My days are mixed up! If yesterday was uneventful and mellow, today is the total opposite. It feels like a Manic Monday! Let’s recap shall we….
6:00 am – The hubster wakes me up, informs me of the time, and I jump out of bed to begin the rush. What do you mean it is 6? The clock is set for 5:30….and no I didn’t hear the alarm, duh if I did would I be in the bed at 6?
What to do for breakfast? Overnight oats would have been perfect this morning, but I did not plan that so none available. I could choke down a bowl of cereal….I know that will leave me hungry very soon, not satisfying. Okay so we will just be late and enjoy quick oatmeal 🙂
Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 2 tbs. flax
- 1 tbs. wheat germ
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1/2 mashed banana
- raspberry extract
- peanut butter, coconut, granola
- Mix the oats, mashed banana, flax, extract in bowl. Add 1/2 cup boiling water, cover, and let it sit for 5 minutes.
- Mix in wheat germ & protein powder.
- Top with granola, coconut, and spoon of peanut butter.
It was yummy, wam, and made the morning a little more bearable. Am I the only one that eats around the blob of peanut butter so I can save it for last?
7:00 – rush to get kids awake and up. I am still dressing myself at this point. Usually I have dressed, made beds, unloaded/reloaded dishwasher by now. This morning, still gotta finish dressing, make the beds, unload/reload dishwasher! Jeez will I get it done in time…..
7:45 – leaving the house for work, phew!! Only 5 minutes later than normal. Yes, the beds are made, dishwasher unloaded/reloaded, and thankfully we are all dressed!!
8:00 – drop kids off at school through car pool, head to my school to begin my day.
8:10 – open email to all kinds of issues, blah!
Since then it has been meetings being cancelled, rescheduled, on the phone with parents, working on re-evaluations, print paperwork on new student, schedule new meeting, answering numerous emails, therapy, etc. A very hectic work day. Come to think of it this is worse than my usual Manic Monday’s!
Today’s cooler is pretty boring. This is mainly due to the fact that I was running late, and also due to the fact that I desperately need to go grocery shopping to restock the basic essentials.
Around 8:30 I grabbed a Larabar to tide me over until lunch. It didn’t help much but better than nothing.
Lunch today was pretty boring, and basically a repeat of yesterday minus the spinach. Leftover stuffing from Sunday’s dinner with tuna mixed in, a nectarine, and some water. No time to even make my lovely tea today 😦
My afternoon snack was hittin!! Some of my granola with diced banana, served with almond milk 🙂 Now that put a smile on my face….and the fact that it is almost time for me to head out for the day!
Picked the kids up at school so I could rush home and figure something out for dinner. We had some leftovers that needed to be used up so I had a combination of roasted sweet potatoes, fried rice w/ scramble egg, and pumpkin with salsa on the side.
The kids had literacy night at their school tonight. Guess what? I am basically back at the work venue for the evening, yuck! But it was a fun night!! We enjoyed several reading activities, cookies & juice, as well as a trip to the bookfair! The smiles on my babies faces as they are showing off their books and school are priceless 🙂
Once home we read several of the new books that were purchased at the book fair. Kohl likes to read to us! I enjoyed some Cream of Wheat pudding since it was already mixed up in the fridge. This is such a nice & healthy snack. I think I will have to make some more of this, maybe a chocolate & peanut butter variation!
Going to go snuggle with my boys and enjoy some reading!!
How do you handle hectic days?