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OT - Getting to Know You QOTW 7/15

Sorry it is early again this week. I am going to be out tomorrow, and most likely next Friday too! We are going on vacation to SD. Road trip!

Describe a typical day in the life of (you).

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I'm going to feel boring after I right this. lol!

wake up around 6:30/7pm
Do wii yoga for 20 mins
Quick shower
Bring Reed downstairs and turn on sesame street
Get him ready for daycare or papa's house
finish any dishes from night before, wipe counters, make bed
Get dressed for work
Drop Reed off
Go to work
BS for a few hours online while answering emails
snack
work
lunch
work
snack
pick reed up
start dinner
start loads of laundry
serve dinner
clean up after dinner
give reed his bath
Try to squeeze in 30 minutes of playtime with my son
Book time
Bed Time @8:30
fold laundry
make a phone call to my mom
go to bed, watch some tv

stop, repeat.......ugh!

Oh the weekends are exactly the same excecpt the work section is replaced by grocery shopping, coupon clipping, playtime with reed, his nap, and cleaning.

WOW! My life is horribly dull!:eek:

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Since it is Summer I'm off of work and enjoying every minute of it!

I wake up around 8-9 (when the kids start harassing me for breakfast)

Eat a quick breakfast/clean the kitchen

Then we usually do some morning activity (free movies, park, go swimming, etc.)

Come home for lunch which is usually some sort of leftovers

Then I enjoy an afternoon nap!

When I wake up I usually watch some TV and get online for a bit

The girls have dance 3 days a week in the late afternoon/evening

The days they don't have dance we usually try to do something physical (ride bikes, play Wii, play outside, etc.)

For dinner I've been having a blast trying new and healthier recipes

After dinner I usually do laundry and clean the house in one way or another while the girls play quietly in their playroom

Put the girls to bed and enjoy some quiet time with hubby (watching TV, sitting and talking on the lanai, reading the bible together, etc.)

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wake up @ 5:20 to shower/dress for work
wake up kids at 6:30
out door at 7:00 and drop off at dayhome
work 7:30 - 4:30
pick up kids just before 5:00
get home and prep supper (DH takes kids outside to play/walk/ride bikes)
eat at 6:00-ish
1/2 hr play with kids
7:00 bath
7:30 story
7:45 teeth/bed for DS
8:00 teeth/bed for DD
collapse on sofa for a bit, catch up with DH
hit the hay at 9:15 - 9:30.

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Wake up around 6 or 6:30. Baby gets up at 6:30, older kids at 7
Nurse while I play on the internet and drink coffee
kids wake, make and eat breakfast/clean it up
Pack lunch
Go to gym. We usually leave by 8:30 or 9 at the latest. Work out for 90 minutes.
Meet friends at pool (which is at gym) swim and eat lunch at pool
come home at 12:30 or 1, change kids and read book/put them to bed at 1
cook/organize/nap/read etc from 1-4 while they sleep
when all kids are up, play outside or go to library/run an errand or go to a friends house.
Dinner at 6
Baths or showers
Baby to bed at 6:45, kids can watch TV from 7-8
Clean up dinner.
Kids to brush/book/bed at 8.
Hang out with DH. If he is home we usually go to bed by 10:30. If he is out of town and I am home alone I usually get in bed for the night around 8:30 and read Smile

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Awake with baby for a bottle at 5am, then back to bed
Wake up/shower 7-7:30
Feed my herd of hungry children, brush teeth, get them dressed, etc
Clean up kitchen, housework while the kids play outside.
Usually go into to town (groceries, appointments, etc)
Lunch 1230
Get dinner ready while the kids play outside
Work (either at 3pm or 7pm)
Or
Dinner at 6pm
Play/stories/baths
Kids bedtime at 8pm
Bed around 11pm

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I'll do a weekday since weekends are different.

- Anytime starting at around 6:00 - Wake up because Juliet is standing next to the bed leaning over until she is 3 inches from my face
- Get Juliet breakfast, get into the shower sometime before 6:45
- Make coffee, make breakfast for the kids, empty the dishwasher, keep things calm until my nanny arrives
- Get myself ready in time for the 8:18 train into Manhattan
- Work
- Catch the 5:38 train home (which thanks to my new office location, requires but a 5-minute walk to Grand Central)
- Once home, evaluate: do I need to go to the grocery store across the street, or start the laundry, or do some other task?
- hang out with the kids
- 7:00, start the process of putting Juliet to bed
- 7:30 get Juliet settled (if all goes well), DINNER with Dave & Nathaniel (my husband does all the cooking)
- 8:00 work out with the Wii Fit Plus for 40 minutes or so
- 8:45/9:00 - finish cleaning up & chores & say goodnight to Nathaniel
- 9:00 check on work stuff to see what has to be addressed before the next day
- 9:30 CHILL with Dave, watch tv, do work, work on my new business, whatever comes up
- 11:00ish, often later. . .go to bed

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530a- up with our youngest, nurse, snuggle until 615a or so when the others wake
615a- up and at em, on Tues, Thurs., Sat- hit the gym, other days get the kids fed, shower for work, etc.
745a- out the door for work
515p- home for dinner (typically it is ready and waiting for me-- yum-o!)
600p- clean up dinner, go for family walk, hang out in the backyard, go to a softball game if we have one, walk the dog, etc. Family hang out time.
700p- bath/showers for kids
730p- story time and snuggles
800p- lights out for wee ones. I usually stay up a bit longer with our two oldest girls and read more....they are usually out by 830p.
830p- hang with hubby, fold some laundry, tidy the house, computer, etc
1000p- bed

All subject to change if I'm out of town for work, have an early or late work meeting, or am home for the day....but that is *most* days.

I want an afternoon nap Wink

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I'm going to do during the school year, instead of summer vacation, makes a big difference, but the school year thing is what we are doing the majority of the time.

6:10 alarm goes off
6:45 actually get out of bed (yes we are snoozers)
6:45 - 7:20 help Hubby get all the kids ready for school and out of the house
7:20 - 2:20 Work from home
2:20 - leave to get the kids from school
2:20 - 5:00, sometimes 6:30 whatever the activity of the day is, Swimming lessons, gymantics Dance, or just errand running....need to pick up the two youngest from daycare in there somewhere
6:00 ish - 7:30 dinner time
7:30 - 8:00 get kids to bed
8:00 - 12:00 is free time! Usually some tv or computer, often a lot of laundry doing and picking up...so i guess its not THAT free

I should go to bed earlier than midnight, but i rarely do.

ETA on Mon and Wed i go to the gym between 5:15 and 6:30...so that switches things up a little!

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"KimPossible" wrote:

7:20 - 2:20 Work from home

Kim,

I'm curious what you do from home if you don't mind me asking? I am desperately trying to transition into telecommuting and am collecting info on moms that do.

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"elleon17" wrote:

Kim,

I'm curious what you do from home if you don't mind me asking? I am desperately trying to transition into telecommuting and am collecting info on moms that do.

I'm a computer programmer/web developer. I used to work in the office but when we decided to move to Maine, i asked if i could work remotely. And they said yes. My company actually has many remote employees now.....as far away as Thailand, or as close as NYC (the office is in upstate NY).

I actually have to make up 4 extra hours and typically i do that on Tuesday evenings from 8 - 12.

Its been a good gig. Once you have the skills, i think tech jobs can be very flexible in terms of where you work.

Incidentally, not all the people who work remotely are programmers. We have QA specialsts and tech support specialists working remotely. QA is a good way to get into a tech company if you don't have a programming background.

ETA: one more thing. I do NOT keep my kids home with me while I'm working. My non-school children go to daycare, and during the summer, i hire someone to watch the school age kids (My SIL!). Even if I wanted to keep them home with me, my company wouldn't let me. They are good about the occasions where one of the older ones is sick and I'm keeping them home. I still work in that situation, but if the baby is home sick, i take the day off. And on a regular basis, in regards to childcare, i treat it just like i would if i had an in-office job.

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Kim, that's awesome. My husband writes software and wants to be a "kept man"...he'd do freelance part-time projects from home & take care of the kids & house while I keep moving forward in my career. I am hoping we can make this happen within the next few years!

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"KimPossible" wrote:

I'm a computer programmer/web developer. I used to work in the office but when we decided to move to Maine, i asked if i could work remotely. And they said yes. My company actually has many remote employees now.....as far away as Thailand, or as close as NYC (the office is in upstate NY).

I actually have to make up 4 extra hours and typically i do that on Tuesday evenings from 8 - 12.

Its been a good gig. Once you have the skills, i think tech jobs can be very flexible in terms of where you work.

Incidentally, not all the people who work remotely are programmers. We have QA specialsts and tech support specialists working remotely. QA is a good way to get into a tech company if you don't have a programming background.

ETA: one more thing. I do NOT keep my kids home with me while I'm working. My non-school children go to daycare, and during the summer, i hire someone to watch the school age kids (My SIL!). Even if I wanted to keep them home with me, my company wouldn't let me. They are good about the occasions where one of the older ones is sick and I'm keeping them home. I still work in that situation, but if the baby is home sick, i take the day off. And on a regular basis, in regards to childcare, i treat it just like i would if i had an in-office job.

Yeah, see this is where I'm kind of at. I WANT to work from home, but if I did something other than running a dayhome out of my house I'd still have to send the kids to outside daycare. I'd never be able to get a full day's work done and take care of the kids at the same time. It's either take care of kids (including mine), or do something like legal/medical transcription and send them to daycare. I guess I just need to find that WAH job that will pay me big bucks for only a few hours of work AND keep my kids home! Yeah, in my wildest dreams....;)

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Okay, here's a "typical" day for us that doesn't include basketball games/practices, volleyball games/practices, track or softball for DD1. When you add a practice in to an evening, you can add in 1 hour on the road running back and forth, blah!

6:30 wake up to the sounds of the baby babbling, take the puppy out to potty ASAP
6:45 feed the baby
7:00 DS wakes up and stumbles out (he wakes up a lot like me), feed him
7-8 Load the dishwasher if needed, clean up their breakfast, start a load of laundry, take the puppy out again
8-9 we play, do laundry, tidy up toys
9 the baby goes down for a nap
9-10:45 take DS outside to play, if something needs canned I do it now in the morning before the summer heat gets to be too bad outside
10:45-11 I start getting lunch ready, usually leftovers and take the puppy out
11 feed the baby and DS
11:30 eat while the LO's play
12 clean up the kitchen, sweep kitchen floors while the LO's play
1-3 naptime for DS so DD2 and I cuddle and play for a while until she's worn out
2-3 or 4 (if I'm lucky it's 4) naptime for DD2
3:20 DH gets home from work and usually goes straight outside to work on something and takes DS with him
3:30-6 get supper started or if DH has a lot of outside work to do I go help him for a couple of hours if supper's a quick fix, feed horses, get a big bale of hay out to the horses if necessary, do a walk to check the fence, check on the hayfield down below, weed the garden, pick anything that is ready and ripe, tend to the horses (brushing, clean out hooves, etc)
6-7 is supper time in the summer (5:00 in the winter)
7-7:30 clean up kitchen or the picnic table while DH gives LO's a bath
7:30 bedtime for Clara (DD2)
8:15 bedtime for Grady (DS)
8:15-10 play online, watch t.v., catch up with DH, and chat with DD1, laundry, laundry, laundry, vacuum, clean bathrooms, dust
10 DH goes to bed and I jump in the shower
10:30 or 11 bedtime for me

throw in a few more times of taking the puppy outside, a few minutes of cleaning up puppy accidents, and trips to basketball camp for DD1 and you have this week in a nutshell.

Everyone else's days seem so neat and tidy. Ours seems like a whirlwind compared to those. Nothing is EVER typical around here. I try to keep the little one's on a nice schedule, but with the oldest in all sorts of sports, it's hard sometimes. During the summer, one whole evening is yard work, 2.5 hours of mowing and an hour and a half of weed-eating.

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Le sigh. My life is very monotonous.

5:15am-First alarm for me to wake up.
5:30am-Second alarm for me to wake up.
5:35am-Get up and jump in the shower.
5:50am-Get out of shower and lay back in the bed next to Jace.
5:1-5:55am-Tickle Jace and talk to him to wake him up.
5:56am-Start drying my hair in the room to make sure he gets up soon.
6:03am-Put on my makeup.
6:08am-Tell Jace to get up and go potty.
6:09-Start straightening my hair and telling Jace to get up.
6:20am-Finish straightening my hair and then putting it into a ponytail.
6:22am-Get dressed in my work clothes.
6:24am-Get Jace dressed.
6:27am-Put our socks on.
6:30am-Put our shoes on.
6:32am-Get in the car and drop him off at daycare.
7:18am-Finally I make it to work, and will either sleep for a half an hour in my car, or I will go in and put supplies away, and get biohazard bags and boxes together and also change sharps containers.
8:00am-My shift starts and patients start rolling in.

Each day is a different type of busy. Some days I'm running around like crazy, assisting 4 doctors. Some days I'm assisting one doctor and registering patients at the same time.

4:30pm-Shift ends
5:18pm-Pick Jace up from daycare
5:25pm-Get home, turn cartoons on for him, and I get food ready.
6:00-7:00pm-We eat dinner.
7somethingpm-Clean up, do whatever housework, and play with Jace.
8:15-Bath time for Jace.
8:30-Brush teeth, let him play some computer games or watch a little more tv.
8:45-Bed time, read a book/story.
Anytime before or by 10pm, I also like to be in bed.

AAAAAAAAAAND repeat, M-F.

Weekends are random.

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I'm going to do during the school year since that matters to our schedule (since DH is a teacher.)

5:45 - If I am being good, I get up and do a half hour of yoga or 30 minute Shred. If I am not being good, sleep in. Also, pack food and gym clothes.
6:30 - Shower, start getting dressed
7:15 - Get T up and ready for day care
7:35 - start T's breathing treatment, pack up lunch and gym clothes if not done already
7:50 - Leave house, take T to daycare
8:15 - stop and get large iced coffee
8:30 - Work
8:30-4:30 ish - work
4:30 - M,W,F - go running. T, R - pick up T
5:30 - play with T. It totally depends on how I'm feeling, but this can be anything from watching a movie with him to reading to him to playing with cars.
6:00 (T,R) - cook dinner. If it's not my night to cook dinner, keep playing with him
6:30 - Dinner
7:00 - I usually clean up from dinner, T does breathing treatment and watches movie
7:30 - T bath
8:00 - T bedtime
8:15 - Hang out with DH, do laundry, surf internet, pick up house, do laundry
10:30+ - go to bed

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Basic rundown of a weekday

Between 6 and 6:30am- Bub wakes (again) for a feed
7am- alarm goes off, get out of bed and try to make and eat breakfast before bub wakes up
7:10-7:20am- bub wakes up, either try to finish breakfast or find out the cats have started eating it
7:30- Call out to hubby for him to get up
7:30-8am- hubby has a shower. I make lunch for bub and I, pack his daycare bag, get my pumping stuff together, get hubby's uniforms from the dryer and dress bub.
8-8:15/8:30am-hubby eats breakfast and gets dressed. I try to clean my teeth and get dressed while baby wrangling. Out the door by 8:30 at the latest
Drop bub off at daycare, then hubby at work, then I head to work myself.
9-5 work
5:10- pick bub up from daycare and head home
5:30pm- either give bub a bath or wash up/ start dinner
6-6:30pm- cook dinner and eat. Clean up after bub which includes wiping down the floor.
6:30-7:30pm- Playtime and get ready for bed.
7:30-8:30pm- Hope and try to get bub to sleep. If I do get him down 20 mins later go get screaming baby.
Between 9:30and 10:30pm (dpending on the day)- get phone call to go pick hubby up from work.
Get home again try to get bub to sleep while doing some reading. Hope bub is asleep by 11pm so I can sleep too.
Get woken multiple times over night to bub waking or hubby coming to bed (around 1am).

Rinse and repeat

A couple of nights a week I add wash nappies in all that and most nights I have to clean up after the cats as well because they seem to think their litter box is optional some days. Wednesday nights I also have to take the bins down and put the wheelie bin out so thats a mad dash to make sure all the bins are emptied before it gets dark.

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MWR since they are the easiest to describe
5:00-wake up get dressed for physical fitness
5:15-make sure Jason's clothes are out for dh so he doesn't show up looking like a weirdo; give kid kiss, tell dh bye
5:20-run back in for whatever I forgot and search for it and cuss at myself because I thought I had everything I needed by the door
5:30- take off for work
6:00- Log in and check my emails and send anything I need that's got any attachments before other people show up on the base and slow the network down
7:00- Gym: M we do 20min strength and 20 run; W-I lead and it's about to change:D but it used to be an easy 3 mile run in the summer and 4 in the winter; T-I do my own which usually involves running with the dog at 5 instead of going to work first
8:30- sneak over to burger king on the way back to work and splurge on a double ham croissanwich and a king size diet coke- or drink a slim fast depending on how my buttons fit that day; I usually opt for the slim fast
9:00-11:00- stock break room snack bar (raises money so we can send our care packages), meetings, anything else boring and tedious that would put me to sleep in the afternoon
11:00-13:00-lunch which often includes grocery shopping and running errands for work (post office, bank, Target)
13:00-16:00- Work/PG.org
4:05- Pick up Jason from daycare and drive home; usually takes about 10 minutes to get update from teacher on how his day goes, but anything over that means he'll see the unhealthy snack coming for the other kids so I try not to linger
4:45- home; change immediately, check email, and let Jason watch his dora for the day if he begs; otherwise he plays in his room
5-7- mixture of playing and cooking; we take turns once dh gets home at 5
7-we eat, I clean up
7:30-bath/teeth which is always fun for us. Jason enjoys splashing me
8-book/bed for Jason
8-9- Hubby/tv or book
I am usually in bed by 9

We live in an awesome area so our weekends (including our every other weekend with a Friday Bonus) are varied. We go out of town about once a month and have company once a month. There is so much to do that we probably won't get to do everything we want to in the three years we have left.

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7am: kids and I get up
-change bums, eat breakfast and get dressed. Play
9am: Baby goes for nap -continue playing with DD1
11am: Baby wakes from nap -go to park or friends house
12pm: lunch
1pm: Baby goes for nap -play with DD1
3pm: Baby wakes from nap -go for walk, or run errands like grocery stuff/post office
5pm: Dinner
6pm: Bath/jammies
6:30pm: Books, nurse baby
6:45pm: lights out

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Wake up, shower, work, pick up kids, play with kids, find some time to eat, watch a little TV, try to get a nap in if baby is making me tired, hopefully DTD (lol), go to sleep... repeat!

Alissa, I'm also going to SD next week! I'll be there for Comic Con!

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"Starryblue702" wrote:

I'll be there for Comic Con!

Ooo, fun!!!!