Week in the Life: Tuesday

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Morning // Isla comes in and wakes me up around 7 a.m., and we slowly crawl out of bed. This morning she stated that she’d like eggs for breakfast, so I make her scrambled eggs and peel up a Mandarin orange for her as well. I sit down with a bowl of cereal and go through blog posts and Bloglovin while she eats and when she’s done it’s her favourite time of day – cartoon time! I call and make Kyle and myself chiropractor appointments for Friday, and make a call for Kyle, then I vacuum the house. Fun times! After that I shower, then give the bathrooms a quick clean. I really want to make banana chocolate chip muffins, so I search Pinterest for a recipe and save it for tomorrow. (My bananas are frozen so I’ll thaw them out first.) I sit down to watch the Voice and then cook lunch up for Isla and I. She made me a “picnic” lunch, but I convinced her that potstickers and rice would be tastier ;)

Afternoon // Isla naps, so I package the meat I bought from Costco yesterday and toss it in the freezer. Then I relax in bed and watch some Gilmore Girls until she wakes ups. (Ah, the little luxuries!) I also get an email about some freelancing and respond to that. When Isla wakes up we head outside and I shovel the little bit of snow that fell this morning, and then we wonder over to the mailbox. (Nothing exciting except for a bill and a newsletter from Kyle’s work. I can’t wait to start receiving Christmas cards!) I forget that dinner takes 2 hours in the oven so I franticly get it put together and toss it in!

Evening // Kyle texts me and says he’s going to probably be a bit late coming home from work because the roads are a little slick. Now I don’t have to worry so much about dinner being done at the right time. (Win!) He eventually gets home and we eat, and soon it’s bath time for Isla. (I tell her she’s going to have a bath and she responds with, “Yep, I’m stinky!” Kids, I tell yah!) After her bath, it’s story and bedtime, so Isla gives Kyle hugs & kisses goodnight (cutest thing ever) and amazingly she picks a different book for me to read to her – Green Eggs and Ham! Once she’s tucked in Kyle and I enjoy some quiet time and watch an episode of CSI that’s on the PVR, and then head to bed!

Week in the Life: Monday

After reading Amber & Stephany’s Week in the Life posts last week, I just knew I wanted to jump on the bandwagon as well! I enjoy doing day in the life posts, but sometimes find they can take more time to put together since I have to remember all the junk I did and what time I did them. I’ll warn you now – I’m sure some days are going to be a little repetitive. Life as a stay-at-home-mom isn’t always exciting and our mornings are generally pretty routine! But – we’ll see how this pans out!

So, without further ado, here’s Monday in a nutshell:

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Morning // Isla wakes me up around 6:45 and I feel like garbage. I had a sore throat yesterday and it has now turned into a full on cold. No idea where I got it. I realize it’s snowing outside but luckily it stops around 8 a.m. After Isla eats her breakfast I put on cartoons for her (Paw Patrol, Curious George & Daniel Tiger), and I read through my Bloglovin feed and start tomorrow’s column for the Armchair Mayor News. After figuring out the direction I want to go with my topic, I hop in the shower and get ready to head to Costco. Before Isla and I head out, I shovel the driveway & sidewalk. (And the sidewalk in front of my neighbour’s house because we have an unspoken agreement to help each other out.) I’ve starving when we get to Costco and only impulse buy one thing – and it wasn’t even the cream puff brownie tower thing I started drooling over in the bakery ;) Once we’re done, Isla and I head home and I lug all the groceries into the house and cook up some perogies for lunch!

Afternoon // Isla finishes her lunch and declares she needs to watch, “Just one episode of Paw Patrol.” (Her exact words!) I decline, she spazzes out but forgets about it 5 minutes later. I eventually get her down for a nap and I finish up my column and email it away. Then it’s time for adult decisions: Package away all the meat I bought at Costco, finish off the Christmas lights outside, or watch Gilmore Girls. I opt to quickly do the lights and then watch Gilmore Girls with a hot cup of tea and a couple of Girl Guide cookies. :) When Isla wakes up from her nap we head down to the basement and she plays in her kitchen while I numb my mind on the XBox. Eventually we head back upstairs and I get started on dinner!

Evening // I make meatloaf and mashed potatoes for dinner and it’s ready to eat when Kyle gets home from dinner. I’m still feeling pretty run down from this damn cold, so I end up just having a toasted tomato sandwich. After dinner, Kyle plays with Isla, so I catch up on this blog post a little bit! I get Isla ready for bed around 8 p.m., and after I read her a story (Dr. Seuss’s ABC’s – her favourite at the moment), it’s lights out and Kyle and I catch up on Canada’s Worst Driver before heading to bed around 10 p.m.

That’s Monday! What did you get up to?