When we talk about this journey folks always say “What an awesome vacation!”. Well well well, little do they know we live normal lives. I guess the word “normal” isn’t really accurate because most people would say that this life is CRAZY. I think it’s crazy awesome.
Back to our day to day. Each morning we wake up to the usual alarm buzzing loudly telling us it’s time to RISE AND SHINE. Fortunately for us, the sun is already blaring in the windows, whether the shades are closed or not, so the alarm really isn’t necessary at this point.
I am a morning person. I love mornings. It’s my time to workout, make some coffee and spend some much needed time mindlessly browsing social media. Mr. TCP hasn’t always been a morning person but I think he is coming to enjoy them more and more.
Once we wake up, we leash up the pups and take them for their morning walk. This is adjustment for us since they have always had a dog door to use the bathroom at their leisure (and in private). I can’t say they are loving the new bathroom situation.
After all of the kids have been walked, we move on to making the worlds largest pot of coffee then sit down to start the day. Instead of working separately, we now sit two feet from one another. That’s right. We spend eight hours a day staring directly at each other. I’d be lying if death threats haven’t been made so far on this journey. Mr. TCP might even have GoPro footage of me threatening to push him off a cliff. Esh.
When lunch time arrives, we stretch our legs and take the kids out again for a walk. At this time, I try to get in a workout and Mr. TCP heads out on a bike ride. It’s very anti-climatic.
As the work day wraps up we are both ready to head out for a fun trip to grocery store or maybe if we get REAL crazy, we head to Target. I’ve been trying to use the crockpot as much as possible because it’s the easiest to clean up and it’s rather healthy if you do it right. A friend made a comment about eating out often, and honestly, we don’t. We have eaten out once so far, but we are only a few weeks in.
We are lucky in that we get to go exploring when we wrap up our work day so whether that be a trip to the store or a hike around the local trails, we are getting to see and experience things we otherwise would not be doing back home.
On non-working day, AKA the weekend, we either travel to the new destination to set up for the coming work week or we spend the weekend heading to the craziest trails we can find.
This is our current reality and I cannot say I hate it, just yet anyway.