12/30 Things: Day

{To know what I’m talking about, and to see past 30 Things posts, start here…}

12. Describe a typical day in your current life.

The following describes a typical day in the very near past, and then I’ll describe the type of day I’m trying to ease into lately:

between 7-8:30 {depending on how the night went with Jameser}:

  • wake up
  • say morning prayers
  • cuddle with James
  • shower
  • feed Bubs when he wakes up

make and eat breakfast:

  • 2 eggs, scrambled, with a dash of seasoning salt, onion powder, and little cheese on two slices of Wonder Bread {spray buttered, of course}
  • swallow of milk
  • surf Blogdom whilst eating, maybe start pumping out a post

turn on the television:

  • put James in his saucer next to me and watch Live! With Kelly/The Today Show, Rachel Ray, The View/Studio 5, and The Chew while doing laundry or tidying up
  • put James down for a nap within two hours of him waking up {around 10:00}
  • usually get ready for the day while he’s sleeping, and while continuing to watch my shows

between 11:30-12:00

  • James wakes up, I feed him
  • tummy time/practice sitting up/play time
  • eat lunch, usually tilapia with rice, or left overs from the night before
  • then, depending on my ambition that day, I might attempt one of the following:
  1. turning off the T.V.
  2. grocery shopping
  3. deep cleaning one room in the house
  4. doing the dishes
  5. going to my mom’s house to work for her for a few hours
between 1:30-3:00
  • James goes down for his afternoon nap
  • I try to get some more blogging in
  • I try to finish the laundry and tidy up again
  • if I have time, I work on some projects I’ve got going on
  • I start dinner
around 4:30
  • James wakes up, , eats {usually some rice cereal}, goes in the saucer, and watches Baby Geniuses until I’m done preparing dinner
  • hang out til Daddy gets home around 5:30
  • we are usually pretty good at having family dinner {this is SUPER important to me, and to us}
  • clean up dinner {sometimes}
  • play with Daddy until bedtime routine starts
8:00 sharp start bedtime routine:
  1. nursing time
  2. bath time
  3. lotion time/p.j. time
  4. tummy time
  5. story time
  6. prayer time
  7. crib time
  8. mommy and daddy alone time
Mommy and Daddy alone time:
  • scriptures
  • lots of talking and catching up
  • watch some T.V. together
  • cuddling {sometimes}
  • prayers together
  • but usually just going to bed the same time James goes to bed, because you can bet the night ahead is going to be long and restless with our Biscuit Boy, so we might as well sleep while we can.
It’s usually considered a successful day if I get one or two of the things on my list done.  And now for the new-and-improved day that I’m trying to make more routine:
  • awake, say morning prayers 
  • get James ready to head out 
  • feed him 
  • go walking with my mom at the mall
{we used to do this every day before James went to the hospital, and since our world has been turned upside down since then, this has become less of a priority}
  • come home
  • put James back down
  • maybe try to get a little more sleep, depending on how the night before was with James
sometime between 8:30-12:00:
may include some or all of the following:
  • scripture study
  • listening to uplifting music or Mormon Channel broadcast while I do things around the house
  • writing in my journal
  • meditating
  • praying
  • reading Church magazines
  • write letters to people
Then the rest of the day could go pretty similarly to the day listed above.  I just want to get rid of the T.V. and use my time more meaningfully in the mornings.  I’ve been trying it out the past few days and it’s really done wonders for my baby blues.  I feel so accomplished and happy at the end of the day.
Now, wasn’t that just so fun?!?!?
Babymoon to San Fran, May 2011
Tune in next time: Describe 5 weaknesses you have.


  1. Alli from Life on LeRoy says:

    I love this! I recently did a “typical day” in my life post as well. (haven’t posted it yet) It’s interesting to write out your day and see where you spend a lot of your time. I want your day though! Sounds so nice! Have a good one, friend!

  2. Jonathan says:

    My days are similar, If I’m not playing with, reading to, or cleaning up after Hattie, then I’m trying to get my homework done and/or my freelance work done. If I can get a few good hours of either in before Amanda comes home from work then I feel pretty accomplished. Good luck, Jess!

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