6.50am - alarm goes off - but always awake before then (see above)
7am - make kids sandwiches for their packed lunches - 2 ham, 1 grated cheese, 2 cut in triangles and 1 in squares! Kids come down once they are dressed and get breakfast and pack the rest of their pack lunches.
7.30 - 8.25am - shower, dress, remind son multiple times to brush his teeth , I also tidy kitchen, do some laundry
8.30 - 9 am - school run
9 - 10 am - do any errands that need done (or "do some messages" as we say here)
10 - 12 noon - most mornings try to make jewellery but make exceptions some mornings if I get a better offer - coffee invites, walking with friends or maybe even some retail therapy.
12 to 1.30pm - have lunch. Start preparing dinner of I can. Catch up on blog writing and reading.
1.45pm leave house for first school pick up.
2.10 to 2.50 pm supervise 5 year old's homework, snack and reading
2.50pm - leave to collect 2 daughters at 3 and 3.30pm respectively
Home 3.40 - home again! housework, homework help if required and make dinner (some days there will also be swimming lessons, choir, piano or drama)
Dinner 5.30 - 6.30pm - Husband usually home by 5.30 even when "on-call"
7pm - youngest to bed (phew!)
after that - More help with homework if required, and probably some
May be girls brigade, boys brigade, drama or youthclub drop offs and collections to do
8.30 onwards - daughters to bed
8.30 - 10.30 work on laptop/watch tv with George the cat snuggled as close to me as he possibly can
11ish - bed
So - how does this differ from a day in your life?
This post is part of a challenge to blog daily for a month with different prompts each day. You can see links to the other participants here, and you are welcome to play along at any time.
I am posting this after meeting up with the lovely Elizabeth and her husband, who are in Belfast tonight as part of their Irish vacation. We had a delicious meal at Made in Belfast,
(it describes itself as a Restolounge - cool, homely and eclectic - which sums it up perfectly) some great "craic" and also swapped some gifts.
I was given a beautiful candle for my made over bathroom/cloakroom (powder room?) and my kids will be delighted with the bag of American candy Elizabeth brought for them.
Photo of Elizabeth and I may follow if she sends me a copy (hint, hint)! My photos were not a success!
My husband was "on call" for the hospital this evening, and but was not called into work until 5 MINUTES after we got home to relieve the babysitter!