A Really Great Day

I hope you all had a great day today. I sure did!

I should mention that my morning started out pretty darn amazing because I got 7 hours of sleep in a row. I can’t believe it’s taken me 8 months to say that, but yes, Joshua finally slept a huge chunk. I woke up chipper as ever!

After breakfast, I went to Revolution Training and did a great CrossFit workout. That was such a good way to start my day! After my workout, I came home and did chores for an hour while my husband took Lucas to the zoo. I love doing chores on high speed– it’s seriously the best and only way to do it! I swept and mopped the floors, did the cloth diaper wash, wiped down the kitchen table and all the counters, washed the pots n’ plan, loaded the dishwasher and wiped down the couches, all while Joshua played on the floor and ate a snack of peas and crackers. Random combination of food, yes please.

After chores and kids were napping, I headed to a local coffee shop/bakery to do some studying. I was pretty hungry after my workout, so I ordered a chicken chipotle sandwich. It was tasty! Although, I did take one of the sides of bread off. It was a little too thick for my liking. I got Kettle chips too, not knowing my sandwich came with some. But thankfully I know how to eat chips so I gobbled ’em all up!

I was hoping to get a lot of studying done, but the truth is, I was so distracted and excited! I was having so much fun at the coffee shop, sitting and eating by myself and people watching. It was sort of weird. I did get a little done, read about health history forms for clients and what medications can affect your resting heart rate. Nothing too exciting, really.

Later, a walk outside.

 My boys seriously LOVE this wagon. Joshua is just in heaven. He happily sits there for 2 hours!

We stopped at the playground.

(Shout out to my husband for taking a really flattering picture of me. Thanks babe.)


It was a really fun day!

And now, the fun is over and I’m folding laundry. I wish my husband was okay with living out of a laundry basket because I have SO much to fold and put away. I have that Lamb Chop song stuck in my head, but because I’m cool it goes something like:  this is the laundry that never ends. It goes on and on my friends. Just when you wash a load you have to wash some more and it keeps going on and on and on and…… dear nanny, please come over and fold clothes pronto.

  • Do you fold your laundry? 
  • What was your favorite part about today?
  • Are you a kid at heart like I am? Sometimes I feel like I’m the only mom on the playground going weeee on the swing with my kid and running around and going down the slide 14 times. It’s so fun! Seriously, don’t we have the best job in the world? We get to play! 

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

5 thoughts on “A Really Great Day

  1. It's always nice to see someone had a great day. My favorite part of yesterday was…hmmm..seeing my daughter swim for the first time. She jumped off the side, put her head underwater, and kicked her legs like crazy til she reached her dad. It was pretty neat. Don't worry, you're not the only swing 'weee' er that exists. I love playing with my daughter, I wish it wasn't 100 degrees with high humidity here. I was REALLY counting on my last few weeks with her as an only child being decent, but I guess it's not in the cards…. and yes, I fold my laundry.. sometimes it's 'eventually', but I do fold it. I think at last count, 4 days was the max I left laundry unfolded. I had at least 4 loads, all the baskets were full of clean laundry and had to consolidate them to get more out of the dryer. Lol. Exhaustion gets to you sometimes. This pregnancy has not been very kind to me.

  2. I do not fold clothes – ever! It just takes too long. My husband is actually happy to live out of a clothes basket. I have a basket “system” at my house – each of the kids have a clean clothes basket on a shelf above the dryer – so I just toss their clothes into the baskets right out of the dryer. The husband and I each have our own baskets that sit in our closet & I just toss our clothes into them (our bedroom is right next door to the laundry room). 🙂

  3. Laundry is okay. I don't despise it but I don't love it either. I wash everything together (unless something is new and the colors might run). I occasionally bleach whites but not often. I have been washing clothes like this for more than 20 years and it does save alot of time from having to sort into piles, and then holding off on this pile because there's not enough to do a load, etc. I take the clothes from the dryer, lay them on the bed, fold them and put them away immediately. I generally do one load of laundry a day.

    My favorite part of today was that I went to church. Great service and a great way to start the week!

    I wish I were more like you and a kid at heart. I can be so uptight at times but I'm trying to ease up.

    I really enjoy your blog. And those boys are so precious (and so cute too)! My boys are 25, 16 and 14 and I wish they were that little again. Enjoy them (yes, even the sleepless or very little sleep nights).

    Karen in Maryland

  4. Yes, yes we do! And sleep is awesome and makes everything better!

    My husband now excepts the fact that we live in a “its put away if it is in the clean laundry basket” home. I hate laundry so much! I will clean it. I will even sort it. But I am finally done with putting it away. Unless it needs hung up. I'll do that. 🙂

    Glad you had such a great day. Good for you!!

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