Monday, February 9, 2009

every day...

Karen, from Over the Backyard Fence, posted a meme last week and I thought it would be a fun one to play along with. After I typed it all out though, it seems like my days are pretty boring, but I'll leave it up. It's the real me.

Ten Things I Do Every Day

1. Eat a bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats for breakfast. Some times I have it for dinner or a snack, too.

2. Take my diabetes medication.

3. Check my email, Facebook, and blog comments.

4. Normal hygiene stuff like take a shower, brush my teeth, get dressed, and put on make-up. Boring, but I can't imagine doing it each and every day =)

5. Try to read my Bible. Even though I try to make this a priority, it doesn't always happen. I'm getting better, though. This includes my quiet time when I also spend time in prayer.

6. Watch the news and/or a news program. This may be one of the morning shows, the evening news, or late night news. I like to know what's happening locally and nationally.

7. Read and comment at least one blog, but it's rare that I don't read all the blogs on my reader. It just wouldn't be a normal day if I didn't read a blog, or two, or three..... well, you get the picture.

8. Talk to one or both of my children. Okay, it's mostly my daughter. My son doesn't have a need to talk to his mother all that often. But Danielle and I talk to each other, in some form (texting, IM, Facebook, or phone) or another nearly every day.

9. Interact with our dog in some way. He usually gets scolded in some way because that's the kind of dog he is. Some days I'm the one that feeds him. And every day I spend time talking to him, petting him, and playing with him. There is no way you can ignore this dog.

10. Watch late night TV. Some nights it's Dave Letterman and then Craig Ferguson. Some nights it's Nightline. And other nights it's reruns of whatever syndicated show that catches my fancy. During this time, I have my laptop on my lap but the TV is on and most of the time it gives me comic relief.

Of course, there is so much more that comprises my days, but those other activities, like going to work, exercising, reading, time with friends, etc, aren't every day activities. I invite anyone who would like to play along to do so.


MightyMom said...


I'll have to really think of some questions for your interview....I'll get back to you.

thanks for your kind words.

but really, I'm just me.

oh and silly, I am silly.

Susan said...

I wouldn't call it boring...but the basic, necessary things. I think it's wonderful that you talk to your daughter daily.

Melissa said...

Sounds a lot like my days! :) We too are fans of Honey Bunches of Oats, but I don't buy them very often because Little Bug will eat the whole box in one sitting if I let him!! :)

Karen said...

Thanks for playing along! It does get you to thinking about where your time goes, doesn't it?

And that face -- how could you scold that face? So beautiful!

Chip and Dani Brown said...

I came across your blog from The Mother Letters Project blog. I know this is silly...but my daughter is in the Leelou Blogs cute baby photo contest and I am trying to spread the word for people to vote for her!! I need HUNDREDS of votes for her to even come close to catching up to the front-runners. I have been trying to figure out where to find hundreds of people, and I didn't think it was approriate to ask Seth to post something so silly on The Mother Letters Blog (obviously), but I figured maybe all the people who helped with the project would be willing to go give my little Makenzie from AZ a vote : ) If not, that's ok too. I am just trying to get creative and reach more people! If you'd like to help me by voting for Makenzie, please go to and spread the word for others to vote as well : )

EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY THOUGH...I am also recruiting prayer warriors for a tiny little miracle baby named Kayleigh Freeman, maybe you've heard of her and are already praying for her. It was through her blog that I heard about the contest in the first place. Even if you don't take the time to vote for Makenzie, please take a minute to visit HER website: and say a prayer for this sweet girl!


Daniele Brown

PS- THE MOTHER LETTERS PROJECT is in NO WAY associated with this request other than the fact that I found your blog there!!

Jamey said...

I too have been trying to read the bible every day. I found this blog and it's been great so far. I wasn't sure it would be something you would be interested in or not but I thought I would share it with you anyway. It keeps me motivated and makes me feel like I am not alone in what I am reading. This pastor also kind of "explains" things and helps me understand what I am reading. He gives me another way to look at the things I am reading. And I can also read the comments of others to give me even more things to think about!

So anyway, here it is. Hopefully this link works for you if you are interested.

BTW....your day sounds anything but boring! And I love that you talk to your daughter every day. That's so special. I would talk to my mom every day if I could, but I have three little ones who demand most of my time, energy, and attention :)

Christine said...

That sounds just like my day. You forgot to include housework or maybe you really just wanted to forget about that. Hahaha! I even have a dog just like yours except his nose did not stay nice and black like your dog's did. Those fellows do need a lot of attention. Mine follows me everywhere.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

The basic stuff of a good day! Would love to get some of this done in my day, but hey, just not my season for it ;)