Tuesday, September 23, 2014

My Day in the Life in Numbers

To write this blog for a Day in the Life, I decided it would be fun to look at my day in numbers rather than chronologically. Let me just give you a little background to provide some clarification. Right from the start, I woke up feeling behind. Late last night, I realized that an important package containing my son's supplements that we really need had not been delivered. However, according to its tracking number, it was delivered last Saturday. Yet it was no where to be found on my property. Also, I hadn't gotten to any laundry this weekend and it was really backed up! I really try to stick to the rule ~a load a day keeps the chaos away! Today was not typical, since I usually do not spend the day doing laundry.

30 ~ I was greeted early this morning with a very grouchy boy (12 years). He was beyond himself before he even got out of bed. I assumed that he wasn't feeling well; and after playing 21 questions with him, I finally discovered that he had about 30 mosquito bites that had kept him awake itching for hours. I treated them with Aloe Vera gel and gave him a large dose of infant Advil (a painkiller that has a minimum of corn in it).

41 ~ After breakfast, we headed out the door to drop off Tim at his day program for brain injured adults. These were the first of the 41 miles I would drive before the day was done.

92 ~ The kids had 92 minutes of media time today! That is 17 minutes more than they are supposed to have each day.

2.5 ~ The kids attended dance classes for 2.5 hours. Little Red Riding Hood and Tom Sawyer are in two of the same classes each week. Little Red Riding Hood is in two additional classes each week. They are already talking about the Nutcracker performance in December. Nutcracker mania will be underway in just a few weeks.

~ I managed to get five loads of laundry washed, dried, folded and put away. There are only two loads to go to get us caught up.

17 ~ The kids were only able to get through 17 minutes of chores today. They usually do 25 minutes of chores on weekdays.

3 ~ I cleaned up dog pee three times left by our 16 year old senile dog. Thank goodness for hardwood floors.

4.25 ~ We worked our way through school from 9 am to 1 pm and then 2:30 pm to 2:45 pm and got through all of our lessons.
  • Bella's Mystery Deck (logic)
  • CNN Student News (current events)
  • The Trumpet of The Swan (literature)
  • Independent reading 
  • Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot (history)
  • Multiplication worksheets (math)
  • Draw the Life of Jesus (Bible)
  • The Story of the World Vol. 4 The Marshal Plan (history)
  • Christmas from Heaven DVD The Berlin Airlift (history)
  • Language arts workbook pages (language arts)
  • Journal time (language arts)

Little Red Riding Hood was so excited about holding a piece of the Berlin Wall!
I'm so glad I bought a piece shortly after it fell in 1989!

It was a full day. There were moments of stress and tension. However, most of the day was smooth and successful.

Blessings, Dawn


  1. That is a very fun and unique way of looking at the day. I enjoyed reading it.

  2. Great way to break down the day! It was a lot of fun reading it that way. :)

  3. Busy day and a different way of looking at the day. Wow.

  4. Five loads of laundry folded and put away was quite the achievement in the middle of an already busy day!

  5. Creative! I love this post. I also wanted to pass along that if you dog is female her incontinence may be hormonal. We have a 14 year old dog who struggled with this. Our vet put her on Proin 50mg and problem solved!