Monday starts early for me at 2 am! I'm having trouble sleeping due (I'm guessing) to something I ate. By 3 am I decide to get up and make some tea, and try to sleep on the couch.
5:45 am - I let the dog out to pee.
6:10 am - I decide to get up to make the coffee and feed the dog.
|Waiting for breakfast at the buttcrack of dawn.|
6:45 am - Emma's dad is up, and apparently unaware of any sleeping drama the night before (which is good! as he needs the sleep). E and her dad play while we all get ready for our days. The husband is out the door around 7:30, heading for the gym.
Its a gym day for E and myself, too. While I pack our gym bags and try to clean up breakfast, we accomplish a little playtime.
|The Snowy Day|
Since I'd like to do some grocery shopping (see fore-mentioned total lack of milk), I'm aiming to get to the gym as soon as the childcare opens, at 8:30. We're there around 8:40 - not too bad! My workout is not at all terrible, despite my lack of sleep. I think I need to design a tougher workout.
Next the grocery store! Today we have some clouds and slight chance of rain. Very exciting!
|Trader Joe's for the novelty items.|
I clean some stuff up, and by 12:30 its obviously time for a nap. Emma is carrying her bear around, and a blanket, and saying he's sleepy. We read two books and rock awhile, and she goes to sleep relatively easily by 12:45. Holding my hand! Its so sweet when she wants to do this, especially since she hasn't liked it for the past six months.
Ahh, naptime! First, I have to start dinner, since I forgot to put it in the crockpot before we left for the gym. We're having some hearty winter fare: super-old spareribs and braised cabbage.
When that's done, I pull out the sewing machine to work on some tops for Emma and myself.
Tasting the beer for the rib braise.
I'm basically testing out the patterns for these today, although E's will be wearable when I'm done if the pattern works out. The pattern for my shirt fits pretty well.
Though I'm worried about the maternity look - not something I'm wishing to cultivate! I'll have to ask husband when he gets home.
As I'm finishing up, E wakes up. I swear she heard me open the cookie jar in her sleep! It was a good long nap for her, however I do wish I could have gotten to some career-development type stuff. Maybe tomorrow?
Next I feed Emma a snack - apple slices and peanut butter on ak-mak crackers. And of course a cookie, since she caught me. While I'm doing that, I also attempt to make radish chips (in order to use up our old radishes) while simultaneously finishing Emma's shirt.
Doing four things at a time is too many! Let's stick to two? Bizarrely, Emma likes her new shirt! Its based on a tutorial I found recently. It fits, so I hope I find time to make another.
Somehow it's gotten to be almost 4 o'clock. We still need to walk the dog. So sunscreen and hats, dog poo-bags, and away we go.
The weather has (of course) cleared up. After an itty-bitty bit of rain the air is now very clean and there are pretty fluffy clouds. Our walk is short: 30 or 40 minutes, to avoid busy streets, dirt paths, and a nasty pitbull.
After our walk, E usually is VERY intent on playing with her stroller. Since I don't have anything I need to do right away, I sit and wait with her. The weather is so lovely and NOT HOT.
The afternoon's activities have left the house looking a disaster. I clean up, while E busies herself with emptying the book shelf.
Dad comes home around 5:45 and we watch the local news (not kid-appropriate! very disturbing today, ugh) and play legos.
We have family dinner which Emma of course rejects as a matter of habit. Then, she decides to do some swiffering of the floors and dog.
Next, she actually eats some beef, and it is bathtime and time to get ready for bed. I start the dishes and cleaning the kitchen (AGAIN!).
Emma is in bed around 8. I call a bunch of relatives to arrange a baby shower for my cousin and work on this blog post and holy smokes its 10! Time to get ready for bed.
Keeping it simple. It was a pretty routine day.