Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Today is not one of those days

Today - I am not very lucid ;)

I have a lot of thoughts in my head, but none are REALLY landing in a cohesive pattern. So, with that said I will walk you through my day (not that anyone is interested, but I'm not really sure what else to write about). This day is pretty typical except for the fact that Wednesdays are one of the 2 days of the week when the monkeys don't have activities that I am taking them to or picking them up from.

7am-8am - Wake-up and take a shower. As soon as I get out of the shower, the big monkey comes in and starts talking to me. We review the concepts of "greater than" and less than" - this involves me making the "greater than" and "less than" signs with my arms and threatening to eat her because she is bigger than the little monkey. Pretty good for just wearing a towel . Subsequently, I get to referee a battle between her and the baby sitter about her "crazy hair day" hair style! Too late to make lunch for the big monkey, so $1 it is (for school lunch).
8am-9am - Drive big monkey to school going west, head back east to drop off the little monkey, listen to pre-school teacher complain that little monkey isn't memorizing her words for the winter concert (um, thanks for bitching about this every day but we have over a month left until the damn concert). Drive back west to work, getting in at almost 9am.
9am-7pm - Work, be nice to people calling on the phone, repeating the same answer I've given AT LEAST 100 times already, all with a smile in my voice. Get taken out to lunch by a vendor (yay! free lunch at a yummy place! with leftovers in the office kitchen for tomorrow! can't wait). Work some more, be nice to more people on the phone, off-load some work on to my amazing staff, work some more and go home! At home, review "greater than" and less than", "1 more and 1 less", "10 more and 10 less", realize that my ranting and yelling has worked and the big monkey understands (at least for today), eat some dinner and play with the kids for a few minutes.
7pm-8pm - Go to my FAVORITE new obsession - ZUMBA. This is like a dance class on CRACK! I can tell that I'm getting an amazing workout. It's also renewing my love of dance. I haven't taken dance class in so long that I didn't know if I would just suck the big one! Well - I'm on my 3rd week (2 times a week) and am actually doing quite well (in my own mind). I keep up quite well and am even starting to anticipate some of the steps.
8pm-8:30pm - Come home and read the big monkey the end of The English Roses by Madonna. Great book and the big monkey falls asleep.
8:30pm-now - Procrastinate cleaning and paying bills by zoning in bed, watching my TIVO'd shows and reading other peoples blogs for inspirations.

Wow! Wasn't that just scintillating???? If you're still awake after hearing about my THRILLING day, drop me a line and tell me what you do on a typical day!


Kristy said...

zumba? this anything like jazzercise? Sounds interesting!

Julia said...

Kristy -

According to my Zumba teachers facebook page:

Zumba is a dynamic and exciting class full of energy and various musical rhythms of Latin America and the world! The routines feature a fused intensive aerobic training with easy to follow dance steps. This makes Zumba easy, unique and feel happy to do workout. Zumba combines diverse musical rhythms like Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Soca, Calipso, Flamenco, Belly Dance, Zamba and much more. Zumba was designed for all ages, kids, young, adults are able to do it, and most of all, you do not need to know how to dance. Zumba utilizes the principals of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning. Scientific studies have proven that an individual could burn from 500 to 1000 calories per class.

I am Harriet said...

Nothing like a busy keep me away from the chocolate....
Happy Zumbaing said...

Oh man you had some busy time on your hands! How do you pull it off?

I'm SAHM and with 1 and ugh my days are stressing but not like yous was

Thanks for visiting my blog, hope to see you back soon :)

Love your blog will definitely visit back :)

Julia said...

yum, chocolate. Today I had a piece of chocolate cake with chocolate chips in it and chocolate frosting on it (darn office food) and then 1/2 of a hersheys chocolate bar. No clue what came over me.

Firefly - I pull it off badly and let things at the hous pile up for way too long.