I am sort of feeling on top of things again, a feeling I have not enjoyed in what seems like forever (or at least since our air conditioner broke . . . followed by being on call . . . followed by being sick). So: yay!?
Hopefully that means I can finally
a) do the 2015 photobook
b) write the GTD/planning posts I had promised so long ago (they are still on my list!)
Time Tracking: Day 7!
6:45 Up, read NYtimes on line in bed
7:00 Downstairs w/ kids & Josh. He makes pumpkin pancakes (from Run Fast Eat Slow – which was a theme for the day!), kids watch Sesame Street, I write yesterday’s time tracking post, family breakfast (need to work on teaching Cameron not to climb up to stand on the table. OMG . . .)
9:30 Out for kid bike ride. We end up at Josh’s parents’ house for 30 minutes or so, as he wanted to pick up his bike to bring to our (new/installed by Josh) storage shed.
11:45 Kids & Josh swim, I prep lunch for everyone, pay bills, sort mail
1:00 Lunch all together, followed by putting C down for nap
1:45 Josh watches football / I do the weekly barre3 workout (35 minutes) while Annabel sort of goes between both of us. She crafts her own “weights” out of paper & washi tape. PS – this workout is excellent, and I am totally sore.
2:30 Shower & lots of baking/cooking — I made Superhero Muffins (from RFES) and prepped dinner, which was bacon-wrapped spinach/feta-stuffed chicken, also from RFES! Both turned out really well. Highly recommend making the muffins especially!
4:30 Straighten up & get house ready for playdate/dinner – our across-the-street neighbors are coming over.
5:00 Neighbors come over! Cameron wakes up just before they arrive (long nap). They have a son almost exactly A’s age and a baby. A, C, and the other 4.5 year old run around like crazy. The adults have wine & conversation while I finish making dinner, and then we eat.
Menu – cheese/bread/olives set out as snacks, the previously-mentioned stuffed chicken, grilled yellow squash and red peppers, and ice cream for dessert. Easy 🙂
7:30 Neighbors leave (bedtime for kids beckons) and we clean up. The house is somewhat destroyed from rambunctious play, but it doesn’t take quite as long as might be imagined.
8:15 House is clean! Bedtime routine begins (I take C, Josh takes A)
8:40 C in bed / wait for Josh (who falls asleep in A’s room)
9:00 SLEEP. Yep, early bedtime again.
Tomorrow I will post some more reflections on the time-tracking exercise. For now, here’s last weeks workout record & this week’s menu since I am feeling relatively on top of things.
M – still recovering
T – still recovering
W – easy 3 mile run (like 10:30/mi pace, super gentle and relaxed)
R – Barre3 weekly workout (35 min)
F – 4 mi run pushing a little more (9:30/mi pace)
S – 4 mi recovery (~10:00/mi pace)
S – Barre3 weekly workout (35 min)
= 11 mi / 2 x Barre3
Menu for this week:
M – salmon, sweet potatoes, broccoli
T – Greek turkey burgers (from RFES)
W – leftovers
R – veggie/bean bowl (from October Cooking Light) with egg on top
F – leftovers or perhaps pizza
(Weekend TBD but I will probably make something from RFES as I’m on a roll!)