I decided to journal my day yesterday and put it up here. This is a typical yet not typical day for me.
9:30 Wake up, nurse BuggaBoo. Design clothes in my head
10:00 Get out of bed. Change BuggaBoo's diaper and dress him. Dress myself.
10:15 General clean-up, including taking care of sewing mess from previous day
10:30 Wash dishes
11:15 Pick up daycare kid from bus
11:30 Quick-soak garbanzo beans. More general clean-up. Make small talk with The Hubby. Get on the internet to get my Facebook fix.
12:40 Get garbanzo beans into crockpot for dinner tonight.
12:45 Make dough for pitas and loaves of bread. Includes grinding some split peas into flour to use in bread and kneading time. Leave dough to rise. Semi-clean the kitchen.
1:30 Read books to the kids.
2:00 Put BuggaBoo down for a nap. Be interrupted by the UPS guy bringing school books for The Hubby.
2:15 Come out of bedroom after BuggaBoo falls asleep, find that daycare kid fell asleep, rejoice.
2:20 Punch down pita dough, form into balls. Let dough rest. Preheat oven for pitas. Wash and stab eggplant, put into oven to roast for dinner tonight.
2:30 Think of an awesome blog post entitled "A Day in the Life Of Krista" and start typing it out.
3:00 Start baking the pitas while chatting with The Hubby. Eat a pita for, um, quality control! Yeah, that's it… Couldn't detect a difference from the split pea flour, which was ½ cup to 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour with a little gluten flour added to make up the missing gluten. Score! Punch down bread dough.
4:00 Welcome hubby home from school.
4:15 Punch down bread dough. Let dough rest. Start on cooking dishes while having a discussion about natural birth with The Hubby.
4:30 Shape bread dough into loaves. Freak out over appearance of weevil larva.
4:45 Save BuggaBoo from the bedroom since his nap was over. Take the roasted eggplant out of the oven (no, it hasn't been roasting this whole time, but it was a convenient place to keep it) and make baba ganouj.
5:00 While preparing baba ganouj call a friend and try to set up a babysitter for tonight for impromptu date.
5:30 Get a call from a different friend, chat while preparing garbanzos and grinding some sesame seeds for later.
6:00 Get off the phone, get BuggaBoo ready to go to the babysitter's, resign myself to not getting pretty for the date. Send daycare kid home.
6:30 Take the kid over to the babysitters, go on the date. This includes going to the video rental store to get "9", going out to eat Thai food, going to a natural food store and picking up a quart of chocolate-peanut butter soy ice cream, then heading home and watching the moving while gorging on ice cream.
10:30 Go pick up BuggaBoo from the babysitter's.
11:00 Go to bed.
So if you ever wonder what a stay-at-home mom does this should give you an idea. Hope you enjoyed a peek into my life.
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