Friday, March 27, 2015

A Day in the Life: Monday March 23, 2015



The other day Trish from Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity decided it would be fun to have everyone document and then post about a typical day in their life. What a fun idea! Everyone is linking up at her blog today and if you haven't already done it (documented your day), you can still go for it (and link up later.)

I decided to keep track of my day this past Monday, March 23. I knew it would be a fairly normal day which meant you could see what a "boring" day for me was like. If I would have done Wednesday of this week,  you would have seen what a wild and crazy day was like! Sheesh.

Anyway, I kept track of what I did and took a few pictures. So, without further ado, I give you, a day in my life:

Monday, March 23 2015

6:24: I hear my daughter's alarm go off. She gets up. I look at my phone. Oops. I forgot to set my own alarm! Good thing I heard hers!

6:30 to 7:00: I read things on my phone while my daughter gets ready for school. It helps get my eyes awake. I go through Facebook, and Twitter. I post a "Happy Bloggiesta" with the Bloggiesta Twitter account. I'm hoping that people are excited and ready to start this week long event!

7:00: I get up and drive my daughter to school. We have a little car pool and pick up a neighborhood boy on the way. It takes about 25 minutes round trip. It's a dreary day. There's even a few sprinkles out there and we both look at each and say, "Wait. Rain?"

I often post pictures of the mountain when it's a clear
beautiful blue day. Here's what it looks like
on a not so clear day!

Mika came out with me to take the mountain picture!

7:25: Back at home, I crawl back into bed and look at my phone again. This is the time of day where I feel guilty and wish I stayed up and did... something. I don't know what. But no, I lay in bed and read things on my phone for 45 minutes. The kitty comes to cuddle with us.

8:15: I get up for real and get ready for work; shower, breakfast, the usual. On Mondays, my college son does not have school so this morning, I don't have to drag him out of bed and he sleeps in. My husband gets up and is getting ready for work with me.

Breakfast. Golden Grahams. The bottom of the bag
which I guess only moms can eat.

8:50: I go to work. It's literally a three minute drive! My husband goes to work, it takes him about 20 minutes.
The library!

9:00: WORK at the library! When I arrive I find that my first task of the day is to print a few hundred Spanish bookmarks for a Spanish outreach open house they are doing next week. So, for two hours I do that... using the copy machine and huge paper cutter.

I spend a lot of time in this little room. 

The massive paper cutter.
I'm always sore the next day. It's quite the work out.

11:00: Now I print off a few hundred Spanish brochures so they can take those to the open house also. I might as well fold them too. It takes me another two hours until it's time to come home. It was a pretty low key day at work today. When I go outside, I can tell it's been raining.

Folding!

Oh, I got these goodies in the mail too!
We plan to do a huge file organization project soon. :)

All folded! 300 copies!

The sky when I came home. Dreary!

1:00: On my way home I get a text from my married daughter. They left their USB drive at our house and they need an assignment off it. As soon as I get home, I find that, pull it up and email it to her. My college son is up and getting ready for work. We touch bases for a bit, and talk about his concerns of the day. He goes to work. I make nachos for lunch which I eat at the computer. I also have a toast from the bread my son made the day before.

Homemade whole wheat bread
made by my 20 year old son! Awesome!

I love nachos. With pepper jack cheese.

2:00: The first Bloggiesta chat of the week starts. I'm leading the discussion about connecting to people! Very fun! Before I know it, the whole hour is over and we're done!

3:00: I work on some email that needed taken care of. There's a few that needed some thought and so it takes awhile.

3:35: My daughter gets home from school. The neighborhood boy's mom brings them home. I do mornings, she does afternoon. Sweet deal for me. Anyway, we touch bases. She starts homework. I stay on the computer.

4:00: I work on some of my own Bloggiesta To Do tasks and some general Bloggiesta stuff (like the recap post for the chat we just had!) Time flies.

Hey, look. It's my blog!
I spend the whole afternoon and evening here.
Love my little home office!

5:00: I wonder if I ever peed today. I take a bathroom break.

5:30: I do my nightly worryiing about dinner. Should I make something? Will anyone eat it if I do? Oh, I remember we have tons of leftovers from Sunday dinner. Whew! That's taken care of! I get off the computer anyway and take a break by cleaning up the kitchen and doing dishes.

I deem this kitchen CLEAN! :)
6:00: Everyone else (husband and son) comes home from work. I ask my husband about buying a domain name. We look at the computer and the options for nearly an hour.

6:45: College son needs help with his French presentation on Flaubert and Zola. We work on that together. Outside, there's a thunderstorm! Wow! I love it! I open all the windows.

7:30: Son deems us done with the French homework. I decided to do some more Bloggiesta stuff.

8:30: Wow, I'm hungry! I fix myself leftovers. I putter around the house.

9:00: Back at the computer, I start writing my advice blog post. I'm not quite done when...

9:30: Married son and wife show up after their work. They hang out for awhile, we talk.

10:00: They head home and I finish and schedule my post. I'm tired. I'm sick of the computer.

10:15: I get ready for bed, lay down and READ!


11:50: My eyes won't stay open any longer. I turn off the lights.

12:30: I think I finally go to sleep.


And there you have it. A very typical and boring day, especially for Mon, Tues and Fri... the days I work. Wed and Thurs are crazy because I try to fit in too many things!

I can't wait to see what your days are all like!!


62 comments:

  1. This was so fun to read! I'd love to read about one of your crazy days too -- seems like most of mine are like that.

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    1. Gayle: I hear Trish will be doing one of these link ups again in the fall. Maybe I'll be a crazier day then. :)

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  2. Totally enjoyed reading this! And I feel your pain about the giant paper cutter. I've used one of those before. Love the glimpse of the library stuff though. I miss it, some days. And that picture of the mountains - gloomy or not - lovely! Thanks for giving us a peek!

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    1. Kay: Today at the library I put plant fertilizer in a bunch of our indoor plants. :)

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  3. That wheat bread looks deeeelicious!

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    1. Wesley: We may turn it into a weekly thing!

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  4. Such a fun read, Suey! I loved getting a glimpse of what your work at the library is like. That paper cutter looks quite ... industrial! I am also amazed that you go to bed so late and wake up so early. And also love that you get back into bed in the mornings for some "me" time before getting up again :)

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    1. Belle: Yeah, that morning thing... I don't know.. I just just stay up.

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  5. It's so fun to see what everyone's regular life is like. :) I love the food pictures. They look very tasty! And that paper cutter is intense.

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    1. Kathy: The paper cutter scares me! But this particular day I won!

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  6. "5:00: I wonder if I ever peed today. I take a bathroom break." That cracked me up. I've had a couple of work days like that this week--but not the one I wrote about :-). I really enjoyed reading about your day, and seeing all your pictures!

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    1. Florinda: I seriously can go the whole day without thinking about the bathroom!

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  7. Thanks for the sneak peek into your day - and gorgeous pics!

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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    1. Tanya: Glad you enjoyed them. :)

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  8. I am so jealous of the fact that you get to go back to bed in the morning and you get to work in the library! I really had fun seeing what you do during the day. I am definitely going to have to do this one of these days, though I feel like it might be a little hectic.

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    1. Ang: You should try it. It's a pretty fun little experiment!

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  9. heehee! Love the bathroom break. And the pictures of your view. So beautiful! You are such a busy Lady!

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  10. I just read Kathy's day before this. I want to participate. It's interesting to see what a typical day is like for everyone.

    K was there a thunder storm Monday? How'd I miss that?

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    1. Jenny: Wasn't Kathy's day awesome crazy? I loved it! You should give this a try! You can do it in the next few days and still link up. And yes, on Monday there was thunder, but not much rain to go with it.

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  11. I wish I could go back to bed in the morning. And, I wish I only had to work for a few hours each day. Sigh. I'm jealous of your life, lol.

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    1. Jenni: LOL! Maybe you'll find that perfect part time job soon. :)

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  12. Loved reading about your day! I lived in Salt Lake City years ago and really miss the daily view of the mountains out my window. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Terri: Not a day goes by that I don't notice the mountains.

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  13. Not boring at all! I enjoyed reading about your day, especially about your work day.. :-) On my Fridays off, after my husband takes my daughter to school, I often dream of staying in bed but I always end up getting up with them. When did I become such a morning person?

    I love that you included a bathroom break. :-)

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    1. Literary: My work day! Ha, I feel like it's really a play day! And seriously, when I get up, I should STAY up!

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  14. Sounds like a fun day though exhausting! I'd get back in bed too. That sounds nice! I love how much interaction you have with your kids during the day - especially the ones that are married and on their own. That makes me hopeful! The mountains are beautiful and Mika looks very regal.

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    1. Katherine: I don't get to see/interact with them every day, but often. It is nice!

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  15. So nice that your family is around you. Sounds like a great day

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  16. Had longer comment, but had to log into Google again. So shorter one this time: Didn't realize you also worked in a library. I work at a small town library in northcentral Pennsylvania. Is yours a college library? It looks so huge.

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    1. Bryan: I already answered you, but no, this is just the city library. It is pretty big!

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  17. I didn't think it was boring! Mine was!, You do so much in one single day!

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    1. CaroG: Not sure I accomplished much at all this particular day! I jumped so much from thing to thing!

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  18. I wouldn't call that borying. I'd call that busy busy busy.
    I LOVE homemade bread. I got a bread machine and I no longer buy bread. Don't even get me started on those nachos, I could eat them every day. LoL

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    1. Kristin: We had a machine once but got read of it. I enjoy getting my fingers in it anyway, and working out my arms1

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  19. Your life doesn't sound dull at all! And those mountains are gorgeous.

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  20. I know all about making a day crazy by trying to throw in too many things!

    Love the view of the mountains. I lived in Salt Lake City from age 4 to 6 and the most vivid memory I have is of the mountains!

    Joy's Book Blog

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    1. Joy: You lived here once? Really? How did I not know this??

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  21. Love your mountain view and your pretty kitty and your awesome office space and that you have a son who bakes bread! I think my mom always wished I'd take up the culinary making of something instead of the skillful buying of takeout. Alas. Thanks for sharing your day! =D

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  22. That's so awesome that your son bakes!

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  23. I agree with Jill -- it's awesome that your son bakes! I would love homemade bread. I'm a little jealous of your thunderstorm. I love the first big storm of the summer, probably won't happen here in MN for at least another month.

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    1. Kim: It was a pretty wimpy storm we had that day, but still. . .I heard thunder!!

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  24. I'm still chuckling at the your comment that you couldn't remember if you had peed during the day. It's amazing how easy it is to overlook that basic human function when you get busy, isn't it?

    I, apparently, need to teach my son to bake so that he can bake bread for me when he is 20. ;)

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    1. Michelle: yeah, the bathroom break is a very common thing I forget to do pretty much every day!

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  25. Your comment about peeing made me snort!! But it reminds me that I've only gotten up once today for that chore. I should probably also get another glass of water. LOL! And that bread!! Looks amazing!!!

    The mountains are so pretty. I love them when I visit the valley. Thanks for playing along Suey! :)

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    1. Trish: Thanks for the fun event! I look forward to another installment!

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  26. I realize I didn't get near enough details recorded in my day! wowza. Love that the cats help you out so much.

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    1. Care: Weird details make it more fun, that's for sure. :)

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  27. You work at a library??! I mean, awesome! Even better that it's so close to your house. Forgot your lunch, oh no worries I'll just head home. Haha. Sounds like a great day! And thank goodness for other people's alarm clocks ringing.

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    1. Jillian: I DO work at a library and it IS awesome! LOL! :)

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  28. Oh man, now I want some Golden Grahams...

    Your library looks so cozy and welcoming! As does your office. I love that desk.

    It's fun seeing the Bloggiesta coordination stuff in there. I know there are awesome real people behind the scenes of these great events, but it's neat to see it wedged into your day. (I totally missed this Bloggiesta -- it seems I returned to blogging a week too late. Oops. Next time!)

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    1. Erin: The desk is from IKEA. . . get yourself one! :) Yes, catch you at Bloggiesta next time!

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  29. These posts are so fun! I look forward to next time. :)

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    1. Kelly: I know right? I can't wait to do it again too. :)

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  30. I enjoyed getting to know you a little bit better. Thanks for taking us along.

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  31. Oh my goodness, I love that at 5 pm it suddenly occurs to you that you can't remembering peeing!

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