A Day in the Life

Sometime around 5:00 in the afternoon it hit me… I’d kind of like to have this day preserved with a written memory, just because it’s so ridiculously typical of my days at this stage of the game.  Well, here goes.

Early morning – Answering e-mails from a woman who recently discovered my blog and has old family connections.  Then, of course, my happy time on Facebook with a great cup of coffee.

Mid morning – Driving to one of our projects with G (50 miles out in the country) to see the progress and discuss stone, flooring, trim & texture with the owner… and thank you very much… to pick up a pay check.

Late morning – Into Clovis to have bacon and eggs and fruit for a late breakfast, early lunch.  Ahhhh… bacon and eggs, I do love that dish!

Noon – All over that big hardware store to pick up punch-list-supplies for the big project we’re finishing, but just as important, the kitty door for our new baby.  Then the paint store.  Then the heating and cooling store.

Early afternoon – Picking up Gary’s tuxedo which has been altered… at the same delightful place that outfitted him in a white tux with tails for our wedding almost 30 years ago.

Afternoon – Out to another jobsite to drop off mirrors and hoses and grills and insulation, then to the dump to drop off trash.

Later afternoon – A 20 minute cat nap… because sometimes 49 year old women just need a little cat nap.

Late afternoon – Cleaning those horrific fly specks from the front porch.  Someone may be showing up to take senior pictures… and even if they don’t, enough is enough with putting that off.

Evening – Off to church to lead our women’s Bible study.  Tonight I’m talking about Matthew, Mark, Luke & John, and how they came to write those wonderful Gospels.

Later evening – Home to rummage around for supper… sharp cheddar cheese, artichoke hearts, walnuts and grapefruit juice… because some nights you just aren’t cooking.

Nighttime – Crawling into bed to gear up for tomorrow.

Late night – Enjoying the breeze through the open window, then changing that emotion as the smell of skunk wafts on through.

Yep… that’s pretty much my life in a nutshell.


10 Responses to “A Day in the Life”

  1. Lawanda Calton says:

    Perhaps we all should write about “our day” every now and then….just for future generations to know a little about us. Thanks for sharing your day with us!!

  2. Sandy says:

    Yes… wouldn’t it be great to have a little snippet like this from all those who have gone before us!

    While I was cleaning the fly specks, yet again, I just chuckled at the normalcy of the day, and knew I wanted to write it all down.

    Thanks for reading! =)

  3. Pam says:

    That is fantastic! And yes, I would have loved to have seen a page from my grandmothers and grandfathers and those before them from their daily lives! Thank you for sharing this!

  4. Cheryl says:

    Thank you! I think that is why I always loved the Little House books, especially the ones not really a part of the series since it gave me more of a glimpse into Laura’s everyday life. I would love to find a 100-150 year old diary to read.:)

  5. Mary Anne says:

    Grannie Borden kept a diary one year. She loaned it to me to read before she died. It was probably about the 50’s. I just can’t remember. Wonder if anyone has it.

  6. cindy says:

    I have horrible midge specs on my windows. And those ugly spider webs. Wipe them off, they are back in a day. And on my front door, its bat scat. A few bats hang out in that area. One day, or evening, one of the cats was watching a bat flying around. He watched closely and all of a sudden, he went for it and caught a bat. Now that is fast and amazing.

  7. Sandy says:

    Mary Anne, wouldn’t it be wonderful to find that diary! I’m quite sure no one in our branch has it, or I’d surely know of it! What a treasure! I hope it “surfaces”!

  8. Gary FIelds says:

    Thanks for documenting! Time to head out on another ‘noteworthy’ day in the life…

  9. Sandy,

    I love reading your posts! Brings back memories of Portales and the ones we love who are still there. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

  10. Jackie (Rankin) Barnett says:

    Cindy, when my cat was younger he used to bring in (yes, IN the house) all sorts of things… a regular witch’s stew! Of course, the occasional bird or butterfly, but far more often it was lizards, little snakes, rats, and even bats! Yep. One night he came in his little cat door with a bat in his mouth, made a noise (to announce it, I suppose) and let it go… Oh, boy! Did we have an exciting night, let me tell you! I was there by myself… so, thankfully, no one has it on tape! It would probably have been a youtube sensation! The second time he did it, I handled it a little more calmly… Maybe that made it less interesting for him to try that trick again, because, fortunately, he didn’t bring home any more of those “treats” … He hasn’t done much hunting the past few years (thankfully!). I’m not sure if he’s just getting old, or if there’s not as much to catch around our new home. But I sure don’t miss the treats! 🙂

    Enjoyed your post, Sandy, as always. I would also love to read the same kind of thing from generations before us!

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