I’ve had requests for “day in the life” posts before and I’ve never done them, because frankly, I thought it would be boring. My typical day consists of laundry, dishes, and mommy-ing. Pretty normal stuff. But I guess it all has it’s own special twist because of where we live…
So, without further ado…here is a day in the life of me.
Monday, July 14, 2014
6:30 a.m. Nathan has long been awake by this point and is already off on his first flight of the day. I wake up, start the laundry, feed the dog (didn’t take pictures of that excitement, sorry)
7 a.m.-8 a.m.-I make breakfast for myself (oatmeal and coffee). I eat and do some internet surfing. Elias still hasn’t woken up, so I tackle the pile of dishes from the day before. I don’t like to do dishes on Sundays, so come Monday morning, there’s a mountain. Elias finally wakes up, so he eats breakfast (a banana and Honey Stars) while I shower. Then we go outside to hang up the first load of laundry.
8 a.m.-10 a.m. I sit outside and read my Bible while Elias plays with Daisy and Smegal. Then we decide to walk to the fruit stands just outside our base, near the beach to buy some fruit to dehydrate for our team coming in a few weeks. We buy pineapple, melon and mangos. When we return to base, Nathan’s plane flies overhead, so we wait for him to land. We hang out with Nathan at the gudang (building where the cargo is stored…I don’t know a good English word for it) for awhile.
10 a.m.-12 p.m. We return home where Elias has a snack while I cut up the melon we bought earlier in the morning. I also put away the clean dishes and wash the dishes that have piled up from breakfast. Elias and I spend some time playing with his toys before I start making lunch.
12 p.m.-2 p.m. Nathan comes home for lunch and we all eat together. Nathan returns to work. Elias refuses to nap, so instead he helps me make banana bread since we have a bowl of brown bananas sitting on the counter. More laundry gets hung and I start packing for family conference (we leave tomorrow!).
2 p.m.-4p.m. This is the only picture I took during this time, but Elias and I sit and watch some Shaun the Sheep. (can you tell how enthralled I am?). Nathan returns home again and plays with Elias while I hang up the rest of the laundry and bring in what’s already dry. Then I do some more packing for conference.
4 p.m.-5 p.m. I realize that I only have 4 more disposable diapers on hand (yikes!), so we run to the store to buy some. We stop and order sate (they spell it satay in the U.S.) for dinner and then head to the store. Of course, we can’t leave the store with just diapers They have peanut butter and Pringles in stock! When they have it, we buy in bulk. So $90 later we pick up our sate and head home.
5 p.m.-6 p.m. We eat dinner, served on a banana leaf. Yum. Elias is so exhausted because he didn’t nap, so in an effort to keep him awake a bit longer he gets a bath and then we have our nightly dance party. The kid loves to dance!
6 p.m.- 7 p.m. I retrieve the rest of the laundry off the line. Elias gives Nathan a “goodnight’ hug (my heart melts) and he (Elias, not Nathan) goes to bed, earlier than usual but not too bad consider how tired he was!
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. I fold laundry and work on writing this blog while Nathan plays a video game. We finish packing for conference and then cut up some mangos to put in the food dehydrator. Elias wakes up crying, so I calm him down and then head to bed myself!
There you have it! My day. I can’t say that it was a “typical” day necessarily, however my days are rarely the same. Everyday is a new adventure.
We head off to conference tomorrow morning and so I’ll be away from the internet all week. I hope you all have a good one!