A Day In My Life

Today I’m giving you a little (humorous) sneak peek into a typical day in my summer life, narrating by gifs of one of my favorite shows Gilmore Girls.             

5:30 am: Ryan’s alarm goes off. There’s a 50/50% chance I hear it. Either way I remain in bed in a half asleep state. 

6:15 am: Ryan says “Good morning Babe, have a good day, see you tonight, I love you” in the sweetest way possible. I mumble something like “Good night, have a good night, love you”. He then leaves for the day. 

7:10 am: My alarm goes off. This is a joke alarm. Everyday I laugh at it. Ha ha, you think I”m actually going to get up on the first alarm? I hit snooze and lie back in bed.

7:19 am: Second alarm goes off. I can’t hit snooze fast enough. 

7:29 am: Third alarm goes off. I consider getting up.

7:32 am: I lie in bed and stare at my phone. My excuse is I must check the weather. You know, so I can see what to wear to work that day.

7:50 am: OMG how is it 7:50 already? What have I been doing for the past 18 minutes? (email, facebook, instagram, blog reading, twitter, repeat).

7:55 am: PANIC MODE. I must get up. I have to get up. But, I have nothing to wear. No time for make up. No time for cute outfits. I grab whatever is closet to me and is comfy and forgiving. I rotate the same basic and plain  6 summers dresses all summer for work. Stylin. 

8:08: am: I’m dressed and running downstairs to pull together some type of breakfast and lunch to take to work.

8:10 am: I take Maggie out and then load her up in the car and leave the house, out of breath.

8:28 am: Drop Maggie, our adorable poodle, off at doggie day care at my Mom’s house.

8:29 am: I’m forced to do a quick drop off with Maggie and utter a quick “Hi Bye!” to my Mom.She always wants to chat. And although I wish our greeting could be more like this:

There is no time for that. I’m basically already late for work. 

8:31 am: Arrive at work. Phew, only 1 minute late. 

8:35 am: I turn on my office computer and then coffee. Coffee before anything else. I can’t function without it. 

8:35 am – 9:30 am: Respond to work emails and make a plan for the day. Very hard. Very sleepy.

9:30 am – 12:00 pm. Work. Boring details you don’t care hearing about. (not like the minute by minute updates of my morning routine that left you on the seat of your chair)

11:00 am: Hungry, but will be strong and wait until noon to eat my lunch. 

12:01 pm: Sit down at my desk ready to eat my lunch. So hungry! Just as I’m about to put the first bite of salad into my mouth my boss runs over with an emergency. Something is wrong with our computers or internet connection. I’m recruited to try to fix it. This happens way too often. 

12:30 pm: Crisis solved. Eat lunch at my desk. 

12:40 pm  – 2:30 pm: Focus on work. This part of the day always flies by.

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Depending on my schedule, work on freelance projects either at home or at client’s office.

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Go to my mom’s to pick up Maggie and girl talk for a good big. Involves either gushing happily about our days or venting. She’s the best listener. 

5:30 pm: Head home and start making plans for the night. Sometimes I meet up with girlfriends. Other times I head to the gym or go straight home. Ryan won’t be home for another two hours at least. 

6:00 pm: Plans disappoint or change. Then I either don’t have one of the ingredients needed to make the dinner I was planning (and I”m too lazy to leave the house again to go back to the store) or Ryan texts saying he’ll be home late. 

6:20 pm: Try to brush it off. Get soaked into social media for far too long.

6:40 pm: Work out. Either at gym or at home. 

7:30 pm: Make dinner. If it’s this late, it’s usually some easy staple like salad, chicken and rice, mac and cheese, or pizza. This could explain the extra summer fun weight. 

7:45 pm: Yay Ryan’s home! Hugs and kisses from me. Death scratches of excitement from Maggie,

8:00 pm: We cozy up on the couch (sometimes dining room table if I made a nicer meal, like once a week) and stuff our faces. We are both starving. There is little talking. Just eating. 

8:10 pm: We are done eating. Ryan graciously cleans up the kitchen. We then sit and discuss our days. This usually leads to talking about the future. Which always leads to both of us being anxious and overly worried the future. Will Ryan find a job after graduation? Will he pass the bar?  How low is our bank account?  Where are we going to live next year? How will we get through another week? 

8:40: Enough worries. Time to pour some drinks. We open some wine and relax and enjoy each other. After half a glass our worries turn into happy babbles about our hopes and dreams and encouraging statements like,  “We can do this!” and “All we need is love!”.

9:00 pm: We now  watch one of our TV shows before crashing for the night. We binge watch shows intensely. Having finishing the second season of Orange is the New Black about a week after it was released we’ve been at a loss at what to watch. We just started The Following. I haven’t had a peaceful night of sleep since. 

10:30 pm: Time to head upstairs. We cozy up in bed and read before saying “lights out”. Hands down, this is my favorite part of the day. 

And there you have it! Riveting right?

I had fun linking up today with Leslie today for her Confessional Friday: Day in the Life!

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 Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend!

xoxo Katie


  • OK LOVE the Gilmore Girls Gifs as you take us through your day! Best part is…they match up perfectly! 🙂 I’m a teacher so I”m on summer break right now but during the school year, my morning goes pretty much how yours does! I think mostly because I HATE actually waking up to an alarm….and I hate that last year I had to be up at 5 am every morning. Gross!

    Love your blog! I browsed around a bit and loved what I read! 🙂 New follower!

    Oh and I’m visiting from Leslie’s Confessional Friday link up! I’m Kathleen!

    • kwalshmac

      Hi Kathleen! Welcome! I simply couldn’t resist with the Gilmore Girl gifs, that show was simply the best! Ugh and waking up at 5 am!!! I don’t know how you do it! I never can complain since my husband has to get up so much earlier than me, but I can’t do it. I need a good 8 hours of sleep at least! I hope you are enjoying your summer 🙂 Headed over to check out your day now!

  • Fun to read, came over from the Link up

    • kwalshmac

      Thank you! Couldn’t resist the gifs!

  • Hey my days are pretty similar! I’ve been meaning to do a similar post too. I think glimpses into other people’s lives are soo interesting. Even the mundane stuff!

    • kwalshmac

      I know, it was fun to do and I like reading other peoples…I think the mundane stuff is what we have most in common, making it more fun for us to connect with.

  • Your morning alarms look way too similar to mine! Occasionally I try to be ambitious and throw in a 6:40. Let’s just say that never actually works out.

    • kwalshmac

      Ha! 6:40 is very ambitious! I know that hitting “snooze” is supposed to make you even MORE tired in the morning, but I can’t stop!

  • Heh, I totally want to do this with Friends gifs now. And the future will be okay! Just take it one day at a time – one week at a time is sometimes too much to deal with. 🙂

    • kwalshmac

      I will look forward to reading that one!! And thank you friend, you make me feel so much better and so not alone 🙂

  • Gilmore Girls gifs are the best thing! Haha this post reminded me how much I liked the show! 🙂 Your alarm clock sounds exactly the same as mine! I typically have a 7am, 7.10am, 7.15am, 7.30am…You get the idea 😉 I push snooze a looooot in the morning! Haha.

    • kwalshmac

      I had SO much fun picking out the Gilmore Gifts gifs. I so wish they would do a movie!!! Hitting snooze gets to be like a game every morning…how far can I take it?

  • 8-10:30p = so glad my husband and I aren’t the only ones! (This was such a fun post!) 🙂

    • kwalshmac

      hehe glad we’re not alone either!!! Thank goodness for netflix and wine to calm those worries right?!

  • Love all the Gilmore Girl gifs! My favorite!

    • kwalshmac

      Simply one of the best shows!!! If I were going to move to a fictional town, Stars Hollow would be at the top of my list!

  • That was a great post! I want to do a post like this but I don’t think it’d be as fun to read!

    • kwalshmac

      Awe thank you! And I love reading other posts like these and I just read yours and wow you had one busy Saturday! I like reading about everyone’s day to day lives because I think the small moments are the ones that tie us together in the biggest ways. Thanks for visiting!

  • Awww! These ‘day in the life’ posts are so fun to read!
    If you ever want to change it up, a friend of mine and I brought back a 5 on Friday link up.
    It was pretty hot last week with over 150 entries. That’s a lot of potential new readers for you!! We’d love to have you too!
    Hope you’re having a great week so far! 🙂