook/Twitter/Goodreads feeds.
8.40am I Drop the the three youngest at their respective schools (S1 and S2 are 9 and 10 – both in primary school; D2 is 12 and in high school)
9.10am I Back home, tidy kitchen, have a quick shower, strip kids beds and put a load of washing on.
9.45am I Drop D1 at work
10.00am I Back home – boot up the computer, check email ( a total of 133) and respond as appropriate.
10.20am I Put the washing in the dryer.
10.30am I Write up a guest post requested by another blogger
11.00am I Start working on a review for Turtle Reef
12.30pm I Make four slices of multigrain toast with vegemite for lunch, start reading The All Together Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman in between texting with a friend to arrange our mutual friends birthday lunch on Monday.
1.00pm I Take the sheets out of the dryer and remake the beds
1.30pm I Check email/Facebook/Twitter
1.40pm I Keep working on the review
2.30pm I Review is finally done, post it on the blog. Copy and paste it to various sites, send a notification email to the publicist.
3.00 pm I Head out to pick up D1 from work and D2 from school, drop both at home
3.30pm I Meet S1 and S2 at school for basketball training – I coach two teams and grand finals are this weekend!
4.40pm I Back home – order boys to have a quick shower, supervise their homework while I put their dinner in the oven (chicken nuggets and potato gems)
5.10pm I Drop D1 at gymnastics
5.25pm I Serve boys dinner
5.45pm I Take S1 and S2 to Scouts
6.10pm I Reheat leftover meatloaf and baby potatoes for dinner for D2 and me
6.30pm I Watch 2 & 1/2 episodes of Wolfblood on Netflix with D2 while I figure out next week’s menu, write a grocery list and consult with D2 as to what food she needs for her weekend camping trip with Scouts. (Friday is shopping day)
7.20pm I Head out to pick D1 from gym and S1 and S2 from cubs
7.45pm I Back home, serve D1 dinner
8.30pm I Send S1 and S2 to bed, watch another episode of Wolfblood with D2 while I scroll through my RSS feed
9.00pm I Husband comes home – Thursday nights he goes to the archery range after work (otherwise he is usually home at 6pm). Serve him the last of the leftover meatloaf and potatoes, tidy kitchen, pack lunchboxes with snacks for the next day (I make the week’s sandwiches on Sunday so just have to take them out of the freezer to defrost)
9.30pm I Send D2 to bed, check with D1 what hours she is working the next day. Curl up on the lounge. Husband watches Tattoo Nightmares while I am reading.
10.30pm I Husband goes to bed. I put on One Tree Hill via Netflix (I’m up to the last season), and finish reading The All Together Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman.
3.10am I Bedtime
What’s your day like?