Sep 22, 2017

A Day (Off) in the Life.

Recently, one of my favourite bloggers, Domestic Divinity pondered returning to blogging.  She decided that updating her Facebook page more frequently was going to be her way of doing it and it's been so lovely reading along about what's been going on in her life.  One of the posts that I've enjoyed the most featured a short video about a day in her life.  There was so much I could relate to in the parenting stakes....

I wish I knew how to compress a day in my life into an interesting video but I don't so I decided to document a day in my life on Instagram which turned out to be so much fun (to me at least) finding the joy/excitement in the seemingly mundane that I've decided to write a post around the photos.

Without further ado.  Here's what a day (off) in my life looks like right now.

0530: intervals on the treadmill at the gym.  I go to a 24 hour gym that's a five minute drive from home.  It's not fancy and at that hour, most of the guys there are there for the weights leaving me with a free run on the cardio machines.  We all know each other by sight.  There's not much chat but we motivate each other by just being there at crazy o'clock doing what needs to be done.

0630: driven home, parked and off for a walk down the road in search of coffee.  My neighbourhood is basically one large construction site right now.

0636: waited for my coffee and wished everyone Shanah Tova as the Jewish New Year is observed.

0640: walked home with my coffee in my activewear like everyone else who was out and about at that hour.

0641: looked up at the beginning of a beautiful day in Sydney.  I love this time of the year and time of the day.

0700:  my scheduled blog post for the day went live.  It was my review of the Louise M shoes I've been wearing at work this week.

0735: fished my tea bag out of my mug of tea with a pair of chopsticks.  That same cup of tea had been kept warm by being topped up with boiling water while I tried to get Preschooler's breakfast organized.  There's usually around three options and each of these change on the minute.  Not many of them are nutritionally sound either.  The freshly squeezed OJ that I make to accompany it does make me feel a bit less guilty about the food options.

0847: current 'day off' (couldn't resist the inverted sanctimommy commas..) mum uniform.  Uniqlo's cashmere sweaters are the best and seem to stand up to my life better than their woollen knits which have developed holes in them from being machine washed.  Seven For All Mankind skinny jeans... no brainer there.  Looking forward to my next expedition to the outlets in the US next year because I need to get some simple black skinnies from the brand. Will I ever be able to carry a bag to work that's as small as the cross body styles I like using in my downtime?  Probably not.

0947: logged onto the work server to catch up on all the news from overnight and to anticipate anything that might come up today.

1013:  at Chemist Warehouse.  Primarily for Preschooler SSG's meds but you never know what you'll find that you'll then need as you wander the aisles while waiting for the scrip to be filled.

1040: cup of tea and a banana as I read my favourite guilty pleasure read.

1158: love getting the chance to eat lunch before noon!  Bulk lunch prep takes all the stress away from trying to think of a lunch idea on a daily basis.

1246: desk top car racing with Preschooler SSG.  We're supposed to be measuring how far our cars skittle across the desk in centimetres, hence the tape measure blue tacked on the edge.  Preschooler SSG has since added two pieces of paper to our racing pit.  I'm not sure what they're there for but I guess I'll be finding out soon.

1324: attempting to administer Preschooler SSG's eye drops.  He's a moving target, that boy.

1430: you guys, it's going to be somewhere between 26 - 32C in Sydney tomorrow!  That's statement frock weather in my opinion.  My outfit for Friyay has been picked and hung out ready for the get out the door rush that is every morning of the days I work.

1457: home yoga practice.  Who am I kidding?  It's the only way I practice yoga these days.  I'm still sticking to at least two sessions a week and I'm needing less assistance from props in my standing poses.  I still need the belts to help me with floor work.  The best news, though, is that my shoulders, knees and back have all been behaving and working as they should with all the asanas they've found themselves in of late.

1642: the home stretch. Preschooler SSG is on the mend, the housework's been done, fielded calls from work.  Into my PJs with a good inch of miracle working skincare on my face at nanna o'clock.  No shame in my game.

1657: apparently there's some kind of nation wide shortage of T2's Peppermint Tea.  It's been out of stock online for ages and there's none to be found at my local store.  Even the loose leaf.  So I had to ... Try Another Brand.

Later (but not much later): Preschooler SSG's had his shower, dinner and brushed his teeth.  We have time for a book before heading to bed.  A good half hour of talking, prayers and trying to listen to his bedtime CD before sleepytime.

I head to bed, listen to the radio and fall asleep.

And then it starts all over again when the same radio station wakes me up in the morning.

What do your days look like?


  1. I love reading these day in the life style posts, although I missed a lot of these pics on instagram. The new feed frustrates me so much!

    I'd love to do something like this but I think I'm never going to settle into a comfortable routine - maybe one day life will be a little more predictable!

  2. You get up at 530!!!!! You are s superwoman


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