Mother: We thought with this post we would give you a look at how our day goes. Me being retired and daughter working.
My day got off to a slow start this morning. I am usually up at 6:15a, but slept in till 6:31a. You wouldn’t think 15 minutes would make a difference but believe you me it does. I stumbled to the coffee maker wondering why my house was so quite.
After my first sips of coffee I realize husband has left for the day!! Hhhmm. Call husband to find out he has a 7a meeting this morning. Ok, let’s get this day rolling. Coffee in hand I head to my desk to see what is happening in blog land.
Put our blog on a couple of Linky parties and answer comments that have come in since I last checked. Check Facebook to see how the stats are going there. Check watch, it is time to get the ole gym clothes on.
I like to get to the gym early so I can walk/run the track for a mile before I do my 45 min. spin class.
Back home it is a nice glass of iced coffee and into the shower. Then back to my desk to check things out!!
By now it is 1130a and it is time for something to eat. I didn’t take a picture because it wasn’t the most inspired brunch. I say brunch because I am having a hard time finding breakfast food that I am willing to eat so I combine breakfast and lunch. I try to stay low carb and do well as long as no Reese’s Cups jumped out at me. lol
Now it is off to Costco’s to get a little bulk shopping done. I took my camera but forgot to take a picture. Back home I unload and put away my purchases.
I am making a Shabby Chic tablecloth for one of my granddaughters that is getting married in June. This is going to be for the cake table. I am working on gathering the ruffle.
I am ruffling the fourth row right now. I think one more row after this one should be right. It took a lot of measuring for me to get everything correct and I pray that my figures are right.
Time to start dinner. It is going to be simple this evening. A low carb Stromboli from All Day I Dream about Food (here) . And a salad.
At 7p it is time to watch Jeopardy and at 7:30p Big Bang. This is a nightly thing my husband and I do. We compete with each other and the players on Jeopardy, he mainly watches something on his computer during Big Bang. He says I have watched them so much he can repeat the lines. lol He is so funny!!!
At 8p it is Skype with daughter and at 10p it is hit the bed. Husband says this going to bed at 10p is going to stop once he retires, which is fine but since I am out the door at 7:40 four mornings a week for the gym, I am not sure how that is going to work. O well, worry about that in July when it happens.
Daughter: All right people, hold on to your hats cause this is going to be a tale like no other…..A Day in the Life of Me!! Now, I do not have any pictures to include like my dear Mother so I will do my best to be as descriptive as possible.
My day started at 6:00am. Alarm goes off, I turn it off, roll back over and remind myself what day it is and why I’m getting up this early. That’s right, it’s Tuesday and I have to be into work early at 8:15. Out of bed I go, making sure to clip my FitBit to my PJs because every step counts! Down the stairs I shuffle, turn the local news on and make a cup of coffee to help clear up the fog I’m in. As I’m sipping my cup of awesomeness and watching the weather, I run through my mental list of the days going-ons. Luckily today is the one day of the week my youngest doesn’t have any extra activities, that’s a major plus for the day!
Then I realize something wonderful……I can eat breakfast today! I’ve been practicing intermittent fasting for 24 hours and I can eat up until 6pm today…score! Bacon goes in the oven while I’m packing a few snacks for work.
My oldest sleep-walks into the kitchen, I proceed with caution due to this being finals week and I’m not sure what kind of demeanor she’ll be in, lol. But all seems to be well since she only has a presentation to give this morning….thank goodness…..so far so good!
I gather clothes out of the laundry room, which reminds me I didn’t finish the laundry over the weekend. Mental note is made to finish it once I get home. On to shower time then hair and make-up then out the door.
I stayed busy at work today even though it’s been slow the past week. Come Friday I’ll wish it was slow, we are always crazy busy the beginning of the month, I work in banking, lol. After work I stop at the grocery store to pick up a few things that are on the refrigerator list that I glanced at this morning. I call my hubby to see if there’s anything that he needs. He is home bound right now with a ruptured Achilles.
On the way home my youngest calls to remind me we need to go to the mall to look for accessories for the prom that’s this Friday, good thing I got off early today. Off to the mall we go to look for some bling and bathing suits. And I even found myself a great pair of Bandolino shoes…..my favorite!
Back home it’s time to start dinner, one of my youngest favorites since she’s generally the only child home at dinner time, lol. While it’s simmering I was going to go outside to get a brisk walk in but much to my dismay, it started pouring down the rain! Gosh darn, guess I’ll just have a day off between my Couch to 5K workout in the morning, Oh what shall I do??? Laundry, that’s what I shall do, laundry, lol! And I did get it all caught up, at least for a few short seconds anyways! All this while making sure hubby ices his leg every 90 minutes and fetching things he needs.
8PM Skype meeting with mother and my day is just about over. I cannot tell you how many times I yawned, lol, I even got her yawning, lol! Now I will make sure my kitchen is clean and I shall resign to my bed to watch a tv show with one of my girles before falling into a deep slumber that is always shortened by my blasted alarm clock!div align=”center”>