For my American friends, how was your Independence Day? My day drifted, lazy and slow. I ran in the morning with my dad, napped shortly after, and then worked in the evening. Not having the whole family together felt different, but a quiet holiday is still a holiday. 7:00 am – My alarm clock beeped, but I was already awake. Usually, my alarm isn’t set on days when I don’t have to be at work in the morning, but for some reason it was. I got dressed, washed my face, and went down stairs to drink water.
7:30 am – Dad said he was going for a short run, so I joined him. We ran a little over 2 miles and smashed a tough hill.
8:00 am – Breakfast! I made vegan pancakes and topped them with almond butter and patriotic fruit. I read a little more of The Boiling Season while I ate. I also made a list of things I wanted to accomplish for the day.
8:30 am – Cleaned up breakfast, brushed my teeth, and sat down to catch up on blog reading and commenting. These were some of my favorites.
Protect Your Own, and Eat Your Heart Out, My Girl via The Mom Gene
Doubt: Learning to Live Without Fear via Beauty in Christ
TOL: On Discipline and Self Care via You’ve got Kayl
10:00 – 11:30 am – I finished a strength training workout while listening to the Stuff You Should Know podcast, one about the Philadelphia Experiments conspiracy and one about ocean currents. Don’t judge. You should tell me all about your favorite podcasts in the comments, so we can be nerdy together. Recommendations are welcome too.
12:00 pm – Lunch! Dad was home, so we ate together and watched Criminal Minds.
1:00 pm – I cleaned my bathroom, organized my room, and started typing this post.
2:00 pm – Do you ever end up with multiple bunches of spotty bananas? What’s your favorite way to use them? This time, I made vegan banana bread.3:00 pm – Ate said banana bread for a quick snack before work and several bowls of berries. It turned out slightly under baked, on the verge (but not quite) of mush. Impatience is a cruel master, friends. I also drafted a few other posts for next week, read, and worked on a list of things I will need to buy for my dorm room.
4:30 pm – Left for work. This shift was 5 – 8, which is more than manageable. The only bummer was waiting to eat dinner until around 8:30.
5:00 – 8:00 pm – Work.
8:30 pm – Home and dinner. My brother stopped by, and we caught up for a little while.
9:00 – 10:00 pm – I donned my jammies and grabbed a quick snack, vegan carrot “cake” with cashew frosting. It turned out more like fancy quick bread. I think I’ve become too experimental with recent bakes. Time to go back inside the box, not the literal dessert box (boxed bakes are eww), the metaphorical one. Mom and dad started a movie. I watched some of it, but after a while, I went upstairs to get ready for bed.
10:00 – 10:30 pm – Read a little more and called it quits.
So tell me…
Give me a peek into your day.