i always want to be a fly on the wall on other people’s lives, to see how they really live! i took a regular day about a month ago and tried to record the daily goings-on so you could get a peek into my days!
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6:30 – roll out of bed and into the shower. i don’t think i opened my eyes until i was out of the shower!
6:45 – dig through clothes on closet floor that i haven’t put away yet from our last trip.
6:50 – climb back in bed with laptop, soon joined by a child. reply to a few emails, print out grids (lesson plans) for today’s homeschooling.
7:00 – out of bed, all 3 kids up. breakfast. COFFEE. christmas music is on. of course.
7:30-9 – reminders of chores, etc. write paychecks. order fabric. blow dry bangs.
9 – start homeschool. kids start on independent work: handwriting, phonics. i prep work for cutting.
9:30 – grammar with the girls (first language lessons)
9:45 – get a phone call. discipline 2 arguing children while on the phone, trying to not let the caller know whats going on. its called the silent yell.
10:00 – help girls write letters to family members, gracie finishes first and takes a break. silas gets out of a time out and finishes his handwriting. i work on a couple emails and name tags for the stitch market vendors.
10:45 – get a delivery for new straps for market totes! help silas with math, gracie does math wrap ups, lily finishes more independent work.
12:00 – kids make lunch while i zone out for a bit. think about napping…
12:00 – market vendor stops by for a few minutes. help gracie find a greek vase picture and print it out so she can write about it.
12:30 – eat lunch lily made for me (quesadilla). sean comes home from morning appointment. fireplace fixer guy stops by to fix the loft fireplace. work on emails and blog post.
1:00 – let kids each have a piece of candy. candy drama ensues. so hard to start school again! have kids clean up messes they made. now they are all hungry again. getting themselves fruit.
1:15 – more candy drama. candy bag gets “thrown away” (or hidden). everyone in a time out.
1:20-1:45 – i took lily out to do math while the other 2 stayed in their rooms.
1:45 – finished math with lily – no tears or yelling = HUGE success! other kids can come out of their rooms. but they don’t. lily decides she wants to do more math!
1:45 – 2:20 – i work on emails, a guest stylist project, etc.
2:30 – help silas with phonics, reading
3:00 – head to fred and betty’s to finish window displays with the kids
4:45 – home, dread doing dinner.
5:00 – home, neither sean or i want to make dinner. i stay home to veg for a bit while sean takes the kids out to pick up greek take-out.
5:30 – eat dinner
7:30 – kids in bed, head to the playroom/studio to start work.
8:00 – midnight-ish – work on blog posts, reply to emails, finish prepping fabrics. watch several episodes of “the good wife” on hulu while i’m working. bed time.