Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A day in the life

Yesterday was the day that I planned to try and document my day.  It didn't quite go as planned, since I ended up working, and working longer even then I thought I would need to.  So I might do another one here soon.  But I thought I'd go ahead and post this day anyway. 

I finally crawled out of bed and headed for the coffee at 6:30.  I love when my house is still dark, and just a few soft lights are on.  

I grabbed my coffee and sat down at the computer for a couple of minutes to check the weather and news.  This is when I usually post on the blog and read up on others.  But I didn't have too much time to linger, because I had to get ready to head into the pharmacy to work for a couple of hours.

Showered, dressed and onto my second and last cup of coffee for the day.

 The pharmacy is usually always busy when I am needed to fill in, so there is no time to snack.  So I needed breakfast to tide me over.  I made a fried egg with toast and swiss cheese.  Something quick.

I put frozen chicken breasts in the crock pot with some water to sit and cook while I was gone.  Sometimes I put bbq sauce on instead of water and sometimes I use chicken broth.  I wasn't sure what I'd end up doing with the chicken so I just used water this time.  I planned on being home around lunch time and figured I would have time to figure it all out.

And off to work I go...

They ended up needing me to stay longer than I planned, so I had to run across the street to the gas station to get something to eat for lunch.  No time to dawdle, so I just sat outside the back door of the pharmacy long enough to eat and head back in.

I got off work around 3:00, picked up my mail and some Subway sandwiches for the kids.  They wanted an early dinner, so it worked out perfect. 

I got my plants watered... stop looking at the weeds.  :)  They are on my list.

I got my chicken shredded and put back in the fridge.  

I got the laundry switched...

and going again.

The kids already ate, so Dan and I just added a little bbq sauce to some of the chicken and made a quick little bbq sandwich.  I'll save the rest of the chicken and make chicken tortilla soup.

My boys were watching wrestling. And my girls were on the computer playing games.

I hadn't read my bible yet, so I crawled in bed early to sit and read for a bit.  I was supposed to have finished reading Song of Songs last week.  I'm all caught up, but I have to say, even though I've read it quite a few times now, I really don't understand that book in the bible.  Anyone?

And the unwritten rule in the house is that if you aren't in bed when Mom goes to bed that you have to tuck Mom in.  I'm usually in bed by 8:30 at the latest, even if I'm just going to sit and read for a while.  The kids aren't usually ready then, so I'll let them stay up until 10:00 some nights since Summer's still here.  Once school starts, they'll be in bed by 8:30.

I'm all tucked in!  :)  I looked at my phone for a bit and then it was lights out.  Yes, you're reading that right.  It says 8:45.  Haha!  I couldn't stay awake any longer.  Dan just sits and reads on his ipad.

I didn't get a lot of time in with my kids yesterday.  :(  By the time I got home, it was time to get my stuff done, and they all went and found their own things to do.  Seriously this is what it's like when your kids start growing up.  You have to go and find them, because they all just go off and find their own things to do. 

Hopefully I can do one more of these before the kids head back to school here in a few weeks.  My day isn't too exciting when my kids aren't in it much.  But it was just another day in the life of me. 



  1. I love this! It's so fun to see how other's spend their days. We go to bed around 9:00, so I'm glad we aren't the only early bed goers:) Your house is so pretty and homey!

  2. I love day in the life posts! You must be working at the pharmacy more often lately. Sounds like a busy time. And those bbq sandwiches look awesome!

  3. Ha - glad to know I am not the only early bird! 9:00 is late for me!!

    1. Me too! I wish I could stay up later, but I need my sleep! :)

  4. I always love reading posts like this! You can’t beat crockpot dinners, I love coming home to the meal ready – in fact, ours is cooking right now :) Jealous of the 8:45 bedtime – I’m trying so hard to get better at going to bed earlier.

  5. Sounds like a full day. My days are usually longer but very similiar to yours. My kids are older too, 19;17;9 so I agree with you, I usually have go week them out too :) I do my devo time in the morning so I have the right mindset to begin my day, I found it works better for me. Happy days

    1. I prefer to do my devotional in the morning as well. Have a great day! :)

  6. I love reading these kinds of posts! Also, that chicken sandwich looks delish (gotta love a good crockpot meal!). xoxo B | The Sequin Notebook

  7. great post!


  8. Love love love reading your blog ❤️

  9. I'm also in bed at 830-845 at the latest