A Day in the Life

I am very excited to be participating in "A Day in the Life".  Come and share the day with some interesting people from all over the world by typing DITL6611 into your search engine of choice or by visiting The Blog Hub group on ravelry. This post is brought to you from Kent Island on Maryland's eastern shore.

Since my week is usually divided into four days of rest and three days in a row of long 12 hour shifts, I decided that it would be more interesting to post about a typical day off rather than a work day. During the school year, my morning starts off by getting the little guy ready and on the bus by 8:30am. This usually involves a daily debate over what he's going to wear (he's a "t-shirt and shorts in the midst of winter" kind of boy) and whether he can sneak toys into his schoolbag (the answer always being "no way").

After the send off, a large caffeinated beverage accompanied by a plate of something sweet is always a welcomed treat.

I love to ease into the day by knitting a little and catching up on some blogs. Around mid-morning, I attempt to do some housecleaning and laundry for an hour or so. After that, if I am feeling particularly energetic that day, I might go for a walk on one of the nature trails that runs behind my house. We are very lucky to live in a place with many walking and biking trails as my fitness obsessed husband always points out to me (in a nagging tone).

the hubby on his skateboard

Or if it's a lazy kind of day, I might head down the road to our local beach and find a nice spot to sit and knit in the sun.

Then I fix myself a little lunch, usually a salad and sandwich or a big bowl of ramen.

instant ramen dressed up with poached eggs and veggies

While eating, I plan out what to make for dinner and write up a grocery list if needed. Then I'm off to do some errands and the grocery shopping. Now is a good time to confess that my pulse starts to race and my stomach starts to rumble whenever I walk into my favorite grocery store, Trader Joe's in Annapolis.

That's why I wait until after lunch to go, otherwise our food budget would be in grave danger. Not to mention the limited storage space in my car.

Then it's time to head home with the loot and to start preparing for dinner before the little guy comes back from school at 4pm.

mural painting of our house

If I'm lucky, there might be time to sneak in some knitting and a tea break in the library which is my most favorite room.

After 4pm, it's a whirlwind of after school snack, dinner, homework, and going to the park.

a typical weeknight's dinner: orange chicken, vegetables and rice
inside the playground slide

We like to unwind in the evenings by playing in the playroom with the little guy...

...and watching movies, surfing the web, reading or listening to music. I try to fit in some knitting, too.

stripe study shawl

So there you have it, a typical day off. Thanks for coming along!

Try not to blink or you might miss my hometown of Stevensville, Maryland on Kent Island. For more pictures of the historic buildings around town, click on the above photo.


  1. Wow, your hometown is lovely. Now that I'm reading everyone else's posts, I'm thinking I should have also written about a day off, instead of a Monday at work!

  2. Oh I just love where you live, I wish I could move somewhere like that. I don't live anywhere near the beach and it's a complete novelty.

  3. I've not heard of Kent Island - love the area photos! Your son is too cute.

    And you do very good things with ramen. :)

  4. Your home and community look so lovely. In September, I will have one day a week where one kiddie will be in school and the other will be at daycare. I hope I can look forward to a day like the one you've shown me! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Anonymous6/07/2011

    These are great photos... I found myself slightly drooling after the bowl of ramen. And I didn't realize that you are a fellow Marylander! Kent Island is so gorgeous.

  6. You have a beach....jealous!!! It looks lovely.


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