Last year, Trish from Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity hosted a fun blogger connecting event where she encouraged us to record the details of an ordinary day, post about it and then link up.
We loved it! It was a blast to see what everyone's days are like! We couldn't wait to do it again! And now, the day has come! Today is the post and link up day. Check Trish's blog for all the details. If you haven't recorded your day yet, you can still do that and link up soon!
Last time (check out my day from last year here if you missed it) I recorded a work day. (I work three mornings a week at the library.) This time I decided to try a non-work day for you to see what I do when I have the whole day ahead of me to do anything I want! (You'll see that some stuff doesn't change much from last time.) I took notes. I took pictures.
And so I give you a very typical ordinary day (except for the fact that it was a book club day) in my very typical and ordinary life:
Thursday March 17, 2016
6:30 am: I wake up... before my phone alarm actually goes off. I pry my eyes open and read my phone for messages and notifications and what might be happening in the world. Not much is. But it is St. Patrick's Day!
7:00 am: I roll out of bed and drive my daughter to school without getting out of my pajamas. I always wonder what would happen if some sort of issue arose and I had to face the public. But luckily, today was not that day.
7:30 am: When I get home, I crawl back in bed and promptly fall into a deep sleep. Why is it so easy to sleep at this time of day but so hard at... say... 3:30 am sometimes?
8:15 am: I wake up for the second time and nudge the hubby awake too. While he gets ready for work, I read in bed. I'm not even close to finishing the book for book club happening later this evening, but I plan to give it a shot. However, I'm interrupted many times and the morning's reading session is only mildly successful.
|Reading in bed.|
|Ryeowook from Super Junior|
9:30 am: I continue on down the stairs where I put on a Zumba DVD and dance my heart out. Oh, before I went down, I made the fatal mistake of stepping on the scale, because I've been doing pretty great for two weeks now with the dancing and the not eating so much. Well, it's no surprise that there was not one bit of change. So I went down with a heavy heart thinking it's all in vain. But still I went. And still I had fun. Despite the fact that it seems to do no good. Sigh.
|Zumba with Beto|
10:30 am: I return up the stairs all sweaty and disheveled. I eat breakfast and shower and finally actually get ready for the day. I clean the kitchen a little too. I blast music. From here on out, just know that the music is a given and is with me for the rest of the day until the evening. (Most often I'm blasting from this Spotify playlist.)
|Music is a constant presence in my day.|
11:00 am: I get on the computer! ARGH! I only meant to check a couple of things, and make a shopping list, but I get sucked in.. AGAIN... by the Korean boys. Dang, they are distracting! Well, I manage only 20 minutes of watching a few videos, which actually isn't that bad and I don't lose too much time. At one point I stand up and just had to dance. After all, no one is watching. Then I turn around and see this:
|Mika wonders what the heck I'm doing.|
11:20 am: I focus and figure out what I want to make for book club this evening and I make a shopping list.
11:45 am: Finally, I'm out the door to the store. Sheesh. It's almost freaking noon! How does this happen?
|Grocery store of choice.|
12:45 pm: An hour later I'm home with food. I'm exhausted. I unload the groceries and plop in the chair and allow myself about 15 minutes for a breather.
|I always underestimate my purchase plans.|
I thought the small cart would be just fine this time.
1:00 pm: Time to get busy. I make treats for book club and potato soup in the crock pot for dinner. One of the book club treats gives me grief and it's a miracle I don't chuck two uncooperative appliances in the garbage. I make a much bigger mess than is necessary, but I still manage to get it all done in an hour.
|Potato soup in progress|
|Avocado spinach dip that didn't want to get|
2:00 pm. Time to multitask. The cookies are still baking, so in between batches, I get online and join the weekly family sister chat. For about in hour we chat about life and random things. I can't remember anything worth reporting. At the same time, I'm working on Bloggiesta emails and stuff. I probably wanted to write a blog post, but I don't think I managed it. I feel anxious because I haven't read any more of the book club book. Also, all I want to do about now is curl up with the latest Kdrama I'm watching. Sigh.
|My office space has changed and gotten|
much more cluttered since the time I posted a picture!
3:45 pm: It's been nearly two hours on the computer now. I'm on call to go pick up the daughter from school. She is staying after for some stuff. At this time, I get the text to come get her. So out the door I go. Did a say yet what a gorgeous day it is outside? Thus, the obligatory mountain picture to prove it:
|This view kills me sometimes.|
4:15 pm: We are back from the school. There's so much to do still before book club! I gotta get busy! I find a few St. Patrick's Day (and Easter) decorations and switch them out with the Valentine's stuff that's still up. I change the quilt wall hanging. I vacuum a bit and throw out some garbage. I print the list of books that won our vote for books we want to read this upcoming year. I bounce from thing to thing, trying to get it all done. So that I can:
5:00 pm: Crash with the book for just a little bit at least! Now it's time to read and try to fight of sleeping! How do you think I did? I read some. I slept some.
|Voting results for book clubs schedule next year.|
|The Easter tree.|
5:45 pm: I realize that the daughter needs to go again to a school thing, and she should eat first. So I finish what needs to be done to the soup. However, she doesn't eat it and just goes (driving herself this time because there's now a car available.) The husband comes home and we sit for a moment together and have dinner. In between all this, I fold the laundry that's all over the bed.
|I'm such a good folder! LOL!|
(And bed maker, obviously.)
|Potato soup finished!|
6:30 pm: I curl up with the book again. I do a pretty good job this time reading and not sleeping. Still I'm about 100 pages short of the end.
|So close and yet so far!|
7:15 pm: Ah! I should get the treats and water and other such things ready for book club now!
|The book club spread: avocado dip, mint chocolate chip cookies and candy.|
|Ready for book club!|
7:30 pm: Book club starts! We discuss the book Life After Life. Most people thought it was boring and too repetitive and what was the point!!?? I enjoyed what I'd read so far and a couple others thought it was okay. No one seemed to love it. Sad. We discussed the books we plan to read next year and assigned them all a month. We talked about other books we've read this month. It was a great meeting! I'm so happy my sister who lives in the area joined us again! It's been awhile since we've seen her there!
|During book club!|
Isn't everyone so festively green for St. Patrick's Day?
10:20 pm: Book club is over! I'm tired. I get in bed and finally, I plug myself into the tablet and watch an episode of my current kdrama... My Love From the Stars. Gah. It's getting good. Too bad I can't just keep watching. But my eyes are tired and I do have to work the next day.
|Professor Do Min Joon|
He's so sad here. He's stopping time in order to not hear
the girl confessing love to someone else.
Because what else do you do?
12:00 am: I sigh, flip the tablet closed, and curl up to sleep. Another day is over.