The next Listmania linky is sharing what you do in a 24 hour period.
I thought I might as well do it the next day so if I stuffed up or forgot halfway during the day I’d have another chance at it. Thankfully I did ok! Get prepared for lots of photos.
Eyes open at 5.25am. Eek. Early right? I choose to get up at this time as I find I work better at that end of the day, usually I am alone so its uninterrupted time.
So I work on the School Memory Book post – I plan my posts in advance and always know what I’m writing about so it’s quite easy to sit down and type away.
An hour later, I am showered, hubby has just let for work, 1 boy is up and I’m getting breakfast ready. Nutrigrain and yoghurt for the boys and Ancient Grains (Freedom Foods) and coffee for me.
Ironing Time – school shorts for the eldest lad.
This is a common occurance, coffee in the microwave getting reheated… I don’t often get the chance to drink a full cup of hot coffee in one hit.
School drop off done and hot footed to the local shopping centre. Here I order my eldest’s birthday cake for his party. (not gluten free – it’s a party for his school friends)
Then to Kmart for lunchbox/bag shopping – yes we are already onto lunch box number 3 for this year and no I don’t want to talk about it. The one good thing is I got this one and it was on sale for $5.
Then onto Coles for a few things but I always have to check the health food aisle for anything new… and look, San Remo Gluten Free Cannelloni!
And I bought some fruit
Home again and the washing gets put out
And I put dinner on… Slow Cooker Sausage and Bean Casserole
Tiniest Man has an early lunch as it’s 3 year old kinder day, sandwich and fruit are on the menu
I prepare his snack for 3 year old kinder. Cheese, Crackers, Grapes and Strawberries. I haven’t been able to find a Mickey Mouse lunch/snack box anywhere for sale in Australia so I improvise and put a sticker on a plain container for him.
My lunch, rice cakes, egg and tomato on 2 and pickles and cheese on the other 2.
Since the dishwasher is still dead, time to do the dishes.
We duck into the library on the way to 3 year old Kinder – Tiniest Man loves this rug as he jumps around it naming the colours of it. We pick up a few books while we are there.
Drop off time for 3 year old Kindy, waiting for the leader to open the door…
Back home for me, one kid at school and one at kinder. I get time to myself for 90 minutes once a week so I make a cuppa and indulge in a couple of Reese Miniatures
and watch West Wing on the telly. It’s my time so I don’t feel guilty about this time to have to myself, no work or housework gets done.
Since my eldest and I rarely get one on one time together, I am trying to spend the hour between picking him up from school and picking his little brother up from 3 year old kinder doing something fun. A date at the local coffee shop goes down well.
We sit down for a few minutes, I check emails and boys have icy poles, the cat always parks himself close to me…
School reader time for my Grade 2 boy. I am really happy and proud with his reading ability.
Screen time for the boys, Mickey Mouse is the favourite
Hubby is home and it’s dinner time.
Kids are in bed but I am back to work as I have deadlines, off I go with a hot chocolate
and a few hours later it’s bed time, my book is ready to read but why is there a balloon on the bed? Our youngest leaves us treasures every now and then, usually it’s cars or a toy. Tonight a balloon.
And then it’s lights out, forgot to take a photo of the time (was planning to), ended up being pretty wiped.