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October 12, 2011

A Week in the Life, Day 3

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It’s Wednesday, and another busy work/drive the kids kind of day.  I wondered today how I would keep this interesting, going to work each day, but I found other parts of my day to show you.  Confession: not all of the shots in this post were done with my camera and 50mm lens; I felt awkward in a couple of spots whipping out the camera, but was able to be more surreptitious with my Blackberry.

Before I headed out the door to work, I started dinner in the Crockpot (complete with dribble marks down the front; just keeping it real, folks!).
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Easy beef ragout: a pound of stewing beef, can of cheddar cheese soup or two, (enough to coat the meat really well), generous spoonsfull of tomato paste.  Mix ’em up, put the crockpot on low, come home to tender, shredded beef.  Cook some pasta (I use linguini) right before dinner time.  Stir up cheesy beefy sauce with pasta and serve.

Moving on to lunch time!  This is where I sit for lunch each weekday – in the science classroom at a lab desk.  The microwave and the fridge are in backroom attached to this classroom, so it is most convenient.
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Lunch today was homemade tabouli salad with Scoops.  Want the recipe for the tabouli ?  Check out this page from my sister’s previous blog.

Twice a week at work, I do an after-school duty.  I patrol the halls making sure any students staying after that day aren’t just hanging out causing trouble and actually have legitimate reasons for staying after.
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The halls were pretty quiet today.  I had time to chat with custodians and teachers I don’t always get to see.

I left my school to go to my daughters’ school.  Taxi-mom time begins!
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Pick up Meghan from after school Computer Club, pick up Meghan’s friend for duet dance class, drive to the studio.  Get  myself a little pick-me-up:
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America runs on Dunkin’ afterall!  Lucky for me, DD is right across the street from the dance studio.

Aw, rats!  The low gas light just popped on!  Better get to the station…
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…just as it begins to rain.  Sigh – there goes a quick $64.  Finish running the girls back and forth to the studio (good thing it is only 2 miles from my house!), get home to finish putting away my laundry.  But, hey, look who’s in the middle of it all!
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Cat owners: is it just me, or does the kitty of the house always have to place his or herself right in the middle of the clean laundry?

Got to decide what to wear to work tomorrow, something which hopefully isn’t wrinkled or covered in cat hair, because I’m too zombie-like in the morning to figure these things out.  What will it be?
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Meghan snapped this shot of me (complete with fingerprints all over the glass) involved in a nightly routine: stare into closet, hate my clothes, wish that something new would magically appear, be disappointed when it doesn’t, settle for something I’ve worn for the umpteenth time.

And so ends another glamourous day in the life! 😉

PS: Thanks Adventuroo for this blog post idea..its been fun so far!

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27 Comments »

  1. To that’s what you do all day. 🙂

    Comment by Bob Zeller — October 12, 2011 @ 10:55 pm | Reply

    • Yep, that’s a pretty regular day for me.

      Comment by Karma — October 13, 2011 @ 9:17 pm | Reply

  2. Stella was in the same position this evening while I was trying to fold and sort the laundry. The nerve! I’ve always wanted to like tabouli but I hate parsley. What can I substitute?

    Comment by Becky Sue — October 12, 2011 @ 10:58 pm | Reply

    • It’s always the clean laundry too – never the dirty!
      I’d say you could substitute just about any leafy fresh herb that you do like. Or do away with the parsley completely and just have extra veggies; I think it would still taste good. Tabouli is one of those “go with what you like” kind of recipes.

      Comment by Karma — October 13, 2011 @ 9:19 pm | Reply

    • Mint is another traditional herb for tabouli!

      Comment by JenniferA — October 16, 2011 @ 3:14 pm | Reply

      • I rememeber you saying that, but I just can’t imagine mint in that mixture!

        Comment by Karma — October 16, 2011 @ 7:52 pm

  3. Another busy day!
    Wow, gas is expensive! It’s been below $3 here ($2.95 at most places, plus, Walmart gives a 10 cent discount per gallon when you pay with a Walmart gift card! They do that in most States, so check yours!). Now it’s back up above $3, with $3.19 being the highest I’ve seen.

    Comment by thedailyclick — October 13, 2011 @ 5:54 am | Reply

    • Yep, yep, yep, it is expensive – but then I think we’ve got it better than the big cities like Boston or New York. We don’t have a Walmart gas station around here, but my grocery store (Stop&Shop) does something like that: for every $100 you spend at the grocery store you can get 10 cents off a gallon at certain gas stations. Prices are cheaper at the Stop & Shop gas station, but that is in a town that isn’t very convenient for me to go to.

      Comment by Karma — October 13, 2011 @ 9:22 pm | Reply

  4. I’m loving this series – thanks for the insight!!

    Comment by mylifeincny — October 13, 2011 @ 7:45 am | Reply

    • Thanks Deb – glad you are enjoying! Did you see that the October photo hunt is posted too?

      Comment by Karma — October 13, 2011 @ 9:22 pm | Reply

  5. Love the look on the cat’s face – so “innocent”! I have 3 cats, so I know this look well… 😉

    Comment by Photo By Holly — October 13, 2011 @ 8:24 am | Reply

    • My Cedric is very sweet and innocent. I’m sure he didn’t think he was doing anything at all wrong. Why wouldn’t I want cat hair all over my clothes? 😉

      Comment by Karma — October 13, 2011 @ 9:23 pm | Reply

  6. Cats on the clean laundry and dogs on the bed you’re trying to make. It’s their way of reminding you who’s really the boss. So where did the time to do this blog come in? Seems to me the day was pretty full.

    Comment by Carol — October 13, 2011 @ 10:04 am | Reply

    • And fur carpeting most of the house!
      I’ve been writing these posts before I go to bed Carol.. but I haven’t had as much time to keep up with everyone else this week!

      Comment by Karma — October 13, 2011 @ 9:24 pm | Reply

  7. I’ve seen that pose at the closet before! And, boy do I understand about the gas. To pull our horse trailer we have an old ’79 Chevy 1ton pickup. It gets 10 mpg (loaded or empty, city or highway) and has dual tanks. To fill it up from empty is close to $150.00! Thanks for the slice of life today. 🙂

    Comment by tedgriffith — October 13, 2011 @ 1:08 pm | Reply

    • Ah yes – so you’ve seen the wife staring into the closet too, eh? Amazing how we can have closets bursting with clothes and have nothing to wear! My hubby drives a ’99 Chevy Suburban and its gas mileage is about the same; quite painful at fill-up time.
      I’ll keep slicing up the life for the rest of the week! 😉

      Comment by Karma — October 13, 2011 @ 9:27 pm | Reply

  8. Would you like some coffee to go with that milk?? LOL!

    Comment by Renae — October 14, 2011 @ 12:06 pm | Reply

    • Hey man! That’s caramel coffee with cream, dude! Good stuff! 😀

      Comment by Karma — October 14, 2011 @ 4:42 pm | Reply

  9. These posts are so much fun that I may have to give this a try sometime. My day wouldn’t be nearly as exciting, though. 🙂

    If you ever figure that out about cats, let me know. Mine like to stand on the laundry table when I’m folding laundry. Or sleep with the clean, folded laundry if I leave it on the table.

    Comment by Robin — October 14, 2011 @ 9:17 pm | Reply

    • Gee I just noticed I missed replying to your comment! I’d like to take a look into your day-to-day life Robin. It is funny how people don’t think their own lives are exciting; I was surprised at how interesting people seemed to think my life is when I just think it is a pretty average suburban life as the mother of teenagers!

      Comment by Karma — October 17, 2011 @ 5:05 pm | Reply

  10. Wow, the gas is a little cheaper this side of the river! Most places were at 3.49 or lower this week. Oh, the old stare at the closet routine… I am there with you!

    Comment by JenniferA — October 16, 2011 @ 3:14 pm | Reply

    • Yeah, I was being lazy. I could’ve gotten that price if I’d crossed the local river into Ludlow!
      That magic clothes fairy never shows up at your place either, huh?

      Comment by Karma — October 16, 2011 @ 7:51 pm | Reply

  11. I meant to ask you if you were still working at the school five days a week. Your posts have provided many answers!

    Comment by Kathy — October 17, 2011 @ 6:38 pm | Reply

    • Yes, I’m still there, 5 days a week, biding my time, hoping to eventually be hired as a teacher in my own classroom.

      Comment by Karma — October 18, 2011 @ 3:42 pm | Reply

  12. Seriously, who’s crockpot DOESN’T look like that?? Simply means it is well-used and loved. 😉 I love the humor in your posts. I would be soooooo inclined to make things are ‘pretty’ and frankly, then they’d be so not ‘real’. I appreciate your willingness to show us the ‘true’ life we all live – complete with dirty fingerprints, laundry on the bed and Tupperware! 🙂

    P.S. Yes, Cleo has an affinity for laying in clean clothes as well as ANY outfits laid out!

    Comment by milkayphoto — October 19, 2011 @ 10:38 am | Reply

    • I hope it wasn’t too real, LOL! So far I’ve had a lot of positive comments about this series, so I guess it was enjoyed. And cats in the laundry seems to be the norm from what I’ve seen so far.
      Thanks Tracy! 😀

      Comment by Karma — October 19, 2011 @ 12:25 pm | Reply

  13. […] convenient for snipping fresh herbs for cooking.  I used a lot of my parsley last week when I made that tabouli salad, so I was surprised to see it looking like […]

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