A Day in Our Life

Today was a pretty relaxing day for us. I was going to make a Publix run this morning but decided I just felt like staying home instead. Want to know what we do on our days in? Check it out:

7:30 a.m. – Time to wake up! Lucy slept in, so this was a nice, “late” wake-up time.

8:00 a.m. – Lucy colors. I play on the Internet.

8:15 a.m. – Lucy plays in her room, eats breakfast and hangs out with Joe while he gets ready for work. I get some blog work done.

9:05 a.m. – It’s time to stamp! Are you ready? Break it down. (All you Yo Gabba fans should get that!)

9:14 a.m. – Lucy is done and off to something else! Like chasing the cats around.

9:15 a.m. – Nail painting time!

9:25 a.m. – Nails are done (I hate those stupid little nail jewels!). Now, it’s watch Tinkerbell while Mommy does some more blog work.

(Are you getting tired yet? Because I sure am!)

10:17 a.m. – We’re puttering around the house. I’m watching Last Chance Kitchen from Top Chef and do some more blog work, and Lucy is playing with her Care Bears.

11:06 a.m. – At this point, we’ve done some snuggling, and I’ve squelched a tantrum over Lucy not being able to pull her PJ pants up while sitting on the couch. The littlest things set her off. Also, I am ready for a nap. Is it nap time yet??

11:10 a.m. – Lunch time!

11:30 a.m. – Lunch is over, and Lucy is now running back-and-forth across the kitchen shouting, “Get mark, get set, go!” Time to shower and do the lunch dishes!

1:14 p.m. – More coloring time for Lucy while I work on plans for my upcoming Thirty-One party.

1:44 p.m. – Nap time!!!!

4:00 p.m. – Wake up and start getting ready for gymnastics.

4:30 p.m. – Leave for gymnastics.

5:00 p.m. – Gymnastics class starts. Hilarity ensues. Seriously. There’s nothing funnier than a bunch of 3-year-olds trying to do cartwheels and such.

5:30 p.m. – Leave gymnastics and head to dinner at Johnny’s New York Style Pizza.

6:15 p.m. – Leave Johnny’s and head to Kmart to see what’s left in the Going-Out-Of-Business sale.

7:30 p.m. – Leave Kmart (a lot poorer) and head to Kroger, where Joe pumps my gas (love a man who will do that when it’s cold) and then heads home with Lucy while I grab a few things.

8:00 p.m. – Home. Finally.

8:30 p.m. – The day is over. Time to brush teeth, read stories and put Lucy to bed.

The Facts of Cady

I’m liking up with Whitney at I Wore Yoga Pants for ‘The Facts of Me‘ today.

1. My hair is naturally wavy but you wouldn’t know it with how heavy it is.

2. I’m a vegetarian and have been since I was in elementary school.

3. I’ve always wanted a little girl, and I was pretty darn happy when we found out that’s what our kiddo was going to be. I’ll admit (and, please don’t think I’m horrible), but I probably would have been a little disappointed if we had had a boy.

4. I bite/pick at my fingers. It’s a horrible habit, but I just can’t stop.

5. I have rheumatoid arthritis. I was diagnosed when I was 20.

6. I love carbs. Seriously. Bread, rice, pasta, potatoes – yum! I’m probably more carbetarian than vegetarian.

7. I hate red wine.

8. I also hate beer. It’s way too bitter.

9. I love sports. Baseball, football and hockey are my favorites.

10. Related: The hubs and I are on a mission to visit all of the Major League stadiums.

11. I’m a writer. I love it.

12. I’m addicted to blogging.

13. I REALLY want to lose weight, but I hate working out. Ugh. Why can’t it be easy?

What are your facts about you? Share your links in the comments!

Week in Phone Pics ~ 3/52

Well, 2013 is just chugging along by. I’m enjoying sharing the pictures I take with my phone every week because, let’s face it, that’s how I take most of my pictures.

What did we do last week? We:

  • Had cheers with our drinks at Dunkin’ Donuts;
  • Did some snuggling on the couch;
  • Sang along to Dora Rocks with our karaoke machine;
  • Played princesses with AJ;
  • Went to gymnastics;
  • Made a Valentine’s mailbox;
  • Mommy’s head met her car, and the car won;
  • We dressed up in our clothes for Heaven in Sabbath School;
  • And there was some snuggling with Dizzy at bed time.

We also:

  • Sat with friends at church;
  • Went over to their house afterward for lunch and play time;
  • And, Daddy got Mommy’s favorite – Japanese – for dinner on Saturday night!

All-in-all, it was another good week! I’m looking forward to what this week has in store for us.

I’m linking up with Living Like the Kings.

Sunday Confessions ~ 01/20

I’m linking up with Every Day is a New Adventure.

1. I am trying hard to be at peace with possibly only having one child, but I still feel stabs of jealousy when I see someone I know is pregnant. I wish I didn’t and could be completely happy for them but, well, I’m just not to that point yet. Darn infertility.

2. I love being a SAHM but some days my daughter drives me so crazy all I want to do is go back to working full time.

3. Last week after gymnastics, I totally let Lucy eat a donut before dinner.

4. I don’t want to send Lucy to preschool because it will mean she’s no longer my baby.

5. Related: Deep down, I’m really glad her birthday comes after the September deadline for kindergarten so Lucy won’t be able to start until she’s almost six.

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Weekly Totals ~ 01/18/13


Wow. I did a TON of shopping this week. I made a bunch of trips to Publix since relatives printed off several sets of coupons for me. There were so many free or cheap deals this week, especially on the Beech-Nut Fruities, which are Lucy’s favorite thing EVER.

All the Publix stores near me were sold out of the Fruities within an hour of opening on the first day of the ad this week, but they got trucks in last night and had just enough left for me today. I ended up going to two stores because I don’t like to clear shelves. And, thanks to my parents and in-laws printing coupons for me, I had a ton. Woo hoo! Side note: Has anyone tried the Rudi’s Gluten-Free bread before? Is it good?

Here’s what I got this week:

Tony’s Pizza = $1.99
Suave Deodorant x 2 = $0.76 (I didn’t realize they didn’t give me it for free despite my $1 coupons on my first trip) ($4.28)
Rosarita Refried Beans x 2 = $1.50
Kroger Tortilla Chips x 2 = $2
Kroger Frozen Vegetables x 4 = $4
Angel Soft Toilet Paper x 4 = $2
Kroger Pantiliners = $1
Kroger Kidney Beans x 2 = $1.38
Purina One Cat Food x 2 = $0.08
Fritos = $2.50
Ocean Spray Grapefruit Juice x 4 = -$2.02
Grapefruit 5 lb. Bags x 2 = $0
Publix Pull Ups = $8.99
Opti-Free Express Contact Solution = $4.73
Beech-Nut Fruities x 18 = -$9.84
Lindsay Spanish Olives x 4 = -$0.02
Publix Kidney Beans x 2 = $1.78
Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes = $0.99
McCormick Chili Seasoning x 2 = $1.29
Pepperidge Farm Garlic Bread x 4 = $1.78
Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bread x 2 = -$0.01

So, this week, I spent $24.88 for a TON of stuff. I’ve managed to stay under my goal of $40 a week so far this year, and I hope that continues, at least for a while. I’m sure there will be weeks when I will spend more, but I’m hoping it will all average out, and I’ll be on track in the end.

How did you do this week?