Monday, August 1, 2016

Day in the Life

As much as I love reading other blogger's Day in the Life posts, I've never actually done one because really, there isn't any one typical day for me as things are different each day, especially in  the summer.

With that being said, I thought I would document one day where nothing particular is going on. This was just a Monday. Might be a little boring but this is what I do when I stay home and not jetting off in 15 different directions!

I have my alarm set for 6 am so I can get out and run before the miserable heat sets in. Number of times I've actually got up at 6 am.....ZERO!  I usually press snooze and get up later. BUT this particular day I did not press snooze, I pressed Dismiss!  Holy Cow! It was 7:55 when I got up!  I looked at the weather app at 8 am and the real feel was already 92 degrees!!!  I decided that I already missed my opportunity to run so figured I'd just call it a swim day instead.  I him hawled around a little, texted some friends, read some blogs, foam rolled a bit, and made a massage appointment before I actually decided to go to the island for a run. I figured I'd just keep cool by running through the woods for a mile or two. At least it would be something.
2 out of the 4 Goldens I walked with
When I got there it was SO hot! I saw my friends the Golden Retrievers ( Addy, Emma, Harper, and Callie) Little side story: I've been seeing these Goldens and their owner for several years now and we seem to be on the path at the same time. We often stop and talk to each other but this day I actually got to walk one of the dogs!  We did a mile loop.

Afterwards I still felt the need to run so after heading to my car to grab my water and my pepper spray ( I never run in the woods without it) I headed in the woods for 2 miles.

After every run I do, I always take a few moments to relax on my blanket and stretch, ( and scroll through Instagram), and just enjoy the peacefulness of the park.  Some days I could just relax here for ever ( and there have been days I stayed for about an hour!), but today was NOT one of those days. I checked the weather app again and it said the Real Feel was 113!!! Holy Cow!


Normally after I run I will go home and shower before going to the gym, but today I felt like I was already running behind schedule.   I went to the gym and did my normal routine. While there I saw on TV that we were in a warning for severe thunderstorms till 8 pm.   I figured I better get home so I could be with Baylee during the storm. Also by this time the "real feel" was 113 degrees !!!!

I ran to the bank quick to cash a check I've had for a month, and grabbed a Chicken sandwich at a local drive thru before heading home.

When I got home it was still sunny and bright so figured I'd let Baylee swim with me before it started to rain.  Yup, she sits right in that raft and lets me pull her around. Since it's so hot here I only let Baylee swim for no more than 20 minutes. She's an old girl now and I don't want her to get to wore out.

After drying her off and putting her in the house to rest,  I went back out by the pool and read my book for another hour.  Still no storm.

I came in and finally showered and then started to get to work. Even though it's summer, I still write my column for the newspaper and do work for the magazine. I still have interviews to do , and deadlines to meet.  I needed to go outside and take some photos but guess what, about that time we got some severe wind and then it rained a little. That lasted all but maybe 6 or 7 minutes and then it was over. Just enough to get things wet and prevent me from getting my pictures!

 I continued to work on the computer and I admit that I TOTALLY get side tracked when I am doing research online.  It led me to reading a few blogs, checking twitter, and planning a getaway for next spring.  I ate a salad for dinner while I worked. 3 hours later, I decided to shut it down!

It was now about ten of 8 ( boy how time flies when you're online). The sun was still out and since our passing shower cooled things down a bit I decided to take Baylee for a little walk around the neighborhood.

During this time Scott called me to see if I was watching the Bachelorette.  Admittedly, that is something we do together when he is home ( I don't watch much TV so I secretly think it's more his thing than it is mine, but shh, don't tell anyone).   It was so nice outside so I just wanted to sit out on the porch with Baylee and continue to read my book.  I did start watching the Bachelorette much later because I assumed he would call later that night and we would discuss it...lol

When Baylee wants to go to bed she starts nudging me with her head. She doesn't do it often, but sometimes when we are up late. Well, it was now 1:30 ( which is very late for me) and she was ready for bed so we went up and called it a night.

So this is how I spend my day when I'm at home and its just Baylee and I.  It's pretty low key and I don't mind.   -M      How do you spend your time when you are alone?

29 comments:

  1. I don't get many days by myself, but just like you I spend most of it with my dog! We like to go on walks together and hang out. There's also a lot of wine drinking and watching chick flicks :)

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  2. My hubby has a busy work schedule, especially in the spring before tax day so I gets lots of days like this! I like to workout, run errands, cook or just catch up on TV!

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    1. Yea, being home alone is the perfect time to catch up on things I don't get to do when he is here!

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  3. Can I just say that the best part of this post was discovering that you put Baylee in a raft and tow her around in the pool? I LOVE that she lets you do that...she's probably going "why would I bother swimming when I have my own personal lazy river?" - so funny, and so cute!

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    1. Oh she could just stay there all afternoon if I let her. It is so cute!

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  4. Totally cute about Baylee. Some dogs live water others hate it. My sister's dog I try to take out and let her swim in the ponds to cool off but she won't get in unless I toss her in and make her swim back. Lol sounds mean but Ipromice she secretly loves it lol.
    Books, running, blogging and time in the mountains thats pretty much how I spend my alone time. Occasionally TV or a movie but not very often.

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    1. I always worry that I might get a dog that doesn't like to swim :(

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  5. That photo of Baylee in the pool is so cute! I love that she sits in the raft and lets you pull her around :) When I'm home by myself and not working, I like to cuddle up with the cats on the couch, put on some music and read.

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    1. I always enjoy when I have down time to read too!

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  6. It sounds like you had a fun, productive and relaxing day!

    I don't know what I would do if I had full control of the Television... I would probably watch Bunbury Concerts and then Sex and The City.

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    1. Funny thing is, when I am home alone I really don't even watch TV. If I lived by myself I would totally not even have cable!

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    2. Funny thing is, when I am home alone I really don't even watch TV. If I lived by myself I would totally not even have cable!

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  7. Sounds like you and Baylee had a pretty terrific day! I can't believe how hot it was though - real feel of 113 is crazy! I don't think I'd be able to do anything but sit around an air conditioned house :)

    When I get alone time to relax I like to read although I did recently watch an episode of this season's Bachelorette. Of course I'll now have to watch the finale this week!

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  8. Love the picture of Baylee in her raft. She's just chillin' in the water. I had a good "alone" weekend where I just put my feet up, watched TV, read a book, and snuggled with the cat. It felt good to recharge both days.

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  9. I LOVE DITL POSTS!!! Thank you for doing this. Boy do I wish I had a Baylee to hang out and swim with. She looks so happy! :) I can't believe you set your alarm for 6am in the summer. Today I got up at 9:32 and I was like "ooh, I'm early today" HAHAHA!

    5:30 is going to come fast and hard once school starts...

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  10. That picture of Baylee in the pool just made my day - that is ADORABLE!!!
    I love when the dogs let me know its time for dinner or time for bed. They totally get the concept of schedule.

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  11. Gosh what a lovely sort of day. Mine are non stop from the time my alarm goes off until around 8 pm when I can sit down and watch some mindless TV. Baylee is just so cute!

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  12. Day in the life posts are fun to do sometimes. You did just remind me that I really need to stretch!

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  13. Sounds like a great day! The picture of Baylee in the pool is absolutely adorable.

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  14. Its been so hot lately! I couldn't imagine running in the middle of the day.

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  15. I like seeing these posts! I feel like you get to know the blogger more.

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  16. Your day sounds pretty relaxing and divine to me! I love that pic of Baylee in the pool. So much fun! With the kids home on summer there really is no alone time. Although one of them spent the day with friends at a water park today, I still spent lots of the day taxiing my other one around.

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  17. Isn't it funny what you get or don't get done when you are home alone? The hardest part for me is I have a tendency to stay up to late when I am by myself- otherwise I enjoy just piddlin' around :)

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  18. I am one of those people who doesn't do well with too much time on my hands--I need deadlines!

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  19. Sounds great to me :)
    That morning sleep after the alarm is always the best sleep! If only I could sleep like that at night!
    I do the same thing online, I get side tracked and it is crazy hour hours just fly by. Fly!!
    I love to see Baylee swimming ;)

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  20. Your schedule is so much different than mine! Sometimes I wish I had a later start to the work day so I could run etc before work without getting up before dawn but I also like being done by 4 pm, and that's also pretty necessary if I want to see the kiddos at all too!
    I love that you pull Baylee around in the raft in the pool! Oh, The things were do for our beloved puppies!

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  21. I think morning is the best time for running in daily. I often get up 5 am and run about 30 minutes. I feel comfortable in morning.

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