Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Falling Behind?

Egad!  I'm falling behind on my posts; something I said I would never do.... (Who starts a blog posting with the word "Egad" anyway?)  Well, it's getting to be the middle of 1st quarter and I find myself slowly falling behind with grading papers, blogging, and doing my assignments for my professional development credits.  If I had a choice between these three, my first love is blogging, of course.  However, it's not my first income source (yet? in my dreams?).  I HATE that I'm not keeping up with my blog but I have to work. :-/  Of course, I'm taking care of BJ's needs first... I think our family has figured out a balance and a schedule for weekdays:

5:30 am - HJ wakes up
6:00 am - TracePoo (me) wakes up
6:30 am - BJ wakes up and eats
6:45 am - TracePoo kisses BJ/HJ good-bye and goes to work
7:30 am - HJ takes BJ to Aunty K (the baby-sitter)
3:45 pm - 4:35 pm - Either HJ or TracePoo picks up BJ from the sitter, depending on who finishes work earlier
4:40 pm - Play time with BJ
5:30 pm - BJ eats cereal with baby food (Last week: Peas; This week: Green Beans)
5:50 pm - BJ takes a bath
6:00 pm - Play time/Read a book
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm - BJ goes to bed
After BJ goes to bed... Work time for TracePoo

Kind of a hectic schedule but it works.  The only thing that is hard is when I'm tired at 8:30.  Sometimes, I am exhausted and can't get to finish my work, which I hate because I am trying to be more organized this year.  Since this is my fifth year as a teacher, I can't use the excuse that I'm a newbie anymore, haha.  Hmm... technically, I suppose I could use the excuse that I am a new mommy, but I was never the excuse-giving type.    Gah... we'll see if I can do this.

Speaking of falling behind... YES, I do realize I have not posted the giveaway for two $50 gift cards. I PROMISE. Coming soooon!


  1. wow, busy schedule you have! Thanks for stopping by and following my blog...following you back :)

  2. hi, I'm a new "Welcome Wednesday" follower. Your little guy is such a cutie!

  3. I love that you used Egad! You do have a packed schedule, but, you are making it work. Remember to take some time for you too!

  4. Following you back from WW....Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Your little one is the cutest, love those chubby cheeks!!

  5. Hi there! I am following from Welcome Wednesday! What a cute blog you have! =)

    Hope you will stop by and visit us too at

    Have fun! =)

  6. Hi there,

    I am your newest follower from Welcome Wednesday.

    Hoping you'll drop by for a visit whenever you get a moment.



    The Things We Find Inside

  7. Hi love your blog.
    I'm following via Welcome Wednesday blog......would love to have you follow back.

  8. Hi! New follower from Welcome Wednesday! Hope you can stop by and return the follow :)

  9. Thanks for stopping by! Following you back

  10. Awww such a cute baby!!! Thanks for following my blog "Its All Random". Following you back!!

  11. Cutest little one you have... stopping by for Welcome Wednesday and to say, you are not alone; I ma also falling behind. Where do those hours go?
    I am following you, do follow back.

  12. sounds rough. best wishes on getting to the next holiday :). three day weekend coming up. i know i always looked forward to those when i was teaching. lmk if you need help with anything, kay? jacob is getting so big! i didn't tell you this, but when i was holding him at fire up da imu, a thought crossed my mind and it went a little something like this "I WANT ONE!". then it disappeared. lol. at least you have something to blog about. i don't think anyone would be particularly interested in reading about my life right now ... which consists of work, school, work, school, work, study, study, study. take care!