I sometimes wonder about what other people do with their time. Kinda like how I wonder how people spend their money. Like how I wonder how people raise kids. There are times when I'm sitting around doing nothing & thinking, do other people do this? This sitting in front of the tv for 2 hours? This taking a nap on the couch stuff. It's probably not possible with kids though huh?
Not to say that's what I do with most of my time. Most of my time is spent being crazy busy. You may know I have three jobs. One full time, one part time, and one for myself. Maybe you wonder how I juggle them? I thought that I'd give you a little "day in the life" post. I've seen other bloggers do them periodically & they are kind of fun. So I thought I'd whip one up for you. So no pictures today, just information! This was my day yesterday, Monday, August 13th.
5:35am - Wake up
5:45am - Out of bed, shower
5:55am - Turn on the news, get to work on some books for the shop
7:00am - Realize it's 7, run around to get ready for work & eat breakfast
7:20am - Leave for work
7:45am - Park, walk 3/4 mile to the office
8:00am - Arrive, work day begins!
11:30am - Lunch time. Eat at Panera, bring along a library book for a little brain break
12:30pm - Return to the office
2:00pm - Work meeting
4:50pm - Hurriedly change in the office bathroom
5:00pm - Leave work! Walk 1/2 mile to the start of a 5K race we're timing
5:10pm - Arrive at start/finish. Help set up & register participants. Make sure equipment is running properly
6:50pm - Race begins
8:00pm - Race ends, pack up! Eat some of the post-race food-stuffs
8:30pm - Outta there! Head home
8:45pm - Arrive at home
9:00pm - Cleaning time... Clean the bedroom. Clean up the kitchen. Throw in some laundry.
9:45pm - Collapse onto couch. Check email
10:15pm - Go to bed
Wow that was a pretty busy day. This day was a little exceptional because of the race after work, which only happens a few times a year, but usually during that time I'm at home making dinner, cleaning up after dinner, and working on Etsy stuff or blog stuff or cleaning the house. In the mornings sometimes I'm writing a blog post (like this morning, it's Tuesday morning 6:15am as I type) sometimes I'm cleaning, sometimes I'm working on a journal for the shop. I feel pretty productive in the mornings, so while I could skip all that & sleep in longer, I feel like I'd be missing out on some crucial time for me.
I am pretty busy. I have to really plan out my time for certain things. For example, our house is being inspected on Thursday. Our town requires rentals to be inspected every 3 years. Because of this, I have a schedule written out for hubby & I to get all of the rooms in our house super clean by Thursday morning... plus the yard work done. I want to make sure that we look like the good renters we are! I do a ton for this house, even though sometimes it's not my favorite place to be. Having a clean place for them to inspect without a lot of clutter should be helpful to them as well so that they are able to see everything they need to without having to move our junk around. I'll let you know what happens with the inspection next week!! :-)
So how do you juggle your time? Are you a list maker like me? How do you do it with kids!?!? If you've done a "day in the life" post recently link it up in the comments so that I can go check it out! I'm always curious about these things.