Friday, March 5, 2010

What is your day like?

A blog I was recently directed to, Kelly's Korner, does a weekly "Show us your life" segment. I decided to play along today.

Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner

My day can go one of two different ways. Let's first start with I haven't worked the night before.

8-9am: Avery wakes up sometime in this hour. I stay in bed until she's awake. Night shifters get sleep where they can mkay.

9-10am: Avery eats breakfast and then I put on some form of cartoon. She dances around while I sit on the couch and try to form a coherent thought or drink a pot of coffee. Some days I'm feeling ambitious and hit the ground running. We both get showered and dressed in this time.

10am-noon or 1 pm: Run errands outside the house or do things inside the house (clean, bills, play with books, etc) Oh with lunch thrown in there somewhere.

Noonish or 1pm-4pm: Avery goes down for a nap and will sleep 3 hours. I will either lay down too and nap (If I work that night) or do other tasks she doesn't allow me to do during the day (read a book, do the dishes, fold a load of laundry, blog, facebook, dust, etc)

4pm: Avery's up from the nap. Bath if she needs one and didn't get one earlier (she bathes every other day). She gets a cup of milk and we have play time. This is usually when I do most of my picture taking.

5pm: Feed Avery dinner. I start getting ready for work that night if I have to go in. I will try to clean the kitchen or something while she's eating if I don't work.

6pm: Leave to take Avery to my parents so I can go to work. Avery watches Yo Gabba Gabba and we get jammies on if I'm home. In the evening is also the time we will visit with my parents.

7pm: Clock in at work and my "day" begins. (If I have to work)

8pm-8:30pm: Bedtime for Avery. Be that at my house or at my parents.

8:30pm-until I pass out: Catch up on DVR, fold clothes, read, blog, facebook, nothing at all!

Now if I had to work the night before:

8am: clock out of work and stumble to my car. Drive home.

8:30am: Arrive home. Take the worlds fastest shower.

8:35am: BED!!

noon: Alarm goes off. Time to get up and go get Avery.

12:10: Pick up Avery. She's usually already napped or is still asleep. She naps earlier at their house. Stay and visit with the family for awhile.

2ish: Go home, feed Avery, wish I was still asleep! Let Avery play.

5pm: Feed Avery dinner, get ready for work if I have to go back in. My night is the same until 7pm if I have to go back in. Lets say I don't shall we?

8-8:30pm: Avery goes to bed. I'm soon to follow.

I work 3, 12(13) hour shifts a week. They are generally in a row. I'll admit it to you now interwebz, I've been known to gate Avery and myself in the living room with lots of toys and nap on the couch while she plays in the afternoon. This doesn't happen often. Please, email me for the correct spelling of my last name. I want you to get it right when you call CPS. In all honesty, I don't really sleep. Between the smacks in the face and the constant "mahmee, git it" and the fingers up my nose, there really isn't time. I really am her favorite toy.

I'm adding grad school to the mix. Yes, I'm insane.

I'm anxious for spring to get here. Those afternoon times will be filled with the park on the next block, walks, and the backyard. I can't wait to get outside, to open my windows, and walk outside barefoot. Summertime working night shift is going to be harder, I won't want to come home and sleep during the day, but I know I will have to. Granted, it's only 3ish hours.

So friends, what does your day look like? I'd love to hear about it. Leave me a comment with your day or a link to your blog.


Amy said...

That's pretty amazing you work nights and still function.

I know I couldn't do it.

Deric said...

Girl... You know Kelly lives in my town!!! Crazy Uhh! What is even more crazy is that I met her and Harper at Hobby Lobby a few months back! LOL
Small world!