Do you ever have one of those days when you look back and wonder what happened during the day? Today was one of those days for me. The day started off with a little excitement with the dog and her bath (thankfully she loves/tolerates her baths.) The day also started off cloudy and a little chilly, but by mid afternoon, the sun came out and it actually looked like summer was in the air.
Photo courtesy of Justus
We were treated to airplane maneuvers from the Canadian Hercules that usually practices in our neighborhood. The boys love watching the maneuvers, seeing the officers parachute out of the plane and the overall sound of the plane flying by is such a thrill. It always brings them back to the 2012 Air Show, which they talk about as if it were yesterday. Fun times, Isaac even took pictures with the parachuters and the boys got to take home a bunch of streamers. Fun times.
As I’m looking back on the day, for some reason, something seemed to be missing or I’ve just been replaying the day in my head. Could I have done things differently? Was there anything that I should have gotten done that I didn’t get done. And, as I’m typing this blog, it hits me. Planning. What has happened to my planning?!?!?! This was one of my strong suits. Scheduling, lists, order…they just seem to have gone out.the.door. There’s really no explanation or finger pointing. It all comes back to ME. I need to get back into planning my days, weeks, etc. It’s not completely lost, but it definitely could be a lot better.
|Thumbs up with Isaac
So, looking back on the day. Fun times for the boys, some productive elements on my end, but, I need to step it up and embrace my inner planner. Get back in the game and be tough on myself when I feel like I’m slipping. No one else can do it because no one else knows when I’m not doing my absolute best.
Timeline of My Day
I have to admit, when I saw this topic, I was dreading it. In the past, I have been and was pretty diligent in keeping “To Do” lists and being on top of the things that needed to get done in my day. This, I think, is a STRONG indication that I need to get back on that horse and start crafting my “To Do” lists once again.
So, here’s what my day looked like:
5:25am – Up out of bed
6:15am – Breakfast for Eljah and Isaac
6:30am – Lunches made for the boys
7:45am – Justus awake and had breakfast
8:15am – Boys out the door for the bus
8:20am – Bus picks up boys
9:15am – Pre-workout shake
9:30am – Workout
10:30am – Post-workout shake
11am – Phone calls
Noon – Lunch
1pm – Phone calls
2pm – Start dinner
3:45pm – Kids home from school
4pm – Snack
4:30pm – Homework
4:45pm – Skye leaves with Mom
5:30pm – Dinner
6:30pm – Downtime
7pm – Bathtime routine
8:30pm – Boys in Bed
10pm – Training webinar
11pm – National Fast Track
Midnight – Finish blog
Throughout the day, laundry is also being done, which includes lots of loading, unloading, folding, repeat. There’s a load in the dryer as I’m typing. Something I’ve taken notice in this little timeline is my eating patterns needs to be a lot better. To be honest, I was going to think of an excuse NOT to post this topic, but, that would defeat the purpose of taking on the challenge, right. The timeline has some additions and unexpected turns. For instance, my oldest woke up about 45 minutes ago complaining about his ear. didn’t really want to add that to the timeline, but, he’s resting in the living room right now, and is doing a little better.
So, starting tomorrow, perhaps tomorrow night, I am getting back to my “To Do” lists. I was trained on this quite extensively, and I need to make sure I put this back to good use. When I had those lists going, the things I got accomplished. If I’m going to keep with this “New Day” theme, I better get on it in every aspect.
Thanks for reading, take care, and make today your new day. if you’ve done “To Do” lists in the past and have gotten away from them, consider revisiting them. If you’ve never had a list, consider starting. Who knows what we can accomplish when we see it in writing.
Enjoy your evening, day, night, wherever you are right now.