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Getting to know each other~Question of the Week (Jan 9-15)

What is a typical weekday like for you? Briefly describe what your day is like from beginning to end (just highlights; a schedule isn't necessary unless you just want to share it).

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My week is busy these days! Baby wakes up for the day at 5 I do whatever dishes didn't get finished the night before wake my kids for school get them ready take them to school. Drive to my daughters OT and ST come home have lunch take her to school come home for an hour drive back to school to pick up my kids come home make dinner do dishes help with homework bathe the little ones get them to bed and then I try to fall asleep to start it all over again. Twice a week we don't have doc appointments but typically this is my everyday Smile

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I pee on sticks on weekdays....and weekends.

I wake up and pee on a stick. I obsess for a while. I eat lunch. I pee on a stick again. I obsess a little more. I eat dinner. Pee on a stick again and obsess some more. I go to sleep and repeat the next day. :rolleyes:

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Jina - I about spilled my cup of hot apple cider all over laughing. I do my share of peeing on a stick too. My day is more the following:

Early alarm to take temp/progesterone
Snooze another thirty minutes while DH showers and cuddle with pups(I have two mutts)
Shower and getdressed
Read work and personal email - deal with any issues in Europe over breakfast email Ialso take forever to swallow my vitamins
Drive two miles to work
Work, spend lots of time in meetings and obsessing over last stick I peed on, next dr appt, etc.
Grab lunch either home or out, run by lab for bloodwork then back to work (it seems they like to check my levels every three days)
Back to work, more obsessing when I need a break.
Try to leave when DH tells me hes on the way home, we try toeat dinner together a couple days a week, a couple days a week we play tennis or walk or other.
We play with pups then watch TV, read or just talk in bed, I usually fall asleep early.
Pretty boring - recently sub crafts for tennis

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"JKfmAustin" wrote:

I pee on sticks on weekdays....and weekends.

I wake up and pee on a stick. I obsess for a while. I eat lunch. I pee on a stick again. I obsess a little more. I eat dinner. Pee on a stick again and obsess some more. I go to sleep and repeat the next day. :rolleyes:

ROFL Jina! Smile

I wake up at five to take temp, lay around til seven, get a shower, get the kids ready for the day, drop Ainsley at babysitter, take Aidan to school. I teach at his school, so at least I don't have to drive even more. Wink after school- pick Ainsley up, pick DH up fom work, go home, make dinner, then we usually have two or three church related meetings. One before the kids go to bed, one after. If I'm not working that day it looks a little different.

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Jina - I about spilled my cup of hot apple cider all over laughing. I do my share of peeing on a stick too. My day is more the following:

Early alarm to take temp/progesterone
Snooze another thirty minutes while DH showers and cuddle with pups(I have two mutts)
Shower and getdressed
Read work and personal email - deal with any issues in Europe over breakfast email Ialso take forever to swallow my vitamins
Drive two miles to work
Work, spend lots of time in meetings and obsessing over last stick I peed on, next dr appt, etc.
Grab lunch either home or out, run by lab for bloodwork then back to work (it seems they like to check my levels every three days)
Back to work, more obsessing when I need a break.
Try to leave when DH tells me hes on the way home, we try toeat dinner together a couple days a week, a couple days a week we play tennis or walk or other.
We play with pups then watch TV, read or just talk in bed, I usually fall asleep early.
Pretty boring - recently sub crafts for tennis

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Jina - ROFL

My typical weekday --

~Wake to cell phone alarm, take temp if I feel like it that day, snuggle/play with cat (DH gets up earlier), get up and stumble into kitchen to make coffee, get myself ready, eat breakfast, devotional, might check an email or two and/or watch the news.
~Wake DD up, drag her out of bed, :rolleyes: supervise her getting ready for school (ya know, to make sure she doesn't wear one pink and one purple sock :lol:).
~Do DD's hair (she brushes it, but well... it's THICK... and she has a LOT of it. So yah. I do it.
~Drive DD to school (she eats a to-go breakfast on the way)
~Some days drive back home and do computer work/check emails/work on my book, sometimes make phone calls; try to do some house cleaning and/or laundry; other days go visit my dad in the ALH until it's time to go pick up my DD.
~Pick up DD from school at Noon, run errands in town if I have any, take her to the park or come home and let her play outside after lunch while I do more housework or other computer work.
~Somewhere in there get my "scheduled" exercise for the day. Today my DD and I went for a 30-min walk together.
~Cook/eat dinner, clean up kitchen, might watch a little TV with DH and/or DD or check emails, go on FB, etc., then make sure DD gets her bath and gets ready for bed, read her books, prayers, lights out.
~After she goes to bed is my down time (DH is an early-to-bed person), so I'll usually read, do devotional, and/or come on p.org and/or work on my book. Sometime before bed I prepare for the next day (lay out clothes, put my DD's school snack in her snack pack, etc.).

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All the cleaning and driving ladies! I guess it's in my day but I don't like to talk about it....I'm in denial about cleaning. The more I avoid it the better I feel.

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I'm glad you guys find my life so amusing.......just kidding. Wink

Seriously, though, it really does feel like that's all I do these days. Lol

You guys are all so productive....I feel like a lazy sloth compared to you ladies!

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I'm not as productive as I'd like to be... oh to be one of those super-women who can keep their house spotless! I gave up on that dream a long time ago, LOL. I don't see how they do it. I guess I'm just not cut out for it. Either that or I just don't want to clean all the time and not have time for anything else! I like my down-time too much Biggrin

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"JKfmAustin" wrote:

I pee on sticks on weekdays....and weekends.

I wake up and pee on a stick. I obsess for a while. I eat lunch. I pee on a stick again. I obsess a little more. I eat dinner. Pee on a stick again and obsess some more. I go to sleep and repeat the next day. :rolleyes:

Oh how I remember those days!

DH wakes me up enough to tell me goodbye at 5:30 AM. I go back to sleep until whenever one of the girls are up. If Alyssa Diablo is up first, I confess she gets herself and her sisters dressed and feeds them breakfast. If Caitlyn (2) is up first I get her up and eating breakfast. I then usually eat and check my e-mail. Then we start on school. I get the girls started and go over any new material. I check my e-mail (FB, pg.org..) again and surf the web while Alyssa finishes her work. We then go over any questions or problems the girls had with their work. This all takes until lunch. After lunch we have something most days be it Story Time at the library, piano lessons, or shopping. I have a couple hr break on a day that we happen to not have anything going on in the afternoon, then I start on making dinner and cleaning the house before DH gets home. I normally have dinner on the table when he gets here at 5 and the house picked up by that time. Thrown in there somewhere is helping Alyssa practice the piano and grading her papers and lesson plans.

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During the week it's wake up at 5:30, wonder why I'm awake...finally fall back asleep until alarm goes off at 6:45. Ignore it until between 7 and 7:15. Jump in shower while DH shaves then trade off - I dry hair while he finishes up. (Very long hair- takes awhile to get it half dry) Wonder what I'm going to wear, and why I didn't bother figuring it out the night before. Find my badge and pager and go down to feed dogs before joining DH in the car. If I'm lucky we're carpooling and I can brush my hair and chat with DH before he drops me off at the hospital. (He works just down the hill, so carpooling is a lovely option).

Try to get to my desk before 8:30 with varying degrees of success...unlock my cubby and set up the laptop. Sneak into breakroom and make a PB&J sandwich for breakfast while the computer is booting up (seriously! It takes freaking for-ev-er before I can actually do anything).

Chat with coworker as we organize our day - between the two of us we manage patients at two hospitals so we live and breath by our spreadsheet which is usually about 7 pages long. Most days we're ready to head out no later than 10 am. Over the next 4-6 hours (or more) we then travel to 6 different floors and 9 different units. I insist on no more than two flights of stairs up, but will do as many as needed down...and that can be as many as 13 flights if I'm going from the top most floor of one hospital to my car, which is in the basement of the parking garage below the other hospital. LOL Is it any wonder I've lost 14 lbs since starting this position? Usually finish up the day back at the desk, updating the spreadsheet and making follow up phone calls, leave around 5 and hopefully home by 6'ish.

Once home, DH and I usually look at each other blankly when the subject of food comes up - I'm embarrassed to say how often we eat out simply because we either haven't planned ahead or we're just too dang tired to cook. Let the dogs in and play with them, feed them supper and try to get something basic done around the house...dishes or a load of laundry, but, have to admit that a lot of stuff just doesn't get done as often as it should.

My day is the easier of ours...DH has his regular job at the University, and two side jobs, one of which is where he is now - fixing yet another incredibly old computer for a company that aggravates me so much I'll not say more about it. Suffice it to say that they do not know how much trouble they are going to have, when he finally tells them he won't be working there anymore.

For the last few weeks I've ended most of my days falling asleep on the loveseat before 10 pm while watching TV. THe high points of my TV viewing is TIVO'd episodes of the Simpson's with DH while eating TV, and NCIS and BONES, which I only watch when he's gone. That pesky degree in anthropology with special interest in forensic archeology makes DH an annoying person to have around when watching procedural shows. He just can't help pointing out all the science/technology mistakes on the shows! (Probably the same reason we don't watch medical shows, he was once pre-med, I'm a RN, and we've both spent WAY too much time in hospitals).

Not very exciting, huh? This past weekend, I helped DH on Sunday at the Olympic Oval. He's one of the electronic timers for US speed skating, and the National Short Track championships were this past weekend. I was a line judge for part of the morning on Sunday, and then that afternoon, I helped escort some of the athletes down for mandatory doping testing. Nothing like following an athlete into a stinky locker room while they change out of skin suits and dry off their skates. No privates were exposed, however they are not a shy bunch. LOL It was an interesting experience, to say the least. It's amusing that we are involved in this as DH and I are not even remotely athletic.

And now, it's past 10 pm and I'm dead tired. I should go figure out what I'm going to wear tomorrow, but I think I'll just get the doggies to bed and crawl in myself. Hopefully DH will be back home soon, so we can get some sleep and repeat this mad schedule we're on.

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Bonita - Wow, Alyssa is a smart and very capable little girl! Only 6 and she gets her other 2 sisters up, dresses them, and feeds them? I'm impressed! Smile Next month H turns 5, so she's only about a year younger, and I can't even imagine her doing that! Does one year make that much difference? Or am I babying H too much? Lol

Carole - I think you're life is pretty interesting! How neat to be involved in a job helping 'stinky' Olympic athletes Smile And it sounds like your DH is a real go-getter, working 3 jobs! Too cute about him wanting to analyze everything 'procedural.' I bet that is annoying.

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"FLSunshineMom" wrote:

Bonita - Wow, Alyssa is a smart and very capable little girl! Only 6 and she gets her other 2 sisters up, dresses them, and feeds them? I'm impressed! Smile Next month H turns 5, so she's only about a year younger, and I can't even imagine her doing that! Does one year make that much difference? Or am I babying H too much? Lol

I think it is because 1. I am lazy, 2. She is the oldest and it is pretty normal for a first child to take on a lot more responsibility, and 3. She sees her sisters (especially Caitlyn) like big dolls and taking care of them is play to her.

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

I think it is because 1. I am lazy, 2. She is the oldest and it is pretty normal for a first child to take on a lot more responsibility, and 3. She sees her sisters (especially Caitlyn) like big dolls and taking care of them is play to her.

I don't think you're being lazy. It's called SMART! ROFL