I recently realized that the last day in the life post I wrote was before Victoria came to live with us. Our lives have completely changed since then! The adoption is official and she has grown so much in just a short amount of time. Today I’m sharing a typical day in my life as a work-from-home editor and mom. However, it’s hard to say what a typical day is because the order of the tasks I do in the morning changes. Some days I don’t have time to water the plants until lunch or after work. Some days I wake up late if Victoria doesn’t wake me up at her usual time. (She’s pretty much my alarm clock now.) Some days will be completely thrown off for random reasons.
But here’s how a typical day goes:
6:30 or 7 a.m.: Victoria crawls into my bed and wakes me up. (Graham is already at work.)
1: Victoria naps and I work more.
2:45: Graham comes home from work. (His schedule varies, so some days he comes home later.) This is when he mostly takes over so I can get my work done and attend any phone meetings I have planned. He might take V to the park to ride her bike, give her a snack, hang out on the patio, watch a movie/show with her, or just play inside.
At some point I have a snack and more caffeine, if needed.
6:00-6:30: Finish work and start prepping dinner. (I might put something in the oven to finish up while I complete my day. Or on some days Graham might start dinner.) Sometimes I can’t start dinner until after 6:30.
After work: Dinner as a family. We might walk to the beach on nicer days. I will soon have group half-marathon training one night a week, but I should be home in time for a later dinner together. Graham will make dinner on those days, if he is not working.
8:15-8:30: Start getting V ready for bed. We help her put her toys away, brush her teeth, change into pajamas, etc. I also read her a book and she goes to sleep. (If I am still on my way home from class/event/obligation, Graham does this, but she usually wakes up when I come home, so I will have to put her back in bed and read her a story.)
9-10:30 or 11: WHATEVER I/WE WANT! Graham and I finally have time alone together. I have been running on the treadmill frequently if I don’t get a workout previously. On some nights he is especially tired and might go to sleep early, so I will do one or two of these: Watch my guilty-pleasure reality shows, wear a face mask, watch YouTube videos, take an epsom salt bath, or finish up any blogging or freelance tasks I have left if I am not completely exhausted. If he’s awake, Graham and I will hang out, talk about our life/plans and/or watch something together. We’ve been loving “Master of None” lately.
And that’s my typical weekday.
What does a typical day look like for you?