I don’t usually write blog posts that are just about what I did over the course of a day, but yesterday was no ordinary day.
11:00 p.m. – I go to bed.
1:30 a.m. – Vivian wakes up, I give her a bottle and we both go back to bed.
3:30 a.m. – Vivian is up again.
3:45 a.m. – And again.
4:30 a.m. – And again.
5:00 a.m. – Vivian finally settles down, I lay in bed and pretend to sleep.
5:15 a.m. – My alarm goes off, I get ready to head out for the day.
6:10 a.m. – I grab Vivian out of bed and we head out.
6:15 a.m. – Drop Vivian off at daycare.
6:30 a.m. – Leave Strathroy for Simcoe.
8:20 a.m. – Arrive in Simcoe to work a French court.
10:00 a.m. – Court is done and I’m on my way home.
12:00 p.m. – Yay! I’m home and Vivian is with my mom. Maybe it’s time for a nap.
12:25 p.m. – Mom calls to tell me she’s at her place with Vivian, so I head down there.
1:00 p.m. – Get to mom’s. Vivian’s being insanely whiney since she’s exhausted. I make her scream herself down for a nap.
1:30 p.m. – Vivian is sleeping, I help mom make a flyer for a Christmas Party.
2:30 p.m. – Vivian is awake.
2:50 p.m. – Mom is getting ready to pick kids up from school/daycare. She talks to my brother, Matthew, on the phone and he wants to go to a midnight release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
4:00 p.m. – Mom gets home with Matthew and the kids. I agree to take Matt and his friends to London for the game release.
5:30 p.m. – Matt starts hovering around me, so we head out to pick up his friends in Grand Bend while Vivian stays with mom.
6:10 p.m. – Drop the boys off at EB Games in London, head back to mom’s.
7:00 p.m. – Get back to mom’s. Vivian’s already been bathed, hooray!
7:10 p.m. – Matthew calls, they need an adult with them to buy the game, so I have go back earlier than I thought.
8:00 p.m. – I leave mom’s to take Vivian home.
8:40 p.m. – Get home, put Vivian to bed.
9:00 p.m. – Finished unpacking all of Vivian’s stuff from the day. I go to wash the dishes and make bottles, but we’re out of dish soap. I throw in a load of laundry before heading out.
9:30 p.m. – Return from the grocery store with dish soap, wash the dishes, make bottles. Going to sleep is starting to sound really, really good.
10:15 p.m. – Take a shower in an attempt to wake myself up.
10:30 p.m. – Sit down to watch How I Met Your Mother. I try to inject myself with just enough caffeine to make it through the rest of the night, but not so much that I won’t be able to sleep later. I settle on some Peanut Butter M&Ms and a small glass of Diet Pepsi.
11:00 p.m. – Head out the door to meet up with Matt and his friends. I start to regret the M&Ms.
11:30 p.m. – Get to EB Games and Matt tells me they might have to wait until 12:30 or 1:00 because they haven’t pre-ordered the game.
12:01 a.m. – The game is on sale! Hooray! Line is moving.
12:30 a.m. – Douchebags pull up in their truck, we witness a near-fight which ends in a girl being called the C-word. She totally deserved it though.
12:45 a.m. – The boys have their games and we all get back in the car to head home.
1:30 a.m. – Drop of the boys in Grand Bend, head to Port Franks.
1:40 a.m. – Drop Matt off at home.
2:00 a.m. – I’m nearly home, but am considering pulling over and sleeping on the side of the road.
2:10 a.m. – Finally pull into my driveway. Put Vivian’s carseat back in the car.
2:30 a.m. – Curl up in bed. Didn’t even brush my teeth.
I’m completely exhausted, and I put about 600 kilometers on my car in a day, but it was worth all the trouble to help out my brother and to let him do something special.
Next time they pre-order though.