I wake up 5 minutes before my alarm goes off, quietly tip toe downstairs, where I do my usual morning routine and get dressed. I had planned on going for a bike ride, but at first glance it looks quite foggy outside. After debating a few minutes, I look again and decide to go for it.
I’m glad I did – the fog burned off quickly although it was still foggy over the bay.
I also saw my little friend. Thankfully I’m used to this little guy. Otherwise I’d freak out if I saw him in the dark!
Once I get home, everyone is up and Ron is about ready to head out the door to work. We saw good bye and then the kids eat breakfast and I can get started on mine. I was chilly from my ride so I opted for good ol’ oats. Is there really anything better in the morning?
We finish breakfast, clean up a bit before I take a quick shower and the kids start playing. I get dressed and immediately strip the sheets off everyone’s bed while I’m upstairs. I get sidetracked cleaning out and organizing the kids dresser drawers. Once I’m done it’s time to start a load of laundry – the first of many for the day.
Since the kids are happily playing, I take some time to do blog tasks and respond to emails. After about 20 minutes, they come looking for me in the office. I print off some fun Father’s Day questionnaires for each of them. I swear I don’t know where they come up with some their answers although Ron will be happy to know they both think his age is 21.
Done with the questionnaires, the kids head upstairs to dress and brush their teeth while I do even more laundry. Of course they are hungry as soon as they brush their teeth. I don’t know if it’s a phase or what, but “I’m hungry!” comes out of their mouth every 30 minutes during the morning. I’ve talked to a few other moms who say their kids do the same thing. What’s up with that?
They snack on homemade coconut chocolate chip larabars (and I have
one two) before we run errands to the bank and Target.
BTW – I am loving my new Vionic Flip Flops. The company sent me a pair in honor of National Flip Flop Day (it’s on Friday 6/19). I am a flip flop lover all the way, but with my Posterior Tib Tendonitis, I was left hobbling every time I wore a pair. Not so with the Vionic. It hugs the arch of the foot for full support. My feet feel great even after walking around and touching every single thing in Target. I think I need another pair!
Lunch time arrives back at home. I mix up a batch of Kale Blueberry Superfood Salad (with added chickpeas and subbing Craisins for Goji berrie since I ran out). It’s become my weekly thing to have on hand. So good!
After lunch, we read books and then the kids head outside to play for a bit in between the rain. I start writing this post, returning emails and sending contracts back.
Before I know it, it’s time to go to my physical therapy appointment. My foot/Posterior Tib Tendonitis is feeling better everyday. I still have pain when my foot is in certain positions. So no running (yet). It’s frustrating to say the least. For the past week, my PT has been treating me “aggressively” with Graston during each visit. It hurts like hell but it works. I can be uncomfortable for a short time if it means I’m closer to running!
On the way home from PT, I promised the kids I would show them the alien from my ride that morning. After seeing the picture, they HAD to see it. Needless to say, they were a little disappointed that it wasn’t a real alien. And that it didn’t resemble E.T. at all. But it was still “cute” according to the littles.
When we got home, I started on a Summer Vegetable Tart (recipe courtesy of Amanda) for dinner. I didn’t have a pie crust on hand, so I made my own with almond meal, sea salt and coconut oil. The whole meal was simple and really delicious – perfect for summer although I would add more tomatoes next time.
Once Ron is home from the gym, we eat dinner and chatted about the day. Afterwards it was a flurry of clean up of the dishes, prodding the kids to clean up their toys/games/books from the day, folding laundry and eventually me giving kisses goodnight as I headed out the door to yoga.
It was a class of everything I needed. We even got to practice forearm stand. It’s really not that scary once you have someone holding your legs up! It ended with the most lovely neck adjustment to make me feel oh so relaxed.
When class was over, I go home, finish this post, return some more emails, turn off the computer and then head to bed to read. I guarantee I’ll last 2.2 seconds before falling asleep.
And that’s a day in the life of me! Nothing super exciting but the day flew by.