I’m so happy you’re here.
Especially if you are visiting from The House of Silver Lining and this is your first time here. Today I’m participating in a blogger event put together by Lindsay from White Buffalo Styling where we all put on party hats and eat from cheese trays and wear red lipstick and sing “She’s a Jolly Good Fellow.”
And show where we work every day.
But I thought it might be fun to do something a little different. (I know you are thinking….of course she said that).
I put together a minute by minute and hour by hour timeline of what I do every day.
As a blogger, as a mom, as a painter, as a sports watcher, as a writer and as a dish-washer emptier.
So with great fanfare and fancy blinking signs and ticker tape bursting through the air….
…..here’s how I organize a day in my life.
6:01 Smell coffee and wake up.
6:11 Realize I’m still asleep and not drinking coffee.
6:12 Get out of bed and put on my visit the bus stop uniform: messy bun, yoga pants, rock star t-shirt and bleary eyes.
6:17 Sign permission slips. Hope that they actually are permission slips because my eyes are too bleary to read them.
6:24 Serve as fashion adviser for seventh grade fashionistas.
6:25 Frown at the design choice of mixing stripes with florals. Pronounce it so 2015.
6:41 Decide now is a good time to deliver a life lesson lecture on listening to your mother.
6:42 Observe eye rolls.
6:45 Feed dog.
6:59 Stand with the dog and watch as everyone climbs aboard the bus.
7:00 Sigh. Drink second cup of coffee. Watch the headlines on Good Morning America to see if I missed anything while I was sleeping.
7:10 Sit down to the computer to write blog post. Edit photos.
8:00 Click publish. E-mail all of you.
8:10 Read comments. Smile. Laugh out loud. Giggle. Sigh.
8:14 Realize I have the best readers in the entire world.
8:32 Answer e-mails.
8:40 Try to call my mom to tell her how amazing the post was and how funny all of you are and how I’m so happy I’m a blogger for the 1,491 time. Get her answering machine. Leave a mysterious message so she can’t help but want to call me back.
9:02 Make some toast and hunt around for strawberry jelly.
9:04 After cleaning out the second shelf of the refrigerator, realize I used the last of the strawberry jelly two days ago.
9:05 Settle for cream cheese and decide it’s healthier anyway because it’s low fat.
9:22 Answer e-mails and work on super important blogger stuff.
10:12 Get ready to leave for the local community center to meet volunteers who are helping me paint and refresh and redecorate the building.
10:16 Head for car.
10:17 Buckle seat belt and turn on “Eye of the Tiger” for the drive.
10:22 Congratulate myself on being super organized and amazing and having the whole day planned out and remembering everything I needed for the project.
10:23 Sing “It’s the Eye of the Tiger, it’s the thrill of the fight, rising up to the challenge of our rivals” at the top of my lungs with the sun roof open.
10:24 Remember I am in charge of snacks for after school cheer practice.
10:26 Change song to “Time after Time” by Cyndi Lauper.
11:14 Arrive at community center. Bring supplies. Announce to volunteers I have to leave earlier then I planned to get to the store to buy snacks to take to cheer practice.
11:24 Start painting.
12:04 Break for lunch. Laugh. Tell the story about the time I took a roast to garden club.
12:47 Keep painting.
1:14 Decide bench in front hall needs to be red.
1:26 Move bench outside and set it up to spray paint on bricks with a drop cloth. Use more bricks to hold drop cloth down because it’s so windy.
1:42 Spray paint bench red.
2:32 Spray paint bench second coat.
2:47 Walk inside and discover I accidentally spray painted my hair pink.
3:01 Leave volunteers. Wave goodbye with pink hair and head to store to get snacks for cheer practice.
3:17 Show up at cheer practice with snacks. Watch daughter smile like I’m a hero. Act like I remembered all along.
3:32 Sit in car and wait for cheer practice to be over.
3:34 Check e-mails on phone.
3:46 Pull up car next to another cheer mom. Start talking. Discuss how we can’t believe how old everyone is getting. Tell her the story about when the twins were tiny ballerinas.
3:52 Tear up a little. Decide that’s enough stories for today.
4:30 Drive home from cheer practice and listen to seventh grade gossip. Get in one word for every 457 words from the other occupants in the car.
5:01 Arrive home just in time to change for the baseball game.
5:04 Look for baseball mom necklace and pack snacks.
5:07 Pile everyone into the car and drive to baseball game.
5:30 Set up chairs and snacks and get ready to watch game. Stand for national anthem. Realize sound system is broken and they can’t play the tape for the song. Decide to start singing “Oh say can you see” by myself. Watch my son glare at me. Quietly fade out of song at the twilight’s last gleaming.
6:12 Check e-mail on phone.
6:13 Almost miss an amazing catch in the outfield by the cutest left fielder ever.
6:14 Cheer loudly and act like I was watching all along.
7:49 Stand up and cheer when the team wins.
7;50 Stand around and wait for the team meeting and the team bonding and the coach talk to end.
8:22 Head to the car and drive home.
8:25 Play “Don’t Stop Believing” in the car on the way home. Watch the eye rolls. Smile quietly as they sing along.
8:45 Arrive home.
8:49 Supervise homework and outfits for tomorrow and lunches and listen to the play-by-play description of the game.
9:01 Sign a permission slip.
9:02 Hope that it actually is a permission slip because my eyes are too bleary to read it.
10:10 Get ready for bed.
10:29 Lay awake wondering if any one will notice my pink hair at the event tomorrow.
10:30 Count your blessings and drift off to sleep. 🙂
And to see all the other blogger’s spaces, be sure and check out the full schedule for this week’s BSHT below.