Trish at Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity
(which you should definitely read if you already don't) proposed a blogger event a couple of weeks ago. She calls it "a day in the life" and it's just a fun way to share what our lives are like outside the blog. She has done "a day" in her life twice, once while she was at home with her kiddos and once after she returned to work. Both were fun to look at and read. I told her that my life would likely be boring compared to hers or other young mommies. She responded that I led a productive life and it's wouldn't be as dull as I thought. She promised. OK....well, jury is out on that question. But, here we go...
Hello, I'm Kay and I'm a blogger of a certain age - let's say between 55 and 60. I am the mother of one lovely daughter and have one handsome son-in-law. I have a wonderful husband that I've known since he was 12 and I was 13 and we've been married 34 years. I no longer work outside my home, but he still does. We live in the country (i.e. at least 15 minutes from any store) in Central Texas. And this was my day last week, Wednesday, March 18th. With pictures. And commentary.
5:00 AM - First thing every morning. A must. The best part of waking up and not Folgers in this cup. Hubby off to gym and work - long commute.
5:30 AM - My computer desk. Yes, I use a desktop. And I'm back and forth here as my day progresses. Email. Blog reading. The usual.
6:15 AM - Throw a load in the washer. I like to get my laundry done early and don't actually mind doing it.
8:00 AM - Check outside to see if walking in the neighborhood is a possibility this morning. It's raining, which we need, but think I'll wait and see if it stops. Have skipped yoga class because of rain, which makes traffic horrid. Don't feel like treadmill or rowing machine.
9:00 AM - Stacy has a quiz today on her blog, Stacy's Books
. Love those. What do I know about Irish actors and their ages? Turns out not much. Sigh.
9:30 AM - Hurray! The rain has ended and I can go outside for a walk. Love that blue sky.
9:45 AM - Have my tennis shoes on and ready to go. Love the purple and these are the most comfortable - truly.
10:55 AM - Have left the house to run a few errands. Pick up prescriptions. Take some clothes to the cleaners. And stop by the library that is closest to me that I use for actual book borrowing, as opposed to e-book borrowing. A trip to pay my annual fee for use of this library because I don't live in their city limits. I don't mind - always support the libraries. I borrow e-books from my former workplace, the Austin Public Library, where it doesn't matter that I live outside the city. This is a little sculpture outside the library I visited entitled "Storytime".
11:45 AM - Making a stop at the grocery store to pick up a few things. This is one of my reusable bags, with a Texas Longhorns symbol on it (Hook 'em Horns!). We're all about the reusable bags in our area. In Austin, they don't allow plastic grocery bags or plastic bags at all. Strict, but better for the environment.
1:45 PM - Sitting down with my current book on my Kindle. Will read for a little while before I have to tackle one of my least favorite household chores.
2:30 PM - There it is. My vacuum cleaner. I hate vacuuming. Really. And I have a good one, but I hate it. You know, for the first several or many years of my married life, I never had to vacuum. My hubby did it. I didn't even know how to change the bag. Just something about it irks me, plus it's hard to hear my audio book with all that roaring.
5:15 PM - Hubby is on his way home and I'm starting to prepare taco salad for dinner. This would be the guacamole part. I make very simple guac. Just avocados, lemon juice, a little garlic, a little seasoned salt, maybe some diced tomatoes. That's it. Yum! The taco salad will have ground turkey instead of ground beef. I can't tell the difference with the seasonings.
8:00 PM - We're watching a little TV, prerecorded on our DVR (how did I ever manage without that before - no commercials) and I have my iPad and whatever game I'd like to be messing with while watching. Obviously, tonight it's Candy Crush. Because we get up so early (remember 5AM), we're usually heading toward bed around 9:30-10-ish.
And that's my day. It was a usual day. I checked my Audible stats and they told me I listened to 3 hours and 9 minutes of my current audio book today. And that's usual too. Taking my phone around with me and listening while I do whatever or while I'm driving is so normal now. Some days I volunteer and some I have family obligations, but today was typical.
Sometimes I miss the busier times when I worked full time or raising our daughter, but mostly, I like where we are now. It's a good life. And, Trish, you're right - not boring to me!