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Day-in-the-Life

smart cow yogurt

Smart Cow

I am sure my hubby wonders what the heck we do all day now that I am home with the girls. Well, let me tell ya, I am not sitting around watching Soap Opera’s! Are they even on TV anymore? I realize that this may be kind of boring to a lot of you, but this is what a stay-at-home mom’s day look like (or, my day, anyway):

Midnight  |  Still up putting the final touches on some logo designs.

12:30  |  Finally, off to bed, if I can shut off my brain.

9:00  |  Wake up, that’s was 9 only hours sleep. That’s a good night.

9:30  |  Girls are still asleep. Turn on Today Show, start load of laundry.

10:00  |  Girls are out of bed for 5 minutes and are already fighting. Make them breakfast.

10:30  |  Swiffer/sweep floors/vacuum carpet/switch laundry, start another load.

Noon  |  Work on more logos, quickly. Kids make their own sandwich for lunch and kind of clean up the kitchen.

12:30  |  Leave for gymnastics center, pick up 3 more girls to take along. It’s Open Gym time to practice or play.

1:00 – 2:00  |  Watch girls at gym. Research logos on iPad.

2:00 – 2:45  |  Take 5 girls to Smart Cow for a treat. I was out voted!

3:00  |  Call Comcast about the mysterious cable equipment that just showed up via UPS. Apparently they changed my “bundling” and I now have tv cable too…which I don’t want because I have a dish. Sigh.  (This turned out to be a 2-day ordeal which ended in us switching to Century Link…it’s a long story.)

3:30  |  Switch out laundry, fold/hang clothes.

4:00-5:00  |  Work on more logos while I listen to Judge Judy. Love her.

5:00  |  Play ball with Thor. Alex got her new phone taken away for back talk. Ah, puberty, it’s a wonderful thing. Watch the girls pick up dog poop and fight about it. It’s their new job to earn money.

6:00  |  Start dinner. Grilled buttermilk chicken and corn on the cob.

7:00  |  Clean up from dinner. Feed the dogs. Rocco is still on his chicken and rice diet.

7:30  |  Hang/fold last of laundry. Head outside to watch girls ride bikes in cal-de-sac. Porch sit with neighbors.

8:30  |  Inside, it’s dark. Check email for logo design updates. Take shower.

10:00  |  Girls to bed. Stay up and watch the Real Housewife’s of Orange County (guilty pleasure).

11:30  |  Bed for me tonight.

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Alexandra made an agreement with Parker, who is 6, to stop fighting and yelling at each other so much.

To which Parker replied, “Yeah, because we are really pissing off Mom!”

True that.

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I {heart} snow days?

project life freebies

It was a snow day yesterday. The first snow day of the school year. I was all excited until 10 a.m. when the fighting started. Fighting. Over. Markers. {sigh.}

And, the forecast had everyone scared we were going to get 14″ of snow that the school districts cancelled school before even one snowflake hit the ground. Um, yeah, we got about 6.5″. That is a waste of a good snow day.

snow day

P working on her math timed sheet…with her new favorite hat.

snow day

Alexandra working on her new Frank Lloyd Wright inspired house on SketchUp.

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The base for the “Hello Winter” Project Life Freebie (above) can be found on Leslie Miller’s blog.

Did you see Scary Mommy on the Today Show this morning? I’ve been reading her blog for a few years. She is hilarious!

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Project Life | It’s Monday

Drag myself out of bed. Wake the girls up. They need breakfast. TCAPs start today. Good news is there should be very little (if any) homework this week.

Drive to Target to pick up hubby’s prescriptions. Pharmacy doesn’t open til 9am. Drive back home. Vacuum carpet. Sweep floor. Swiffer floor. Empty dishwasher. Move dirty dishes from sink to dishwasher. Call to enroll girls in new gymnastics program. (Both girls were tested this weekend, and both are at Level 4!) Clean fish tank. Poor Charlie has to swim in that filth!

Go to Target, again. Wait 40 minutes for prescriptions. Pick up a few more groceries that I forgot yesterday. Drive home. It’s started snowing again.

Hubby is still curled up sleeping where I left him…on Parker’s bed. Change cyan ink in printer. Print out emails that need to be saved for skate Club newsletter. It’s only 11am.

Snowing

March 4th snow

I receive a text from my acupuncturist. Are you on your way? Crap! I forgot about my appointment. Reschedule my appointment for tomorrow.

Listen to Thor napping, and snoring, on the living room floor. Look up the Women of Faith Conference dates online. Two loads of laundry, washed, folded, put away. Pick up my friend so we can pick up our girls at school. It’s still snowing.

Black Lab

Thor playing in the fresh snow

Parker informs me she has snack day tomorrow. Back to Target to pick up snacks for 24 classmates. If you’re counting…that’s 3 times I have been to Target!

Finally, home to start homework. Explain to Alex, again how to figure 20% of  $55. Glue ric-rac and buttons to our spring pots we started last week {below}. Leave on windowsill to dry.

painted pots

Painted pots on windowsill to dry.

Dinner: pigs in a blanket and salad. Parker’s choice. On TV: The Biggest Loser. {Go Danni!}

Get kids ready for bed. Read to Parker. Kisses goodnight. Alex reads until 9pm, then lights out. Aahhh, finally…

Who said being a stay-at-home mom isn’t work?

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