My Life These Days

I thought it’d be fun to show y’all a breakdown of my life these days. My routine isn’t where I want it to be just yet, but this is a pretty good picture of my days with a 10 week old puppy and and an out of town husband.

5:30AM – Wake up call!

apple alarm clock

5:42AM – Take Theodore outside to go potty

Westie Puppy

6:05AM – Headed back inside and fed Theodore.

6:21AM – Took Theodore outside for walk number two post breakfast.

Rockville Maryland


7:12AM – Returned from walk… my puppy did NOT want to focus on going potty this morning.

7:22AM – Shower time!  I take pretty quick showers and follow it up with picking out an outfit, getting dressed, and doing my makeup.

Stress Relief Body Wash


7:40AM – Packed my lunch and made a smoothie for breakfast (frozen banana, cherry mix, coconut milk, vanilla protein powder, and coconut water).

Cherry Coconut Smoothie

Ashley Smoothie

7:58AM – Departed for the metro train

WMATA Platform

8:55AM – Arrived at work but made a quick pit stop at the bookstore to buy a new Vera Bradley day planner.

Vera Bradley Day Planner

9:05AM – Kick off the day with a cup of coffee at my desk.

K-State Coffee Mug

12:31PM – Began munching on my lunch in between meetings.  I had my sandwich (made with Ezekiel Bread and a spicy veggie patty) first and then had my yogurt and grapes around 4:00PM.

Ezekiel Bread Lunch

5:00PM – Left work and headed straight home to take care of Theodore.


5:52PM – Arrived at home and took Theodore right out.

Westie Puppy

6:20PM – Fed Theodore dinner and took him back out for a long walk.

Nutro Max Puppy

7:30PM – Arrived back home and began cooking dinner for myself.  On the menu for tonight, shredded brussels sprouts with mushrooms and bacon.

Trader Joe's Shaved Brussels Sprouts

*I began dinner by cooking 2 pieces of bacon.  Once the bacon was cooked, I removed it from the pan and drained the oil.  I then added 1 1/2 cups of sliced mushrooms to the pan and sauteed until well cooked.  To the pan I then added the bacon, chopped, and the full bag of brussels sprouts.  The brussels sprouts took about 10 minutes to cook.  I finished the dish off with some season salt and 1 tbsp of lemon juice.

Trader Joe's Shaved Brussels Sprouts

7:55PM – I sat down to eat dinner and watched this week’s episode of Master Chef.

9:15PM- I took Theodore out for his final walk of the day.

9:43PM – I finalized this post, snuggled up to a Joyce Meyers book, an iced cold beer, and watched the Nationals vs. Cubs game.  I will probably be headed to bed in about 30 minutes.  Starting it all over tomorrow… Can’t wait for Neal to get home.  I miss him and the gym.