A Day in the Life

Fridays are perfect for a light hearted post.  Today my friends Jill and Angela are hosting a Day in the Life link up… feel free to join in!

Here’s what yesterday looked like for us:

5am- L wakes up (not normal!) We all tried to fall back asleep until 6am when she and my husband got up for the day.  I caught a few extra minutes of sleep before joining them downstairs.

They had oatmeal on the stove, so we had oats with berries, ground flaxseeds and chia seeds.  Then I scurried around packing L’s lunch for preschool, finding missing gloves and getting us ready to go out the door.

We stopped to buy flowers for her teachers, as it was my job to present the class gift to them today.  I also found these gorgeous orchids and couldn’t resists 50% off.  🙂


After dropping her and the flowers off at preschool, I spent a few hours working and then took a long walk before picking her up.  It was such a beautiful, mild winter day.

Winter walk

I ate leftover quinoa minestrone for lunch and headed out to pick L up.  She is officially done with napping, but I guess the early morning got to her.  She crashed before we made it home, and slept for an hour in the driveway. (Confession: I took a nap in the car, too!)

We had a few minutes for her to grab a snack and then headed out the door again to her “dance” class where they do a little of everything.  She loves it!

Creative moment

We got home in time to start prepping dinner.  We learned this week that one of our old Ithaca friends was in the city for a visit, and it worked out for her to join us for dinner.  She is now launching her professional opera singing career in Sydney so it was fun to here about her new adventures.


Dinner: Pork tenderloin; Roasted potatoes; Carrot beet Salad; Balsamic green beans

She caught the 9:20 train back to NYC and I settled down to blog, catch up with my husband and crash! It wasn’t the most typical day, but I’m not sure that any day really is at this stage in life.

Have your workouts changed for the winter? Do you have a set routine, or does it change every day?

25 thoughts on “A Day in the Life

  1. I don’t think we have a typical day either. There’s just so much variability with two little ones. My workout routine has been pretty spontaneous of late too. Without the structure of a training plan, I’m taking advantage of the flexibility and spending a lot of time on the trails. There’s nothing like an early morning on the trails to start the day right!
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  2. Oh a “typical” day left when my kids were born I think! It does make most days that much more fun. I love your mid-winter walk – those are the best – with fresh snow!!
    My workouts tend to remain about the same but I usually have to use the treadmill more then I would like and I start getting into the pool more once January hits.
    Thanks for a glimpse 🙂
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  3. What a fun idea for a post! My workouts definitely changed this winter (but you know that). Looking forward to getting back into a routine in the new year, fingers crossed! Happy holidays to you and your family Laura! xo
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  4. Love this … it’s fun to read how other momma’s handle their days. Mine used to be a little similar, but now we have all day elementary school so I get a bit more consistency M-F 🙂 Love love love beets … especially pickled. I may need to pick some up today to bring to my MIL’s for a Christmas meal little side!
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  5. I think that it’s impossible to have a normal day at this time of year!! Glad you had a chance to catch up with your friend from Ithaca and how exciting! A professional opera singing career! That’s pretty awesome. PS I totally sleep in the car (or wherever) when the boys nap!!
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  6. Since it’s gotten cold, I’ve pretty much moved all my workouts into the gym. And I would love to have a set routine for every day, but life too often disrupts that goal, especially now during the holiday season.

  7. I remember the days of car naps. Carmine doesn’t nap at all anymore, either. I kind of miss that quiet afternoon time, but at the same time, he’s at such a fun age, it’s pretty awesome to have him keep me company in the afternoons, especially on the days when he’s gone at school in the morning : )
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  8. Not typical, but sounds like a good one, especially the nap part! The flowers are so gorgeous, can’t blame you for picking some up for yourself. And I am discovering the joys of long walks, too. It’s not running, but at least it’s getting outside and moving.
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  9. I like reading a day in the life of posts! I didn’t have a typical day either. Your dinner looks yummy!!

  10. We’re pretty set in a routine. With a busy family of 4 I don’t know how else to make it all work. The fact that I like a certain amount of routine in my life helps 🙂

    More running on the TM than I like due to ice but I’m not complaining. It’s better than not being able to run!
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  11. I do enjoy this time of year. I used to stress about everything I needed to get done..although this year, I’m just taking it day by day, enjoying what the season has to offer while getting this done…and not worrying about actually getting them done. If that makes any sense lol

    Loved reading your ‘day in the life’ 🙂
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  12. My workouts definitely have changed because of winter. We have had some bad, icy weather, and on those days I can’t go outside. I don’t have a gym membership (we are still looking for an affordable one in our area), so I have to do effective at home workouts. But that really is okay because I have learned a lot of ways to do strength training and get cardio in at home without any machines!
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