Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Working Mommy Wednesday ~ September 8, 2010

This weeks prompts are:
  • What do you consider necessary to get through the day? (items, routines, coffee, etc.)
  • What do you do on your commute to work - listen to the radio, enjoy peace and quiet, etc.
I have several things I deem necessary to make it through the day.  The biggest one being my morning routine.I am a HUGE routine person.

I do the same exact thing, at the same exact time (give or take a minute or two), every single day.  If something is done out of order it seriously throws off my morning and eventually my whole day.

OCD much?

When I wake in the morning, the first thing I do is check on the fellas and re-tuck them in.  After that I head down to the kitchen, pack my lunch, start the coffee, and feed the animals.

From there I head up to the shower.  The order in which I do things does not change, ever.  Wash face, wash & condition hair, wash body, shave if need be.  Once out, I dry off, tweese, moisturize face, put on deodorant, and then moisturize my body.  At this time I put on my cozy clothes, put on makeup, blow-dry my hair, and brush my teeth.  Once my body, face, and hair are ready for the day, I get dressed, add jewelry and perfume.  I then check on the boys again, stare at them for a few minutes, blow them kisses, and off to work I go.

I am not kidding when I say this, the order above is the order it is done every single work day.

I'll completely understand if you stop following me after reading this.  I know that I am weird and need some professional help.

So tell me, what do you find necessary to make it through the day?  Be sure to leave a comment to tell me how nuts I am and tell me I'm not the only crazy person.  Also, click on the Working Mommy Wednesday button above, write your own post, and link up.  You do not have to be a working mommy to play along.  Stay at home mommies are just as much working mommies as those of use who get a break leave the house to work.


  1. i loved your post Erin... esp at the end about us working mommies who "get a break"!! ;)

    your routine is so funny. But you know exactly how long it takes you and it works!!! i still think you're crazy though!

  2. I just finished cleaning off my laptop keyboard with a Q-tip. So, yah, I can relate to the whole OCD thing. Routines are really important; I really need to get me one of those.

  3. too funny! No, you're not crazy. Your just a mom. Aren't we all?

  4. I love routines, but I'm not organized to be as consistent as you!

  5. I agree with Rachel...I love routines but I am not consistent at all! Great post!

  6. To get through the day, I must have caffeine sometime around noon. Not too much before, but it can be 1 p.m. if I end up eating late. Some mornings, I barely hum along until I remember I get a pick-me-up at lunch. Nothing like an addiction...

  7. Just found your blog thru SITS... was looking to read more working-mom blogs. :)

    I'm similar to you w/ my morning OCD routine. My big thing about making it through the day is staying connected and finding little moments to chat with friends on Twitter & FB.



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