Friday, December 20, 2013

1 Day

Amanda did a fun post this week about 'a day in the life'. I did one in May while on maternity leave, and I thought it'd be fun to do another one.

The one thing about my job that is consistent is that it is inconsistent. Every day is a different experience. This week, for example, I worked from home Monday, started Tuesday at our office and ended at a client site, went to a meeting at a new client in Dallas on Wednesday, worked from our office Thursday and will work there again Friday. So every day is a little bit different which means Brent and I have to constantly arrange our days for school drop-offs/pick-ups, getting ready, evenings, etc. It definitely makes our days hectic and chaotic but always interesting!

I 'started' Thursday by being awake and working until 2:30 in the morning {big deadline Friday}, so I didn't set my alarm to get up before the kids. I knew this would make the morning extra chaotic, but there was no way I was going to get up at 6:30!

7:00 - Drew wakes up, we nurse.


7:00 - 7:30 - I get ready while Drew destroys plays in our bathroom.

7:30 - I wake up Brent with the warning that I MUST leave by 8:20 {intake discussion at 9:00 with Drew's next teacher as she moves to the 'First Steps' class in January. Yay!}. I didn't take a picture of this. Ha.

7:30 - 8:00 - Drew eats breakfast in her high chair while I get both kids' lunches and all the rest of Drew's crap stuff together.

8:15 - Trent wakes up. This is unusually late for him. B and I decided he'd take T to school so we didn't have to rush him.

I didn't want to wake the bear with a request for a smile. {grin}

8:30 - Make it out the door. It was pajama day at school, so dressing the kids was very easy!

8:45 - 9:00 - Drop Drew off in her class.
9:00 - 9:30 - Intake discussion with Miss Kim. B arrives with T just as we're finishing up, so I take T into his class too.
9:30 - 10:15 - Drive to work, have a conference call, go to Starbucks, get into our offices, hotel a space, get set-up.

My view for the day.

A co-worker sent me a little Christmas tree computer program. I love it!

10:15 - 2:30 - Work, conference calls, eat lunch that I brought {another unusual event}, more work and calls.
2:30 - 3:00 - Pump! And have a conference call.

3:00 - 4:30 - More work!
4:30 - 5:15 - Drive home. Brent got the kids so I stayed about 30 minutes later since I got in late from Drew's intake.
5:15 - 6:15 - Family time!
6:15 - 10:00 - Book club happy hour! Me doing something on a weeknight is a RARE activity. I typically work for 2-3 hours every night, but we ladies decided we had to get together. And given my night before, I needed it!

10:00 - 11:30 - Blogging, pumping, should-be-working-but-am-not, TV watching, showering, reading.
11:30 - Bedtime, I hope!

And there you, my Thursday!


the blogivers said...

Always interesting to read about other people's days to me! Might have to do a "day in the life" post soon myself :)

Kelly said...

The inconsistency of your job would kill me!! That's bee the hardest part of a newborn for me too!!