Monday, June 30, 2014

A Day in the Life of a Stay at Home Wife

That hottie made me a wife, and I thank him everyday for that!
Hashtag SAHW

Just kidding.

Now that school is out for summer, I am, what I like to call, a stay at home wife. SAHW for short.

This is the glamorous life I tell ya (enter sarcasm). Let me walk you though a day in the life as a stay at home wife. 

Last Friday:

6:45 in the a-m: 
One of the two Tucker fur-children loudly yawns while stretching around 6:45am. His name is Wrigley Tucker and he is the loudest waker-upper everrrr. Seriously. After trying to convince him to get more shut-eye, I end up having to get up and let him out. Bailey on the other hand, Miss Teenager dog herself, gives me the stink eye on the way to let Wrigley out.

I crawl back in bed and realize that the clock still has a 6 as the first number and I realize how 'adult' I am that sleeping-in has become 6:45am.

Chris texted me at 6:15am asking if I could bring something up to his work whenever I get a chance.

I check my instagram with one eye open (I have to let my eyes 'adjust', you know?). After instagram I read all my blogs on my bloglovin' app....well the ones that are published so far.

7:45am:
Yup, I have successfully laid in bed for an hour doing nothing but playing on my phone. I manage to turn on Good Morning America and let Bailey outside.

I brush my teeth, put my contacts in, throw my hair up in a pony, and get dressed into my workout clothes; aka - my SAHW uniform.

I grab a protein bar and eat it while watching GMA.

8:30am:
I feed the dogs then head to Chris's work to bring him some of his old boots that he wanted. 

Side note: Chris is such a kind person. One of his guys boots were falling apart and that is considered a safety hazard in Chris's plant that he manages (they work with molten copper, so steel toed boots are required). He asked the guy if he was getting new boots anytime soon and the guy said hopefully when he gets paid next. It broke Chris's heart so he had me bring up his old boots that he doesn't wear anymore so he could give them to the guy. Melted my heart!

Back to my exciting life...

I drop the boots in the back of Chris's truck and head to my workout class.

9:30 - 10:30am:
Workout class...lots of sweating and heavy breathing going on during this time.

10:35 - 11:00am:
Grocery shopping.  Yippee! My least favorite thing to do!

11:10 - 12:30pm:
I unload the groceries and make myself a protein shake.

I eat my protein shake while watching a combination of Food Network, DIY Network, and HGTV.

I strip our bed and put our sheets in the washer. 

12:30-2:00pm:
I decide to mow the back yard. Like I said before, our new house is on a corner lot, so I help Chris with the yard work so his weekends aren't consumed by mowing, etc.

Before mowing I have to pick up dog poop. Yay!

I finish picking up the dog's terds and wheel the lawnmower to the back yard, push that button that you're supposed to push before you start it, and BAM, out of gas. No worries though, we've got plenty in the garage. Oh, wait, no we don't. Ugh.

Off to the gas station I go to fill up the gas cans. Remember how I said this was a glamorous job? You don't remember? I don't either. 

I get back with two full gas cans, fill up the mower, and away I go. After mowing I decided I hate the scraps of grass left in the backyard because the dogs get it all over their fur and track it inside, so genius here decides to rake, shovel, and bag all the grass scraps. The sun was obviously getting to my head because I was making poor decision after poor decision.

Finally, the job was done. Check! I sent Chris these pictures...

*a few spelling errors because of my sheer excitement that I was done! and excuse that my foot looks like a nasty grown man's foot!

2:00 - 3:00pm:
This hour consisted of showering and making myself lunch. Salad with deli meat and two bags of Goldfish were on the menu today. I'm addicted to Goldfish.

3:00 - 3:30pm:
Switched our sheets from the washer to the dryer and hung and folded the clothes that came out of the dryer.

3:30 - 5:00pm:
Dozed off on the couch while watching HGTV.

5:00pm:
I thought we were going over to Chris's parent's house for dinner, so I got up and put a nicer t-shirt on and my unstained running shorts. I also made our bed and picked up our room.

5:04pm:
I got a text from Chris saying his plant (he is an assistant plant manager...not like a plant that you grow, but a copper wire manufacturing plant haha!) had some major problems, so he wouldn't be home for quite awhile longer. Frozen pizza it is then.

5:04 - 7:30pm:
I eat my pizza, strawberries with Cool Whip, watch TV, clean up the kitchen, play with the dogs, and do other random things.

7:30pm: 
Chris finally gets home from a rough day at work and we decide not to make to hour trip to his parents. Instead we opt for Mooyah burgers.

The rest of the night:
After Mooyah we stopped and got a Redbox movie. Walter Mitty was the selection of the night. We got home, fed the dogs, got ready for bed, put the movie in, and within 10 minutes Chris was snoring. I watched the movie for about 30 minutes then decided it was time to call it a night.

Whew...typing all that out seems like a lot! After reading through it I realize how blessed I am to be able to have the summers off. But, for those of you who think teachers just lay around all summer and bask in the sun, you are mistaken friends, you are mistaken. 

Today I am going to start staining our kitchen cabinets, so another adventurous day as a SAHW continues!

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20 comments:

  1. I gave up after mowing the yard. I hate mowing! This could be because the slightest little decrease in pressure on the handle means our whole mower shuts off completely. Wah wah wah.

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  2. SO true! Teachers definitely relax in the summer, but we also can't help but keep moving. :) Not complaining, though! Happy summer!

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  3. LOVE THIS POST!! I'm on summer break too and I feel like I fill my day with random chores and catching up around the house--but it's exhausting. My husband is also an engineer and he is working out of town on a project Monday-Thursday all summer so I try to make sure all the yard work and cleaning is done before he is home so we can enjoy our weekend. So life went from crazy testing in May to grass cutting and I'm currently painting base boards--exciting, exciting! Enjoy your summer :) :)

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  4. I need to be a SAHW-- that sounds like a routine I could get used to! ;)

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  5. i often put on my "nicer" workout clothes. glad i'm not alone :) and now that I'm a mom summer breaks are quite the same and I miss just a little being a stay at home wife!

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  6. ok this sounds pretty great to me! way to go on the mowing! that is always something that I avoid!

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  7. Girrrrrrrrrrrrrlllllllllll...can you start doing this every day??? quite entertaining I must say.... and I would have done all of those things with a smile if it meant I could skip the two day conference on " Visible Learning" that I sat through for 16 hours......

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  8. love it! Mowing the lawn...rock star wife status! I think if I ever mowed the lawn my husband would die and then I would keel over from my allergies. Grass and I are not friends! and 6:45am a reminder why I don't have fur babies...hehe, too early!

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  9. Wow! You rock for mowing the lawn. I mean wow. And yum Mooyah!

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  10. You crack me up...it's a rough life isn't it??? Mowing....that is some serious wifey points. I am sure Chris is so proud of his Summer SAHW...keep keeping it real, sister!! Ha!!

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  11. Staining your cabinets? Let me know how that goes!! I am debating doing that.

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  12. I love this! I'll switch places with you one day just for fun!

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  13. Let's be real here... Summer or no summer the life of a teacher is never glamorous haha

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  15. Is it bad that I could totally get use to being a SAHW?! I guess until I bore myself to tears and am begging my school to open back up! What a sweet man you have friend.

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  16. Best housewife ever!!!!! You left the yard looking so pretty! You know what happens when I just need to do the dishes haha...so yeah...the lawn? Nah.

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  17. Wow, what a good day! Sounds lovely to me. There are certainly times when I am jealous of those stay at home wives!! Either that or I need a stay at home husband.... :)

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  18. AWWW! THESE DAY IN THE LIFE OF POSTS ARE SO FUN TO READ! HOW DO YOU HEAR ABOUT THE PROMPTS? IF YOU EVER WANT TO CHANGE IT UP, A FRIEND OF MINE AND I BROUGHT BACK THE 5 ON FRIDAY SINCE THE OTHER GALS PUT THEIR LINK UP ON HOLD FOR THE SUMMER. IT WAS PRETTY POPULAR LAST WEEK. WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU! http://farmerbell.blogspot.com/search/label/five%20on%20friday

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  19. I would love to be a SAHW/M, except with my kid I don't believe it would go as smoothly as it did for you. Like, the grocery shopping and leaving just to get gas to mow the lawn? Yeah, no. Them terrible two's are for the birds. I'm glad you're enjoying your summer break, friend! And, your husband is the sweetest! You have a serious keeper, Sarah!

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