Thursday, September 18, 2014

Day In The Life with Cayte

Sports Life Daily

Hey Everyone! I'm back. Well kinda. I have the amazing and wonderful Cayte taking over my blog for the final installment of Day in the Life Sports Edition. I recently found her blog during the final months of the baseball season. I'm also glad I found her because she is in VA. So enough of me babbling on how great I think she is because that will come for another day. 

Hello Jessa Olson lovers!

Thank you for stopping by today and reading all about my exciting baseball life. My name is Cayte and my husband plays professional baseball with the Cleveland Indians.  You can follow along our crazy life at Blog With The Browns where I blog about anything from my weekend trips to see D.J. play baseball to my weekend crafting activities! 

Unlike Martha Kate from the previous A Day In The Life series, I do not have the privilege of traveling with my husband wherever the team takes them.  After we got married last September, we both knew that it would be best for me to remain at my full time job.  Considering we had just bought a house and I had only been at the job for about 3 months, we knew this would make the most sense financially and for my professional career.  

So my typical day during baseball season looks something similar to this..

6 a.m. - wake up, let Stryker out, workout, shower, and get ready for work
8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. - work
3:15 to 4:45 p.m. - volleyball practice (right now I am coaching middle school girls volleyball. When the season is over, I work from 8:30-4:30)
6 p.m. - cook dinner for myself or go to my parents and mooch of their food ;)
7 p.m.- turn the game on my phone to listen.  I usually watch tv while I am listening unless D.J. is pitching and I actually pay attention.  I tell everyone there is a difference between paying attention to a game and watching/listening to a game!
10 p.m - wait for D.J. to call me, talk for 10 minutes, then go to sleep!

Since the team D.J. was on this year was close enough for me to make weekend trips, the weekends looked similar to what a "normal" baseball lifestyle would be like. Waking up at noon, having lunch dates, and finishing the day off with a baseball game and staying up till the wee hours of the morning!

During the off season, it takes a while for D.J. to get back on a routine of going to sleep at normal hours and for me to get used to having my husband back, but I wouldn't have it any other way.  Some wives can't understand why I don't travel with my husband and sometimes I had to admit, I wonder that too.  Then I remember how much D.J. appreciates the work I do at home to keep our house clean and updated as well as provide a stable income for our family.  Until he gets that most sought after call up, we will continue to make it work how we do! 

Hope to see you all follow along as readers soon!


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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Day In The Life with Martha Kate

Another installment of Day In the Life Sports Edition. Today is Martha Kate from Seasons with the Strattons. I have recently found her blog and fell in love with her instantly. She travels with her husband to whatever team he is playing for at the time. 

In an effort for more of y'all to understand what Minor League Life is like, I wanted to share what a day in our lives looks like during baseball season.  Our schedule varies depending on if the team is playing at home or on the road and the time of the game.  Most games are night games, so this is a typical day:

10:30 Wake Up
This is a relatively "early" morning... Sometimes we don't wake up until 12:00, which for this morning person is crazy late.

12:00 Lunch
This normally looks like me cooking lunch or grabbing Panera.  Since Chris is never home for dinner, I like to cook lunch or my cooking skills would be really rusty during the offseason.  I cook enough so that I can have the leftovers for dinner so I don't have to eat at the field!

1:30 Chris Leaves
Anywhere from 1:00-2:00 Chris heads to the field for BP and stretch before the game.  This is when I blog, run any errands, work out, or do things around the cottage.  Pretty much it is my time during the day that I get things done!

6:00 Head to the Game
This depends on the day.  Games normally start at 7:00, but as the season gets towards the end I tend to show up later and later on days Chris isn't pitching.  That is what around 140 baseball games in five months does to you.

7:00-10:00 Baseball Game

11:00 Get Home
Depending on how long it takes Chris to get out of the locker room, we are home around 11:00.  Chris eats his dinner that he gets at the field, and we unwind after the game.  This is my favorite time of the day night, because we have time to talk about our days and spend some time together.

2:00 Bed Time
Now you understand why we don't wake up until 12:00 some mornings! 

It is definitely a crazy lifestyle that not many other jobs are like.  Needless to say, one of our favorite parts of the offseason is getting back into a normal routine.  Which means we are in bed by 9:00! 

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

101 in 1001

Start Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

End Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2017


1. Be at ideal weight
2. Keep my ideal weight for 3 months (ideally, forever)
3. Wake up at 5am for 30 days 
4. Go to bed at 10pm for 30 days
5. Give up pop (soda, coke, whatever you call it)
6. Be a mom
7. Find a beauty routine
8. Find a skin routine
9. Get a tattoo with Gary
10. Find a signature fragrance. 
11. Wardrobe Capsule
12. Celebrate 5 years with Gary


13. Be more consistent 3-5 times a week
14. Sell out sponsorships for 1 month
15. Increase bloglovin to 1000 followers
16. Attend a blog conference
17. Meet 10 bloggers in person (Minus a blog conference)
18. Have business cards
19. Do a series
20. Write a guest post
21. Collaborate with another bloggers
22. Reach 1000 views in 1 day
23. Become a contributor on a blog


24. Have business cards
25. Attend a craft show
26. Expand new items in store
27. Have items in boutique
28. Learn 3 new stitches
29. Open shop away from etsy
30. Consider Shop Jessa Olson a PT job (Financially speaking)
31. Sell out of an item
32. Have my stuff featured in a magazine and/or online shop
33. Create a marketing calendar


34. Run a 5k
35. Run a 10k
36. Run a half marathon
37. Run a whole marathon
38. Drink 64oz of water for 4 days
39. Try a new workout class
40. Stretch every morning for 30 days
41. Exercise 5 days a week for a month
42. Do the splits
43. No eating out for a month
44. Develop a fitness routine and stick to it. 

45. Get a passport
46. Visit Canada
47. Go to National Convention for Delta Zeta
48. Visit DC
49. Visit NYC
50. Go camping
51. See a broadway show
52. Cruise
53. Visit Nashville
54. Work on goal to visit 50 states (   /50)
55. Take Amtrak somewhere
56. White water rafting
57. Go to an All-Star Game
58. Go to a NFL stadium
59. See a sunset
60. See a sunrise
61. Visit a winery
62. Visit a brewery


63. Calligraphy
64. Shoot a bow and arrow
65. Take a self defense class. 
66. Sew a pair of pants by myself
67. Sew a pair of shorts by myself
68. Sew a whole outfit by myself


69. Ride in limo
70. Get a real Christmas tree
71. Date Night with hubs once a week
72. Professional photos as a family 
73. Do 5 projects from pinterest
74. Read 101 books
75. Finish decorating our house
76. No technology for a day
77. Host a game night
78. Join a book club


79. Buy a new laptop
80. Buy a new camera
81. Host both sides of the family for a holiday dinner
82. Establish family traditions
83. No negative talk for 7 straight days
84. Organize files on flash drive
85. Make the bed for 30 days
86. Find a new hobby. 
87. Buy a house


88. Create a gratitude journal
89. Read the bible all the way through
90. Find a church family
91. Find a mentoring couple
92. Find a small group
93. Finish FPU
94. Pray with Gary every night for 30 days
95. Memorize a bible verse each month for a year
96. Constant quiet time
97. Go on a womens retreat


98. Have $5000 in savings
99. Be debt free minus student loans
100. Start a 401K
101. Create a budget and stick with it

What's your favorite thing on my list? Do you have a list? 

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