A Day in the Life of… Me.

March 23, 2016 Personal 43

Howdy Bookworms!

Have you ever wondered what other people’s day-to-day lives are like? Trish at Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity has an event for that! She’s challenged bloggers to log their activity for a single day to share with the world. If you have an excellent memory, you may recall that I played along last year and tracked St. Patrick’s Day, so I figured I’d do the same this year. Let’s do this, shall we?


Thursday, March 17, 2016

7:00 am- Alarm goes off.

7:09 am – Alarm goes off again.

7:18 am- For the love of St. Patrick, I want to sleeeeeeeeep.

7:27 am- Fine! I’ll get out of bed, you miserable task master. (I hate you so much right now, alarm clock. So. Much.)

7:30 am- Grumpily wait for bathroom time. Hubs and I rarely overlap on getting ready, but we did today. And I’m a terrible, terrible grump.

7:33 am- Use bathroom. Pleased that I showered last night and set out my clothes so the morning stupor wouldn’t affect my greenness. We wouldn’t want a repeat of last year’s forgetting to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, now would we?

7:38 am- Get dressed, including green t-shirt, green shoes, and novelty Irish headband. Sparkles AND feathers.

7:52 am- Leave house, listen to NPR in the car and lament, lament, lament the state of the world, and American politics in particular. (I told you I was in a terrible mood.)

8:15 am- Arrive at work.

8:18 am- Read emails, do work. Dang. I need some coffee.

8:30 am- Check Facebook. See photo of “nieces” in St. Paddy’s swag. The redhead is wearing a green t-shirt that says “Ginger Pride.” Die of cuteness.

8:49 am- First sip of coffee with Irish Cream creamer. I’m in charge of the office coffee and creamer supply, so I choose seasonally appropriate flavors.

8:53 am- Laughed really, really loudly at a text Hubs sent. It included a picture of a ferret in a Leprechaun hat. You’d probably have to be us to find that exceptionally hilarious. It’s lucky that my co-workers are immune to my random outbursts (swearing at computers, talking to myself, giggle-snorts) because nobody batted an eye.

9:00 am- Wonder idly if Hubs could tell the difference in color between my t-shirt and the grey hoodie I’m wearing over it, given his mild green deficiency color blindness… A truly sad state of affairs, to my mind. Green is the best of the colors.

9:10 am- Selfie. This headband is not going to properly appreciate itself, you know. (Crankiness evaporated with the coffee, in case you were curious.)


10:00 am- Feeling restless. Decide to raise desk to standing desk (I know, right? It’s pretty sweet.) I rarely use the feature but sometimes it helps when I’m feeling fidgety.

11:30 am- Have quick chat with Andi that ends with me being extremely hungry and admitting that I didn’t know white gravy was a thing until my teen years. I mean, why on earth would I ever have ordered biscuits and gravy for breakfast when PANCAKES existed? Plus, in my Midwestern existence, all mashed potatoes were served with brown gravy. I’m mildly ashamed.

12:36 pm- Lunch! I’ve been hungry for an hour now so I’m pretty stoked about putting food in my belly. I had creamy tomato pasta soup and an English muffin with laughing cow cheese (the garlic and herb flavor.) I realize a can of soup is not a terribly exciting lunch, but I really, really like soup.

1:10 pm- Work and more work. Really exciting stuff here, people.

5:01 pm- Wow, I really dropped the ball on recording, huh? Luckily, I didn’t do anything particularly interesting. At least not to the casual observer. I get changed so I can head to the gym. I suppose I could change at the gym, but locker rooms are not my favorite thing so it’s just easier to change before I go.

5:25 pm- Arrive at gym. Do Body Combat. I like to kick, and stretch, aaaaaaaaaaaand kick! (I also sweat. A lot. It’s super gross.)

6:35 pm- Leave gym and head home.

6:48 pm- Arrive home

6:50 pm- Shower. So very, very necessary.

7:05 pm- Prepare dinner. This consists of browning some sausage and setting a boxed mix of jambalaya to boil. Y’all know I’m useless in the kitchen. We’re keeping it real, here. (Also keeping it real is the fact that Hubs would never be cool with me cooking corned beef and cabbage in our house. Too odiferous.)

7:20 pm- Sit down to watch some crappy TV whilst jambalaya cooks its requisite 25 minutes.

7:45 pm- EAT. It was a good batch this time. Yes, sometimes I even screw up food that comes out of boxes. I AM NOT GOOD AT FEEDING MYSELF.

8:02 pm- Hubs puts on Baskets. It’s that Zach Galifianakis show where he’s a clown? It’s super weird and awkwardly funny but not usually in a gut busting sort of way. It’s also pretty sad. I don’t know how I feel about it, honestly. Louie Anderson makes a convincing woman, though, I’ll tell you what.

8:18 pm- Hubs asks if I would like a Shamrock shake. The answer is YES.

8:20 pm- Hubs leaves to acquire said shamrock shakes. Because it’s St. Patrick’s Day. And they are delicious.



8:40 pm- I decide I’d rather read The Walking Dead: Compendium Three than continue paying attention to Hubs’s weird taste in TV.

8:49 pm- Shout of utter repulsion. Common TWD experience.

9:07 pm- Shout of joy and delight regarding TWD. (I can’t tell you why. Spoilers. But daaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn.)

10:02 pm- Fold some laundry. Hubs is really good about doing the laundry, as in the washing and drying part, but he doesn’t fold and put it away. That’s my bit. So I did that.

10:27 pm- Watch a couple of YouTube vids with Hubs. We have to keep tabs on The Tim Tracker, you know.

10:49 pm- Head up to bed. Read The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson for a bit.

11:11 pm- This time is completely estimated, but I definitely didn’t last long before I conked out.

So yeah. That’s what a day in my life looks like. It’s nothing thrilling, but we can’t all be super exciting, right? Anybody out there do anything especially fun on St. Paddy’s?

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43 Responses to “A Day in the Life of… Me.”

  1. heather

    My St Patrick’s Day consisted of hospital time so yours was much more fun. Love the headband!

  2. Megan M.

    Sounds like a great day to me! What did we think of what happened on the last episode of TWD? I was extremely disappointed to say the least. I’m going to see how this season ends, but I may give up on it.

    • Words for Worms

      Have you read the comics? That particular death scene was meant for someone else. Although, to be fair, that character does die eventually, anyway. I dunno. I always really liked that actor. I was less than thrilled. I’d have liked her to stick around.

      • Megan M.

        Me too! I love her and I wish she had been able to have more time/character development on the show. The hubs did tell me who originally was in that scene, and I really wish they’d kept it the same. And Carol. I’ve been #TeamCarol since forever and I wish I could find out whether this new development with her is permanent. I’m guessing it is, which really bums me out. 🙁

  3. Rhian

    I worked and wore green by accident. St Patrick’s Day here is pretty much people dressed in green drinking Guinness. I’m sure it has more meaning for actual Irish people.

    P.S. I second the love of your headband. Does it have lights?

  4. Jennine G.

    Sounds like a really enjoyable evening! I am no good at feeding myself, nor my kids, either. Notice in my day of post they are chicken fingers and French fries I threw in the oven. That’s the typical Wednesday cause we have a set schedule every week for that day, but if it were left completely up to me, it wouldn’t improve much! Lol

  5. kristin @ my little heart melodies

    Nice! My St. Patrick’s Day was work… then cooking an epic Irish feast including shepherd’s pie (with ground lamb), soda bread, and Guinness stout chocolate-chocolate chip cookies with Bailey’s buttercream frosting and sparkly green sprinkles. That last one might not actually be Irish cuisine. 😉

  6. Charleen

    I loooooooove the boxed jambalaya. We had that last week as well, and it may actually have been St. Patrick’s Day. I can’t remember now. I’m done feeling guilty about the boxed/frozen lifestyle. It’ll be different once the little one’s eating with us, but right now I focus on keeping him healthy and just keeping us fed.

  7. Michelle

    Love it all! I went out of my way, much to my kids’ chagrin, to get a shamrock shake on St. Patrick’s Day. Of course, they didn’t complain anymore when I got them each one too. Kids.

    Thank you so much for sharing and keeping it real!

  8. nerdybookgirl

    I’m in charge of the coffee at work as well. We get a discount from the local coffee shop. Some of the people don’t like it as much as FOLGERS and they say it is too strong. Clearly they are not thinking properly.

    I’ve never had a Shamrock shake. Must change that.

    Great day!

    • Words For Worms

      I don’t have a local coffee connection so I buy Folgers. The flavored creamer compensates for it being, well, Folgers. YOU HAVE NEVER HAD A SHAMROCK SHAKE?! FIX THAT!

  9. Jenny

    Haha! Sounds like I’m not the only person who hates cooking. I love how healthy you are. What with the working out. I need to do more of that.

  10. shanayatales

    I can’t believe how fun these day-in-life posts are to read! I am sure you had just as much fun documenting your day. Next time, I am going to do one too. 😀

  11. Kay

    Loved your very ‘green’ day. So funny and I did not know that McDonald’s had shamrock shakes. Note to self. Shamrock shakes next year. Are they mint flavored? Not something icky like lime right? And seriously, you didn’t know about white gravy. Well, I am a Southern girl so – I never understood the whole brown gravy thing. LOL

    • Words For Worms

      They are mint flavored! It’s probably a nostalgia thing that I find them delicious, but yuuuuum! So like, for Thanksgiving in the South, do y’all do Southern style gravy or turkey drippings gravy?

  12. Amanda

    I’m pretty much useless in the kitchen, too, which is why my husband takes care of the cooking, and our boys rotate who helps out with making dinner, so that they’ll all be able to cook for themselves or their spouses one day. 😀

    • Words For Worms

      LOL, I came home tonight and my husband proudly announced that he’d cooked… Which meant he’d ordered pizza. It’s not a great combination to both be crap in the kitchen, but we make do. I love that your husband is teaching your boys to cook!

  13. Wendy Runyon

    My alarm clock and I are not friends either. Great post. I enjoyed reading about your day. The milkshake looks yummy. I don’t think I got a Shamrock Shake this year. What is wrong with me?! Maybe because I completely forgot to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. I tried to pass off the turquoise in my shirt as having a green tint to it. I love your headband. I need one of those for next year.

  14. Debbie

    I want a standing desk! I am great in the kitchen! But only on Saturdays. Who the hell wants to cook on a WORK DAY? Boxed Jambalaya is wonderful!! The Summer before the War is one of my book club books next month. Hope it’s good.
    Great Post!

  15. Lindsey

    I do that all the time. “Ok honey, enjoy your tv. I’m going to go enjoy my book like the more civilized person I am…” 🙂

    I am happy to find a kindred spirit of coffee creamer. It is a very important decision to start your morning off on the right foot.

  16. Kristen M.

    I almost did the boxed jambalaya for dinner today but cooking chicken seemed like too much effort so we had ham and eggs. It’s sad when the box is even too much. Thanks for sharing your St. Paddy’s Day!

  17. Andi M. (@estellasrevenge)

    My co-workers also got used to my swear-screaming and giggle-snorts before I left (today!). I love that you guys did late-night (for me, tired) Shamrock Shakes, and I got to make a cameo in your post! SWEET!

  18. chrisbookarama

    Mmmm…Shamrock Shakes. I honestly can’t remember what I did on St Patrick’s Day. I think I had some Baileys.

  19. Trish

    Zatarain’s Zatarain’s. I’m not sure this is the brand you used, but we’re a big fan of the dirty rice mix. Hub makes it because I screw it up every time. I’m also not sure how you can screw up boxed meals, but I undoubtedly do every time. Even Kraft Mac and Cheese.

    Coffee makes EVERYTHING better. St Paddy’s day is now a blur to me…my bullet journal tells me we had Salisbury Steak. Guessing that’s more British than Irish, but it was tasty! Thanks for playing along Katie…best selfie ever!

  20. Kailana

    I am hopeless at cooking, too. I was just telling the guy how all these day in the life posts make me feel inferior with their fancy meals and awesome cooking skills. We have lots of very pretty kitchen toys that I kind of stare at and never use. So… lol I enjoyed your post!

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