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Listmania: Day In My Life 31st May 2013

June 4, 2013

I am back on the Listmania bandwagon this week, which happens to be ‘Day In Your Life’. This has been done already earlier this year but it’s good to do it again every few months. My last one was February 12th 2013. This is was last Friday 31st May 2013.


A good start to the day, I forgot I was going to do it despite being up for an hour before I took this screen shot.


So it’s coffee time, need this.

Disney Countdown

A quick check of the USA countdown, it’s getting closer…yay!


Both boys are up at 6.15  – I know insane right? My eldest hates the thought of sleeping in and being late for school so he is always up early. I make his lunch (I don’t mind doing it actually) and realise for the 2nd second time ever since making his lunches that we have no bread. On today the day I choose to document. Oh well it’s real life isn’t it?

Canteen Menu

So he checks out the canteen menu and decides on Ham and Cheese Toasted Sandwiches. He takes snacks from home.

HomeworkBig boy is finished breakfast, brushed teeth and dressed. He checks his homework which is due today.

Reading OctonautsLittle boy has had breakfast but he is dragging his feet on getting dressed…. reading Octonauts book is more important…

Drawing a Banana… and drawing a banana…

Reading and big boy moves onto reading

Dricks and Snack BagI get snacks and drinks ready for my youngest and I. We are off grocery shopping after school drop off. A bag of snacks is a huge help in making the grocery shopping an easier task.

Off to Schoolbut I get youngest little man into gear and we are off to school in no time. Nice and sunny despite it having rain overnight.

Shopping CentreWe park the car and off to Aldi first

Aldi ChocolateWe spot new chocolate at Aldi, they seem to be gluten free by ingredient so of course I had to buy one of each flavour, I am yet to try them but hope they’ll be ok.

Aldi ShoppingAldi shopping done..pop them into the car and into Woolworths

Woolies ShoppingThen a load from Woolies (whoops forgot the extra green shopping bags)

ScannerBack home and I bring the groceries in and scan them then put them away. I do scan my groceries for Nielsen Homescan. I don’t mind doing it, have done for 4 years now and I have redeem lots points earned for $$. Another advantage is that I get to know the prices. You wouldn’t believe how many things at all 3 supermarkets (Coles, Woolies and Aldi) that have gone up, down, up, down and up again.

Laundry on lineI get a load of washing on the line

Vegemite ToastLunch for the youngster – classic vegemite on toast as per his request

Tomato on VineThen my turn for lunch – I love truss tomatoes, so yummy

Tomato and CheeseI had them on gluten free bread with cheese and toasted under the grill – yum

Libby VlogFinally time to sit down and have lunch. Watching Libby’s adventures in Germany on You Tube. I never realised Germany was so beautiful.

Words with Friends

Youngest climbs up next to me, helps me eat the rest of my lunch and helps me play Word with Friends. He names all the letters and we have fun sounding out the words.

Legally BlondeI also sneak a look at the Legally Blonde website, friends and I are playing a Ladies Day Out to see it since it’s come to Melbourne.

School Pick UpTime for school pick up and look at those clouds. Must get the washing in when we get back.


Still able to have a play on the school playground while waiting for the bell. Youngest loves coming to school to pick up his older brother, gives him a big hug when he sees him. So good to see.

Washing in BasketBack home and got the washing in!

Ducks on MickeyBoys get some screen time – Mickey Mouse is the choice.

Rain ComingFriday night is Auskick night. Looking at the rain radar map it is not looking good for a rain free night. The boys have an early dinner regardless in preparation. Normally we all eat together.

Dark CloudsThe clouds don’t look too dark but on an hour the heaven’s open and it pours down. Hubby and I make the executive decision not to go to Auskick. Yes we know footy is a winter sport but our oldest is asthmatic and has had a rough couple of nights previous so to keep him healthy we decide to keep him warm and dry.

pc screenWhen I finally get a chance to sit down and do some blog work. This happens. A frustrating hour later and its still down.

Watching Mad MenI give up and watch some Mad Men. Great show.


The internet comes back up (we think it was the service provider) and I am too tired to do any blog work so Pinterest wins out.

Disneyland Menus

and perusing the Disneyland Menus on allears.net. Hoping to whittle down where we can eat at Disneyland instead of wandering the park wasting time lining up and not having any luck on the gluten free front. Got a few options it seems which is great. Having fun researching it though.

Hope you liked my ‘Day in the Life’

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  1. June 5, 2013 at 8:26 am

    What an action packed day. Your boys must be starting to get very excited about your trip. I always thinking the planning is almost as much fun as the trip itself.

    • nellbe
      June 7, 2013 at 11:25 am

      It was a busy day but a typical one! The boys are so excited, my 3 year old tells everyone he is ‘going to Disneyland to see Mickey Mouse’. So cute.

  2. Bec
    June 5, 2013 at 10:21 am

    What a great day! I’m in awe that your son choose sandwhiches from the canteen – my son always chooses a hot dog! We used to do the neilson homescan too – but we stopped as it was just one extra thing we didn’t have time to do. I think we did it for a few years before giving it up – grocery put away time is certainly quicker now!

    • Bec
      June 5, 2013 at 10:22 am

      sandwhiches haha I can’t spell!

      • nellbe
        June 7, 2013 at 11:22 am

        You can always blame spell check!

    • June 5, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      Lol mine do hotdogs each Friday unless younger dd picks chicken tenders, neither eats sandwiches

      • nellbe
        June 7, 2013 at 11:20 am

        The treat for him is that the sandwich is on white bread, he has to eat multi grain at home!

    • nellbe
      June 7, 2013 at 11:23 am

      I don’t mind doing the home scan, as I have been doing it so long I get extra weekly points and different ‘assignments’ for them, so the points add up really fast.

  3. Mary Preston
    June 5, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    It’s amazing how much you do in a day when you note it down.

    • nellbe
      June 7, 2013 at 11:22 am

      I know, there is some stuff that was left out too otherwise I would have been there all day writing it!

  4. beth
    June 5, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Thank you for sharing! I love seeing what other people peruse on the internet…planning for your upcoming trip must be so fun!

    • nellbe
      June 7, 2013 at 11:21 am

      Planning is so much fun, I do all the researching and booking, I don’t use travel agents as I like it so much.

  5. June 5, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    How cool about the Nielsen home shop, I had no idea they did that.

    You must be so excited about yr trip. We might be going to Disneyland with friends next Easter, fingers crossed. You ill ave a blast.we went to disneyworld last year and loved it

    • nellbe
      June 7, 2013 at 11:19 am

      Looking very much forward to our trip, never been to Disney anything before so very excited.

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