Tuesday, October 02, 2012

what my days look like

A friend of mine does "Day in the Life" posts where she posts everything she did that day. It's a nice way to get a feel for her daily schedule without writing/reading it every day.

So my typical mornings are like this: get up at 9, clean and eat breakfast, make Adam a lunch, and then start work at 10. I say work, but it's my unpaid internship with the Kill Screen. After I write up 5 things, I call it done, which is somewhere between 12 and 2, depending on how fast I find things and how alert I am. Sometimes when I can't think of something to write I just refresh Twitter a lot, hoping someone will post a good link. And sometimes I end up playing games that I report on.

The past two weeks I've been practicing organ every day (today I practiced organ on the piano, since sometimes I don't feel like driving down to the church). This week I started a computer science course at edX, and I've been trying to review some kanji at WaniKani.

Some afternoons I have an errand to run. Yesterday I went into Provo to get my blood drawn and tomorrow my dog has a vet visit. I'm working on a quilt for a quilting class with a neighbor, and I think there is a book I'm supposed to be reading for book club. And my sister is making a videogame I want to help write.

I wasn't feeling all that great yesterday and spent a considerable amount of time playing Guild Wars 2. I think today I'm going to try making some muffins, and we have eggplant parmigiana on the meal plan, so I'll start making that around 5:30. Adam will come home between 6 and 7, and after dinner we'll take Koko on a walk. In the evening Adam likes to play on his iPad and sometimes I'll play a game too.

I know some people think they'd be bored if they stayed at home all day... but I don't feel bored.


Cara said...

There are so many reasons why I love this post. :)

Can we see in-progress photos of your quilt?

I always bristle a bit when people insinuate that there's nothing to be done if you're a "stay-at-home," because all I can reply with is something along the lines of "Dude, I'm more busy staying at home than working somewhere else!" Ha ha.

Tamsin North said...

I live this post too :) I did something similar once, but with photos. It's sort of fun to look back on and see what my life was like with a four month-old compared to an almost-three-year-old. The post is here, if you're interested: http://tamsinnorth.blogspot.com/2010/06/30-days-of-29-day-6-day-in-pictures.html

I stayed home for a little while without work, school or kids, and it was sort of surprising to see how quickly my days filled up, and how few of the Grand Schemes I had envisioned I actually found the time for.

Rachel Helps said...

thanks for the comments! Cara, I'll try to get some quilting pictures up... I found some fantastic fabric and it's coming out kind of strange but awesome.

Tamsin, loved your picture post! Amazing how quickly the days fill up.