Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Scrap Your Day: 4 of 12 (the day)

Um. Haven't actually scrapped the photos from March yet, but I've ordered some more printer ink so I can print them off together with these and make both pages at once.... Here's a glimpse into my day on April 25th!

First up I put the dishwasher on (having forgotten to do so the evening before), then made our usual Sunday breakfast of porridge. There are two saucepans because I like mine with just oats and water, but The Family prefers to have milk and sugar in theirs.

Had my porridge (oops, made it very thick!) and a cup of tea for my breakfast.

Off to church, past the beautiful blossoming trees! First we went to the hall to get ready the resources and snacks for the children's groups - this is part of our role as co-ordinators of Sunday Club.

Then over to church for the first part of the service, during which we had to give a brief verbal report about the children's work as part of the annual meeting. The children go to their groups after the first 15 minutes or so of the service; this week I stepped in as a helper when one of the leaders on duty couldn't make it. We learnt about Samson.

Because of the meeting we also arranged children's activities for after our usual session, including a drumming workshop for a group of the older ones and a Veggie Tales video for younger children (there was also football outside but I didn't go anywhere near that!!)

I managed to grab a quick cup of coffee too:

On the way home I picked up a few items of shopping, including newspaper, yogurt, and a fresh crusty loaf for lunch.

Lunch was a piece of the bread with pate and some salad, and another cup of coffee.

I'd missed the sermon in church because of helping with Sunday Club but I knew it had been about Philippians 2:1-11 so I did read the passage at least.

After lunch I made some orange and cranberry granola and then settled down to some photo-editing, uploading a layout to the Something From Almost Nothing class forum and composing a blog post while the granola cooked.

The granola was ready now. (Note to self: there's a difference between greaseproof paper and non-stick baking parchment. Check the packaging...)

Then I started preparing the roast dinner.

The Hamster was very pleased to get some trimmings of carrot and broccoli!

I had what was left of a carton of cranberry, blueberry and cherry smoothie then put the dishwasher on again (The Doctor had emptied it in between times).

I took my monthly photo of the trees near our house. Lovely to see some blossoms now!

I did a bit of online shopping, then stir-fried some beef, ginger, garlic, carrot and broccoli in preparation for the next day's packed lunch.

Dinner was ready now: beef, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, carrots, broccoli, spinach and gravy, and I had a few grapes for pudding.

After dinner I made a scrapbook layout (look out for it on my blog tomorrow) and then did a bit of work to finish my preparation for a science lesson the next day.

The Children in bed and out of the way, I bought and downloaded the games that they were giving each other for The Girl's birthday (we have a tradition that the birthday child gives a gift to their sibling, too). I printed off graphics from the games and put them in envelopes so The Children had something to open. I also wrote The Girl's birthday card, put up some bunting and finally got round to wrapping her gift!

I finished putting my own packed lunch together and assembled the various bits and pieces for The Children's.

I also got the equipment and ingredients ready for my breakfast banana, honey and oat smoothie, to save time in the morning!

Then I had some orange hot chocolate, with a couple of cranberry and orange cookies...

...while watching QI with The Doctor.

I also flicked through the day's newspapers and read a few pages of my current book, Between the Woods and the Water by Patrick Leigh Fermor. (I often read in front of the TV!)

Really tired now, so I got my outfit ready for the next day and set the alarm then went to bed...

Hoping to get this one - AND March - scrapped soon!!

I must also say a big thanks to all of you for your kind comments and congratulations on my win yesterday :-) I certainly hope to be showing you some more digi layouts very soon! xx


Ruth said...

Great set of photos for SYD. I'm struggling for enthusiasm this week, after last week's marathon photograph-everything-in-my-life session!

Sian said...

I'm not surprised you were tired after that lot!! You certainly do know how to pack it in. Some Sundays reading the paper and making the dinner is enough for me :)

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

I love these glimpses into your daily life, Mel. I think I'm going to have to try that granola recipe!

Unknown said...

This exhausted me after reading about your day! And I work two jobs! When do you find time to relex?

Scrappi Sandi said...

I love to see what your day entails & you do manage to fit a lot in!!! That porridge is just how I like it...I don't do sloppy!! I think the hamster looks a bit overwhelmed at his good fortune & 'QI'...I love it!! Thanks for sharing!! Oh...& thanks for dropping by so penitently!!...But really...there was no need!!

Unknown said...

Gosh you manage to fit a lot into your day. I love the Veggie Tales DVDs too!

Rhona said...

I'm sure it was said somewhere that Sunday was the day to relax ;o), I guess you didn't take that on board lol! A busy day indeed. I do enjoy these glimpses of your life and that granola looks delicious. x

helena said...

big QI fan too. Great to see the details of your day. Impressed you can make good yorkshire puds - something I have never mastered

Cheryl said...

wow Mel you are so busy when do you get chance to craft? lol x

Anonymous said...

I love seeing all the photos of your day each month. And no wonder you are tired at the end of the day!

Amy said...

I still haven't made the granola - will get the recipe from the other blog and make this weekend ok! Everytime I see it I salivate :-)

These are great photos - your Church looks to be surrounded be beautiful trees, and I agree with Sian, you have a busy Sundau schedule!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Great collection of photos! I think I did maybe a third of that much stuff Sunday.