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October 11, 2011

A Week in the Life, Day 2

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I must tell you how pleased and surprised I was with everyone’s interest in a little peek into my life!  Thanks again, everyone, who stopped by and left a comment – and those of you who popped over from Adventuroo, welcome!  I’m looking forward to peeking in on your lives too.

On to Tuesday!  It is always a busy,  non-stop kind of day for me, and today was no exception.  Not a holiday today, so back to work.  My work days start before the sun, with breakfast while it is still dark outside:

Bags ready to go, the girls head to the bus stop and I to my car when the sun has been up for maybe 15 minutes.


This is the time I pull into the parking lot at work (middle school in a neighboring town), while I listen to a last few comments of the DJ’s on my morning radio show.

Nice thing about being up and off to work so early is that it is still bright and sunny when it is time to go home.

Of course in this profession, school bus traffic is part of the commute.


Upon returning home, I found hubby hard at work on getting that darn pool closed.  Working on it, maybe tomorrow…

And Sarah needs help with her algebra homework (good thing I have a mind for numbers!)


Then it is time to drive dear daughter to dance.


And a swing by the grocery store for some fresh bread to go with dinner

Hubby had the day off (police officer, works nights, rotating day off schedule) and so he got dinner going.  Tonight it was tender, marinated brisket on the grill:

While dinner finished cooking, I made a bit more progress on the baby quilts.

After dinner, it was back to the dance studio – but for me!  Tap class at 7:00 and jazz at 8:00:


Home from dance, get stuff ready for work tomorrow, write this blog post!  I’m pooped!


  1. You’re having a blast with this, aren’t you? 🙂

    Comment by Bob Zeller — October 11, 2011 @ 10:48 pm | Reply

    • It has certainly been interesting taking this look at my own life!

      Comment by Karma — October 12, 2011 @ 4:51 pm | Reply

  2. Busy, busy girl!! I don’t know how you get up so early…I’ve NEVER been a morning person (you DO NOT want to see me if I have to be up early) and luckily, I now have a life where I don’t have to get up before my body wants to. So, most days I am still in bed when you are pulling into the school lot.

    I really like this peek into your life. Makes me realize just how similar (well, except for getting up so early) all of our lives really are. We get up, we eat breakfast, we head off to our day (which might include errands, work, exercise or dance, etc.). We come home, we get dinner on the table and we try to enjoy time with our families. Different lives, same routines. I hope the dogs got fed today (just didn’t see a photo of that). 😉

    I’m gonna keep this ‘day in the life’ kind of post in mind for myself! 🙂

    Comment by milkayphoto — October 11, 2011 @ 11:05 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Tracy. You know what they say, “You gotta do what you gotta do.” I’m not wild about being up as early as I have to be for work, but such is my life for now. Believe me, I sleep in on the weekend.

      Comment by Karma — October 12, 2011 @ 4:52 pm | Reply

  3. Interesting how taking pictures and posting them can make a normal day a little bit more. And a reminder of how much one actually does during the day.

    Comment by Carol — October 12, 2011 @ 10:10 am | Reply

    • And then there’s all the stuff I didn’t photograph! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — October 12, 2011 @ 4:53 pm | Reply

  4. A great post! No wonder you’re pooped! 🙂 I’m enjoying these glimpses.

    Comment by tedgriffith — October 12, 2011 @ 10:36 am | Reply

    • Kinda makes my average-suburban-mom-life seem a bit more interesting having y’all looking in, LOL!

      Comment by Karma — October 12, 2011 @ 4:55 pm | Reply

  5. Whew! I’m exhausted just reading this! I’m always up early, too, but not because I necessarily “have” to, that’s my ME-time, when no one bothers me, and I don’t have to do any chores yet.
    Can’t wait to read how today went 🙂

    Comment by thedailyclick — October 12, 2011 @ 2:24 pm | Reply

    • I’m glad you are following along Michaela -it makes writing these posts more fun knowing people are waiting for the next installment! 😉

      Comment by Karma — October 12, 2011 @ 4:58 pm | Reply

  6. Wow! You have a FULL day. I need a nap after reading about it. lol!

    This is fun. And it looks like you are having fun doing it. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — October 13, 2011 @ 8:58 am | Reply

    • Yes, Tuesdays are a particularly busy day for me – but I do need to get out and do those dance classes to get my heart rate up and “not be mom” for a couple hours. Glad you are enjoying the series!

      Comment by Karma — October 14, 2011 @ 7:49 am | Reply

  7. What kind of tap dancing do you do? Rhythm or Broadway?

    That steak looks delish!

    Comment by Alissa — October 13, 2011 @ 10:15 pm | Reply

    • Gee, I don’t know Alissa! That’s a question I’ve never been asked. I can tell you that our tap practice is called “graded tap.” There are levels – my class is working on level 4 right now. I don’t know if that answers your question or not!

      Comment by Karma — October 14, 2011 @ 7:51 am | Reply

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