Happy Friday, guys! Here’s a question for you: does anyone else love reading “A Day in the Life” posts? I think it’s so interesting (and yes, probably totally stalkerish?) to see how others go about their day-to-day. So while I’m busy making new friends at the Influence Conference this weekend, Michelle from Grammie Time is here to give us a glimpse into her day-to-day, along with some of her all time faves!
Hello Ember Grey readers! I’m Michelle from Grammie Time. I’ve read many “A Day In The Life” posts from other bloggers and I decided to add a twist to mine. I’m not only sharing a typical day of mine with you, but a few of my everyday favorites too. So let’s get this day started. It’s…
5:30 a.m. – My body is an automatic alarm clock. I’ve never needed one to wake up. I stretch a bit to get my body in motion, read my daily devotion, check email, social media and read a few blogs. In that order. Oh, depending on when my old girl Molly decides to stumble out of her warm doggie bed, I take her out to do her business. (She is 13 years and still going strong!)
6:30 a.m. – I’m up and heating my morning cup of warm water with lemon juice. Some folks drink coffee. Me, lemon water. I prepare breakfast (here are a few of my favorite breakfast recipes), make lunches, feed dogs, and watch a bit of Good Morning America. I have a huge crush on George Stephanopoulos! 🙂
7:30 a.m. – My morning beauty routine for the day is quite simple: wash face, moisturize face and apply the only two makeup products I use – this lipstick and eyebrow pencil. My skin favorites are:
8:30 a.m. – I’m off to work to teach little tikes. I teach transitional kindergarten. These energetic littles keep me on my toes and give me something to smile about everyday.
2:30 p.m. – Arrive home, letting two “happy to see me” little pups out to do their business and get a bit of regular exercise. Then it’s exercise time for me. I’m out the door for my power walk and workout. Without my regular workouts, this grammie gets pretty cranky. My favorite walking shoes are by Brooks. Best shoe ever!
4:00 p.m. – My afternoons consist of checking email, preparing lessons for the next day, writing and happy hour! Hey, in some parts they have afternoon tea. At my house, a glass of wine. Some days, it might just be a hot cup of tea. It’s really about taking a break and having down time. Whether it be with family, friends, or time for yourself. If you’re at work, a simple “break” to regroup and recharge.
6:00 p.m. – Time to make dinner, eat dinner, clean up after dinner and plan for next day’s dinner! Sharing two of my favorite must haves in the dinner department: Balsamic Vinegars and a good Olive Oil.
7:00 p.m. – The evening ritual begins. A hot shower, blog reading/writing, and watching my favorites on television. (I can’t wait for the new fall shows to begin!) Dancing with the Stars anyone?!
9:00 p.m. – UNWIND time! This is where I begin ending my day. Usually with a cup of chamomile tea, lavender oil on the bottoms of my feet and a good book. And last, ending with a grateful heart – thanking God for three things from my day.
10:00 p.m. – Lights out.
I remember when I was in the season of raising children and a day in my life was completely different. Now, I’m in this new season, having more time for myself, and I realize how short life really is. We shouldn’t rush the time we’re given no matter where we are.
Thanks for spending the day with me today!