Now that I’ve committed to spending my time healing and focusing on doing MY part to keep things in check, my days are usually pretty full. I don’t think I’ve ever been busier and yet, I feel perpetually behind on just about everything.
Many ask what I’m doing with my days, now that I’m converting to so many lifestyle changes, so I thought for anyone in my shoes later (God forbid), it might be helpful to see a standard day/week.
I usually wake up between 6:30 – 7am depending on my schedule with the boys, if they are home, it’s up and at it early. Their request for pancakes starts promptly upon peeling back my eyelids. So a typical morning is running around getting breakfast going, the dog let out and fed, clothes laid out for school and the shuffle of loading backpacks, homework, brushing teeth, etc. I usually sneak in a shower while they stuff their faces with something gluten free, toss in a load of laundry, wipe down the counters and off we go.
After dropping the boys at school, which is roughly 15 minutes away, I return home and start the routine. Configuring the pile of supplements and pills for that day, I start slicing and dicing for juicing that day and I chug my glass of Himalayan salt and iodine water. I’ll usually spend a hour or so catching up on email, having a cup of coffee, answering messages, going through my to-do list, (usually adding to it), tossing in another load of laundry or folding one, making beds, sweeping up from the morning tornado and returning any phone calls I need to. I usually can get my week of doctor appointments scheduled for the following week. By this time, I’ve finished a juice and it’s time to make another.
I fill the majority of my days depending on the day of the week with what feels like a never ending list of to-do’s. I usually have some sort of client communication to follow up on, a doctor to call, a parent to fill in, plans to make for the boys. I spend an hour or so in the yard everyday, pulling weeds, planting, mowing. The garden boxes are slowly coming along and that will take a bit of my time soon. After taking care of house and home, I usually load up for the day, head into Bend and start a round of appointments. These usually take a few hours a day and if I have the kiddos, I usually have to race back to pick them up from school, get them changed, fed and off to baseball. On the days they are gone, I usually will make the most of my time in town, stocking up on things we need, meeting up with friends, getting any shopping done, washing the car, or planning meetings for upcoming plans for the non-profit. On the days I don’t have the kiddos, I try to cram as many doctor appointments in as possible so I’m free for them completely, when they are home. Evenings are filled with making dinner, packing lunches, working on homework, boy showers, haircuts, reading, playing with the dog and working around the house. I often times feel like the days are gone before they even start. I feel busier than I have ever been.
Here’s this week for example:
-answer emails to pending clients
-call NY facility for coordination trial details
-finish logo comps and send to client
-coordinate video project for recent fund raiser
-call naturopath for this weeks infusion appts and supplement order
-3 hour infusion
-Patti’s retirement party
-order gravel/mulch for driveway
-monthly blood draw
-dinner with the fam
-3 hour infusion
-Oncology appointment/exam to go over monthly numbers
-early release, pick up boys at 2:30
-book club/study at church
-Last day of school (volunteer) pick up boys at 3:30
-Naturopath blood wash
-Cohen’s baseball game
-No school, boys home
-3 hour infusion
-prep for yard work projects on Saturday
-planned work party in yard, lay new driveway, realign irrigation lines, build fire pit, stain concrete, build garden fence, plant seedlings/starts.
-day with friends
-prep for session on Monday