I figured I would take this opportunity to test out my new I-can-add-videos feature! I hope this works. As soon as I saw the topic for this week’s Friday Five, this song instantly became stuck in my head. It’s one of my favorite Beatles songs ever.
Today Mar, Courtney and Cynthia want to hear a little about our days. Which day should I pick though? I have a pretty standard weekly routine, but each day has it’s own flavor. So for the sake of this post I’ve picked Thursday. Not to be confused with yesterday-Thursday because I’m sick and my schedule was all kinds of thrown off.
A Typical Salty THURSDAY
I attempted to edit this down to a “5 Things” format and failed pretty miserably. I’m sorry.
5:20 am: Alarm. My alarm only goes off once because the more I hit snooze the greater the chance that I will never actually get out of bed. I KNOW that it’s 5:20 am, but I don’t look at the clock because that way I can trick myself into thinking that it’s more like 7 and that makes everything easier.
Yesterday I snoozed three times, but I also had a temperature of 102 so I think I had a valid excuse.
5:40 am: I’m dressed in my running gear, my teeth are brushed and I’m standing outside trying to catch a signal with my Garmin. Right now I’m running 5 miles on Thursdays. Sometimes I’m still asleep for the first part of these runs.
6:25-ish am: I’m walking up the hill back to my house. Maybe I’m stopping to take a picture of my shoes/my watch/the street/my sweaty face because that’s what we as runners do.
6:30 am – 7:05 am: Most days I’m showered, make-upped and ready for work before Betty is even awake. Mr. Salt takes her to school because I have to be at my desk much earlier than he does and dropping her off at 7 am just doesn’t seem fair.
I always do wake her up before I go, which might be mean of me, but I need that smooch before I go to work. She is usually half asleep and probably doesn’t remember it.
My work is roughly a 30 minute drive from home. It used to be much shorter, but now I actually don’t mind the trip. It’s all back roads, pretty farms, and I get to laugh at this one morning show I like. It’s a nice way to relax before I get to the office.
7:35 am: All the coffee. I stop at this little store every morning and get two coffees; a large one to drink at my desk and a little one to drink during the 3 minute drive from the store to my office because I have a serious caffeine addiction problem.
7:45 am: This is when I’m supposed to be at my desk. Sometimes I’m a little early depending on whether or not I get stuck behind someone who is going well below the speed limit. This happens frequently.
I am a graphic designer for my job…Monday through Friday, 7:45 am until 4:45 pm, which is kind of an odd time to get off, but I’m scheduled that way because my boss is awesome and he wanted me to have enough time to get back to my side of town to pick up Betty from school at a reasonable hour. My job is creative and fun and I really, really love it a lot.
4:45 pm – 5:20 pm: Time to pick up Betty from school! If I’m not giving her a hug by 5:20 I probably have road rage somewhere.
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm: We are home and I am immediately stressed. Never mind the fact that I have been in a deadline driven environment for the past 9 hours. Now I have to find something that my 3 year old will eat for dinner. Usually this involves broccoli because broccoli is the one thing she is always guaranteed to eat.
If it had to be anything I guess I’m glad it’s broccoli. (Dipped in ketchup because she’s a weirdo.)
After dinner we have fun. Play Play Doh, princesses, color, watch a Disney movie or an episode of Wallykazam or Peppa Pig or Bubble Guppies. This is my FAVORITE part of the day.
Anywhere between 7:30 and 8 pm: Depending on how the evening is going, this is bath time. If she’s in a fun mood I let her stay up a bit. Bath is usually a pretty good time. We play more princesses only this time they are going to a party at the beach and we use body wash that is shaped like a Minion and smells like strawberry-banana. We brush teeth with a princess toothbrush and princess toothpaste that smells like bubble gum. (Sometimes I use her toothpaste.)
After bath we read stories and this would be the ideal bedtime, but just like dinner, bedtime is one of the great struggles of the day that goes well maybe once or twice a week. SLEEP IS GREAT. WHY DO LITTLE KIDS NOT UNDERSTAND THIS!?
Let’s just say…9:00 pm to 11:00 pm because I stay up WAY too late for as early as I wake up: Hopefully Betty is asleep by 9 and this would be the time where I write a post for the next day and catch up on my blog reading. It’s also the day when this is most likely to be happening…
…because Fridays are my rest days. Sometimes I take an Epsom salt bath and read my new book (I READ NOW! I blame Karen.) Or when I stare unblinkingly at the wall because it has been just that kind of day or because my antibiotics are making me a little wacky.
Sort of like right now.
And then I’m up early the next day to do it all over again. A little later this time because Fridays I get to “sleep in”. 6:15. OH YEAH.
I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! I’m excited to hop around and see what everyone else’s routine is like!
Do you have a favorite Beatles song? Are you a morning or a later-in-the-day exerciser? If you’re a parent, did you go through a picky eating and terrible bedtime stage?