??:?? — Drained. He’s sniffling and telling me his nostril is bleeding. I don’t see any blood after I use a serviette, however then 30 seconds later, when he sits up, I see darkish crimson spots within the moonlight, he will need to have been swallowing again the blood inside his nasal cavity. I’m VERY drained, however I rise up and assist cease his nosebleed. He needs to know what time it’s and I inform him it’s too early, FOR SURE.

7:48 a.m. — WHOA. We wakened late! We positively slept in, and I really feel considerably refreshed, however nonetheless drained from final night time’s wakeup.

7:57 a.m. — He eats his pasta, and will get Daddy to do issues for him “Mommy, Call Daddy!” as a result of Mommy is busy (it’s true). I’m glad it’s sinking in, and he’s lastly asking his father for issues. I dress.

8:08 a.m. — I name the orthodontist and make an emergency appointment for simply earlier than lunch. I want it was sooner as a result of I’m hungry and wish to eat, however I’ll suck it up.

8:15 a.m. — I head off to drop him at daycare. They’re attempting to begin this weekly artwork program factor, however apparently it isn’t free as a part of the daycare, I must pay an additional $250. I facet eye her. I’m going to let this go on without spending a dime however then in the event that they ask for cash, no thanks. I didn’t save all my cash and scrimp on different areas in my life simply to waste it on these actions that SHOULD Be a part of daycare. In addition to, he can do all of the artwork he needs for FREE once we are on trip with my mom who loves these things.

8:16 a.m. — Image this candy little child boy telling me: “Oh Mommy! That looks heavy. Let me carry that package for you. I am a good helper.” OMG. My goals have come true. *sob* I’m encouraging him on this regard to consider others and assist.

8:55 a.m. — I drop a bundle to Canada Put up – offered one other coat final night time.

9:13 a.m. — Now I’m caught behind a rubbish truck. Not likely going to maneuver. After 10 minutes, I name the constructing concierge and inform him we’re caught – is it okay if he can come see what is going on? I don’t thoughts ready however I wish to understand how lengthy, as I’ve convention calls I hoped to be within the residence  for, and never within the automotive.

9:37 a.m. — I make a matcha tea. Apparently my name obtained cancelled within the morning. Candy. I work on emails.

10:25 a.m. — I head off to my appointment, I’ll be within the automotive the entire time whereas on the decision.

12:31 p.m. — Earlier than and my appointment – FIXED! — I’m on calls. $220

1:15 p.m. — I’m on calls on the way in which to get lunch, and I resolve to deal with myself to a vegan burger. Immediately has been a bit harrowing with a lot taking place at work. $10.80

1:40 p.m. — On the way in which dwelling, on a name. The minute I’m within the door, I log again in and work.

4:03 p.m. — I sign off work and bathe, and curl my hair.

4:40 p.m. — I decide up Little Bun. He’s so glad to see me, and waves his sea turtle art work at me. It appears to be like fairly good, I need to say, and he appeared to get pleasure from it, however I’m not shelling out $250 for this. We are able to do that at dwelling, or in Toronto with grandma.

5:16 p.m. — After his milk, he IS SO GOOD and in such a superb temper at this time, so filled with power and sunshine. He helps me put away all of the laundry, his lunch bins for laundry, and organizing different issues.

5:37 p.m. — I do all of the dishes and dry and put them away.

6:34 p.m. — I sit down and begin doing my taxes. It’s the solely time I’ve after work. I all the time do my company taxes first, after which determine how a lot I’ll absorb dividends. I want to determine how a lot I want this 12 months, after which simply take the naked minimal.

7:11 p.m. — Must take a break, Little Bun is antsy and mainly bouncing off the partitions annoying my associate. *sigh* I get him to apply some Greek letters:

7:56 p.m. — I am going again to taxes.

9:37 p.m. — Time for mattress.

Spent: $230.80

??:?? — I get up, form of drained. However I can’t appear to sleep any extra. Why do I by no means really feel refreshed?

7:23 a.m. — I get Little Bun up and prepared for daycare. I give him milk, then my associate takes over for the pasta feeding for breakfast, and prepping his lunch whereas I wash my face and dress.

8:00 a.m. — I drop him off, head dwelling, get on a name instantly as a result of I’ve no time, and I sit within the automotive.

9:27 a.m. — I drive again dwelling however get caught in entrance of my driveway as a result of the snowplows (admirably, I’m not mad) are eradicating all of the snow and the mountains which can be inflicting lanes to get squeezed tighter and tighter, and it makes it worse for parking AND driving on the identical road. A lot of honking occurred this morning and yesterday from offended individuals. I hop on one other name whereas I wait, and sit within the parking zone.

12:17 p.m. — Lunchtime. This entire day was a blur.

4:47 p.m. — OMG HOW IT IS ALREADY FOUR. I’m dashing out the door to get him. I used to be so caught up in working.

5:05 p.m. — Little Bun is BOUNCING off the partitions he’s so excited he’s going to a restaurant. I hustle him into the home and in a span of 30 minutes do the next:

  • get him to take his lunch bag out and take away all of the bins, and stack them up beside to do the dishes
  • get him to feed himself a small bowl of vegetable stew
  • get him to place away all of the dishes and bowls properly
  • I do all of the dishes within the meantime
  • vacuum rapidly
  • minimize his hair – it’s getting too lengthy within the again and on the perimeters
  • do laundry and put it away
  • washed my face and redid my make-up – it was beginning to flake off (dry pores and skin, plus I’m exfoliating with retinol that tends to flake your pores and skin to disclose recent pores and skin beneath)

(HE WAS SO GOOD! He’s much more autonomous than earlier than and proudly informed me: Mommy I can feed myself and put all the pieces away all on my own now!)

5:45 p.m. — We moved like Tasmanian devils, and we’re accomplished up to now forward of schedule, that I take him to go test the mail.

6:15 p.m. — We depart, and are tremendous SUPER early

6:18 p.m. — I sit within the automotive, log in and work, and reply messages on Instagram (he doesn’t wish to exit and stroll round within the freezing chilly, so we hand around in the automotive, parked within the good spot throughout from the restaurant).

6:42 p.m. — I get a name from the restaurant. Seems I made it for six:30 with out considering (that’s my regular time for supper) as an alternative of seven:30! OOPS. They modify it instantly for me. I couldn’t go earlier as a result of my associate’s faculty ends at 7 and he couldn’t be there till at the least 7:15, so I made it 7:30 (or so I believed) to make certain.

7:02 p.m. — Little Bun begins wiggling within the chair – “I need to pee!” I pay for parking and rapidly hustle him out of the far. $5.28

7:30 p.m. — The meal was fairly good. My associate true to type, mentioned he might make all the pieces there besides my dish (they each took boring pasta dishes), however the desserts have been past. He couldn’t have accomplished these desserts for certain. For the three of us, we find yourself paying loads. Little Bun behaved in addition to a 5-year outdated might behave with out toys or issues. He used my tissue field as a “car”, he tried to shock me with static electrical energy, he performed with the forks, the chairs….. and was very glad about all of the meals and dessert popping out.

What we ate:

Foccacia bread freshly baked with crimson peppers, olives.. herbs…

Clams pasta, a bit spicy — my associate was not a fan as a result of he didn’t desire a spicy pasta.

Little Bun took the carbonara with cream, bacon and truffles…

I took the vegetarian possibility (however I’ll confess I took bites of everybody else’s plate as a result of I’m paying LOL .. and my associate is just not a sharer however he was extra open this time round), and I’m attempting to stay to a vegetarian-only possibility as meals. I feel my dish was the perfect as a result of it was not tremendous salty and probably the most flavourful. I really like consuming vegetarian at these larger finish locations, they’re accomplished so nicely.

For dessert, my associate had the melting chocolate fondant with a caramel ice cream (DELISH)… and my favorite if I didn’t wish to attempt different desserts. I took a chunk too.

Little Bun took the chestnut cream cake factor and liked it. He mainly shoveled it into his mouth. I took a chunk too however left most of it for him as a result of I really like my child. Haha…

I took this hazelnut cream factor with a form of lightly-sweet cake on high that wasn’t too candy, gentle, nearly like a bread. I fed Little Bun just a few bites of it as a result of I really like him so.

8:55 p.m. — Joke, because the waiter got here by with the invoice, he was heading over at hand it to my associate, and I wave to him to provide it to me as an alternative. The look on his face for a break up second was stunned shock. LOL … $286.98

9:47 p.m. — We head dwelling, after which Little Bun begins getting overtired (oops).. and we head to mattress as he’s crying and upset. We shouldn’t have waited so lengthy. Subsequent time, we want a barely earlier dinner.

Spent: $296.26

7:59 a.m. — We get up “late” and I get Little Bun some milk, then begin preparing as my associate will get his lunch prepared for daycare, and feeds him pasta.

9:30 a.m. — On a name, a colleague (I do know him nicely sufficient), mentions that I ought to ALSO most likely be on this 2-hour name he’s invited to. I textual content him on the facet: I Hate You … as a result of I used to be attempting to NOT be invited to such lengthy, silly, pointless conferences. I do know what has to get accomplished, and I don’t wish to be in a 2-hour assembly speaking about it and my emotions on the venture. This pocket book mainly sums up my emotions about conferences longer than half an hour:

12:15 p.m. — Lunchtime. I watch a really humorous comic from France – Gad Elmaleh. Right here’s an instance of his work:

1:09 p.m. — Again to work.

4:41 p.m. — I head off to choose up Little Bun at 5. I attempted to do 4:30 earlier than however it’s simply too quick between work and logging off, getting dressed, and many others.

5:16 p.m. — House, we managed to seize my associate strolling again from the bus cease, it’s good to provide him a heat experience again in.

6:12 p.m. — I feed him soup, we play Conceal and Search, then these new apps by AvoKiddo.. to be trustworthy, they speak a giant sport about it being about physics and science and all that, however actually it’s only a cute, enjoyable online game with logic on how you can get one character transferring from one space to a subsequent. It does educate children logic, problem-solving and many others, but it surely isn’t precisely Mensa. “Educational app” is stretching it, in my books and educational-washing. That is only a sport however it’s enjoyable, and Little Bun wants enjoyable in his life as nicely, as I had after I was a bit of woman.

7:40 p.m. — He’s scratching loads, and it wasn’t till later within the week that I join the 2 and notice possibly what he ate at dinner triggered an allergic response.

9:22 p.m. — Time for mattress. I’m exhausted. He’s refusing to brush his enamel as a result of he’s overtired, however he’s going to pay for it tomorrow as a result of he received’t get yoghurt to eat.

Spent: $0

7:00 a.m. — Little Bun wakes up and tells me: Mommy.. I had a dream that I couldn’t discover you! You have been nowhere! And I needed to go together with Daddy to search for clues… (I hope it wasn’t a nightmare however only a discovering expedition). I snuggle his little boy heat.

7:59 a.m. — I make tea, and prepare for work. As I’m doing it, he asks me for a banana. I attempt to foist it off on my associate “go ask Daddy, he’s the opposite grownup right here“… however he needs ME to particularly select the banana and peel it. I give in. It’s a must to decide your battles and this isn’t a giant one to combat for.

8:08 a.m. — I begin laundry earlier than I depart the home and instruct Little Bun to get Daddy to assist him put the towels within the dryer, then take them out when it’s accomplished and fold them for me whereas I’m at work. I’m slowly passing off duties to him that he can deal with and really feel like a bit of accountable grownup doing so.

8:20 a.m. — I decide up a matcha inexperienced tea at Starbucks and as I drink the grassy, bitter herb-y notes, I notice how a lot I hate it there. The matcha they use is of low high quality (you’ll be able to style it), and it’s only as a result of I missed my matcha this morning (we had no extra milk left), that I needed to exit and get one as an alternative of a sugary Chai Latte. Have to recollect to by no means purchase this matcha at Starbucks once more. I miss my prime quality creamy matcha. $5.27

12:17 p.m. — I work nonstop till lunch (I’m so centered, my colleagues rib me about it, like I’m a robotic), and am ravenous when my colleague lastly comes out of a gathering and we go to lunch. He teases me as a result of I barely go into the workplace and I solely present up weekly, if that. 😛 I name it job perks of not giving a F.

1:12 p.m. — After lunch, again to work.

4:05 p.m. — I depart a bit early to go decide up my bank card and notice simply how a lot I hate going to the financial institution in particular person. This one is in a poorer space, which doesn’t hassle me, however consequently, it’s darkish, it smells (this very odd, sewage/mildew/meals court docket combine), and the teller takes TWENTY MINUTES to confirm it’s me even with ID, earlier than handing over the brand new bank card. The cardboard has a promotional 10% cashback as much as a $2000 spend (one other free $200), and I plan on utilizing it with PayTM to pay my taxes this 12 months. They cost a 1.75% bank card utilization payment however that shall be coated within the 10% in money I’ll get again, plus I’ll get PayTM factors and redeem it in the direction of Starbucks present playing cards. In any other case, I can’t use bank cards every other method to pay for my housing tax and utility payments.

4:27 p.m. — I activate the cardboard and attempt to reset the PIN within the automotive however they find yourself being tremendous unclear and will have informed me – to set a private PIN you MUST use an ATM, you can not do it over the telephone. As an alternative they beat across the bush for five minutes earlier than I notice what they’re saying to me. I hate it when corporations don’t use plain communicate and attempt to be courteous, which solely simply confuses me – are you saying sure or no? I assume they don’t wish to let you know “No” it could actually’t be accomplished, however you must if …. it could actually’t be accomplished!

4:31 p.m. — She additionally tries to promote me on a safety plan. $0.99 for each $100 in an unpaid steadiness. LOL… Are you kidding me? She tells me if I clear the steadiness each month then it’s $Zero I pay. I’m not taking ANY CHANCES that I’ll get dinged with a payment for a service I don’t wish to use and by no means wish to use. I inform her I don’t want it. I repeat once more I don’t need it. I inform her once more I don’t want it. They’re SO PUSHY however I’m not giving in. I hold repeating: NO THANKS. I do know I sound impolite AF however in case you don’t take “No” for a solution the primary or second or SEVENTH time round, it means one thing is flawed with you, not me.

4:39 p.m. — Nice. A truck broke down, a wheel got here proper off the axle on the ONLY intersection resulting in my dwelling. LOL.

5:14 p.m. — House “late”. VERY late. I apologize to Little Bun who comes operating in the direction of me, I can see the anguish in his eyes. He was ready for me to come back dwelling by 16:00 and I used to be late, he was questioning the place I used to be. I soothe him and inform him I needed to go to the financial institution and I obtained caught in site visitors (fact), and a giant truck’s wheel had damaged off RIGHT on the intersection, blocking one of many solely two lanes to get to my place which delayed me much more.

5:40 p.m. — Awww.. they made pizza! That’s so cute. I kiss and thank him. I’ve one only for me! He climbs up onto his chair and eagerly watches me minimize it. He proclaims: Mommy you’ll be able to’t eat all of it! … And I reply again: No I can’t, I’ve to reserve it for later. And I eat half of it, and save the opposite half for tomorrow. He nods in settlement. “It is too much for your belly!”

6:34 p.m. — We play cover and go search after dishes. He’s nonetheless scratching A LOT.

7:13 p.m. — I lastly arrange him with the iPad once more however learn my ebook within the bed room beside him.

8:34 p.m. — Time for mattress. We really don’t go to mattress instantly and find yourself chatting, and he performs with the Flashlight, I make up a narrative a couple of crocodile and a bunny with the flashlight and my fingers.

Spent: $5.27

??:?? — What time.. is it 5? It feels early. Little Bun wiggles round. I attempt to get him to return to sleep however he refuses. I rise up and get his milk, activate issues blearily…

3:00 a.m. — OMG. WHAT? IT IS THREE A.M.!!!! I give him his milk, then he goes to the lavatory (however not earlier than setting his bottle very properly down on a flat floor so it doesn’t leak milk all around the mattress as a result of he’s a carefully clear little one), and I inform him after milk, BACK TO SLEEP.

3:35 a.m. — Child isn’t sleeping. FML. I rise up with him, seize a blanket (we hold it frigid if we aren’t in the lounge, and nobody ought to bloody be up at three a.m. any means… *grumble grumble*…), and set him up with movies whereas I zone out.

3:40 a.m. — I make a tea. Scroll mindlessly on Instagram. Put up issues with spelling errors.  I watch just a few episodes of some present however can’t even focus as a result of I’m so…. lifeless… drained. I don’t even know what I did.

6:47 a.m. — Now he’s on my lap, we’re enjoying HiWords, this app that’s mainly a search and discover puzzle. He likes to “find” the phrases however doesn’t know what the vocab is, so wants me to inform him what phrases to search for beneath every theme, like: “GARDENING” — Rake, Trim, Bushes, and many others…. so he can drag his finger down and discover them. He’s decided to succeed in degree 167. We’re at degree 90. O_o

7:02 a.m. — My associate is up. Relieved, I am going and conk out on the mattress.

8:12 a.m. — I get up blearily. I at the least napped (and never too lengthy) however really feel groggy however am not a zombie, in order that’s … an improve. Little Bun remains to be trying to find phrases, however is yelping in frustration he can’t discover one other phrase for Gardening (it was Trim)… and I assist him discover it, then Pot, and Bloom.. after which he bursts into tears that we didn’t do an “Extra bonus word” of “TOP” which I apparently missed. (I TOTALLY DID NOT.)

8:18 a.m. — I cuddle and shhhh him as a result of I do know he’s overtired having been up since Three a.m. and he sobs towards my chest till I clarify to him that he’s additional grumpy this morning as a result of wakened Four hours too early!! I clarify his nap will even be Four hours earlier, and to not fret. He asks me after I shall be again. I inform him after his nap, possibly at 14:00 (sure we use navy time) as a result of Mommy has calls all morning and issues to do.

8:22 a.m. — He’s lastly considerably calm, I’m nonetheless cuddling him. He grabs his pillow, disaster averted, snuggles down in between my legs and pulls a blanket over himself. I do know what’s coming. He’s drained and about to nap. I whisper to him: Are you napping now? He replies again: No. I’m simply going to relaxation my eyes.. And his tremendous lengthy little boy lashes flutter closed, as he snuggles in between my legs.

8:23 a.m. — 30 seconds later, conked out. I knew it. REST MY EYES. LOL. I slowly slide his head off my lap, tuck an enormous pillow behind his head to simulate my physique (I used to do that after I was a bit of woman to my mom once we napped collectively and I might sneak out from beneath her arms and depart a pillow in my place).

8:30 a.m. — I prepare and head downstairs to go on calls and work in peace.

9:00 a.m. — First calls of the morning. Fortunately they don’t have afternoon calls.

12:28 p.m. — I come again upstairs to seize my lunch to go as a result of I’ve to take my automotive in, and Little Bun is sobbing on the mattress. My associate takes his temp and he proclaims: He’s sick. FML. To start with, I hope it isn’t that scary SARS-like virus going round referred to as “Coronavirus” and second, I had plans — appointments for Monday for my eye, a therapeutic massage for my again on Tuesday… UGH.

1:22 p.m. — I carry the automotive in, they do a routine checkup and I head dwelling.

5:56 p.m. — Sign off from work.

6:11 p.m. — Little Bun is scratching like loopy and I dose him with antihistamines to assist him not scratch his pores and skin off. It should be from the dinner we had, I don’t know what he ate that triggered it — hazelnuts, truffles or chestnuts… ??? These appear to be new issues for us that he hasn’t ever had earlier than.

7:28 p.m. — I feed him his dinner, eat mine, after which do all of the dishes. Poor child.

9:56 p.m. — Time for mattress.

Spent: $0

??:?? — A lot crying final night time. He’s waking up from being so itchy as a result of these allergy remedy syrups don’t final past Four hours, and put on off in the midst of the night time. FML. I get him again to sleep.

7:00 a.m. — I dose him with extra allergy remedy. My poor child’s torso is COVERED in hives.

7:59 a.m. — My associate goes off to run errands and I whip right into a whirlwind. We vacuum, clear up, do dishes, I bathe and curl my hair, Little Bun places away laundry.

10:46 a.m. — Accomplice dwelling. He prepares lunch.

12:08 p.m. — That is my search for at this time. Just about 90% secondhand aside from the boots. Metallic bronze/gold combined textured sweater, waxed black denims, classic necklace and winter boots.

12:28 p.m. — Lunch with a pal and we stroll across the space and pop into little outlets to have a look at issues and we’ve got some macarons. $6.75

It is a galette des rois macarons.. it’s so fairly!

12:28 p.m. — These are lovely, these little stuffed animals!

That is additionally a really good wanting sketch of elements of Montreal.

Are you able to think about doing a convention name with this? 1… 8….8….8…….

4:15 p.m. — I discover this cleaning soap for delicates, and plan on utilizing it on wools. No scent and never as perfume-y as different delicate scents, is what I want for my wools. $15

6:43 p.m. — There was a bit of deal with for time for supper, and he involves me and says: Mommy there’s a deal with! Let me eat my soup first, after which I can have my deal with. THIS CHILD.

8:31 p.m. — Bedtime.

Spent: $21.75

??:?? — Nonetheless crying and yelling from itching. He squeals each 15 minutes till I haul him up and drive drugs right down to cease the itching.

8:00 a.m. — I gown and depart for yoga. I’m amazed throughout class that I’m one of many few who can do a forearm handstand towards the wall. Granted, I can’t steadiness with out the wall however…. I did it!

10:22 a.m. — After class, I head dwelling and work within the foyer answering emails.

11:57 a.m. — Lunch of hen and salad. I’m actually not having fun with hen as of late. I’d fairly have cheese. I make a remark to say it to my associate.

2:30 p.m. — I drop by a thrift retailer to donate items that I can’t resell, I solely eye two gadgets earlier than hightailing out of there (this place could be very harmful for my pockets).

I preferred the neckline on this however it’s an excessive amount of for my fashion as of late.

I additionally liked the look of this entire slouchy fuzzy sweater vibe however hate spiders…

3:13 p.m. — I additionally find yourself wandering round a retailer to get fashion inspiration and love this look:

My kryptonite! BANGLES! Will watch for these to go on main sale.

4:16 p.m. — House! My associate buys one other cake – une galette – to rejoice our son’s French citizenship papers.

5:28 p.m. — I do all of the dishes.

9:56 p.m. — Time for mattress. I’m exhausted. I’m feeling the ache from yoga as nicely which is each good and dangerous. I’ll be in a little bit of ache tomorrow…

Spent: $0

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