NaBloPoMo day 2
Hi! Look at this, 2 days in a row.
Yesterday I went to find the ‘official’ link up and had some trouble. I guess I’m not paying enough attention to the internet, and, I’m not on the “A” list of bloggers so I didn’t get the memo about where the party started. I dug around and found a nice list so that is the one I joined and I plan on visiting my blog list neighbors over the month.
I want to take a second to introduce myself to any new visitors. This is my spot to write down what is going on in my world so when I forget I can look back (and I do often, love the search function). Somehow other people beyond my own family also like to know what goes on is what is in my opinion, a pretty typical American house. I live in Minnesota. It is a state ‘up north’ for us but I’m not sure how the entire country of Canada feels about that phrase. It gets cold her but does not actually snow a ton, our falls and springs are really nice and I like the summer – never gets much above 80f. It is an outdoors type place, lots of hunting and fishing and hiking and camping. I do 1 of the 4 because what I consider camping does not fit the average opinion and I like my food preskinned. I like the state though, I moved here as an adult from New York (near ‘the city’ but not in the metropolis) and I still travel there plenty to see friends and family. Coming full circle, moving is pretty much why I started blogging so my mom and friends would know what I was up to. I started this blog while I was working and when I had my #3 I started the stay at home mom life. I can let you guess what one is harder! Anyway, around here for the next few days you will be subject to my angst at a political race I’m running, election day is next Tuesday. After that, it will be more focused on whatever is going on in my world. I thought stay at home life would be dull but it certainly is not.
Just for kicks – here is my agenda for today
6:30- 8 = computer work for the campaign
8-9:05 = motivate 3 children to dress, eat, brush, remember backpacks, pack lunches, sign homework, get out the door, pick up carpool, deliver 5 kids to school.
9:05-9:20 = the most peace I get all day driving home solo. (This is usually when I call my grandmother)
9:20-9:30 = intake of food while reviewing all the things for the day and then walk the dog
9:30-11 ish = work for people who pay me, campaign, and today blogging
11ish = hot tub w the husband. hey, gotta have the perks! We actually use the time together to make sure we are on the same page on things. Can’t bring a phone into the water so distraction-free time. Plus, it makes me warm and helps sore muscles.
post hot tub to 1 = more computer work interspersed with chores and dog walk and lunch.
1-2ish = today I will attempt to make my hallway look like less like a boot and snow pant explosion. If I get really lucky I’ll make a garage that a car can fit into (this has been an ongoing project for a week)
2-3 = workout – arms day. Also my yacking time with Vacation Mom
3-3:45 = try and avoid the computer and get the laundry sorted out and the kitchen under control.
3:45 – 5 = parent! homework, snacks, referee duty, adviser duty, harass them into doing chores. Be hugged and snuggled, maybe read some books.
5pm – out the door to a voteyes call center event, leaving the kids with dad and a note that he must make them all shower before I get home and a chicken in the oven.
8:30 – start the bedtime process on hopefully clean kids.
9ish – hang out with whoever is here (husband has people over most Thursdays for an ongoing game)
11 – go to sleep, hopefully before 12 at least.
That is the plan. Today’s plan at least. Tomorrows looks similar but not the same. I promise not to post my daily chore list often, just thought it might be fun to note my life at this point – if this inspires someone else let me know, I love to read about real lives of real people.