A Day in the Life (Snowy St. Paddy’s Day Edition).

So, I went back to work last week and to keep myself from doing any work at home today (consultants don’t get paid to telework), I decided to do a “day in the life” post!

Wake up 5am. z goes downstairs to check on the weather. No work for me, telework for z.


Turn off alarm and go back to sleep until 8:30! While I’m sleeping, z takes the pup out for a walk and measures the snow! I love the pictures he took!




While I was sleeping, z also put corned beef and veggies in the crockpot for dinner.

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I finally get up and make some green juice for pre-breakfast. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Check email, blogs, and social media before pouring a bowl of cereal. I found this new cereal at Costco yesterday so I’m excited to try it.


Cut strawberries and pour unsweetened almond milk on top of cereal. Verdict: yum!


Post up on the couch with laptop and Louis.



After browsing the internet, with a baking project in mind, I find this recipe, for Lemon Chia Coffee Cake, and get to work! I deviated a little by using gluten free flour, extra zest, and blueberry Activia!


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Behind the scenes it’s a crazy mess…



I washed dishes, put away clean dishes and ate lunch while it baked: Gluten Free Quinoa Tabbouleh with a piece of cheese and some horseradish hummus!


After 50 minutes of baking, I took the cake out of the oven and let it cool slightly before sampling…

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Oh it’s good. Really good. z was even surprised that it was gluten free! Success!

lemon cake yum

Around 3:11 I reheated my coffee that I’d forgotten about…Phew, still good!

cold coffee

After a little walk with Louis, I cleaned off the cars (holy cow, that’s a TON of snow!). I was on the computer a lot today – I had to renew my anti-virus, play on Pinterest, etc. Very important work.

I started prepping for dinner around 5:30 which meant chopping cabbage, onions, and garlic to sauté. I also boiled some potatoes.



Guinness, of course.


My meal: cabbage, potatoes, and a veggie burger.

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z had corned beef, cabbage, and crock pot veggies!

corned beef dinner

A nice St. Patrick’s snow day at home with my boys!




Past St. Paddy’s Day Festivities:

One thought on “A Day in the Life (Snowy St. Paddy’s Day Edition).

  1. Ha, Ha, great post! Horseradish hummus sounds tasty. Interesting deviations! in making cake. Cake looks fantastic. I am beginning to understand — Z and U occasionally have different menus and metabolisms?– two different St. Patrick’s Days meals, cool! I wonder does Z burn calories like crazy?

    I am making Colcannon — basically mashed potatoes mixed with cooked cabbage.

    Glad you are enjoying your snow days!!!!

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