Our day: Friday, July 3rd 2015 - Aria is 2 years and 7 months old.
7:45 am | My alarm goes off. I fiddle around on my phone for a few minutes to wake up.
8:07 am | Aria is sleeping. I get up and start the day - feed the dogs and cat, brush teeth, wash face.
8:20 am | Aria is still sleeping so I go filter my cold brew coffee. Twice.
8:45 am | I end up with coffee and coffee grinds all over the dang place, but also a beautiful bottle of concentrated coffee. Aria is still asleep, wonder of wonders, so I dump and refill the ice cube trays.
8:51 am | I hear Aria call out. I quickly finish my last tray of ice and go get her. She asks for a book please. I read her two stories from her Disney Jr Little Golden Book set. That one is a current favorite.
9:06 am | Done with stories and get a fresh diaper.
9:11 am | Hunt down the laundry that I have yet to fold or put away so Aria can pick out a princess dress. It is in mom and dad's room. Chris is off work today and still in bed, so Aria hops on the bed to give him a big good morning hug. I get Aria in a dress and we leave dad to sleep some more while I start breakfast.
9:15 am | We just went to Publix yesterday so we have my favorite breakfast sausage, the brown sugar kind. I start to fry those up - they don't last very long in this house - and put on some Irish Christmas music since it is Christmas in July and totally acceptable to listen to Christmas music all month long. Aria and I dance around between sausage rotating. She discovers the fun of standing on the tops of my feet while I dance around. After the dancing she goes and sits on the couch with all her toys and a towel.
9:36 am | Breakfast is ready. I wake up Chris so we can all eat. Sausage and pineapple. Doesn't sound appealing written out, but it hit the spot.
10:03 am | Breakfast is done, and I cleaned up the plates. Aria goes back to her pile of toys on the couch. I go get dressed. Aria trots in after me in less than a minute and daddy shows her his computer game. Then they let the dogs out for a quick pee before putting shoes on.
10:17 am | Everybody is dressed and ready to go shopping at Sams. We hit the road.
11:47 am | Done with a month's worth of big item shopping - meats, frozen veggies, turkey burgers, etc. We are on our way home. Traffic is less than desirable, and Aria and I practically melt when Chris turns the car off to get gas.
12:06 pm | Home. Time to unload and put away. I put on Disney Jr for Aria and get her a cup of milk.
12:19 pm | Everything is put away except the chicken breasts. Chris breaks those all down and trims them to put in the freezer. I need three for dinner so I snag those and marinade them. Then I make Aria something for lunch.
12:45 pm | Lunch is ready.
12:50 pm | I finally talk Aria into coming over so I can wash her hands for lunch. I get myself an apple with peanut butter and an iced coffee.
"Stop rubbing cheese on your face"
"Don't put peanut butter in your hair"
1:28 pm | I finished up my apple and then perused the parenting magazine that came in the mail. When Aria is finished I wash her up. She promptly runs off to hide somewhere and poop, which she will deny until she is blue in the face...or red in the face as the case may be. Aria, where are we supposed to poo? Toilet. And, where did you poo? Diaper. Well, ok then.
1:35 pm | Fresh diaper. We get ready to hit the road again for more errands.
1:44 pm | We are out the door.
1:55 pm | First up, Target. Aria sweet talked dad into getting popcorn. I needed some toiletries.
2:11 pm | Next up, Home Depot. I needed to buy sand for a project. Aria thought the door department was the bees knees. I had to drag her away in the end.
2:40 pm | Back to Sams where Chris ran in quickly to grab charcoal.
2:50 pm | Chris is back with charcoal and we head north on the highway for more shopping.
3:10 pm | Next up, Hobby Lobby. I needed pink felt and headbands, which took 5 minutes to find and grab. The rest of the time we spent frolicking around the autumn section.
3:41 pm | And last but not least, Total Wine. I wanted to pick up a couple of ciders I'd seen at Epcot's Flower and Garden festival but never had the time or room in my tummy to try. Ace Pineapple Cider, and Crispin Blackberry Pear Cider. We also got a few other things because walking out of Total Wine for less than 100 is just wrong.
4:28 pm | Heading home with all our bounty. I let Aria watch Octonauts on my phone on the drive home because she was on her best behavior the whole day.
5:02 pm | Home again, home again. We made a pit stop at Chris' work to pick up something too. We unloaded the goods.
5:20 pm | I started making dinner. Chicken taco salad tonight.
Aria plays with Baxter, she's getting pretty good at it too. But, at some point in time Aria pulled Baxter's leg making him yip so she lost her dog privileges for the rest of the evening. After that she went off with dad to play in her room.
6:12 pm | Dinner is ready.
6:47 pm | Dinner is over. Time to clean up. Aria runs off again to hide and poo.
6:57 pm | Aria comes and finds me so I can change her diaper. So we get a fresh diaper and jammies, plus a new blanket since she was dragging hers all over the floor. Halloween jammies for the win.
7:04 pm | We are ready for the bedtime routine of books, lights out, snuggles and songs, and then convincing Aria to lay down. When she finally does lay down I tuck her in, Chris says his final good night, and then I hold her hand for about a minute before saying good night and leaving. She was out like a light tonight. She has regulated her body to no longer napping so she isn't completely exhausted at the end of the day anymore. Some nights she tosses and turns for a few minutes maybe thirty, some nights she just conks out. A day of shopping equals conking.
7:38 pm | I close Aria's door and finish up cleaning the kitchen. I start a load of laundry. And then I go take a shower.
8:11 pm | Done with my shower. I crawl into bed with my laptop to type up this DitL post and watch Gilmore Girls.
9:37 pm | At some point in time I switch the laundry and grab a glass of Bunratty Honey Meade Wine. I finish up typing my DitL notes up. Now I am onto sorting through the pictures from today.
10:35 pm | Got up for another glass of wine...just one more right?, to let the dogs out one last time before bed, and to shoo the cat to his food for a munch - high maintenance cat likes a snack before his last meal before bed.
10:49 pm | Mostly done with the DitL post, so I'm moving on to replying to emails - I'm always hopelessly behind.
11:17 pm | Emails done, checked facebook, and now time to call it a night.
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