Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Day in the Life of...

This year, I decided to link up with Simply Rebekah for her annual Day in the Life of... series.  I love reading other people's days and thought maybe I could be a little more productive if I did one myself.  Ha!  I should have known better.  And to warn you, I didnt do things in hour increments. I did them as they happened, because I would pretty much have a blank post if I showed you what I did in 1 hour increments.  I tend to do alot within an hour or two and then peter out.

I had a hard time sleeping the night before which resulted in me sleeping on the couch until 3:30 in the morning and then realizing I must have slept wrong because my hip was KILLING ME!  To say I woke up on the wrong side of the bed is an understatement and I was a real grumpopotamus.  It felt like nothing went right.

So, without further explanation, here is my day on Saturday, January 19th...


At 9:27, I was getting ready to go out and about for the day.  When I went into the bedroom, I noticed our oldest cat, Tuxford (also sick - along with the 3 kittens) puked all over the bedspread.  You can thank me for not taking a picture of that for you.  I put the bedspread into the washing machine while I went out to do some grocery shopping.


This is where my grumpy day turns into a "can SOMETHING...ANYTHING go right for me today?" type of day.  As soon as I got home, I remembered I had to take some mozzarella cheese out of the freezer (we buy in bulk).  I then realized, we had no cheese left in the freezer.  At 11:20, I was back out the door with the pup to go get a bag of (expensive) shredded cheese from the local IGA.

At this point, I was completely ticked off, so I decided to take a break.  My mom called just as I had walked in the door for the second time, so I talked to her for a few minutes while I ate lunch of clam chowder.  I was giving up on the project, and I went to go sit down and watch a couple of movies in hopes I would feel better.

I hung the comforter out on the back porch because our retractable clothesline has gone missing!
*grumble* *grumble*

I got a message from Rebekah on Twitter asking about how my "Day in the Life of..." was going. 
I told her that I was going to give up, but then told her I would take a nap and see how I felt among waking.  I was in bed for almost 45 minutes and I just could not go to sleep.

My plans for dinner: Homemade pizza, boneless buffalo chicken and potatoe wedges.

For some reason, the dough wasnt rising like it was supposed to.  But I made it anyways.  And this is what happens when you scream when a kitten tries to jump on a hot oven door.

At this point, I was determined to finish dinner.  There was no calling the local pizza joint and paying $20 for dinner.  Nosiree.  I am going to finish this dinner, and it is going to be great!

At 7:20, hubby finally arrived home.
Shortly after eating dinner, hubby and I had an arguement.  After this photo was taken, I ate and then went to bed.  I left the clean clothes in the washing machine overnight and the dirty dishes in the sink as the animals and I went to bed.
After looking back on the day, it really is what my days on the weekend look like for the most part.  What is NOT normal is how grumpy I was and the fact that I couldnt shake it.  As the children's book reads, it was a "Horrible, terrible, no good, very bad day."  The thing is, even though it was a "bad day," I realize that it is so much better than many others have on a daily basis.  I really have nothing to complain about.  

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On February 1st!


  1. What a day! It's so frustrating to arrive home from the grocery store and realize you need something. And, so sorry you dropped the food, I probably would have cried! :)

    1. Our little secret: I washed the chicken off, put more sauce on it and baked it. :-) Hubby never knew about the incident.

    2. HA! Good for you! I probably would have done the same thing. :)

      Thank you so much for sharing your day!

  2. I love how honest your photos are. Good thinking saving the chicken!