A Month of Faves: A Day (or Weekend) in the life


#AMonthofFaves is in full swing! Wonder what Girlxoxo and Estella’s Revenge are posting about their weekends?


MON. Dec. 10 – A Day (or Weekend) in the Life. What did you do on Saturday, December 8th … or that weekend – December 8-9. Let’s take a peak into each others lives as as we chronicle what we all did on that day (or during the weekend).


Ok. so… I’m single. Never been married. No children. So my weekends are usually an alternating version of keeping up with housework, running errands, blogging, taking cats to the vet OR going out for the day- maybe shopping, eating at a fave restaurant, going to see a movie.

Now I do spend as much time as I can with my nieces on the weekends- but I don’t get to see them every weekend.

My youngest niece has been here since THURSDAY. Yes, I’m tired as I type this. Her parents and sister have been in Walt Disney World since Thursday and Little A has been here.

By the time she leaves tomorrow, she’ll have been here for almost 144 hours. In those hours:

-We’ve watched Peppa Pig 400 million times. I can now do a pretty good impression of Peppa Pig.

-Frozen has been on the Kindle Fire AND the big TV countless times. I like Frozen, so not complaining.

-She’s told me to “shh” while I’m singing “Let It Go” at least 500 times.

– We’ve had spaghetti. And a mess.

-I’ve laid down and napped every day.

-I’ve charged the Kindle Fire 500 times.

– We’ve had 5 oranges and have progressively gotten messier with the eating of the orange as the days have went by.

-We’ve eaten chocolate chip cookies.

-I’ve fixed socks, searched for a pacifier, made countless bottles of orange juice, apple juice, milk, & water.

– The people at Wendy’s had a good laugh today as we negotiated chicken nuggets and french fries.



I’m tired right now. I anticipate being more tired before she leaves tomorrow. One day- as she’s walking to receive her diploma in some smarty pants degree that I know she will have one day, I’m going to tear up and remember these days- the days we danced to Frozen, the days we played, the way she hugged me and giggled. How she would say “Tam, where are you?” and climb in my lap. How I would hear the pitter-patter of little feet running down the hall. I’m tired, but I’m reminded of the saying that “the days are long, but the years are short” and I know that is true. She’s almost 2 and I just feel like it was yesterday I was in the hospital taking photos after she was born.

I treasure each memory making opportunity- but I’ll be ready to not watch Peppa Pig for awhile. 😉


*How was your weekend?*


Link up with us for A Month of Faves:


Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

18 thoughts on “A Month of Faves: A Day (or Weekend) in the life

    • Oh goodness- you’ll enjoy them being home but prepare to treat yourself when they leave and the house gets back to how it normally is. Before she left, I was coming down with a cold and I have spent the last few days trying to recover.

  1. natashajk says:

    You sound like an awesome aunt. Your nieces are lucky to have you.

    My daughter had the stomach flu on Friday and she watched about three straight hours of Peppa Pig. I feel your Pig pain 🙂

  2. I adore Peppa 🙂 Maybe its the British accent. Not sure. But it makes me chuckle when I watch with my younger grands. They adore Peppa. You’re a wonderful auntie and I’m sure the rest of the family had a great time knowing especially knowing youngest was staying with you.

    • At first, I liked Peppa (or could tolerate her). But after so many hours (and I mean HOURS) with Peppa- I needed a break. But all in all, she’s not a bad cartoon to watch. 🙂

      They had a wonderful time at Disney and came back with so many stories. And I loved spending the time with Little A!

  3. I had to laugh at this post. I relate so much to this and I’m tired all the time! Kids sure are energizer bunnies. It’s awesome that you have such a close relationship with your nieces.

    • It was great and exhausting. I love Little A, but she’s so strong willed and determined (I’ve heard that she’s like her aunt 😉 This cold is just lingering. I just feel like hibernating 😦

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