Wednesday, January 27, 2016

DITL: Winter 2016 {January 26, 2016}

Nothing like waiting until the last possible day to get my DITL post in! But I think today will be a good day to document - it's been a while since I've done a weekday {because usually that's me working for 7 hours in my living room} because today I needed to be in our office downtown for a meeting.

********Tuesday, January 26, 2016********

Allena and Brent are 35.
Trent is 6.5.
Drew is a newly minted 3.

3:35 - Unexpected wake-up call from both kiddos. Drew has gone into Trent's room to try and sneak into his bed and woken him up. He comes to tattle, she follows to try and get into our bed.

5:15 - Brent's alarm goes off. Ugggggh.

6:00 - My alarm goes off. Double uggggggh. Time to rise and shine! Check my FitBit stats for sleep - shockingly not great given Drew's visit. I also realize it isn't quite accurate because I didn't go to sleep when it said I did, but I guess my IG perusing before bed made it think I was asleep! Head to the bathroom and chat with Brent while he showers and I wash my face/bangs. I wasn't going to wash my hair today but my bangs were looking rough! He's out the door by 6:10. Realize as he walks out that I wanted to get a picture of us and didn't get it {not that he would have done it willingly}. Boo!

6:15 - Start working - check email, do a few things I didn't finish up yesterday. I've started doing this to get in another 30-45 minutes a day since it's so hard to get all my hours in every day. Also deal with some drama with our school's library.  I am the volunteer coordinator for the library, and one of our long-time volunteers had to back out, so now I need to replace his remaining 12 shifts for the year.

See my fancy spreadsheet! {grin}

6:48 - Time to make the donuts...I mean breakfasts and lunches for my minions. I open the fridge and remember Drew didn't go back to school yesterday after her well-check, so her lunch is already made. Say out loud 'Drew's is done. Yes!' #dork Decide to turn on some music while I work. I won't be super quiet so that hopefully the kids will start stirring on their own. #yeahright

6:50 - Start to boil some eggs. My kids LOVE hard-boiled eggs. I hate eggs in all forms and I hate the way hard-boiled eggs smell, but I can actually eat the egg white without wanting to die. So that's a win for convenience foods on Whole 30.

7:00 - Trent comes out into the kitchen unprompted which is rare but then decides he wants to go back to bed.

7:05 - Lay out Drew's outfit that we agreed to the night before. Girlfriend has flare today.

7:10 - Try to wake up the bear aka Drew. She has been a disaster at bedtime {due to her new freedom} so she is awake way too late and mornings are super rough.

7:15 - Get my clothes on and do my make-up. Spoiled by almost never having to wear make-up, so it's kind of a pain on the days I need to put it on. Trent gets up again and heads to the couch to read.

7:20 - Peel an egg for Trent and finally get Drew up, but man is she grumpy!

7:25 - Bring Trent his clothes, his MTHFR meds {his prescription and his 'red cream'}.

7:30 - Start to dress her - she's pretty resistant at first but finally lets me dress her and then starts to eat her breakfast {hard-boiled egg, watermelon, and strawberries}. Whines that she wants squirty fruits. Trent is looking at a Harry Potter Lego book and eating his breakfast {a spinach hamburger patty, a hard-boiled egg, and 2 squirty fruits}.

7:40 - Remind T that it's time to get dressed. No way will we be in the car when I want to be {7:45}.

7:50 - Start corralling everyone to get in the car. Pause to take a selfie. It's going to be cold today in ATX {Yankees, don't laugh at me!} so I had to find tights to wear under my dress.

7:55 - Everyone is strapped in, now I run in and take all my pills {MTHFR vitamins and DHA - getting a stye is super fun but reminds me that I haven't been good about taking my DHA regularly}.

8:01 - And we're off!

8:14 - Arrive at school. Trent hops out and walks to class. Drew wants me to walk her to class, but I can't since we've arrived during normal drop-off time, and she BAWLS as the school secretary walks her to class. She still hasn't adjusted to drop-off since moving classes. Breaks my heart to leave her crying like that, but I know it's better to just walk away - I know she'll calm down super fast.

8:16 - Back in the car, talk to Brent for a few minutes and then head into Austin. Listen to a replay of the Bobby Bones Show. Traffic is way lighter than a normal day. That doesn't mean I don't hit any, but it's a lot better!

9:00 - Just as I'm exiting the highway, I have to get on a conference call.

9:15 - Arrive at Picnik for a little Whole 30 approved coffee {ghee coffee with MCT oil and a shot of collagen protein - yay!}. I'm trying to find new drinks that I will enjoy to break-up with that damn chai latte. I'd say the coffee was okay but could easily grow on me. And after this round when I can put a little honey or maple syrup in it? I think we'll be besties.

9:30 - Get to our office, walk up {it's freezing}, have to borrow an ID badge {mine is somewhere in the house...}, and get set-up in the conference room we have for today's meeting.

10:00 - Talk to my co-worker Risa, and my co-worker Lauren walks into the conference room and immediately hops on a conference call of her own.

10:30 - Now we're both off the phone and we catch up. Lauren and I've known each other for years. She's the sister of one of my closest friends {Jenna, who I do oils with}, so she works for Deloitte in the same job as me, loves essential oils, also has an MTHFR mutation, so you know we get along!

11:07 - Call from school - Trent is disturbing other kids and not listening and needs to be picked up. I say a few choice words to my co-worker before calling Brent. His dad is in Georgetown messing with our golf cart at the golf course, so B thinks he can probably pick T up. Call said father-in-law and he is done with the cart and can get T. Whew! Of course this would happen on a day when I'm downtown. Suuuuper frustrated. He had a nasty meltdown yesterday afternoon. As B and I text about it, I realize we forgot his pill yesterday morning and I didn't watch him take it this morning - I wonder if this is part of the issue. Hmmm...

11:30 - Start discussing lunch options. Lauren's pregnant {with baby girl #3}, and I always love to talk about food! She's also building a new house, so she shows me her floor plan. So happy we aren't building anymore, but it's super fun to see what others are doing.

12:00 - Start the Talent 2020 webcast - the whole reason for being in the office! Work on this post.

12:20 - A new hire comes into the conference room for us to verify his employment and review his citizenship paperwork. I always feel like I am going to screw this up!

1:00 - My Whole 30 friend {Veronica} happens to be getting her husband lunch from Picnik and bringing it downtown and asked me if I wanted something. Made my day! I was about to be eating a house salad from Texadelphia - was NOT excited about that. Continue working...

1:35 - Check my mail - the receptionist might have hinted that I needed to - and get some water. Chuck all said mail in the recycling bin.

1:50 - Veronica is here with my green beans and chicken lunch and a cup of bone broth. Yum!

2:00 - Talk to Brent and he says traffic is a mess {it's raining AND cold}, so I go ahead and shut down and head out to get Drew. While I'm thankful my father-in-law was able to get Trent, I have to pass their house to get Drew, then turn around to get Trent - going to be spending a lot of time in the car! Eat my lunch while driving - it is so good!

2:49 - Arrive at school! The drop-off line is super long! Pick up my best girl. She surprisingly wanted to sit in her own seat and not her brother's. She had an accident at school {this NEVER happens}, so she's in outfit #2 of the day {spoiler alert: this number will continue to grow}.

3:15 - Have to take a detour to get gas. Eek!

3:20 - Now Drew wants to be in Trent's car seat, so I go to switch her around. She is sassy, of course.

3:30 - Start another car conference call. Luckily this one is with 2 of my team members, so we're always taking calls together with kids in the background or out and about - I love my team!

3:35 - Arrive at Brent's parents house. Brent's dad bribes Drew with marshmallows to get her into the kitchen so I can finish my call. Thanks Papa!

3:45 - While still on the phone, Drew comes into the room I'm in {used to be Brent's} and wants to change clothes {outfit #3}. I help her change clothes AND potty while still on my call. 

Too busy to show off her new outfit

4:15 - Head home. Decide Trent will help me clean out my trash can on wheels car when we get home as part of his punishment for getting in trouble at school. We hit rush hour traffic which is super fun with 2 kids in the car.

5:00 - Get home, and begin cleaning out my car. Start a load of laundry for Drew's wet outfit from school.

5:05 - Brent attacks! {Cameo of our new table! Still debating chairs...sigh.}

5:10 - Drew wants to wear her leotard. This would be outfit #4. She pairs it with my tennis shoes. #stylish

5:15 - Trent is still working on my car, and Drew adds a tu-tu and her princess heel.

5:30 - I unload the dishwasher and reload it with everything from my car. There were A LOT of dishes in there {plus a bunch that had accumulated already} in the sink. Needs to be restarted again! I should be embarrassed to show this, but this is real life!

5:45 - Kids are hungry, so Brent makes them turkey sandwiches, and I read to them {The Day the Crayons Quit and we added The Day the Crayons Came Back}. Trent's semi under lockdown, but I'm a sucker for reading to the kids.

6:35 - I have a Finance Council meeting at church, so Brent gets the kids in the shower, and I jet to church!

6:58 - Arrive at church. Our meeting lasts just about an hour, and I will be presenting some financial information at both masses this weekend, fun-fun!

8:25 - Arrive home! Brent has all the lights blazing for me. That's love!

8:45 - Eat dinner - leftover chicken and potatoes made with ghee. Yum! Check IG and veg for a bit.

9:00 - Play on the computer for a little bit. Get ready for bed. Brent and I look at chairs online and don't come to any decisions. Too.many.choices!!!

10:15 - Being silly! Lights out and we both play on our phones a little.

10:36 - Good night!

In case you were curious, Drew stayed in her bed that night, but 6:00 AM still came too early!


Kathryn Bagley said...

that was exhausting to read so I cant imagine how it felt actually doing it! and OMG 1 mile to empty?!?!? lol

Erika said...

I love this!! Also, can I just move into your shower?? Because it is amazing. I'm impressed with how productive you are in the morning before the kids get up! I've never managed to (consistently) do that. Maybe someday...

Karen Peterson said...

What a day!

And I freak out when I only have a couple of miles to empty on my gas tank! Yikes!