An average week

Yes, this is a Canadian, literary blog.

Having said that, I want to track the way I spend my time for a week as I feel that it would be an interesting exercise. I also have friends and family laugh when I say I’ve offered to get involved in yet another “extra curricular” claiming I have no time. Well, pssht to that, I say! Let’s see how I really spend my time.

Not that anyone will be overly interested, (save my future children when they one day discover this blog), but I’ve given more detail than I thought I would, so I’ve decided to post one per day until the week is out so the posts are a bit more manageable.

I’ll be getting back to book reviews later this week! Upcoming include: February, by Lisa Moore, The Age of Hope by David Bergen and Away by Jane Urquhart.

So, away we go! Note that I read on the subway at all times, and I haven’t included subway commute time.


7:30am – 9:20am Wake up, make Kath Eats’ whipped banana oats (seriously can’t get enough of these and don’t have time to make them during the week), get ready, walk to church for choir practice.

9:20am – 12:00pm Singing in the church choir that I’ve been in since I was 5 years old (save the time I was at McGill and Concordia where I only sang at holidays). Also was in a skit during the service this week. Keeps me awake during the sermons! #kidding
12:15pm – 1:00pm Meeting with my mum, dad, and about 8 other people including our minister for the upcoming “Bring a Friend to Church” Sunday on February 10th. I’m the official music consultant.
1:00pm – 2:00pm Drive home from my mum, scarf down a homemade lentil, kale and sausage soup that I made earlier this week (recipe via Chatelaine can be found here), grab my knitting and head out to #CanLitKnit.
2:30pm – 5:00pm #CanLitKnit meet-up and chat about Sleeping Funny by Miranda Hill at Victory Cafe! This group was formed by me and Angela Hickman of Pans and Needles (among other blogs and creative endeavours) and this was our 3rd meeting. Read more about the group here in a recent article about us on 49th Shelf!

5:45pm – 8:45pm Got home to the delicious smells of roast chicken being cooked by the boyfriend in preparation for the semi-final game (it has some better name than that) between his beloved Patriots and the Ravens. I continued knitting the honey cowl that I started at #CanLitKnit which is for my adorable friend Willis who was in the skit with me this morning! Then dinner was ready so we ate (it was DELICIOUS) and continued to watch the game. Roast chicken with onions, carrots, parsnips and potatoes roasted in the same pan and green beans.
8:45pm – 9:30pm The game wasn’t going so well (spoiler, they lost out on their Superbowl spot), and I know that when the Pats are losing, I’m better off leaving the watching of the game to the boyfriend. Using the free Nike Running app (free), the couch to 5K app (wouldn’t really recommend, bought it for $2.99) and the rocking pace-setting beats of E-603, I decided to run over to my parents’ house and say hello.
9:30pm – 10:30pm Scare my mum out of her skin when I have to knock as I only had my apartment keys. She shouts “What are you doing here? I am missing Downton to answer the door right now!” She and I watch Downton for a bit (it’s episode 2, and I’ve seen the full season already online. Tough to watch when you know how it ends…) and then, because my parents have a jet tub and my body temperature was falling rapidly, I had a bath. So lovely.
10:30pm – 11:45pm Got a drive home from my mum (how lucky am I?). Made a quick snack of apples and peanut butter, then got ready for bed and read Two Solitudes for a bit before shutting ‘er down.

More tomorrow!


2 Comments Add yours

  1. I enjoyed reading this! (And I'm not your future child.)

  2. I actually laughed out loud at my desk! Thanks, Carrie 🙂

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