Friday, July 12, 2013

Day Fifteen: A day in the life

I decided to document a Saturday since I'll be on vacation when this should be posted. I wanted to do a REAL day in the life, not some glamorous vacation day!

On this particular Saturday morning, Little Brother awakened me with dulcet tones at 5:38am. I didn't take the screen shot for a few minutes, hence the 5:52 pictured above. For non-tech-savvy readers, this is a screen shot of my phone that morning.

After feeding Little Brother, I made a pot of coffee and enjoyed it from this mug. It was a gift from my dear friend Sarah. It is one of my ten things that make me happy.

I needed to bake some muffins to take to church the next morning. Since I was going to be heating up the oven anyway, I went ahead and baked some sweet potatoes.

This is my recipe box, where I keep all of my favorite, tried-and-true recipes. Isn't it cute?

The Hubs loves pumpkin muffins year-round. Big Brother would rather eat a muffin for breakfast than just about anything else. Good thing I like to bake. 

Here are some of the pumpkin muffins. They are my mother-in-law's recipe, and they are extremely good. They also have TWO CUPS OF SUGAR in them. So I rarely eat them myself.

This is what my living room floor looked like. We were playing, and Big Brother lined up all of his "guy" stickers. You can see Little Brother's play mat and toys in the upper right corner. I believe that at this point it was about 9:30am. 

The Hubs had gone to town to pick up some things for The Project. He felt sorry for me because Little Brother has been getting up so early lately, so he brought me another of my favorite things: a grande, nonfat caramel macchiato. Ah, yes. He loves me. Pretty much

A neighbor brought us green beans and potatoes from their garden at this point in my day. I decided to go ahead and wash them since Little Brother was napping.

I thought this curlicue was interesting. :-)

Washing the potatoes.

Little brother was still sleeping, so I decided to start a letter to my friend, Sarah. We've been writing letters (the kind that make me happy!) since we were 16. I won't say how many years that is.

Here is my KU cup. I make sure to get my 8 glasses of water in every day. I am a firm believer that water consumption is key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight!

Little brother woke up and drank another bottle. You can see Big Brother's feet next to me. He likes to sit right beside me. He likes to be involved.

Then I took the boys on a walk. A neighbor boy went with us. We walked 3.1 miles, which is standard for me every time I run or walk. (We go walking a lot. Also one of my favorite things!)

One of the many views on my walk. A freshly cut wheat field.

The town graveyard, which we pass on our walk.

After walking, we ate lunch and both the boys went down for a nap. Pictured above is part of The Project that is occupying The Hubs these days. He asked me during lunch if I could run an errand for him during nap time. Remembering the starbucks, I agreed. This is a key point in my day, every day: something unexpected ALWAYS comes up. NO, I was not planning on running an errand during nap time. I was planing X, Y, and Z. Oh, well!

I ran into town and picked up some of these for The Hubs. I think I earned some wife points. 

Remember those sweet potatoes I baked in the morning? I made baby food, using my little food grinder. Little Brother LOVES sweet potatoes!

Sometime soon, I'm going to post an ode to my slow cooker. I use it a LOT. I made slow cooker Mac and Cheese. This was the first time I ever used a liner in my slow cooker, and I wasn't impressed. Yes, it helped with cleanup, but I felt like the food tasted a little plastic-y. No one else noticed, though, so it might just be me.

I steamed the green beans I'd washed earlier to go with the mac and cheese. They were SO good.

The rest of my day consisted of baths, bedtime routine, dishes/kitchen cleanup, etc. I think I finally went to bed at 11pm, but I didn't take any more pictures or phone screen shots! There you have a day in my life!


  1. It sounds like a very wonderful day (especially the Starbucks part)!


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