Day in the life posts appeal to the voyeur in me.
It’s similar to being a grocery cart creeper, and while I don’t want to sound like a nut job or anything, I can’t get enough of that action. Man, do I like looking at people’s goodies…in their shopping buggies. Get your mind out of the gutter, you flock of dirty birdies.
Before I get into the nitty-gritty details of A Day in My Life, you should know it’s very exciting. There are times I can hardly stand the hubbub, and I usually have to fight off the paparazzi with a stick, and by paparazzi I mean squirrels. We have an overwhelming and ambitious rodent population in the neighborhood. They’re relentless with their acorn hurling and general jib jabbering.
I give you a typical and lazy Saturday with a side of WIAW action too, since you’re seeing my daily meals, moves and then some.
Note: as awkward as it is, I’m going to have to refer to myself in the third person from this point forward. I’m thinking Queen of the Jungle would work. Hell, I already call myself Vanilla Gorilla; this is tame by comparison.
8:45 a.m. After nine plus hours of sleep, the Lioness awakes from her slumber with a huge roar (or yawn; technical details) and a giant stretch. 8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: she cleans her pearly whites and throws on whatever garment is in reach, before heading downstairs to feed her cubs and grab her own breakfast: coffee, black like her soul. Just kidding, she prefers a little raw sugar and almond milk in her morning cup. 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: the Lioness savors her coffee, while penning her daily To Do list and photographing the same in order to share on Instagram. Her first social media connection of the day complete, she tackles her In Box (You’ve Got Mail) and her Facebook account, while begrudgingly toying with Twitter. Lions are not big on Twitter; the lack of opposable thumbs presents an issue or perhaps Twitter just sucks. She responds to blog comments, purring promiscuously at more than a few. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: she throws on her brightest pair of kicks and hits the tundra for a three mile run with the King of the Jungle by her side (i.e. The Hubby).
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: not one to be content with a single activity at a time, this femme fatale cools down, while simultaneously putting stuff away around the house. She checks social media again, a frequent reoccurrence throughout her day, and then adds an addendum to her original To Do list.
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: the Wildcat files and paints her claws. She then bathes and clothes herself and hastily eats a banana, before embarking on her social outings for the day. 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: she hits up the farmers market, on the prowl for the Pretzel Guy and more glorious veggies. Selections made, she hits up Breadsmith and Nature’s Bin, where she wolfs down free samples because she is smart and suddenly starving. 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: she makes herself a giant veggie packed sandwich on her newly purchased Roasted Garlic and Tomato Bread. She eats it all with a side of Kettle Cooked Cheddar Chips and a little Bloglovin. She goes back for seconds on the chips. She licks her paws clean. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: The Lioness takes to the streets or really her backyard for a veggie laden photoshoot. 3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: she manhandles her cubs, while checking social media yet again. 3:15 p.m. – 5: 00 p.m.: exhausted after the day’s efforts, the Lioness curls up with a book and the Hubby, not necessarily in that order, for a quick siesta.
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: reinvigorating by the extra sleep and a second dosing of coffee, she arouses from her second slumber and cleans the kitchen, while feeding her cubs once more. 5:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.: she spends the next few hours on her computer, penning a Happy post and playing with her newest plugin, the WordPress Editorial Calendar. Thrilled with this discovery, she celebrates with a Raspberry Kombucha Beer and stalks a bowl of Balsamic, Rosemary, Sea Salt Roasted Almonds. Lions like nuts too. 7:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: the Wildcat, along with the King of the Jungle, prepares and then thoroughly enjoys dinner: an Apple Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Crispy Sage in a Brown Butter Sauce. They mentally dissect their meal, making notes for future improvements. 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.: the Lioness shakes her tail while preparing a Hearty Lentil & Swiss Chard Soup to be enjoyed later in the week. She also practices her knife skills on a bundle of bell peppers and some unsuspecting onions. 11:00 p.m. – 11:15 p.m.: the Lioness finishes her evening with one last check of all things social and preys on a half bar of chocolate. 11:15 p.m.: the sun sets in the desert and the Wildcat settles down for the evening and closes her eyes.
Tell me about a day in your life? If you could be a jungle animal, what would you be?