Saturday, November 2, 2019

Hi, I’m Kate...

Hellooo blogland! It has been almost exactly a year since my last post- wow! For some reason I woke up this morning with the thought that my disappearance from blogland might give the impression that this lifestyle fades away after a while, and I don’t want people new to the lifestyle thinking that this is true. It isn’t! 

The truth about my absence is that I just cannot find the time for anything outside of my job, my toddlers, and my marriage. I do not understand how people keep up with social media, etc... I can barely keep up on the basics, let alone find time to socialize! I am absent from social media in my regular life as well, although I know I need to get into it more to keep up with the rest of the world. 

Am I crazy? What am I missing to make it all fit into my regular routine? My typical day looks like this:
- Wake up, get ready, get my toddlers ready, drop them off with Grandma
- Commute to my service-job in a underserved community (my job exhausts me in every way)
- Work frantically all day, without even a lunch break, until I have to relieve Grandma
- Commute back to Grandma, take my toddlers home
- Struggle to straighten up the house, cook dinner, and spend quality time with my kids
- Greet Bruce when he arrives home, eat dinner with the family
- Clean up after dinner, have family time (usually ends up being an hour or less)
- Bedtime routine and bedtime for our kids, finished by 8:00
- Depending on the day of the week, we then:
       a) progress to date night (3 days a week, so no phones, etc)
       b) go to bed early night (1 day a week, we literally brush our teeth and get in bed immediately)
       c) have family night (1 day a week we spend the evening with a non-immediate family member)
       d) personal time (2 days Bruce does his thing, I usually fall asleep pretty quickly on the couch)

Where do I fit social media into my life? The two nights I fall asleep on the couch I suppose..? I just barely have energy to do anything but sleep at this point! And no kidding, 8:00 p.m. is generally the FIRST opportunity I have to respond to any texts I’ve gotten throughout the day. Surely we are just in a crazy-busy phase of life, right? I hope that’s it, otherwise I am doing something terribly wrong to never find the time to do the thing that pretty much everyone does pretty much every day.

But I suppose I do have naptime on Saturdays- that is the time I am using right now! So for starters I’d like to start taking this time to try to catch up on messenger and my personal email, and regularly drop a line in the land of DD blogging (you know, an entry that is actually about DD). Will this actually happen? Who knows... I guess we’ll find out next week!

1 comment:

  1. Goodness Kate, you made me tired just mentioning everything you do. Hopefully as your children get older, life might become less hectic. In the mean time enjoy them and your wonderful husband. Kids grow too fast and life becomes a blur. You are good to still be able to follow DD with kids in the house. We had to put ours on the back burner for a for years.
    Good luck!
    Hugs Lindy ss