Its been years since I did a 'Day in the the life' post and I suddenly felt like it was time for another one.
Today was a fairly typical day.
I was up at 7, fed the cat & changed his litter, then sat down at the computer to read blogs, catch up on email etc. I have a backlog of email to get through as I've been busy getting a client's website to her design. I made myself some toast & a cup of tea and ate it at the computer.
Billy emerged about 8:30. He's usually up before me, so a sleep-in was very unusual for him. He's been having trouble falling asleep lately though and still getting up early, so I think he was catching up on missed sleep. He headed for his computer and not long after was chatting to a friend on Skype while they both played on Minecraft.
Pete wandered out and headed for his computer to start work for the day.
I showered, tidied a bit around the house, made Billy some breakfast (bacon & cheese bun that we made yesterday), packed the dishwasher, washed up the remaining frypans etc and swept the kitchen floor.
I also made some jelly for dessert and some more 'magic cordial' mix as we were running low. While doing that, I also helped Billy with how he could add extra authors for a new blog he's setting up.
About 10:30 Billy switched the TV on for the school shows while I cut up some fruit & crackers for morning tea. We caught the end of "Being Chinese", then watched "Behind the News" together. Its a kid's current affairs show - discusses world events in easy to understand ways. I learn heaps from it :)
I sat with Billy while he did some Khan Academy - today he chose to work on the number line lesson (using negative numbers) and reading tables. Both were pretty easy for him - as long as he paid attention to what the question was actually asking!
Checked my email again while Billy went back to Minecraft. He's busy designing a new 'skin' for his character - something that involves a lot of patience and a steady hand with a Paint type program. You have to work at a pixel level to create the look you want. He's checked out a library of skins that other people have uploaded to give him some ideas.
I gathered the books & CDs together to take back to the library later today.
The weather was starting to look rather bleak, so I made toasted sandwiches for lunch - leftover roast pork, tomato & cheese for Pete and I, and plain cheese for Billy. We watched an episode of 'Legend of the Seeker' while we ate - interrupted by a phone call from one of Pete's clients. 'Legend of the Seeker' is a fantasy series (with lots of sword fighting and nice chests!) based on a series of books by Terry Goodkind.
Billy worked on his blog, skyped friends, watched YouTube videos, played Minecraft and worked on a new website he's creating, while I put the finishing touches (I hope!) on a client's website. Then I caught up on reading a couple of lectures I'd missed on the writing course I'm doing, sent in one assignment and thought about the other one while I did some ironing.
After a search through the house to find Billy's gi, we headed out to dragons with a stop at the library on the way. Somehow we ended up borrowing more books than we returned!
Dragons went well. I help out teaching the little ones and white belts, so I'm not sure what Billy was doing during class. I had a couple of little preschoolers that were a challenge to keep focused but we made it through!
We came home, I cooked dinner (sausages, mash & veges) and we watched Ramsey's Best Restaurant and started watching the new Grand Designs. I did some stuff on my laptop while I was watching - made a few more changes for the client, read some blogs, typed up this post.
Billy went off to bed about 8:45pm - Pete read some of a sci-fi book to him that they're reading together, then I read a chapter of the next Deltora Quest book to him and tucked him in. Bedtime always takes a long time!
I made myself a cup of chai tea and sat down to watch the end of Grand Designs (we'd taped it when we put Billy to bed), and send some emails. I helped Pete with an issue with one of his websites before calling it a night.
Its 11pm, I'm just about to pack up, turn the dishwasher on and head to bed. Quite late to bed for me tonight.
And now I'll leave you with a random cute cat photo to finish :)