After two glorious weeks of vacation, I headed back to work last week and prepared for the start of the spring semester (today!!). It was a good week overall, especially given that I held down the fort while Neal was in Iowa on business (he’s working on his 5th book!), and I officially moved into the second trimester!
Neal was supposed to be out of town through Monday, but the ice storm in Iowa brought him back to DC late Saturday night. Having Sunday and Monday to spend together was a blessing and we definitely enjoyed our time together. Sunday we went to church, ran to Costco, and watched
the Cowboys lose a lot of great football! Yesterday Neal and I were off from work for MLK Day and both made the most of our time off. Here’s a look at my Monday for this Day In The Life!
6:30AM – Alarm goes off and I hit the snooze button
6:38AM – Woke up and got ready for OrangeTheory
6:55AM – Got Magnolia dressed
7:10AM – Left for OrangeTheory
7:30AM – OrangeTheory workout begins (Neal took Magnolia to daycare today)
8:30AM – Leave OrangeTheory (killer workout!!) and head over to Whole Foods
8:40AM – Ordered the Silly Rabbit smoothie at Whole Foods (strawberries, pineapple, mango, carrot juice, and ice)
8:55AM – Purchased a few groceries (kale chips, romaine lettuce, avocado, green onions, Cava dip, and raspberry keifer) and head home
9:15AM – Made breakfast at home. 2 eggs and 1/2 an everything bagel with cream cheese
9:40AM – Cleaned up Magnolia’s play room and the kitchen
10:05AM – Balanced our checkbook (I still use a paper ledger)
10:20AM – Took a shower and blow dryed my hair
10:50AM – Got dressed in my new workout gear from Lane Bryant’s new LIVI Active Collection! I LOVE these three pieces! Their yoga pants with the colorful waist band, the blue active t-shirt, and this awesome jacket with thumb holes!
11:10AM – Gathered up things from the main floor to bring upstairs and put everything away upstairs
11:30AM – Made myself a cup of coffee and headed up to our loft to work on a few e-mails
12:15PM – Neal joins me after his run (nine miles… crazy man!) and we organized a few things in our attic.
12:45PM – Began working on Monday’s blog post, which became Wednesday’s blog post
1:15PM – Stomach starts growling so I head downstairs to make lunch
1:30PM – Sit down to eat lunch with Neal (2 tortillas, red pepper hummus, romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and a little light Italian dressing)
1:45PM – Comcast calls me to discuss our internet
2:40PM – I head back upstairs to work on my blog and to organize our loft/master bedroom
4:00PM – Headed downstairs, ate a few handfuls of this crack (Neal was in Iowa 4 days last week and brought back a bag of Garrett’s popcorn from Chicago), and watched an episode of Modern Family
5:00PM – Left to pick up Magnolia from daycare
5:30PM – Arrive at daycare and pick up our pretty girl
6:10PM – Arrived home and got Magnolia settled in while Neal made her dinner
6:35PM – Fed Magnolia dinner (spinach cakes and chicken) and FaceTimed with GiGi and PaPa
7:10PM – Cleaned up Magnolia’s dinner and then we played for a bit
7:30PM – Started Magnolia’s bedtime routine
8:10PM – Put Magnolia down for the night and made Neal and I dinner (romaine lettuce and cherry tomatoes topped with apple cider dressing and a chicken salad cup from Costco with pretzel thins
8:30PM – Ate dinner and then sat down to watch TV with Neal and finish this post… side note … OMG, are y’all watching the Bachelor? I don’t usually watch it but I was able to see a little last night and OMG.
9:20PM – Fell asleep on the couch
11:45PM – Neal wakes me up and I head upstairs to go back to bed