Welcome to the 2nd annual (hope it's annual!) 'A Day In The Life' event, hosted by the extremely lovely, busy, fabulous Trish at Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity! Do you read Trish's blog? If you don't, you totally should. Get on that, please! This is just a simple, ordinary day for many of us and we're choosing to share it with all of you - with pictures. I participated in this last year here (you can take a look if you like, but no worries if you don't like) and had a great time checking the other 'day in the life' posts. When Trish announced it again this year, I was so excited! So here we go!
I'm Kay and I am a blogger of a 'certain age' - between 55 and 60. I live with my wonderful husband of 35 years in Central Texas, just north of Austin. Our house sits in the country and so it's about 15-20 minutes to anywhere. We have one lovely daughter and one great son-in-law. They also live in Austin. I used to work at the Austin Public Library, among other careers, but now I volunteer there and moderate a Mystery Book Group at the branch where I formerly worked. This was my ordinary day on Friday, March 11th.
5:00 AM - Yes, we get up early here. Sadly, no coffee when I got up this morning. Hubby had to stop at Starbucks and I'm headed to get some blood work done for a doctor appointment next week (had to be fasting). I can't tell you how sad I am to see my coffee pot empty. Sigh. Later.
7:20 AM - Blood work is finished and as you can see, I got to sport a vivid blue bandage thing - at least for a few minutes. Where am I going now? Coffee....I need coffee....home or coffee shop - that is the question.
8:00 AM - Yay for coffee!! I know - I'm going on and on about it, but it's my favorite thing about the morning. I decided to head home and not be tempted to grab a scone for breakfast. Instead, I had some very healthy cereal. And coffee. Plus reading blogs. That's my early morning routine.
10:30 AM - I really had to work at it to catch these photos without other people in them! I didn't want to have to explain that they might appear on my 'day in the life' blog post. Ha! I did want to show a couple of shots of the indoor walking/running track that my local rec center has. Isn't it great? I live in Central Texas, which is very hot in the summer. And that time for us runs from about April (or even March) through mid-November usually. Me, I have to talk myself into exercise each and every time. Truly. This climate-controlled walking track is perfect. I toodle along at a fairly fast pace for a couple of miles, listening to my audio book, and honestly not noticing that I'm actually doing something good for my body. It's very popular at certain times of day. It's on the second floor and down below is the room with the exercise machines/equipment (1st picture) and basketball court (2nd picture). Cool huh?
1:30 PM - I've been home, doing some chores and eating lunch. Now, I'm going to sit down for few minutes and read Scene of Climb on my Kindle. I really enjoyed this first book in Kate Dyer-Seeley's mystery series that's set in the Pacific Northwest. Can't wait to get back to it! I usually read for a while in the afternoons - well, let's face it - I read whenever, but after lunch is a good time for me to take a break for a bit.
3:00 PM - Can you see what's on top of my front porch light? Yes, it's a bird nest. I love the birds singing and flying around my house. Truly, I love them. I do not love them building this nest on my front porch light. This is the 3rd year in a row and we have tried to discourage them, but we haven't hit on the right plan yet. And now it's built. With eggs inside no doubt. The issue is that my front porch is a mess with bird poop everywhere for months on end. I've even been hit in the head with falling 'mess' . Sigh.
3:20 PM - These are bluebonnets, the Texas state flower. We have a few each year in our yard, not from planting them, but from seeds blowing in and taking root. The highways are covered with these blooms in late March and April and I look forward to them every single year. If we get a decent amount of rain, they are glorious. If not, well, they are a little sparse.
6:00 PM - It's Friday night and for us that almost always means Mexican food. I usually meet my husband for dinner on Friday's at one of several favorite restaurants. Chips and salsa, what can be better? We share chicken fajitas and maybe some queso. A perfect end to the week.
Well, that's all I've got for this 'Day in the Life'. We came home after the Mexican food and watched a little TV and then it was time to head to bed. Thanks for joining me on what was a fairly typical day for me. I listened to 3 hours and 47 minutes of my audio book. I read 25% of my e-book. I walked 2.25 miles.
Oh and, as an update, since I'm writing this on Friday, March 18th, a week after these pictures were taken, I got a good report from my doctor about the blood work I had done and I'm so happy for that. Eating better, losing almost 30 pounds (so far) and including almost daily walking has made my numbers so much better - my 'almost diabetes' is definitely 'no diabetes'!!! Yay for me!!!