One my favorite blogs, Journey to Josie, has a link-up each month of "First Day" posts, showing glimpses of the first day of the month. Since I LOVE recording "Day in the life" type posts, I figured I'd play along!
So here is a day in our lives--Tuesday, October 1st.
After I pray, the first thing I do each morning is check my email, in case I get a "don't come into work today" email. Which has happened exactly once in my life. But still--don't want to drive all the way in to the city accidentally, right?
My partner in crime is usually digging through my office drawers while I do this.
(She was probably asking for a cookie here.)
Once Steve gets home for morning services, I eat breakfast and try to read a blog or two with a cup of coffee.
Afterwards, I use my phone to say the Grace After Meals.
Gotta love technology these days!
Once I get to the office, I first start off with my beloved to do list.
I had a good, busy day of meetings and phone calls. It passed by quickly!
A selfie on my way home:
And then, I drive back over the George Washington Bridge and head to daycare to pick up my Ellie.
She usually entertains me (and often asks for cookies) on the ride home.
I love heading home to a (hopefully) clean kitchen at the end of the day.
Doing some pre-dinner tidying....
After almost an hour of playing and hanging out, it's time for THE BEST, aka dinner.
Ellie is in that toddler phase where dinner is NOT EASY. Everything must be just so--the banana partially peeled, the strawberries unsliced, the cheese stick only PARTIALLY unwrapped from the plastic. She will ask for things and then wave them away with an imperious gesture, and then demand other things in toddler language which I don't understand. So it's a loooooong 20 minutes.
Case in point:
While this excitement is going on, I prepare a spinach lasagna for dinner.
Then, we relax on the couch for some much-needed reading time,
Which continues with Daddy when he gets home.
After bedtime and dinner, I put in an hour or so of menu planning for Shabbos and the upcoming week
And then, finally, time to relax and get ready for bed!
Have YOU ever recorded the first day of your month? How much does it change over time?