During my first five months of marriage, I had it easy. I went from a part-time job to a job where I could pick and choose when I wanted to work, and during that time, I almost always chose to take one day a week off to go grocery shopping, pay the bills, and get the laundry done. It was a luxury — if I was on the outside looking in, I probably would’ve rolled my eyes at myself. I can’t roll my eyes at myself anymore, though, because those days are over. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had full-time jobs in the past and functioned perfectly fine, but I forgot how hard it is to get back into a routine! Three weeks into my job, I finally feel like I’m getting the hang of it. Here’s what a typical Tuesday looks like for me, with a little WIAW mixed in.
6:15 a.m. My alarm goes off.
I push snooze once I wake up and start getting ready.
6:45 a.m. In-between doing my makeup and my hair, I take a break to eat breakfast. I grab something quick, but it’s not very filling. Good thing my lunch break is super early.
7:15 a.m. I finish doing my hair, pack my lunch, gather my things for the day, and leave for work.
8:00 a.m. I arrive at work and head straight to a meeting. After my meeting, I do some lesson planning before I begin working with students.
9:35 a.m. Time for math with several groups of students.
10:20 a.m. Lunch time. Yes, my lunch break is ridiculously early. Sometimes I do my lesson planning during this time and eat later in the day, but on this day, I was hungry enough to eat. I catch up on emails and set up my afternoon activities during this time, as well.
10:55 a.m. Lunch duty. During this time, I cut open ketchup packets, hand out sporks and napkins, and open juice boxes. Fun stuff .
11:30 a.m. Teach, teach, teach.
1:00 p.m. This is my first prep period. Sometimes I try to scarf down lunch during this time since my lunch break is so early, but I also use the time to plan, brainstorm with other teachers, and check my emails again.
1:15 p.m. Teach, teach, discipline, teach.
2:30 p.m. This is my second prep period. I plan and get materials ready during this time. I usually eat my snack at this time, as well.
2:45 p.m. Teach, teach, and teach some more.
3:40 p.m. Pickup duty. End of the day chaos ensues .
4:00 pm Time to leave! Sometimes I’ll stay after to get ahead on planning, but on this day, I was all caught up!
4:15 p.m. Grocery shopping trip. I’m one of those
weirdos people who has a designated grocery shopping day. I look forward to it! I also look forward to treating myself to Starbucks .
Tall Nonfat Vanilla Spice Latte
5:00 p.m. Put groceries away, pay bills, fold laundry. I’d normally go to the gym during this time, but I was still sore from Monday’s class and decided to take a rest day.
6:00 p.m. Make dinner, eat dinner, clean kitchen.
7:30 p.m. Laundry. Blog. Laundry. Blog. Laundry. (5 loads in total. Winter layers make me hate laundry day. Yes, I have a laundry day too.)
9:00 p.m. Watch my favorite Tuesday night shows (New Girl and Happy Endings), eat a bedtime snack.
Chobani Bite with Grape-Nuts
10:30 p.m. Bedtime!
I’m still getting used to this routine. I need to find a way to eat small, well-balanced meals (with more veggies) throughout the day, but the combination of an early lunch and a busy day makes it difficult. I’m working on it, and it can only get better!
Is my routine similar to your daily routine?
What are your favorite Tuesday night shows?