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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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