Monday, February 14, 2022

Not Just a Mom Link Up - Day in the Life

First of all Happy Valentine's Day!  We will start this day with a red themed breakfast of some sort and then finish with some pizza waffles (which isn't technically V-Day related, but the red pizza sauce helps!).

Today is a fun link up hosted by yours truly and the lovely ladies listed below.  I love a good Day in the Life post.  I know these are just regular days but they are fun to look back on. You can see other Day in the Life posts I've done here

This was last Thursday and ended up being a day of note because we didn't have water for about 8 hours that day (more below).  

I set my alarm for 7:00 but woke up around 6:30 so I got up then.  Water splashed on my face, mouth guard out, contacts in, and teeth brushed, that's it for my morning routine when I'm not going into the office.

Q was getting up while I was in the bathroom and when I got downstairs he had already set out the stuff for making lunches.  Jam sandwiches. 

And he scurried down to get the other snacks. 

Lunches made.

Then I packed the backpacks and completed the health checks.

I emptied the dishwasher put some other dishes away.

E came down and worked on a few of his Valentine cards.

I made a bowl of oatmeal and took it over to my desk where I fired up my laptop.

Q was getting a drive with the neighbour (we have been carpooling).  I caught him as he was going out the door.

Then E set off for his walk to school.

The Olympics hockey and curling was on the background but I had a few things to do at my desk so I just listened.  Around 10:00 I started Module 2 of an Indigenous Studies course I am doing through the Canadian Bar Association.  It's self-directed so I have scheduled it for every other Thursday, there are five parts and it takes about an hour for each module. I take notes and there is a quiz so I feel like I'm back in university. 

It was about this time our next door neighbour called to see if we had any water.  I checked and we didn't.  After some investigating, it turned out the construction workers down the street had broken a watermain with an estimated outage of at least 6 hours.  Dave collected some snow to bring inside in case we needed water to flush the toilets. 

After my course was over, I made a bagel sandwich and sat down to watch some Queer Eye.

For the rest of the afternoon I worked on a hybrid work policy for our office and attended to a few other tasks.  Q's teacher shares photos on a regular basis and this one featured Q. I was impressed that his mask was still up over his nose (barely).

Around 3:30 I decided to walk down the street. I wanted to see what was going on with the watermain, get some fresh air, and meet E on his way home.  

Back to my desk for a bit and then I did two Peloton strength classes and a full body stretch.

We had ordered Indian (which we had planned to do anyway but with the water being off, it especially made sense) and it arrived at about 6:15, right when the water was coming back on.  Eating at the counter and watching the Olympics.

This food is just so good! Everything is so flavourful.  This is our typical order - okra, tandoori chicken, lamb saag, onion bhaji, spicy pickle, rice and naan.  If spicy pickle is on the menu at an Indian place, get it.  I will eat the leftovers with scrambled eggs, it's just so good!

Then I showered (!) and we watched the rest of the snowboard cross where we got a medal. I took Q up to bed and we read a few books.

I went back downstairs and we watched The Amazing Race.  Then I started working on my blog posts and said to Dave I didn't get a photo of him all day, it looks like I was here all alone.  He said I should just add a footnote that we got divorced.  Hahah.  So then I "snuck" this photo to prove his presence but he caught on. 

We watched the Olympics until I made E head to bed around 10:00 and we went up shortly thereafter.  Lights out.

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  1. Having no water always makes for a more interesting day. I would LOVE to take a course like that -- it sounds so interesting, except for the exam part!

    1. It's just a quiz, nothing too serious, but you do have to pay attention!

  2. I would have never thought to grab snow to turn into water

  3. Dave’s desire to be in the blog is just like my husband’s. Too funny! No water is such a challenge. I’m taking a class now that is totally self directed and I am not very good at it. I really need to get started on it today!! Thanks for hosting!

  4. That Indian food looks delicious! I am laughing out loud at Dave's reaction to being on the blog, because Devin is that way sometimes too.

  5. I am always surprised that the services folks cut through wires & pipes etc - don't they know about "call first" before digging?! Our region last Wednesday had a major Cogeco outage, they were laying new lines & cut through their own lines (lol, not lol). The snow in the buckets is a brilliant work around to no water.

  6. Wow! You have to fill out a health check every single day for both boys? I would forget that so often; I can't even tell you how many times we've gotten to Alec's school only to realize he forgot his mask (thankfully I keep a few in the car). That picture of Dave made me laugh so hard!