A dark and stormy day greeted us on Tuesday. My alarm goes off early enough, but I struggle a bit to get out of bed. It's always the routine of getting downstairs, getting both dogs out, getting both dogs in (blindness in both pugs has made this more of an effort), make my coffee, heat up my "blue thing" that still smells of lavender from the oils Maddie put on it the night before.
Maddie is cuddled up on the couch watching Once on the ipad. It's her addiction right now.
Our routine differs little from the day before. After hanging out a bit on the couch, we all get ready for the day. Again, D is the first to get dressed and be ready. He eats a breakfast sandwhich at the table while playing Minecraft. The table is full of Easter baskets and treats from the weekend.
Maddie is slowest to get ready - she has so many things she would rather do. Breakfast for her today is mini pancakes from the microwave, having transitioned to watching her show on the iPad.
I find "chameleons" in the seedlings when I water them. Seems they were a Grammy gift from Easter and have now found a home among the baby plants.
A gloomy day means few pictures. I don't like having a lot of lights on in the house and very little light comes through the windows. I love a rainy day, though, and am not complaining. I put on my green tieks - a favorite pair of shoes these days - reflecting the green of our spring.
I have meetings today, so I drop off the kids at before school care. They would prefer to be at home doing their own thing, and D is especially disappointed that the gym is closed/full and outside is closed/rainy. I head to the car and enjoy a few minutes of the rain pattering on the roof before turning on my No Sleep podcast and driving into the office.
I had cooked my banana - my current favorite breakfast - and heat it up to eat with a bit of whipped cream at the office while working.
The day is a whirlwind, as always, of meetings. I leave at 3:15 to head to get my hair done. I always go to long between appointments and my hair is grey, and scraggly. It feels so nice to get it done. I IM a photo to Ryan who jokes that I look like an alien.
I also love the opportunity to ignore distractions for a little while and take the opportunity to start a new book and have checked out Joytown from the library.
I get home to the normal full house - neighbor kids playing and Minecraft on the back TV.
And, of course, check out the new hair under our "real" lights.
Since I am getting home a bit later, and it's a lazy kind of feeling evening, we decide to take advantage of Bite Squad's free delivery and order from Buster's. A bonus that there is a kid's menu on their delivery menu. I get a butternut squash, kale and mushroom risotto that is amazing. We don't eat together at the table tonight, but rather each veg with our own screens.
Vegas makes herself comfortable under Maddie's tray. Love when she decides to hang out with us - she tends to prefer her blanket by the heater.
We end the day much as we started - enjoying our various shows. Dominick cuddles up on the couch to watch his favorite Minecraft videos. Ryan watches and enjoys popcorn on the couch. Maddie and I head upstairs to watch some more Gone with the Wind.
A good end to the day, even if the weather did not fully cooperate with my picture taking.