Above are a few more photos I have been able to grab this week, mostly all from yesterday. Our week days are pretty similar right now, so I figured I would just jot down the gist and stick it in the album with the daily photos spreads. This is the gist :
Paul wakes up at 6:15. Shaves (his electric razor wakes me up), brushes his teeth and goes to base for morning PT (physical training). I drift back to sleep. I wake up for real at 8am. Head downstairs, start coffee & clean up the kitchen a bit, then check email and read blog on my iPad on the couch. Paul gets home around 8:15. He showers, gets dressed & comes downstairs. We drink coffee and he eats cereal (recently I have been eating quesadillas for breakfast). We chat a little bit. Paul heads out the door at about 8:50. I refill my coffee and head upstairs to work.
Work for me is emails, emails & emails. I prep orders that came in. I think about the blog and what needs to be happening there. I deal with workshop posts. I print photos & get organized. Work for Paul is usually seeing patients, seeing patients & seeing patients. Depending on the day, it might be a meeting or two.
Based on what my work load looks like, I might go for a run around 11:15. Most days, Paul comes home from work around noon and by that time I am ready for a break. We have lunch - usually it's leftovers from dinner the night before. When we don't have that, it's egg salad or egg scrambles in tortillas. We usually have about 50 minutes together which is enough time to fix lunch and chat a bit.
Sometimes, depending on what needs to be done, I'll drive Paul back to work after lunch so I can have the car (we've been a one car family since we got married) for errands. Other days, I'll stay home to work and Paul will head back to the clinic. Around four I'll start wrapping up and either to go pick up Paul or to go for a quick run (if I didn't in the morning).
We're usually back home together between 4:30 and 5. Paul changes out of his uniform & we settle into the night routine. Which sometimes involves cocktails. We start dinner (sometimes on the grill) around 5:15-5:30 and are ready to eat around 6-6:30. We always watch something with dinner. Right now we're rotating between Game of Thrones (purchased from iTunes) and Friday Night Lights (his first time through). We just finished season 2 of The League.
After an episode or two, things vary. Sometimes we'll just chat. Sometimes we'll go for a walk. Sometimes we'll watch another episode of something. Sometimes I'll work (trim paper, make books, deal with email, upload photos, write blog posts) and Paul will play games on the xbox or computer. I bring my computer downstairs so we're "together" on those work/play nights.
Around 9:30 we head up to bed. He's usually asleep by 10:15 and I am out closer to 11 (I'll read or catch up on blogs in bed).
We're so fortunate right now to have so much time together. It's helpful that we live so close to base so he can go back and forth throughout the day. And I am over the moon to be so busy with work these days. There is good stuff ahead, I can tell.