Sunday, October 5, 2008

A Day in the Life

Starting today, my sister Erin and I are doing a project, called A Week in your life. Why? Because there are a couple of people in my life that I can't say no to, and Erin is one of them, and, it seemed like an interesting project. So, for the next week, we will be documenting the daily activities that make up our lives.

The project is meant to make you take a look at your everyday activities and re-evaluate them. You might think you have a boring life, but if you step back and look at your life from afar it might look completely different. Or it might not.

I started my day rather late today. Rominal and I slept in – which was heavenly! It’s been a couple of weekends since I have been able to sleep in, so I took full advantage of the opportunity. I love Sunday mornings (or afternoons in this case) because I love to read the paper with a cup of tea. Here’s what the my kitchen table looks like when I’m finished with the paper. Note the comics on top - I always read those first.

I decided to make Erin’s bread today and I got the recipe started – the hot cereal has to cool so I knew I had about an hour, which would give the butter time to melt. I was so pleased with myself because I actually remembered to pull out the butter this time, instead of microwaving it at the last minute. It was then that I realized that I was out of butter. So, this called for an impromptu trip to the grocery store. I had planned to stay in my pajamas all day, but I guess this wasn’t going to happen. And you can’t just go to the store for one item, so I made a list and got what I needed. Here's my collection of bags - I just got the pink one the other day. It's my favorite!
Once I got back I worked a bit more on my bread. I pulled out the butter dish only to find that if I had actually looked a bit closer I would have seen that I did have butter –and it would have been enough to make my bread. I could have spent the day in my pajamas! First lesson learned from this project – slow down a bit and take time to look at the details!

Sundays around my house also means doing laundry –so the washer and dryer have been getting a full workout today. I don’t mind putting laundry in, but I can’t stand putting laundry away. Same thing with dishes – I don’t mind putting the dishes into the dishwasher, but I hate to unload it. Just thought you needed to know. Rominal has been great today and he has so far put away every load that I’ve put in. Yeah!! Here's my washer and dryer, both with full loads.
Time to take the bread out! Yum – the house now smells so good! Bailey takes this bread to lunch with her each day. I haven’t bought any bread in a while. And, I know what goes into this bread! Makes me feel like a good mommy.
It’s time for me to start dinner – and I have to straighten Bailey’s hair. I maybe would have taken a picture of that, but Bailey didn't have to go anywhere today and she DID spend the entire day in her pajamas. Lucky girl!

I hope everyone had a great Sunday!


Erin said...

Wait, what?

"Because there are a couple of people in my life that I can't say no to, and Erin is one of them"

I wish I'd known that YEARS ago! I would like you to move to Colorado. Please? Pretty, pretty please?

Wendy said...

Erin - You need to work on Rominal, not me. :-)

Erin said...

alright, so what's it gonna take? What's his Achilles heel? Give me the inside dirt and maybe he'll come around....