Thursday, September 13, 2007

A Day In The Life. . .

Today’s post is a little glimpse into the rhythms of our day when “The Gang’s All Here!” In a previous post, here, I mentioned that The Boss was beginning to work from home. Well, in an effort to maximize the purposes for doing that, he’s started by scheduling his telecommuting days for the same days that The Gang will be home from school. I’m not sure yet how this is working out for me, but everyone else is having a great time with it and I actually got a lot done today. In fact, I think if The Boss is careful to set himself up in a separate room than me when he works at home, this will be really great. Otherwise, his close proximity and startling sexiness will be a distraction and I’ll never get anything done ;) Especially if he wears that darned cologne when he’s here! Sorry, I’m pretty sure that’s not really what you wanted to know about our daily life . . .

  • 7 a.m. The Boss heads out for a early breakfast with the boys’ ministry leader from church. I roll over and burrow in a while longer.
  • 8:20 I stumble out of bed to find Shaggy, LadyBug and Baby Blue Eyes just “chillaxin’” on the couch together (they have the day off for Rosh Hashanah).
  • 8:45 Dr. Doolittle joins us to watch Kenny Chesney's concert on the roof on Good Morning America.
  • 9 a.m. I fill my travel mug, grab a breakfast bar and head out for a haircut and a couple errands at the mall. The Boss and I pass parental duties off at the kitchen door.
  • 10:30 I arrive home to find The Boss hard at work in his grubbies at the family room coffee table: papers and phones spread everywhere. The little Gang members all have dispersed to various neighbors' homes to play. I start the church bulletin, update Meals Ministry team information, update LIFE Group sign ups, and organize my PILES of paperwork that have accumulated since last night.
  • 12:30 p.m. I eat a microwave pizza with The Boss while we watch Fox News and chat about the world's political scene. (Not nearly as highbrow as it sounds, more like snarky commentary on North Korea's nuclear stupidity and Syria's hypocrisy.)
  • 2:00 The church bulletin is finished early(!), unless some ministry leader has a last-minute change or addition. I've even found time (while little Gang members are eating lunch at the neighbor's) to start planning for my MOMS' Group fall meetings and sort the mail. The kids are all frolicking in the pool and The Boss is now working poolside.
  • 3:45 I'm off to do a quick work out at Curves and come home to do an early dinner. The rest of the night should be spent cutting coupons and planning a list for a trip to Giant tomorrow. I have an early dr. appt. (I'm okay, it's just a yearly exam- fun, I know!) and then I must get my bi-weekly ton of groceries before my sister and her 5 Norwegian men descend on my home.

So there you have it, a glimpse at a day when

"The Gang's (truly) All Here!"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Elise and Amy are checking in...

We were just hanging out tonight and thought we'd stop by to read what's new. You make motherhood sound easy and luxurious! We want to roll over and burrow in when our alarms go off at 7am! But no, Amy's off training for her half-marathons (she just finished her September one last Sunday with flying colors!) and Elise is in the basement doing laundry.

We aren't, however, jealous of your diet. I'm disappointed in you! What's this about breakfast bars and microwave pizza? Break out that Stoneware and make something nutritious!

We miss you and love you!