7:00 - Breakfast is beginning for the Greyson. Usually it's cereal, pancakes, cinnamon toast, fruit, or a breakfast burrito. We've added 2mL of ADHD medication to our morning routine.
7:40 - The boy is out the door to school. I'm ready to shower and go to class or sit down at my work-at-home desk in our master bedroom.
9:00 - MWF: I've commuted 30 minutes, and I'm in my first class with a giant cup of coffee.
TTh: I've had time to drink a cup, grab some breakfast, make a quick pass through my work email accounts to see that nothing is on fire, post announcements for my online classes, decide what I'm going to call my Representatives about, and cruise through Evernote and my planner to make sure I'm not missing anything major; time to work on a prioritized list of daily tasks.
|Typical MWF morning.|
TTh: I've done most of the highest priority teaching tasks. This is usually grading, prepping for the next week, or filming a video or screencast for my online classes.
Noon to 1'ish: Lunch and a break to play SIMS 4 or watch The Office with David while he's also on his work-at-home lunch break.
Afternoons are "as-needed." I always work on something. Since Readathon is coming up, I've been sending out emails, working on scheduling, or doing the tedious Wordpress stuff like making post templates or laying out mini-challenges.
When Readathon is not in session, this is usually sticker time: design, print, cut, pack, ship.
3:00: Wednesdays: Off to work. I commute 45 minutes to teach a night class from 6-10pm.
3:30: MTThF: Time to pick up the boy!
|Sticker cutting aftermath.|
6:30: Dinner! David and I shoot for having this ready at 6, but you know how that goes. We've been doing fairly well at meal planning lately, so that helps.
8:00: Time for the boy to hit the sack. Tooth brushing is no more pleasant or less dramatic at night than it is in the morning. Bedtime book, prayers, and snooze.
10:00: I'm usually ready for bed by now, or a little earlier. We are definitely not night owls. Lately, I'll watch a SIMS 4 or planner video as I'm drifting off to sleep since it doesn't seem to affect my sleep cycle. The water I drink before bed usually does that (re: interrupting).