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Busy every day. Something always comes up.

February 5th, 2020 at 01:26 am

We chronically don't get enough sleep. Even though I don't work right now, we are crazy short of time. Something always comes up! Every day, every week.

What we did today:

Took son to take passport photos

Got the form allowing new passport for son notarized ($19 for both)

Bought breakfast pastries at a new place near UPS store - around $20 - it sucked, won't do that again

Met with Arlington country regarding yard draining (that resulted in a bunch of things we have to do to the yard, cost still unknown, asked landscaper for quote)

Met with builder to sign off on the end of one year warranty on our rental (it is a new construction)

Made it to the Passport office and applied for new passport for son $175

Drove son to school

Drove daughter to daycare #2 for 5 hours ($80 for 5 hour)

Meet with hot tub repairman $170 - one jetted tub has been cleaned, second hot tub needs a part ordered

Bought lunch for $27 (included whole chicken, some of which was used for family dinner)

Worked out me ($85 - personal trainer)
Worked out husband ($0 - running outside)

Pick up daughter from daycare.

got missing ingredients for dinner $9

DH worked from home.

made dinner

Cleaned up kitchen

supervise son to catch up on assignments

babysitter for daughter at home for 2.5 hours $38 (high school kid at $15 an hour) that enabled my husband to work from home and me make dinner and clean up, otherwise it would be pretty much impossible. we normally finish cleaning up around midnight

Still to do today:
battle children to get them ready for bed, and actually put daughter to sleep (usually start at 8:30 and finish by 10:30-11:00 pm)
Study French 30 min active - I don't know if I have mental energy
Study French 30 min passive (like listening to podcast or watching videos)
Have at least 40 min to spend relaxing with husband

Our to do list is enormous!

6 Responses to “Busy every day. Something always comes up. ”

  1. Joanne Says:

    Wow, that is alot to do. You must have slot of energy. Do you have any family nearby that could help? The bedtimes is that a regular thing , with getting the kids to sleep? That can be tiring. Hope that you get some rest.

  2. Butterscotch Says:

    Did you make a decision about moving overseas or not?

  3. Nika Says:

    Yes, I could not miss such opportunity. “Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One”

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Hi Nika! I missed your previous post -- thought you had drifted away. This is a serious have done/to do list, glad you are including relaxation time. The move to Switzerland sounds amazing!

  5. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Sounds like a typical day for a family. Have fun though in Switzerland. I think it'll be a great opportunity. How long are you gone for? My sister lived in Africa for 2 years with her kids while her husband did research. They came back when the kids were 5 and 3. It was amazing and worth it. But they didn't pick up the language the same way as if they were older and it was a shorter time.

    But it gave them an amazing appreciation of the world and because of his work they continually go back. It's been a great experience and opportunity and definitely not worth missing out on. Congrats and when do you leave?

    FWIW I tell DH if he gets the opportunity we'd go at least until my oldest is going into 9th grade. After that we'd stay put.

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Wow, are you busy! I feel like a sloth!

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