Monday, May 10, 2010

All In A Day's Work...

0645 hrs - B will wake me up but usually I'll just roll all over the bed for a good ten minutes before dragging my ass off the bed. By this time, dah subuh gajah. Very bad, I know!

0720 hrs - Iron everyone's schooling and working clothes. I prefer doing it in the mornings when the weather is cooler. Simpang malaikat 44 la kalau tiba-tiba takde electricity, tsk tsk tsk...

0750 hrs - B sends both Zs to their respective schools.

0800 hrs - Breakfast talk for the couple.

0830 hrs - Sees B off to work and get out all necessary ingredients for meal of the day. Load the washing machine and dishwasher. Then, I sit down and read page to page of the NST and I must, I repeat MUST do the Sudoku at the very last page. Kalau tak buat, maka tak lengkap hidup :P

0930 hrs - Crack my head and start cooking for lunch. I only have an hour at most to cook before Zareef comes home.

1030 hrs - Pick up Zareef from KAFA and hear him say "Mommy... nak makan" as soon as he comes in through the door. Bukan nak bagi salam or letak beg dulu pun.

1100 hrs - Prepare Zareef's lunch, oversees his homework (if he has any), take a breather and head for the showers.

1200 hrs - Pick up Zara from her kindergarten.

1205 hrs - Reach home and attend to Zara 's "Mommy.... nak tukar baju, nak kencing pastu nak susu banyak sikit then nak makan nasik ", all in that order.

1220 hrs - Would be screaming repeatedly at Zareef to arrange his books according to the day's timetable, prepare his lunchbox and sees that everything is in order for him to go to school while feeding Zara her lunch.

1250 hrs - Send Zareef along with neighbors' kids to school.

1315 hrs - Reach home and hang the clothes. If it's raining or cloudy, then I just chuck everything in the dryer.

1330 hrs - Makes sure Zara has her round of milk, comfortable in the tv room with her favorite channel on and fan is switched on full blast.

1345 hrs - Lunch. On my own. While reading a book or magazine. Utter bliss!

1430 hrs - Solat Zohor. Rest or if there are any cake orders, I'll start baking. Otherwise, it's time to go online. Or cook for dinner if I'm not done cooking. Or just take a power nap with Zara. Or more reading. Or if I'm up to it, I'll fold the clothes, do some cleaning and tidying and any other house related stuff. I'm not fussy. I'll just do whatever that tickles my fancy.

1800 hrs - Solat Asar and pick up Zareef from school. Drop off neighbors' kids at their respective homes.

1850 hrs - Some gardening/ playground visits/ neighborly visits.

1930 hrs - Kids' bath time, Maghrib and prepare dinner which usually translates to heating up dishes that I've cooked or bought. If laziness becomes master of the day, then I'll just wait for B to bring something home. If he's feeling too tired to stop at any shops, then I'll just call Papa John's :D

2030 hrs - Sit down dinner with the family. This is when we exchange stories for the day where Zareef and Zara would be fighting to relate their stories to Daddy.

2130 hrs - Homework time for Zareef supervised by B while I do some cleaning up in the kitchen and wrap up all housework for the day. Tak banyak pun. Takat kemas meja makan, simpan lauk-pauk and basuh pinggan bagai. Kalau malas, load je dalam dishwasher.

2200 hrs - My tv time while B tucks in the kids to bed.

0000 hrs - Tido la... apa lagi. Or if I have cake orders, I'll start baking and decorating which usually would last me a good few hours. Just ask Ms. Certified Auditor, she knows :P

Usually, this would be my typical weekday. Come weekends, everything would be flying out through the window due to family commitments, social visits, B working or me feeling just plain lazy.

So, what's your day like?

10 comments:

Doubleaye said...

Ee I get a mention :P Totally unexpected, so that was a pleasant surprise at the end of your entry. But we haven't had our catch up session for a while eh?

KS said...

my day starts as early as 6 am! buat bfast + bekalan anak2. usually nasi goreng, mee goreng, bubur. tiada roti sapu jem! :P

tidur paling cepat 11++ lah..

haihh...

dillazag said...

I have no sort of order AT ALL in my life! hahahahahaha
Really need to structure it a little more lah.
How's the pregnancy going with you, baybeh? Bila mau catch up?

NORA ANSHAR said...

zoow: i haven't been baking hence the no staying up routine. and yeah, we must make up for lost time :)

ks: awak sememangnya ibu mithali yang tersangat la rajin. kalau saya, minta maaf la nak menggoreng pagi2 buta. paling rajin pun, buat cheese sandwich je pastu cedok cereal masuk bowl and tuang susu hehehe...

dillz: pregnancy is progressing on good, alhamdulillah. i wouldn't call this a structured routine la. it's something that i do on a daily basis, day in day out.

ye lah... bila mau bertekbes gathering nih??

theotheraj said...

weekdays or weekends?

NORA ANSHAR said...

weekdays la dude... weekends mana sekolah bukak bagai :P

KS said...

kak,
bukan saya takmo buat roti jem or sandwich, tapi anak2 saya especially aiman kurang gemar. kalau tak mmg itu jek la saya hidang tiap2 pagi. senang! hehe

kaezrin said...

adoiii i mcm KS kul 6 bgn tp perang with 2 kids nak siap kan both by 7 nak keluar rumah..i pun sapu roti jem aja alas perut the kids dlm car yelah as school brekkie at 9am...kebuluq anak2 i...i miss ur carrot cake...

NORA ANSHAR said...

elin: i dah takde mabuk2 lagi dah. you can order my carrot cake anytime :)

Muna said...

woot woot..
baca pun dah penat..
hehe..