What a day looks like for me: fall edition

by - September 30, 2015

I did a Day in the life of me post last year when I was a cyber teacher.  You can read my previous posts here.
Much has changed since I went back to the classroom part time and Lucia started Kindergarten. So go ahead, I permit you to be snoopy.  Let's see what I do in a day.

Wake up 6:30 (and on the day I wash my hair- 6:00).  I treasure this quiet time before anyone else wakes up.  The sun is beautiful too.


I'm done my hair/makeup by 6:50ish and then sneak in 10-15 minutes to read/comment on my favourite blogs before the kids get up.  I also get to watch some amazing colour changes in the sky.





Next up is the breakfast routine once the little monsters get up: Willis has 2 pieces of toast with peanut butter and a glass of milk, Lucia has either Mini Wheats, porridge or Rice Krispies.  I also have one piece of toast with peanut butter, make my coffee and my smoothie for the drive into town.

OH, and the other thing that happens in the morning is my outfit selfie.  For the time being on the deck in the back is the best place for lighting.  This is my set up...my phone fits in that little green candle. #dowhatyouhavetodo

We're out the door at 8:00 and ready for our 30 minute drive to drop Willis off (and sometimes Lucia) at school.  We're going to have to start parking the vehicles in the garage soon, it's getting to be quite frosty in the mornings.


Lucia goes to school twice a week, so on the days she doesn't have school, I bring her to daycare, which is conveniently en route to my school.  Right now, she is currently LOVING school and begs to go everyday.

Once the kids are safely at their destinations, I'm off to my school.  I teach periods 2 and 3, which is roughly from 9:30-12:00.  My 2nd is Éducation Chrétienne 30 and I have a delightful group of 26 grade 12s.  This is my favourite course to teach and we're currently talking about belief systems.  In 3rd, I have 17 grade 11s for Français 20.  We are currently studying comic strips (in french, obvs).


What I do with my afternoons varies on whether Lucia has school or not.  On her daycare days, I pick her up around 12:30 and we hang out, running errands and playing in the park, then getting Willis.  On days that they're both in school, I go for a run somewhere and sometimes do school work. Mostly, I wander Winners. #truth.
running in the park by the kids' school


and then it's time to pick up the kids

And then we're on the way home.  Unless it's Wednesday and then Willis has piano.  We purposely didn't schedule activities during the week- it just gets too busy when you live out of town.  Also, the Jays are on after school.  #priorities  #goteam


After school I get lunches cleaned up and repacked, supper gets going and the kids play.  Willis gets to pick when he does his homework -piano, french reading, dictée.(I 'give' him the choice of after school or after supper) Most times he picks after supper.


Dan gets home around 5:30 and we eat and then they clean up, do activities while I do my workout.


Around 7:30 it is bath (Lucia) and shower (Willis) time, needle time (Lucia) and bed time snack.  And then we read.  Willis has been asking me to cuddle with him and read, it shouldn't be a surprise that I'm all over that.

Currently, I'm reading the Bloggess' Furiously Happy and I love it.  And hey, look, she used the word nostalgic to describe food memories!


Once the kids are tucked in, I have a couple hours to do the following: blog, read blogs, work on anything personal (currently it's organizing my photos in iPhoto), corrections, school prep, cyber work.  Mostly my time has been dominated by school work.  I also watch Gilmore Girls while I work, or Big Bang.  Bedtime for me is 1030 ish and I usually read for 30 minutes before finally shutting down for the night.


And that's a typical day in my world!

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26 comments

  1. love this!!!
    I can't wait til I have time in the morning to myself... or in the day or during the evening/night for that matter. lol
    it seriously is so pretty there! love the scenery pics
    you forgot to add texting with your favorite Ontario blogger and fellow Jays fan lol

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  2. I loved this!! Day in the Life posts are so fun!
    You have a beautiful home.
    Also. Porridge is real? I thought that was only something Goldilocks ate. Go figure. Haha

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  3. Love this! I need to do one of these, but my day is pretty boring between the hours of 6am and 5pm. Love that you took a picture of where you take selfies, too funny that little green jar.

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  4. Beautiful scenic photos around your home!
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  5. Yay - a day in the life of Deena! So fun. You are surrounded by so much beauty every day - no wonder you're so beautiful yourself :)!

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  6. I love day in the life posts! Great read.

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  7. neat blog and great pics!

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  8. What is Willis reading?! . . . . Never mind. I went back and read more and it said "Victor" so that must be an excerpt from the Bloggess' book! LOL

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  9. Sweet days and seriously treasure this time. Tearing remembering the sweetness of school days with children and normal life rather than empty nester life. Cherish it for it is a precious gift, friend! xoxo

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  10. I love being snoopy and getting a peek into your day to day. Agreeing with the others that you have a lovely home. Glad to see you enjoying time with the kiddos. I echo Carrie's encouragement to seriously treasure this time. Mine is almost up!

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  11. I love day in the life posts! I seriously just got relaxed reading your post and looking at the pics! I know it's not totally calm all the time, but thanks for making ME feel calm! LOL! XOXOX

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  12. Texting with you is always a highlight of my day!

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  13. Thanks! Porridge is totally a thing and quite popular in my home full of bears. Well, they're bears in the morning anyway...

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  14. Your home is beautiful...so warm and inviting. Can you tell me the details on your wood floors? We are currently in a renovation and I love love love your floors!

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  15. I can't til my day in the life features YOU tomorrow!! Can't wait to see you!

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  16. I thought of doing a 'day in the life' 60 sec video...maybe I'll try that for my winter version.

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  17. Thanks, @Tea Coleman! We picked the flooring 3 years ago, but I tracked down a link for you...it's laminate and I'm very happy with it- we had hardwood previously and it got annihilated by animals...It's Paradise Walnut by Exotica II...http://en.beaulieuasia.com/Planks/PARADISEWALNUT.shtml Happy renovationing!

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  18. You guessed my book right...as for Willis...I had to go back and look because I couldn't remember. I Think it was a bad kitty book.

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  19. The days are long but the years are short....or something like that. These times are very treasured in our home!

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  20. Definitely will be taking the counsels to heart!

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  21. I don't feel calm at all at the moment, but put a sunset and a glass of wine in front of me and I'm golden.

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  22. OH that sounds like a good idea! I might follow suit.

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  23. Sounds like you keep very busy! I like how you can mix family obligations with a bit of "me time" which is so important. Thanks for sharing!

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Have a lovely day!