Trish at Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity is hosting A Day in the Life, a blogger event where you can see how bloggers really spend our days, and how we fit it all in. The idea started when Trish posted her own “day in the life,” first as a stay-at-home parent, and then as a working parent. I admire Trish because she has a nice mix of book stuff and personal stuff – something many bloggers struggle with. There are nearly 50 bloggers linked up already and it’s just after lunch here in the Mountain Timezone, so clearly this is an idea the blogosphere was ready for!
So get ready to dig deep and peel back the layers on what really goes on in the life of a book blogger.
My day in the life is Feb. 2, 2015. Yeah, I was doing this before it was cool. Not that much has changed – there’s still snow on the ground here in Edmonton, though it is melting.
5:00 am: I went to sleep beside my husband. Either he got Benjamin Button’d overnight, or Henry snuck in.
5:10: Why would you read, when you could pay attention to me? Also, are you going to finish that?
5:45: I did not wake up like this. I had a shower and put on make up.
6:15: In the car. How I Fit Reading in, part one: audio books. This one was great. The guy’s affected French accent for Anne Bolyen was brilliant.
6:45: Arrive at Canada Place parkade. I’m among the first in which is good because I’m terrible at parking.
6:50: Walk to work. I walk past this mysterious office in Canada Place everyday and it freaks me out. There’s nothing on the walls. Two doors with empty rooms. WHAT GOES ON IN ROOM 140??
7:00: Arrive at work. I use the Pomodoro Technique which is a productivity method that has something to do with tomatos. Check out http://pomodorotechnique.com/. The timer I’m using is http://tomato-timer.com/. Basically you work without distraction for 25 mins followed by a five minute break and a twenty minute break after four work periods. It… kind of works.
8:30 am: Sun is up! I work in CN Tower (no, not that CN Tower) right beside the Arena District, which is more of a construction district right now. A fun game I play is “count the cranes.”
10:45: lunch and How I Fit Reading In, part two. Leftover Greek chicken and potatoes with a side of Champlain.
1:00: Printer’s not working. Call tech support. “PC Load Letter? The fuck does that mean?”
2:30: Living and working beside Wild Earth is a dangerous thing.
3:30: Outta here. CN Tower behind me, Edmonton’s first skyscraper. We have a couple more now.
3:45: So apparently it was teacher’s convention and they all parked in my parkade and were ALL leaving at the same time. Teachers are cold-blooded; no one would let me in. I seriously waited like 10 minutes to get out of my spot.
4:30: Home. I got my mom to pick up the kids today. Usually I would be on my way to daycare, then out of school care, and home at 5:00. Instead, I went to visit a new daycare we’re looking at for Henry that’s closer to home, as the commute is crazy. Oh yeah, I also scraped the car on my way out of the parkade. Now I’ll find out once and for all if my husband reads my blog.
4:30: Greeted by Sami. Coming home to a quiet house is a luxury!
5:00 My mom arrives with the kids.
5:15: Make supper. This is how I meal plan. I’m sure there’s an app for that, but this way Jason and I can both see it. Notepads from Chapters.
5:30: Waiting for supper. What do non-screen-time people do with their kids while they make supper? Ben and Henry don’t know, and don’t want to know. Yes, they have their own iPad, judge away!
5:30 Trying to make jarred spaghetti sauce fancy by cleaning out the fridge. Note the shiny new knife from that Safeway promotion. It’s pretty great.
6:20: Impromptu game of Monopoly
6:50: Walk to yoga through the snow. At least it’s not uphill both ways.
8:40: Home from yoga and this one’s still up. Story time!
8:40-10:30: Scene missing. Henry insisted on staying up till 10:00 and I was too tired to fight with him, so I read more of Champlain’s Dream – How to Fit in Reading, part 3.
10:30: Went to bed.
Did you notice someone missing? My husband? Yeah. We do live in the same house, but many days it feels like we miss each other. He also hates having his picture taken.
Now off to check out the days in other people’s life. Thank you Trish for hosting!