Thursday – 1/2 work day
4:30 up with intention of attending a 5:30 Ultimate class. Crank out blog post.
5:10 hear G screaming. NOOOOO! Josh had come home super late so I was not going to ask him to jump in (plus, with her still nursing, she usually wants me in these situations. Fortunately or unfortunately). I feed her and by the time she is settled back down it is 5:40. Too late for the class.
5:45 thank goodness for Beachbody! I still find the whole MLM concept rather skeevy but man – they are some convenient and good workouts. Dirty 30 – check (8-12 lb weights, as per usual). 2 mile run (because the Ultimate class would have had running too!) – check.
6:40 shower (all kids still asleep)
7:00 get everyone up (G is starting to wake up on her own; A&C still asleep). Breakfast with kids. School runs x 2 (didn’t want to leave C out on my day off).
8:40 set up and do podcast recording session! Episodes #90 and #91 complete, and I have to say they are good ones. I don’t always feel entirely in the ‘flow’ when podcasting, but these sessions felt very natural and I think they are strong ones for us. (Teaser – one is on Weekends Revisited and the other features a guest from the Netherlands!).
Minor hiccup when my laptop screen breaks just before starting. It’s not pretty, but it’s still functional. I am typing this on ~70% of my screen. Thankfully it’s a fairly big screen. This is a 2015 MacBook Pro that otherwise still works perfectly so I am likely going to pay for a repair (unless it’s over $500) to get a year or two more out of it.
During all of this, our nanny took G out of the house because she is not happy when she can hear my voice but not access me!
11:45 podcast recordings & mini-planning-meeting complete! Whew. Eat chicken curry for lunch.
12:15 dive into preschool forms for G for next year.
12:45 give up on forms for the time being (SO. MANY. FORMS.) and drive to work.
1:15 patients, calls, etc. Plus 5-10 minutes scheduling Apple Store appointment for Saturday to get repair estimate.
5:15 drive home (podcasts listened to: Happier + Freakonomics, which was about Spotify and totally fascinating). Grab photo from Walgreens on way (they have very convenient same day ordering). Marvel at how a stop at Walgreens somehow took 25 minutes in Miami Beach (crowded, hard to park, hard to get there, lines) but approximately 3 minutes here.
5:45 home. Help C with his project (ie, tell him every letter to write). Feel very annoyed about this project. I contemplated skipping it but didn’t want to hurt the teacher’s feelings. They also hand out a packet of weekly homework, none of which he is really capable of doing independently. For this and other reasons, I am sending G to a different preschool. (On the up-side, his main teacher is very nice and does a lovely job and C seems happy! It hasn’t been terrible. It just isn’t quite my style).
Both kids do piano for 5-10 minutes (though they are less eager than the past 2 days).
7:00 G bedtime routine
7:15 dinner while kids watch show (still on Vampirina kick)
7:45 big kid bedtime routine
8:30 big kids in bed
8:45 pass out. I do not usually go to bed this early multiple nights in a week but I was insanely tired. I think I read 1 page of my book.
Blog & podcast – 3.5 hrs (a lot, because it was a recording day)
Work – 4 hrs
Kid time – 4.5 hrs (counting the 30 min that A&C were watching TV – so 4 hrs without that)
Sleep – 8.5 hrs (catchup, I guess!)
Exercise – 60 min
Non-hobby-related-relaxation/leisure – 60 min (really just lunch & dinner time, during which I read blogs on my phone, continuing to avoid instagram!)
Driving – 60 min (while listening to podcasts)