My #DayintheLife Post for 2016: It's Saturday!

A Day in the Life of Chrisbookarama 2016


It's time for Trish's Day in the Life again! Last year, I did things a little differently and took a photo of all my Everyday Essentials. This year I decided to stick to the rules. I picked March 12 as the day to record my activities. It was a Saturday and that's a day that's a little less organized. A lot less of "Then I cleaned my floors, and went for groceries." Anything can happen on a Saturday! I hope you enjoy this look into my life.



9:00 It's Saturday. No one else is awake yet. It's so quiet. I'm awake but in bed. I look at my phone: Facebook, Twitter, and email. I start thinking about making French toast and search Pinterest for recipes.

9:30 I get up and weigh myself- right on track. French toast sounds even better! I feed the pets and make coffee. I grab the sausages out of the freezer to thaw. All the Pinterest recipes look too complicated. I just stick to the basic recipe and fry up the sausages too. 

10:00 The family finally drags themselves out of bed. We eat. It is delicious! 

I love weekend breakfasts

10:30 I have coffee in front of the computer while listening to a morning indie playlist on Spotify. I contemplate whether to run outdoors but decide it's too cold. I'm a big baby.

Brr!

11:00 After some drama about not being able to find what she needs, the girl goes to the mall with a friend.

11:30 I finally get on the treadmill. Spotify's recommended running playlist thinks I want to listen to a lot of Aerosmith. I do not.

That's not Aerosmith

12:00 Whew! My run is done! Now onto laundry and a shower.

Slow and steady wins the treadmill

12:30 I dry my hair, put on makeup, and get dressed. I'm wearing a favorite sweater and long necklace. I'm into long necklaces lately- very boho.

The basics

1:30 I eat yogurt, raspberries and granola for lunch. My husband puts pork roast in the slow cooker for supper.

2:00 We leave the house, finally. We're off to buy tickets for Chase the Ace and pick up paint swatches from Home Depot. What is Chase the Ace, you might ask? Well, here is a humourous explanation from the last BIG Chase the Ace. Basically, it's a local lottery run for charity that grows bigger every week until there is a winner. This recent one has been growing quietly for some time. On this Saturday, the pot was over $1 million. That's is a lot of money! I got the fever.

And so does everyone else...

The line curves and ends over by those doors

2:30 At the ticket sale venue we go to, the line is so long we have to stand outside. A man who just happens to be walking by asks me, "So what's this all about?" I think for a moment he is joking. Doesn't everyone know about it! "It's Chase the Ace!" I say. He then decides to join us in line and asks me for more information.

While waiting, my phone rings. My daughter "needs" money for lunch at the mall. She spent what she had. I use my banking app to send some to her account. I don't know whether to love or hate this technology. 

About 15 mins later we have tickets in hand. Am I now a millionaire? You'll have to keep reading to find out!

3:30 After Home Depot, we head home. The girl is there already. She shows me her spoils. I look at the paint swatches in living room and choose one called Wet Cement. (Spoiler: We painted this week. It looks great!)

Gray is so hot right now

4:00 I make some tea (Davids Tea Earl Grey) and work on our family photo album for 2015. I try to make one at the end of every year now. I was taking so many photos and they just sat on the computer. I pick the best of the year and arrange them in a photo book from Shutterfly. I only started in 2014. Maybe someday I'll go back and do the previous years. For now, I have this one ready for printing.

Just chillin'

My husband is watching car racing on TV. So many viagra ads! Like, we get it, we know what it's for. Do we really need to hear about four hour erections in the middle of the afternoon? 

5:30 Then we finish making supper. Just as we're about to eat I get a text from my in laws inviting us over for cake. There was a birthday earlier that week. And to watch the live feed of the Chase the Ace draw. Sounds good to me!

Yum!

6:30 We hang out at the in laws, eat cake, and watch the draw streaming on the computer. They draw the number and...I'm not a winner. Boo. We keep streaming to see if the winner is anyone we know. 

Suddenly, controversy! Two ticket holders show up. Shenanigans! Are both tickets real? How are there two tickets? What will happen? The organizers look confused and befuddled. A long time passes before they make an announcement. The two ticket holders have agreed to share the prize if they choose the ace or the consolation prize if they don't. All ends without any chair throwing. It was a Big Deal though and people had a lot to say about it

We stick around talking for a bit and then it's time to go home.

10:30 The husband and I are watching some TV and we make Irish Coffees since it's the weekend. The weekend is time for a little booziness and it is St Patrick's day next week so... I follow this recipe if you'd like to try it. 

A nightcap

12:00 The day is done and it's time for bed. Night all!



So that was my day! Not really how I expected things to end. I thought I'd be an instant millionaire but no. It was not to be. I'm amazed at how much technology is a part of my life. Pinterest, banking apps, Spotify, streaming. It's everywhere.

How was your day? 

41 comments:

  1. What a busy but cold day! Sorry you didn't win millions. :(

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  2. First of all, so sorry I'm not corresponding with a millionaire! Ah well. Life's little disappointments. LOL

    OK, that outside temperature is crazy for me - just crazy. I'd be huddled inside whimpering. However, you'd probably not like our 107 temps in the late summer I suspect. The French Toast looked beyond yummy. It's been forever since I've had that. And I liked the colors on your pain swatches. I liked your day, but I also remember your creative approach last year! :-)

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    1. I would probably melt! I like it cooler in the summer. Thanks for stopping by again!

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  3. Finally, someone who doesn't get up at 5am! I really want teenagers so I don't have to get up at 6:30 on Saturdays.

    Other thoughts: I love your coffee mug, 4.4 miles in 30 minutes is not slow. I wouldn't run outside in that weather either. I wish you had won a million dollars. :)

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    1. I thought the day would never come when my daughter wasn't up at dawn- or earlier. It was like a switch was flipped and she was a teen. I'm glad you think I'm that fast but it's kilometers! I wish I could run that fast.

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  4. Irish Coffee AND pork roast?? I die.

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  5. Too bad you didn't win the lottery! I love that idea of annual photo books. Why didn't I think of that?

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    1. It's fun to look back at the year and remember all the things we did!

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  6. I love that family photo book year thing you mentioned. I might have to steal that idea.

    PS - Sorry you're not a millionaire.

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    1. Steal away! It such a nice memory keeper.

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  7. I had to laugh when I read your opening. That's exactly what the Saturday I recorded entailed: cleaning and shopping. Haha You've got me wanting to paint . . . I think the only room we'd agree on would be my daughter's, but it won't be happening any time soon. I hadn't realized you could transfer money so easily . . . That's crazy. But I suppose not surprising. I'm so out of it when it comes to stuff like that.

    I am sorry you didn't win. I would like to have been able to say I know a millionaire. ;-)

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    1. It is too easy to transfer money. We set it up when she went traveling with a group and I didn't want her carrying money. It's very convenient though. Paint makes me feel like I have a brand new house!

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  8. Boo to the millions! Maybe next time. Reminds me a bit of our powerball hoopla here a few months ago. Everyone was going nuts.

    If I send you all my pictures, will you make me annual books? Ugh--something I would LOVE to do but I HATE making time for. Maybe one day I'll just print off the blog.

    Mmmm. Irish coffee. Sounds like the perfect end to a great day. (And now I feel bad for complaining about running when it was 45 last Sunday).

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    1. It does take a while for me to get the photo book organized. This year I'm going to do it a bit at a time and pick, edit, and save photos in a file so I won't have as much work when I sit down to make it. I tried scrapbooking when my girl was young but it is so time consuming!

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  9. That's too bad about not being a millionaire! I always love getting a lottery ticket or two just to imagine what I'd do with the money. I love the idea of the photo book for every year. I desperately need to do something involving photos. Sounds like a fun day and I'm seriously impressed you made French Toast in the morning. I usually hate everyone until at least 10AM but that might get better when people start sleeping later!

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    1. The weekends are easier. I am a bear during the week when I have to get up earlier. I don't talk to anyone. Saturday mornings are pretty mellow!

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  10. Awwww Areosmith! I loved them a lot---when I was a teenager, a gazillion years ago. Love a little boozy weekend too.

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    1. I like Aerosmith too but not 5 songs in a row, especially running!

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  11. Is it weird that I'm really getting off on seeing everyone's cosmetics today? I loooove that Smashbox primer, Urban Decay concealer, and Roller Lash!

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    1. I love your makeup posts! They are so inspiring.

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  12. What a fun post! I'm sorry you didn't win and become a millionaire. :) I love the family books idea you are working on! I need to do the same with the photos that are just sitting on my computer!

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    1. I'm hoping I'll win it this weekend! haha!

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  13. Aw too bad, I was rooting for you to win! :) I love the idea of making a photo album for every year.

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  14. A great, ordinary day! I love Irish coffee, but haven't been drinking coffee at night lately. Such a great idea to do an album a year! I was just saying last night that we should print photos from our trip to Rome to put in an album and my husband reminded me how easy it is to have a book of photos printed up with the captions and everything. But I'm unemployed and I still feel like I don't have time to do all that!

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    1. I'm not working now either and I agree. I'm never bored. There's always something I have to do. Travel albums are so fun. I have a couple of those too. Looking at them takes me right back!

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  15. That Irish Coffee looks delish. I've only recently tried one on our trip over Christmas at an Irish restaurant and loved it! Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your day!

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  16. So sorry you are not a millionaire. You would have won best day ever shared hands down with that. :)
    Sounded like a nice day. Starting it off with french toast is bound to make it great though!

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    1. Winning would have been a surprise ending. Too bad in real life those things rarely happen.

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  17. You chose the best foodie day to share!! French Toast, Irish Coffee, Cake! All yum! So sorry you didn't win the lottery - there was a huge powerball drama recently over here as well.

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  18. Hope the millions come your way next week! We always dream of what we'd do with all the money, but never buy tickets! LOL We recently painted our kitchen and bathroom gray.

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    1. It's definitely a popular color right now!

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  19. I should probably pay more attention to Chase the Ace... I see it advertised all over the place, but we have never participated.

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    1. I don't pay much attention but this one is huge. I waited in line for a half hour this weekend to buy a ticket. I wouldn't do that usually.

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  20. You are hilarious and perfect. Thank you so much for not being another blogger who wakes up at 5 am and makes me feel bad about myself. Also, good choice with the grey. I painted my bedroom at my mom's house grey and it was the best decision I ever made.

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    1. Aw, you're the best! There are a lot of early risers, but I am not one of them.

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  21. French toast! Yum!! I haven't made that in years.

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