Day in the Life: Friday Favorites

 I decided to document last Friday for today's Friday Favorites post. I hardly ever document a day in the life anymore now that my boys are grown and mostly on their own. But I knew we had a pretty full day and thought it might be fun.  These are some of my favorite posts to read and I think I did a pretty great job remembering to document and take pictures for the whole day!

5:00 wake up and I allow myself to blog, read emails, etc. until 5:30


5:30 get up, get dressed for the gym, put away my laundry from the night before, make the bed.

5:45 head downstairs to make Alec's lunch (1/2 way though he came to the balcony to tell me he wasn't going to school since he wasn't feeling well-- he's 18 and allowed to make this call himself).  I decided to make a salad, some chicken salad, hard boil some eggs, and cut up all the fruit since we had just done groceries after dinner last night and none of that had been done yet.



I emptied, reloaded, and restarted the dishwasher. 

6:40 I grabbed the trash on my way out the door and headed to the gym to meet my mom. 

I listen to audiobooks when I'm alone in the car




8:00 Once I'm back home from the gym I get cleaned up and changed into my clothes for the day.


8:30 Emptied dishwasher for the second time, checked on Alec-- who was sleeping soundly, ate breakfast and sat down to work on the computer (paying bills and balancing our accounts) while simultaneously helping Evan with any schoolwork he has. 


9:30 Alec finally woke up and I offered to make him breakfast; while cooking his omelet and making toast I found that we had lots of crust pieces lying around in mostly empty bread bags so I used the food processor to make bread crumbs (I keep them in a giant ziploc bag in the freezer for whenever I have a recipe that needs breadcrumbs).  I delivered his breakfast and then put all of Evan's school books away since he was done school for the day; it goes real quick this time of year when we've only got a few subjects to finish up!




10:00 I sat to finish the last two cards I began making yesterday for birthdays we have coming up later in the month.



10:30 we all felt the house shake but after walking around found nothing wrong; we later found out that there was an earthquake in New Jersey that we had felt the aftershocks from.

11:00 worked on the blog a bit; reading, visiting, and commenting on others' as well as responding to comments on my own blog. 

12:00 I sat down to eat lunch and watch the last 1/2 of the final show of Silicon Valley that I fell asleep watching last night. These 6 seasons flew by and I needed to know how it ended!



12:30 Alec asked if I could make him some soup for lunch so I did that and ran a bowl up to him. My husband came home from work since he had taken the afternoon off. 

1:00 I tried on my latest Stitch Fix box that came in and only kept 1 item this time; a pretty white jean jacket. Then I worked on the blog for a bit more getting "all caught up."

2:00 I headed out to pick up some take out dinner for Evan-- we were all heading out later and I offered to pick up food for him that he could eat up for dinner. 


3:00 The rest of us left to head to Foxwood's casino (Alec was feeling better after a shower, a nap, taking allergy meds, etc. And while our general rule has always been that if you are too sick to go to school you are too sick to go to after school activities but, again, he's 18 and headed off the college in the fall so I felt like he was old enough to make the call himself). 

Alec's senior class sold tickets as a fundraiser for bingo and while we had never been we thought it sounded like fun for the over 18 crowd. We took my mother in law with us and met my mom and step-father there. 



4:00 We found our way to the casino and spent 30 minutes finding the bingo hall then went over to the Hard Rock Cafe for dinner. 




5:30 we got in line to get our bingo tickets and sat down in the hall.   Luckily a few people recognized us as newbies and offered to explain how it all works to us.. it's nothing like church bingo I played as a kid!

6:30 The first games started and we had fun even though we didn't win anything. 


8:15 or so we decided we had had enough and it was time to head home (we had about an hours drive and 4 of the 7 of us needed to be up early on Saturday morning).  We had only played 1/2 the games so we gave our sheets of remaining games to the nice ladies near us that had coached us in what to do and wished them luck.

9:30 we arrived home and headed to bed; after I packed Alec a quick lunch for the next day. 

It was a great day!


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  1. That's so interested that you felt the quake. Thanks for sharing your day with us!

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    1. You're welcome! it was wild to feel the house shake like that; we so rarely have any sort of quake activity.

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  2. Bingo is fun. Did you play all those cards for one game?? I always enjoy reading DITL posts and had been thinking about doing today as one. There will likely be no activity so it may be super boring! Anyway, your day sounds nice and I´m glad that Alec started feeling better as the day progressed.

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    1. Yes, each sheet is a different color (there was a stack of 9 or so all fused together at the top) and each color sheet pertains to one game. It was tricky playing so many cards per game because you have to yell bingo before the next number is called or it doesn't count!

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  3. It does sound like a great day! I'm always happy went I sink into bed at night with the thought that I am pleasingly tired from a busy day. Have a good weekend!

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  4. You are so lucky that you live so close to Foxwoods!

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    1. Would you believe that is the first time I've been there in 20 or so years?!

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  5. Thanks for sharing this! It is always interesting to read. Sounds like a busy day for you!

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  6. Interesting day! I didn't know Curves still exists. It's funny that Alec came to tell you he didn't feel well - Zachary will text me from upstairs!

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    1. I don't think any of my boys have ever texted me about not feeling well; they usually hunt me down or give a little shout out from their bedrooms.

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  7. That is a busy day! I'm amazed by your productive morning.

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    1. Aw, thank you! I always feel most productive in the mornings.

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  8. Fun look into your day! That casino was in a pretty spot. I see a lot of similarities in our days.
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    1. We hadn't been to that casino in nearly 20 years! It was neat to see the changes.

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  9. I love reading about people's days. It sounds like a busy and productive day. Oh wow at having an earthquake!
    I am glad Alec started to feel better.
    I do love a game or two of bingo. It sounds like you had a great evening.

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    1. It was fun; but they weren't kidding about how fast paced and competitive those high stakes games can get!

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  10. You are so productive! I love that You made bread crumbs from the leftover bread crusts!
    I would totally do that too except that we eat breadcrust. But if The bread gets too dried out or something like that then I'll make it!
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    Jodie

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  11. Your day sounds busy bit satisfying with many accomplishments, Joanne! I love your cards --I brought all my craft supplies up to a spare bedroom from my basement in hopes I'd rekindle my love of making cards again. I have so many rubber stamps going to waste!

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    1. Funny enough I completely forgot to mail both of those cards out before I left for my weekend trip so now I'll be mailing them out late I guess--- and here I felt to accomplished getting them done early!

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  12. That was a fun post to read. You really make good use of your day! I need to work on being more productive...for sure. I was wondering how far away the earthquake was felt. My nephew in Boston claims to have felt nothing but, then again, would he really be paying attention. ha. Thanks for sharing your day!

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    1. Thank you! Lots of people in our town and surrounding towns didn't feel it either but I think because my boys and I were all just sitting down upstairs in our house we felt it. I'm pretty sure if I had been walking around or out driving in my car I probably wouldn't have noticed it.

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  13. It sounds like a great day! That is such good idea to make and freeze breadcrumbs. I'm going to start doing that. The cards you made are super cute! I haven't played bingo in years - sounds like a fun evening!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  14. How fun! I haven't played bingo in ages, will have to find a local spot for a fun night out.

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    1. I don't think my boys had ever played before and I couldn't remember the last time I had played either but it was fun.

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  15. I used to love to play Bingo, but I'm betting I'd need coaching, too! I haven't seen any Curves around here for years. I think they're a franchise, right? I'm so impressed by how much you get done before I even get up!

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    1. Yeah, Curves is a franchise but it's really struggling as so many of them are shutting down.

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  16. I love Day In The Life posts and I loved hearing all about your day. Sounds like you had a very productive day and after seeing all our lovely cut-up fruit, I am craving fruit! So I'm going to go eat some grapes. Now that autumn is here our choice of fruit from the supermarket has been reduced quite a bit. The grapes are still sweet and crunchy though!
    Ruth@playworkeatrepeat

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  17. That sounds like a very full day. I love the idea of making bread crumbs out of end pieces. I usually just give them to the birds. I will have to try that.

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    1. It was definitely a full day but lots of fun.

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  18. I always love these DITL posts!! I need to do another one soon! It's been a while!

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    1. I don't know why I so rarely think to do them because they are fun posts to write and read.

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  19. I love a day in the life post! I really need to write one myself. It sounds like you guys had a fab day. I'm glad Alec started to feel better and well done for getting so much done. :)

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  20. Busy day you had! I would do a "day in the life"..but it would probably go like "took dog out...took dog in...took dog for a walk.."...lol! I went to Curves for quite a long time (they have long since closed here)....and it was while there...I took note of the pains in my chest! And I just couldn't get into my workouts for a while. (yep....I had two blocked arteries...). I always loved going to Curves...wishing it was still here...(arteries opened with stents now)...

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  21. You start your day quite early! I'm often awake then, but I typically linger in bed a bit longer. How crazy to feel your house shake. I've only felt the tremors from an earthquake once and I do remember it feeling very odd. Sounds like you had a fun and full day!

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    1. Oh yes, I used to linger in bed longer too and I'm sure I'll easily fall back into that habit once Alec is done with public school.

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  22. Your day sounds really busy and productive.
    It must have been surprising to experience an earthquake!
    I'm glad Alec started feeling better.
    Bingo is always fun.

    Happy Sunday, Joanne!

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    1. It was very surprising; I have only felt quakes twice in my life since they are pretty rare here in Ct.

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