A Day in My Life, Monday Edition

Thanks to Kerry I am participating in the A Day in the Life!  You can read all about it by clicking on the link.

Now, Kerry told me we can do this however we want… so I’m just going to dive right in!

In my head, I have an easy life.  I will get up in the morning, shower and make the long commute to work.  I’ll work for the day and then have a lovely, hot and healthy dinner waiting on my son when he gets home.  We’ll sit down and discuss our day and then watch some quality TV before retiring to bed.

Yeah, right.

Today is Monday.  I hit the snooze twice and ended up crawling out of bed at 6:30 and stumbled into the shower.  I threw on my exercise clothes and headed to the kitchen and brewed a cup of coffee, standing there impatiently as the aroma fills the air around me.  A quick sip, burned tongue and long commute later I sat down at the couch and booted up my laptop.  Yes, I’m working from the living room.  I have a guest staying with me for two weeks, haven’t seen her in like 18 years, and I figured it was better than hiding in my office (which, don’t get me wrong, when she said she was coming for 2 weeks, I seriously considered!!)

An hour later I said good-bye to Mr. T as he left to catch the bus.  Is it wrong that it still pains me some mornings to see him walk out the door?

An episode of Supernatural later and I’m at a stopping point at work and shut down to go work out.  I’m doing the Couch to 5k program, training to run a 5k next year.  Well, I started it in order to mix up my workout because I’ve hit a plateau, and well, the torture machine is boring on it’s own.  So, three days a week I jog on my elliptical.  Some times I can actually hear my music over my panting and gasping for air.  Today I started a new week, which is a longer jog time.  By the end of the 31 minutes I was wondering if I’d ever be able to breathe, much less walk, but I hopped off the torture machine.  Well, hopped may be putting a spin on it, I really just kinda slid off and onto my exercise mat, where I proceeded to drip sweat until the solid purple mat was polka dotted.  I did my stretches.  Towards the end of my stretch time my boss called – and since I had my ear buds in, I went ahead and answered.  He wanted to discuss an email I had sent.  Yeah, not happening.

Mixed my spinach, greek yogurt, frozen fruit smoothie and sat down and went back to work.  For hours – time seemed to stand still.  Then it was almost noon, so I fixed a bowl of oatmeal and looked around to see how my guest was faring.  She was okay.  She’d been sitting next to me for hours, playing on her phone, applying for jobs and watching the Kardashians.  Is that how you spell it?  All I know is that even though I wasn’t watching it, just the fact that it was on in the back ground had my IQ dropping every hour.

Yay! It’s one o’clock!  Time for “lunch break”.  Crap, have to answer that email.

Yay! It’s one thirty o’clock!  I close email and opened Word Press, then Facebook, then Pinterest!  It was awesome!  Of course, it never lasts long enough, I had to get up and vacuum the house.  Cause it’s Monday.  My chores are broken up into small daily task which are normally accomplished at lunch, or when I’m on a long phone call, or when work is driving me nuts and I just need a break.  Anyway, I vacuumed.

Sadly, it was back to work.  Next thing I know, it was 4:25 and I was muttering “oh no, oh no, oh no” and my friend was like “what’s wrong?”

I wailed “I forgot to get dinner in the oven!!”  This time I really did hop up, ran to the kitchen, got the enchilada casserole that I had made as part of my freezer meals and had out defrosting transferred into the correct pan and threw it in the oven before I rushed back to finish work.  I get off work at 4:00 pm, I don’t like working past that!  Especially since I was working to clean up a mess that someone else made because they didn’t do it like I TOLD THEM TO!  That’s a totally different blog post.

At 4:45 the doorbell rang… I’d forgotten to unlock the door for Mr. T.  Apparently I’m on a roll today.  My friend bounced up to let him in as I was on the phone with my boss, which worked out as he heard the doorbell, noticed the time and let me go!

It’s now 5:10 and I’m plating our dinner, I nuked some mixed veggies and opened a can of mixed fruit to go with the casserole and we sat down and enjoyed a nice dinner.  It was fun.  My friend and Mr. T were exchanging jokes, the lamer the better.

Then, all of the sudden, it was 6:00 pm and I realized I’d forgotten to do my blog post!  I can’t let you guys down – even though you didn’t know I was doing this – I still didn’t want to disappoint!

And, now it’s now.  🙂  Welcome to a day in my life!

I sure hope the code works below and you get the pretty picture, if not – someone tell me what I did wrong!

a day in the life


40 thoughts on “A Day in My Life, Monday Edition

    • You should do one! Now that you are feeling better (I hope) I bet you could put together a great one about your day today – or tomorrow – and all of the catch up you have to do! 🙂 Just grab the button and link back to Kerry’s post! I’d love to read your day in the life post!

      • I am heading over to read all about it! Might make it a plan to do one or two a week just for the fun of it, because it is fun reading about each other’s days and how fun and random things are!

  1. I love the part about your IQ dropping with the Kardashians playing on TV in the background. I have so been there. There are times I threaten to dismantle our TV after too many hours of “kid” shows!

  2. *FatToFitBy40* says:

    I laughed at your comment about your I.Q. dropping with the Kardashians on TV. Just the word Kardashian kills brain cells, you know!

  3. Kate, I love this! I work on a computer all day and have to deal with emails and well, cleaning up other people’s messes because they didn’t do something how I told them too as well! Comforting to know that I am not the only one 🙂
    PS- having frozen enchiladas ready to put in the over instantly makes you more productive than myself on most days 🙂

  4. Oh, Kate! My heart still pangs when my oldest 2 daughters return to college after being home for the weekend! {hugs}
    I laughed so hard all through this! I’m not sure I should do “A day in MY life” because someone might grab a net and haul me away! I think you need to give yourself a HUGE pat on the back for being so organized and amazing! Also, I tried the C25K over the summer and didn’t make it to week 5! You keep on keepin’ on!

  5. You must be such a gd mum to feel pained when your son walks out of the door! Envy your mum-son relationship! Btw, I have been always wanting to thank you for being almost the first to leave thoughtful and lovely comments and sharing whenever I post on my blog. I do not check feeds everyday and tend to miss immediate posts from you and other good bloggers. Nonetheless I do try to check once a week on all my favorite bloggers like yours too. Keep blogging and I’ll try to catch up on my reading!

    • I make a point to only leave genuine comments, as I really like the interaction and feel that comments show love and support more than the “like” button! I just happen to almost always have a genuine comment when you post because you’re blog is so thoughtful and from the heart! I’ve really enjoyed it, even though we are at different place – both in the world and in life – I have fun with your blog!

  6. I am so lazy! I did 1 week of the C25K and that was in AK. I stopped because the amount of mosquitoes went up 1000% and I couldn’t go outside without being swarmed. Now that I’m here, I’m sure I could do it again but have not had a very good time with my motivation. So, good for you! It is a little motivating to hear a friend working out with a set goal in mind. A 5K is a good one, too. I should do the C25K again. This time, actually finish it! haha! But my only goal right now is to get a good job! ha ha!

    • That’s a really good goal to have Kari!

      I’ve been working hard – I really started it because the elliptical is very boring and I had to mix it up and picked the C25k because that was something that had tangible results! Of course, I am cheating by doing it on my machine, but the flip side of that is – I’m burning almost 2x as many calories that way.

  7. Hahaha I had a good giggle at this post, I love your humour. I especially enjoyed “Some times I can actually hear my music over my panting and gasping for air” LOL! Sounds like me!

    • Lol! Thanks! After reading yours I was glad that most days I don’t have to leave the house!
      Did it link up okay? I was worried about that.
      This is fun, I’m aiming to do Wednesday too! I actually wrote one in advance, but it was too generic and I wanted more reality. 🙂

  8. Picture is there. Yay! I loved reading about your day. It was soooooo much more entertaining than mine lol. I think it’s so sweet that you still get a pang when Mr T walks out the door. That’s the love of a mummy. 🙂 Hey what week are you on with couch to 5k?

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