i'm in my room, it's a typical tuesday night

Yes I just titled my post with Taylor Swift lyrics.  It's one of Nate's favorite songs.  He sings the "she wears short skirts, I wear t-shirts" part with abandon.

Anyway, I was attempting to do an hour-by-hour with photos of a typical day, but, of course, the day I picked was NOT that typical and prior to a holiday (read: a little crazy).   Also, my photography skills for this post = sub-par even for iPhone standards.  But, still, I managed to actually TAKE a photo every hour so I'm going with it.

I present to you:  TUESDAY.

6:30.  Ugh.  Before 7 children, REALLY?  Here, play on the floor by the side of my bed while I try to prop my eyes open.   Nate, make sure Nora doesn't eat my shoes.

Get in my closet. 

7:30.  An attempt at Breakfast.  NK hates food.  Also, she has my gag reflex.  So it makes most meal times with her, um, interesting.  She REALLY hates baby food so, mostly, anything pureed is a no-go. There is one oatmeal she deems worthy of her time and that's what I'm attempting here.

She looks a little blonde and a little boyish, no? 

8:30 Loading kids up in the car.  Neighbor (who rents his house from other neighbor, we'll call other neighbor Stan) pulls in screaming to neighbor's lawn guys.   It went something like this:  WHERE THE F (insert full word there) IS STAN?  WHY IS STAN USING MY GD (again with the real words) TRASH CANS?  Proceeds to open his trash can and throw full bags of trash in the street.  Like a good nosy neighbor, I loaded the kids up REAL SLOW to hear the full altercation.    I tried REAL HARD to get a photo but chickened out and just took a picture of the bins.  (The lawn guys picked up the trash.)
Neighborhood DRAMA

9:30  I've made it to the office!  Hooray!  We just moved in and don't have file cabinets yet so excuse my mess.  Also, neither of those phones work.   THANK GOD.

10:30  Appointment at the Apple store to learn how to set up a VPN on our Mac-Mini for the office.  Yea, I'm still trying to figure out what that means too.

What the fuck does this screen mean!?!  
11:30.  SUBS SO FAST YOU'LL FREAK!  (Does no one else remember that Jimmy John's tagline?) 

Veggie sandwich on wheat w/ regular chips and a Coke.
12:30 Attempting to connect ALL THE MACS to the mac-mini back at the office.  Failing.  BUT THEY LOOK COOL right?  

Pile ON!

2:30 Summer time school pickup!  No carpool line in summer - boo hoo.  Nate took this picture but it really doesn't do justice the amount of bags I was carrying.

That's a 4th of July flag.  

 3:30 NORA KATE HAS HAD ENOUGH WITH THIS DAY.  (Did I just make a dead baby joke?)

Not funny. 

3:30 Double-eye patch pirate.  Special.  Ah-mazing.  

Super funny. 

4:30 Hanging out with Pepper, our neighbors sweet little one-eyed doggie.  I think it was literally 103 so we didn't stay out too long.

6:30 Despite our professed happiness in our house, we DID see a house we were interested in and went to take a peek.  It was way too fancy and expensive for us but this master bathroom was fantastic - tub in middle of the room with multiple-faucet shower behind (sinks on each side of tub).   I've always wanted a shower that blasted me from multiple locations (am I even saying that right?).  Dual heads?  But there were three here?  My inner 13 year old boy is snickering.  

7:30 Drinks with Karl's dad (who went with us to see the house and offer his Professional Opinion).  While they were drinking I dressed both kids for bed and put Nora Kate down for the night.  (Well, down until her next wakeup anyhow.  TEETH.) (I usually don't cry 'teeth' but she legitimately is getting one more - bringing her total to SEVEN which, in my opinion, is way too many teeth for an 8 month old.)   

Please excuse my mess.  

8:30 AHHH Karl is putting Nate to bed... sit down on couch and flip open my laptop for some harmless internet roaming and BAM.  Text message from the other room.  Karl had a server go down with a few websites (Web Emergency!) our internet at the house has been having modem-related problems.  He wanted to work on it after Nate went to bed.  


9:30 After heaving myself off the couch, decide late-night is a fantastic time to run some errands.  Get the modem from Best Buy, hit the bank to deposit some checks and grocery store for (what else?) milk.  Get gas at this classy little establishment - The Big Red Fina with attached McDonald's.  Fantastic late night crowd here.  Only a little scary pants.  

Great picture, right?  The blur gives it a little something I think... 

10:30 While out and about, talked to friends who were hanging out and, since Karl is working, decided to stop by briefly.  I told Karl it was to bring Jaime this yellow Bumbo for her consignment sale but mostly it was to drink some of this beer.

Beer tastes better from a Bumbo. 
 11:30 Oh those girls so glamorous.  Snuggling in for a chit chat.

12:30 Home sweet home.  (Yes, the baby is sleeping in our room again.  Once she started consistently waking Nate, we decided to park her in here a little longer before trying room-sharing again.)  

Like I said, day before a holiday.... so a little atypical.   (As in, I usually don't stay out past midnight on a week night... well... other than book club which is only once a month.)

On a plus note, the 6:30 a.m. picture took place at 7:00 a.m. this morning!   Hooray!  I'll take it where I can get it!


sdhorton said...

I want that house just for the bathroom.

Jennifer said...

I love this post and you.

brooke knight said...

that sounds like a random ass day. i LOVE it. I LOVE THAT YOUR HOUSE ISNT IMMACULATE. and frankly, my favorite part is that you selected the name "Stan". I think I'm renaming Brady. STAN.

Kate said...

I, too, love this post. Maybe one day I will have the courage to do something similar. Hmmm...

I wish I had taken notes along the way, b/c this post raised so many fantastic questions/comments, but the only one I can remember now is: wait - what? you text each other from the other room?

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