What is the second day of the work week?
Sorry. Just a little Jeopardy fun there. Turns out there aren’t really any famous songs about Tuesday. Or quotes. Or interesting trivia. It’s just a day. But at least I did a few more things on Tuesday than Monday. So Tuesday is definitely more flattering. I think.
Here’s how the day panned out (in pictures, of course).
Grainy, early morning start. I had a lot of middle of the night interruptions and was not happy about getting up. Especially since our bed had an intruder. Hard to see but Evan is squished in there.
Once I woke from my alarm, my cat Josie felt it was necessary to come rightupinmyface and demand lots of petting. Luckily, I’ve learned to do that with my eyes closed.
I’m busy getting ready in my bathroom while Evan plays with his “magic bus from Harry Pottery” that he got from the LEGO KidsFest.
Preschool drop-off on a rainy day. I always stay for a few minutes peeking in to see if he’s singing in circle time. I love seeing him at school.
Off to my “office” again but today I decided to shoot the madness that comes post-storytime. I do everything in my power to keeping from saying SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
Although I normally don’t listen to music while I’m working, I needed to drown out the sounds of storytime. Most of my music is on my home computer but I had Mat Kearney and love his new CD. And then I tweeted about it (see below).
Preschool pick-up! It’s one of my favorite times of the day. Evan usually flashes me a smile and a wave. He was so proud to show me the “donuts” he made in school today. I love it when he’s proud.
Driving to run a few errands and look what I spotted! Fall is in the air even if the weather isn’t totally cooperating. We still have warm days. I’m used to keep the A/C running until November but I want to wear my sweaters!
One of my favorite places to take Evan after Preschool is the newest Whole Foods in town. It’s beautiful and I swear every time we go, it feels like we’re visiting some kids learning center. He loves the food bar and even shopping there!
We picked out our respective lunches. He opted for the egg salad/mac & cheese/fruit plate. I went for the veggie quesadilla and some quinoa. Regardless, we can never eat for less than $16 there.
We sat and ate and Evan told me he loved the chicken. I didn’t tell him it’s not really chicken. It’s tofu. Either way, he’s not old enough to be grossed out by it yet.
On to the shopping. Isn’t this just picture perfect? Doesn’t it make you want to buy every single apple? We did buy our pumpkins there (3 for $10) and a mum. Whether or not the weather completely agrees, it IS fall.
We made it home for some video games and snack time and as it gets close to dinner, we turn on the TV. Tonight’s selection? He-Man, compliments of Netflix. No matter what kids show my son picks, my husband always seems to sit and get totally engrossed in it (exception: The Backyardigans had us both covering our ears).
I assume my position on the couch with my laptop and Emma assumes her position buried in pillows and blankets, always close to me.
Still need to work on transplanting the mum but setting our pumpkins on the front porch just made me feel like fall is here. I’m booting summer to the curb, flowers and all.
I went outside to take one last look at our For Sale sign. Our listing expired at midnight. Six months on the market. Lots of showings. No offers. It is literally making me out of my mind to have our house for sale and living in limbo. We still need to sell but we haven’t figured out our next move yet. I think I’ll take a little bit of a breather so I can get my sanity back.
I came inside to do a little more work and OMG, Mat Kearney TWEETED with me!!! Yes, I go ga-ga over celebrities so this totally made my day.
More TV vegging from Evan. He’s one of the only kids I know that would prefer TV and video games than just playing. Yes, I know. I need to do a better job with him. But aren’t those jeans so cute?
Right after I made some dinner, I remembered that I hadn’t voted. Even though we plan to move, I care about the next mayor of Raleigh and the school board. Thank God I’m not dealing with the public schools yet but I feel for the parents that are. It’s a mess.
I always make sure I get a sticker even though the only people to see it were my husband and my son. Shortly after this, I made my husband go and vote too. I think my ballot was #638 in my district. The sad thing is that my community alone had over 600 houses. I can’t even guess what fraction of registered voters actually showed up to vote.
Back home again for some more time with my laptop. I didn’t get to eat before I voted so I’m sitting and eating the same dinner I made for Evan: grilled cheese and tomato soup (comfort food!).
Normally, we sit and eat dinner together. But tonight was what we call a do-your-own-thing kind of night. Sean decided to continue eating some of the pork tacos I made on Saturday but he’s putting his own twist on it. Probably made it better.
With donuts on the brain, we start talking about how they’re made. I go to my usual educational source: YouTube. I found a video of how donuts are made and we were all mesmerized. We next went to a video on how bagels are made. Apparently, the old school style is BOILED!
As it nears midnight, I transfer all my Tuesday photos to my laptop and I spend some time unwinding by playing Solitaire on the iPad. I usually play video games until my eyeballs cannot stay open. It was shortly after this photo.
Next up? My Wednesday. I don’t have anything planned. Let’s see if I can make it interesting.