Today I thought it would be fun to give you guys a sneak peek into my daily life. I always love reading how others manage their time and days, so here you go.
Wake Up. I never set an alarm, I am usually always up by 7 thanks to my little man. He is not a late sleeper. This week he has been waking up around 6 every morning, ugh.
First priority is coffee for me. Drink one mug every morning. I take my coffee black- no sugar or creamer.
While I fix my coffee, I also fix Sterling juice and a Nutragrain cereal bar. He is a man of routine and likes his cereal bar and juice and every morning. After his cereal bar he is immediately ready for his “second” breakfast which is usually cereal or oatmeal. I fix this and then turn on the TV to Nick Jr for Sterling while I log in and post my blog entry for the day. I also make a to-do list each day in my May book. Keeps me organized.
I usually leave the TV on for an hour or more (don’t judge) while I do my morning routine. I also let him eat on our couch- I know its a bad idea but it is a routine now- plus that couch is so nasty. Breakfast is the meal he is allowed to eat in the den though. One day I will have nice furniture!
This happens to be a day I run. I only run every other day- so maybe 3 times a week on a good week. I go while Matt is still home and can watch Sterling. I have a 3 mile loop I usually do, which takes about 30 minutes.
I get back from my run and chug water. Then I make a batch of my green juice. I make juice every morning. I swear it gives me more energy. My juicer is my favorite kitchen appliance, seriously. I never knew how much I would love it or use it, but she is a true gem. I usually juice: Kale, spinach, apple, lemon, ginger, and cucumber.
After I drink this I quickly shower. I only wash my hair every other day and I try to coincide this with the days I run. It needs to be washed those days because it is sweaty. I do however put on make-up everyday. I am serious, even if I am not doing anything I put on make-up, makes me feel pulled together. Plus my under eye circles and blonde eyelashes are tragic without make-up.
My daily make-up essentials (Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, Nars Bronzer, Naked eyeshadow palette, Maybelline Mascara, Cle De Peau Concealor, and Chanel Lipstick).
Then I make our bed. I am a freak about making our bed. I hate leaving the house with an unmade bed. I am also a freak about an all white bedding. I love an all white bed. The four poster bed was mine from when I was a child. I don’t love it and really want a fabric headboard but want to wait til we make the switch to a King Bed for a new headboard. So for now she says. It is very princessy.
After that I quickly make my breakfast. Today it is Wheat toast with Peanut Butter, Bananas and Honey.
I scarf that down and then make Sterling’s lunch. I usually send him a PB&J or PB& honey most days. Kids lunches are hard!
Then we leave the house at 9:30 and it is off to school for Sterling.
Today while Sterling is in school, I have a doctors appointment, then I hit up Target, the Grocery Store, and pick up dry cleaning. It is so nice to shop without a child whining, I take my time and browse. Run the groceries home and then it is pick up time. 3 hours flies by.
We are back home and I put Sterling down for a nap. He now insists on napping in his PJ’s everyday. How cute is he?
This is when I have quiet time and sit down and eat lunch. Today for lunch it is sauteed kale, veggies and hummus. I am really trying to lose my extra 5lbs I put on this summer. Nothing is working so it is diet time during the week. I try to eat healthy for lunch and breakfast and then indulge a little at dinner with Matt.
I also allow myself to watch one show I recorded. I usually watch the Housewives or the Kardashians because Matt can’t stand it when I watch them while he is home. Today it is NYC Housewives and the train wreck that is Aviva.
After my lunch and trashy TV session I do a few chores around the house like laundry and emptying the dishwasher. Then I sit down and work on my blog/pinterest/respond to emails until Sterling wakes up. Some days he naps two hours some days only one so I never know how much time I have.
When he wakes up we usually go an afternoon walk to the park or beach near our house.
This is the typical reaction I get when I tell him to get in the stroller. Even if I have bribed him with a Popsicle. To me this time of the day is so hard. I never know how to fill the “witching hour.”
He cheers up once we get to the park
I turn on the TV again for Sterling to watch a cartoon and I start cooking his dinner and get Matt and my dinner going as well. Matt doesn’t get home til 7:30 most nights so I fed Sterling alone around 6 and then eat with Matt when he gets home. Tonight it is Spanakopita, fruit, and cheese for Sterling.
Tonight he insists on wearing his glasses while he eats. Too cool already.
Ladies, this is my happy time when I finally pour a glass of wine and go sit and read a magazine while Sterling plays in the bath. I have a glass or two every.single.night pretty much. Keeps me sane. I take no drugs just wine.
Then Matt gets home and we each read Sterling a story and say his prayers and it is off to bed for him. He is in bed by 8.
Since it is Wednesday night that means it is Taco Night at the Mason House. We cook tacos every Wednesday night. It is our hump day tradition. In honor of it being Wednesday night we each get a shot of Tequila. We normally don’t drink liquor during the week but this is our exception. Tequila goes so well with tacos and I am a true tequila lover. We each get one shot- and we don’t shoot it we sip it while we chat about our days.
We sit down to eat and watch our TV shows (Modern Family etc). Yes we eat on the couch and watch TV while we eat. It works people! Notice the difference in our plates. If only I could eat like that and not gain weight. Men are lucky.
Get ready for bed. This includes washing my face, contacts, and brushing/flossing my teeth. Then I get in bed and read my Daily Devotional, Jesus Calling. I highly recommend this book it has gotten me thru some hard times and provided great inspiration. If I am not too exhausted I will also read a few pages in whatever book I am currently reading. Tonight I decide to flip thru my new Bazaar with Kate Hudson because I am in between books. We almost always have the lights out by 10.
Well, I am exhausted are you? This post was for my hubs who sometimes thinks I have easy days. He jokes that being a stay at home mom means I sit around and eat bonbons and watch TV all day. Could not be further from the truth. I know he doesn’t really believe I do that but it was fun to document my day. My day is non-stop! So there you go, a day in my life. Nothing exciting but I sure do love being a stay at home mom. I feel so lucky that I am able to take care of Sterling and be home with him, I know not everyone has that luxury.
Happy Thursday. T-minus one day til the weekend!