Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Day in my life - Oct 13

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 :)



Susan (HomeGrownKids) said...

Love your blue kitty! We have one very similar. Do you know what breed he/she is?

Kez said...

Hi Susan,

He's a Russian Blue. A very feral one at times :)


Libby said...

Great to see another Day in my life post - I did one yesterday (still to blog). Can't believe how much you got done in one day.

jugglingpaynes said...

"I learn heaps from it." Love that line! That's what it's all about.

Tell me, does your cat rip into the office chairs like mine do? You would think we didn't have scratching posts available!

Your typical day sounds nice. I like that you watch Legend of the Seeker. My family loved that show. It was the source of many good discussions!

Peace and Laughter,

Kez said...

Cristina, yes! Office chairs and the back of the lounge - in fact, he walks *around* his cat scratcher to get to the lounge to scratch it!!!

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