“Day in the life” posts are so fun to read, aren’t they? Since I enjoy reading them, I thought I’d better get on it and make one myself. 🙂 Instead of documenting an actual entire day, I reconstructed what a normal day looks like for me. Well, okay… many days I’ll do errands, go to church-related events, get together with friends, etc. but this is what I usually do on “stay at home days.” 🙂 I hope you guys enjoy!
My day starts about 6:40 a.m. with the frantic ringing of Megan’s alarm clock. I usually propel myself out of bed immediately afterward so as not to accidentally fall asleep until Mom calls breakfast, which would mean doing the breakfast dishes by myself. 😛
I do my morning chores rather sleepily, since I’m not much of a morning person, as you can tell by my dazed expression in the picture below. 😛
Ever wondered what my beauty routine was? Well here you go: 1) Change into a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. 2) Rinse face and retainers with water. 3) Smooth hair with shea butter gel. Ta-daa. Now you see why I’ve never done a whole post about it. XD
Breakfast usually features eggs, grits, or pancakes, but it varies. After the meal, Dad reads one of Charles Spurgeon’s devotionals and we discuss it briefly before prayer. Last but not least, we work on whatever Bible verses we’re memorizing currently and get the scoop on the plans for the day. Then Mom and I take care of the dishes and I finish my other morning chores, such as cleaning whatever area of the house I’m assigned to at the moment and feeding the rabbits if it’s my turn.
Then the day really begins! I try to do my Etsy work in the mornings: creating new products or art for my shop, packaging and shipping orders or painting custom ones, making social media posts, etc. I usually listen to sermons or music while I work to give my brain something to do as well as my hands. 😛
My mornings are also used for replying to emails, reading posts or books, snacking on dried fruit, working in the garden, or starting on a post, depending on the day. I basically spend the morning in my studio, which I still love so much. ❤
Eventually I’ll check my watch and see that it’s a little after 12:00, at which I sigh and start thinking about wrapping up my project. My parents make breakfast, and either Megan or I make supper, but for lunch, you’re on your own. So when I look again and it’s nearly 1:00, I hurry downstairs on the faint hope that there will still be a decent amount of readily available food for me after everyone else has eaten. There usually isn’t. 😛 So I just kind of wander around the kitchen, eating some leftovers here, a slice of cheese there, an orange from the fruit bowl, etc. until I feel somewhat filled. :’D
When that’s over with, I go back to my studio again to finish whatever project lunch interrupted. Alternatively, I actually needed a break, which I continue by reading or playing piano or something else relaxing, trying to give myself a time limit so I don’t stay there forever.
If we have a hay order to fill in the afternoon, the girls drive down to the barn after lunch to help our brothers with rebaling (my other part time job 😉 ). Megan and I take turns running the booth or stacking bales into the trailer as the round bales are ground up and reshaped into small, square ones. We often get an order for a semi-trailer load of hay (about 600 small bales), which takes us 2½ – 4 hours, depending on how often the baler breaks down and my brothers have to fix it. 😛 When there’s a long pause, I bring out a book to read. Megan usually writes letters instead. 😉
After baling, I might take a shower, try to finish up a post, reply to emails, and/or bake some bread or dessert if we’re out. Making dessert is okay, but I love baking bread! It’s so rewarding to pull four delicious loaves out of the oven after hours of work.
By then, it’s around 6:00 in the evening:,Megan’s done with supper, and the boys and Dad are in. (Megan has mostly swapped any of her baking responsibilities for my cooking ones, which is good by me! XD) Supper is our main meal, and whoever makes it tries to make enough food to last as leftovers for lunch the next day, but… with four hungry teenagers, anything edible just seems to vaporize. :’D
After supper… well, it just depends. Sometimes I work on a letter to a pen pal, email with friends, read, make some art for fun, play piano, or just hang out with my family. Evenings are good times for non-normal-day events like having company over or going to Bible Study.
I also try to read a few pages of whatever Great Book I’m working on. I don’t think I’ll go to college since I don’t plan to take a vocation that needs a degree, and therefore don’t want to pay a ridiculous amount for something I won’t use. I figured I could learn a lot, however, just by reading through my dad’s set of 60 Great Books, a.k.a a selection of philosophy, history, literature, religion, etc. from authors who changed the world.
So far I’ve read Homer’s Illiad and The Odyssey, several Ancient Greek plays (which were rather strange), and I’m working on John Calvin’s The Institutes of Christian Religion. It’s a good, thorough book, but rather slow going. O.o
Somewhere after 10:00, I’ll wrap up whatever I’m doing and get ready for bed. This includes various kinds of journaling; doing my devotions/reading a chapter of the Bible; and working on Romans, which I’m memorizing with my friend Aria.
My “evening beauty routine” is even MORE complicated than my morning one! *gasp* After my shower, I work some shea butter into the tips of my wet hair and scrunch it dry with a towel. For some reason my hair is much flatter and straighter if I go to bed with it dry, so I always take my showers in the evening.
By then it’s about 11:00, so I go to sleep. (No! Really?)
And there you have it! A day in the life of Allison. 🙂
I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed writing it! It was quite fun to put together.
Do you like these types of posts? What does your day look like? Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Thanks so much for reading, dears, and have a lovely day!