17) Another day in the life
This just so happened to be another day off for me. I booked a couple days at the beginning of this week to go visit my family.
7:30am – my alarm goes off. I had the best of intentions for this morning, but I’m still not feeling 100% so I decide to sleep for another hour.
8:45 – ok, now I’m up. My wonderful brother has made coffee, and I sip a cup while I summon the energy to take the dogs out. Between my parents’, my brother’s and mine….it’s a lot of dog.
10:00 – Time for breakfast. I make pumpkin spiced pancakes with an apple topping for everyone. Washed down with more coffee, of course.
11:00 – Brother, sister and I go to the gym. Given the tiny-ness of my hometown, the gym is actually pretty spacious and well-equipped.
1:00 – home, snacks and showers, then we head to “the city” for the afternoon to do a bit of shopping. My big purchase? A new travel coffee mug. Big spender. We stop at Starbucks for the first pumpkin spiced lattes of the season and then pick up groceries for dinner.
6:00 – my other sister arrives and we start dinner prep. We’re having wonton soup and salad rolls. It turns out to be just about as labour-intensive as you might imagine.
8:00 – there’s a little art project underway. It’s still a surprise, but it involved papier mache.
10:00 – we’re all cleaned up and I’m settled in on the couch with a tea and Kaylee. I’m leaving her here for a couple weeks since I’m going away, and I think she’s beginning to suspect something’s up! I’m putting together a workout plan for my brother and sister, so I spend a bit of time on that and catching up on news/blogs/instagram, then get to bed around midnight.