A Day (or Weekend) in the Life.
Let’s take a peek into each others lives as as we chronicle what we did on a typical (or not-so-typical) day or weekend … or week.
Well so I didn’t notice this topic until Sunday morning so I
was forced to decided to chronicle my Sunday. It’s not exactly a typical Sunday though but here it is!
Wake at 635 thanks to a fire truck siren outside. But I’m usually up before 7 on weekends (and before 6 on weekdays).
Check email and messages and see messages from my sister in Singapore asking about presents for the boys. I lie in bed checking out the Book Depository links she sent and give suggestions.
655: Head down for breakfast. The boys are awake but giggling in bed. I decide to go down first and have quiet breakfast
I grab homemade raisin bread from the freezer and into the toaster. Make some tea with milk. Eat a walnut cookie I had made on Friday while waiting.
Sit and read some digital magazines (library) while eating breakfast. Not long after, the boys come down and so does the husband. My mum is staying with us until after Christmas and she’s down too.
730 I finish up and go brush teeth etc and throw jackets in the wash. We went to a korean BBQ last night and our clothes and jackets smell smoky!
745: sit down to write some blog posts. Realize that Monday’s Month of Faves is about “a day in the life) so start typing down what I remember!
830: Watch a YouTube video on a Christmas gnome pattern. Decide to make some for the kids’ teachers
9: head to Costco to pick up some gifts for the husband’s colleagues. Lots of chocolates!
10: I sit with the kids as they practice piano
1115: Firehouse subs lunch. Requested by the six-year-old.
We head to the music school after lunch for the winter concert
120: The 8yo’s session is on. He’s supposed to be fourth but two of the kids ahead of him haven’t turned up by the time the session starts so he’s second. He plays the song Moonlight Sonata and does great (with a couple of minor mistakes!)
230: Back home and I start working on a new-to-me cookie dough recipe. This is a sesame sea salt cookie from Dorie Greenspan’s cookie book.
The husband had asked if I could make some things to send to his mentor in Seattle. They sent us some lovely Christmassy treats last year.
Yesterday I had premade some more cookie dough, citrus shortbread (recipe from The NY Times).
I bought cookie stamps last year but never tried them out. So when I saw this recipe it was meant to be. I adapted it slightly to be a Meyer lemon shortbread to use the Meyer lemons in my backyard. The original recipe calls for orange and lemon zest in the dough and juice in the glaze. The stamps are a bit more tricky to work with than expected and I realize that a very liberal flouring of the balls of dough is required.
330 or so: The husband takes the kids and my mum our for a walk in the park. It’s a nice break from all the rain last week so might as well get some sunshine and fresh air! I continue with the cookie making. I have to bake my cookies, glaze the shortbread.
445: They decide to pick up dinner from a nearby Chinese takeout place.
530: The kids skype my in-laws in Singapore. I clean up all the cookie making equipment and stuff. After that they watch some TV. And I finally sit down and take a break.
630: We usually eat around this time and so we were hungry. Noodles, fried rice, broccoli beef, salt and pepper chicken. Also oranges and plums and sesame balls for dessert.
730: clean up, put the dishes away. The kids clean the dining table and sweep the floor.
I redo the Christmas Gnome body I had started on earlier today. I realized I had forgotten to do the Back Loop only part of a single crochet row which meant I had to redo 7 rows. At least it was quick! I decide to continue the rest tomorrow and head up to shower.
815: Reading time.
9: The kids go to bed. And I go lie in bed and read a book.