Juggling It All

Being a mom and a wife and a social worker and training for this IM is a fine art of juggling.

Getting my swim in before the girls get up to catch the bus is first. My alarm is set the night before and my clothes and bag ready to go, getting around in the dark is just easier that way. 4:20 comes early… Kissing my hubby, just so he knows that I love him to pieces, and off I go to meet The Racing Mermaid.

I return home and get the girls off for the day, quick breakfasts, hairdos, and packing lunches, kisses and hugs and off they go. Next is getting my hubby’s clothes ironed so he doesn’t have to go to work naked was my morning chore for today, but switches between that and laundry and other chores.

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Getting around to make it to work in time is next. Work is always crazy. There are days I wish I could just tell you about the things that go on in long term care, but privacy protects all of that.

After work, I rushed to meet my sister and my girls to practice softball, which I know nothing about and BADLY need her help with, she was a college softball athlete and even in high school an all-star, varsity player. She pitched to me, I cannot catch at all, so it was a fun and funny afternoon. She, in an hour and a half, taught them more than I could have in months…

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After that, catch a ride on the trainer for an hour.

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Next comes dinner time, which means figuring out something that is healthy (my hubby is eating super healthy and dropping the pounds), something low carb (for me), and something that girls will willingly eat (therefore tastes relatively good), tonight it was Taco Omlettes. Yummy!! Everyone loved them. We do Table Topics at the dinner table, which is my favorite part of the day, it’s a game where you ask a question and everyone at the table answers it, it’s really neat to hear everyone’s answers and the kids totally dig it.

Tonight’s questions were: If you could name a dog, which would you choose? If someone gave you a gift that you already owned, how would you respond? At one point our youngest was laughing so hard she snorted. πŸ™‚

Then comes snuggle time, watching a show or movie (Bill usually runs the TV plans). The girls do their reading and take baths. Then it is good night kisses and tucking in for the girlies, which is also my favorite time of the day. Then Bill and I usually have an hour alone, in which I enjoy my glass of wine or dark chocolate or both, before I doze off, then it’s time to start the whole process over again!

 

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