I haven’t had more than a few days off since October. Now — it may not seem like long — but I work a morning shift. My typical day looks a little something like this:
1:30AM – My alarm goes off. Maybe I snooze, maybe I don’t. Hop in the shower, dry my hair, throw on my sweats, grab my breakfast.
2AM – Drive 40 minutes to work. I kill the drive by listening to the BBC or a podcast.
2:45AM – Get my makeup done, do my hair, make my forecast and graphics.
4:30AM – Our show begins, and I go all the way through 8:30 without much of a break.
9AM – Meeting to brief the afternoon people on the forecast and morning weather
10:30AM – Grab a quick lunch to eat in studio while I prep for, and do our 11AM news.
11:40AM – Get back in the car, drive 40 minutes back towards home.
12:45PM – Workout time at CrossFit
2PM – Back home to see the babies and give the twins some kisses
2:30PM – Back in the car to pick Lana up from school.
3:30PM – Take either Lana or Leo and Willow to gymnastics.
6PM – Home for dinner. Lance usually cooks while I’m on kid duty. Then we eat and clean up while the kids watch a show.
7PM – Get the kids in their jammies, brush their teeth, read stories, put them to bed.
8PM – I wash my face, brush my teeth, and try to read — but really end up taking all 3 kids to the bathroom and getting water for Leo 75 times.
8:30PM – So tired I don’t ever remember falling asleep.
5 hours later……..
Wash, Rinse, Repeat.
Don’t get me wrong, I am a lucky girl. I have a great job that I love, children whom I adore, a supportive husband who does TONS of housework, and a great family nearby. I still need a vacation. A sleep 10hrs a night, wear no makeup, don’t have to go to bed early VACATION.
In the midst of my usual madness I try to steal a few naps. I make attempts to take care of myself, but sometimes there just isn’t time! I keep waiting for it to get easier, but until then — I will look forward to our upcoming family vacation — cause this Mom needs a break. And a nap…a nap would be nice…