just a typical day

What does a typical day look like for Saucy? It's not all glamour, people. Listen up! Saucy's day is full of mundane tasks and general running-around-like-a-chicken-with-her-head-cut-off-ness.

Saucy realizes that she may leave the impression that her life is exciting and glamorous for her blog readers, but a dose of reality is good for the soul. Read on.



As Saucy drives away from the school, Loopy casually bids adieu over her shoulder. Luckily, like Buddy Budderson before her, she's not too embarrassed to plant a kiss on her mother before getting out of the vehicle.

This may or may not take place at Starbucks. Usually not. Saucy doesn't easily justify four dollar beverages. This often takes place from Saucy's travel mug.



This phase of the day is imperative as it ensures that the rest of the day can proceed without interruption, mayhem or destruction of property.

Saucy has found that she is more likely to have fresh baking on hand if she proceeds in stages. Simply measuring and preparing the ingredients to mix and bake later makes Saucy feel as though she is accomplishing something, thus justifying:


During this phase of the day, Saucy reads blog comments, replies to blog comments, deletes email forwards promising wealth and happiness, forwards important emails to Veto and then realizes that Veto must think she sits on the computer, blogging all day! Time to do something real!


This totally happens... this is Saucy's beauty routine: face masks and Fantastic. White strips and toilet bleach. Deep conditioner and carpet cleaner. Do we feel a theme, people?

Time for Saucy to confess: since the onset of menopause and arthritis, washing the hair only happens twice a week. It's become a chore, plus her hair is quite dry now and doesn't require the frequent washing of youth.


Luckily, her hair grows fast and Saucy will spend more time dealing with change than contemplating change.
It looks like The Fan has arrived in Scotland. Read her rambling email and attempt a reply but she is still unable to receive...


The lunch hour phase of the day also involves hearing about the Mean Girls and their nasty tricks. Much of this time is spent devising comebacks and retorts to comments such as:

"Your hair looks like a wig today"
"Why does your mother let you wear heels?"
"You were late again this morning"
"I like your fake boobs"
"You have, like no friends on facebook"
"Play quieter! You're drowning everyone else out again!"
"I can see your roots"
"You're getting a zit on your nose"



Yes reader, I let her wear those heels to school. You see, I'd rather she learn how to walk in little heels like that every once and a while... then someday when she has to wear an actual pair of heels, she won't topple over. Besides, how cute are those boots? We got them at Superstore and they go so nicely with her Liquidation World coat. And her wig-like hair and apparently fake boobs.


I will serve dinner and I will not wax poetic here, people. We will eat in front of the television. Yea, yeah, we'll talk about our day... but we really want to watch the news, too.

Seriously! Sometimes Saucy reads, too. But let's face it. She lurrves her television. She worked hard all day long. The baseball playoffs are on. She has at least one show that she enjoys every night of the week... is that so bad? Plus, she jumps up during the commercials and gets more housework done! Multitasking again! This is when she mixes up that batter and bakes up what she measured in the morning.


This phase of the day can go on indefinitely but Saucy likes to cap it around 9:30 or 10:00 when she retires to an early bed. Her medication will wear off in the middle of the night and she will be back on the computer again anyway. Something's gotta give.

Mrs. G over at Derfwad Manor asked readers to post the play-by-play of a typical day. You can check out links to other typical days here.

45 comments:

Cheryl Alena Kinzel said...

We do have similar days. I neglected to mention that I often straighten my twin 13 years old hair EVERY MORNING before they go to school. That is evidence of super-momness.
:)

amyf4 said...

I think the mean girls are just jealous. Is that all they can come up with? Mean girls are just mean and should be banished back to little kiddie school with all the other little kiddies. (insert raspberry) Love the recap.

Karen Junking in Georgia said...

interesting... most children here don't come home for lunch... it is great that she gets a break and your support and lunch all at the same time.. thanks for sharing

Lisa Milton said...

I love all the multitasking. Works for me.

(And boo to those Mean Girls. I hate hearing they talk that way to Loopy.)

Kalynne Pudner said...

I love it! And you (as well as Miss Loopy) are breathtakingly gorgeous. I'm SOOOO going to try the Beauty-Clean-Bathroom routine tomorrow. Or maybe the next day. Or Saturday. *sigh*

Who asked you? said...

The menopause thing is a real life changer. I finally broke down the other day and chopped the hair real short. It was a bold move for this southern girl. We love our big hair.

abigail @ Piece of Cake said...

i am laughing and laughing... i especially like the "walking the dog" photo, and "will be seen in my bra on the blog" bit.

hahaaaa!

thanks for sharing your Saucy day.

Emily said...

It is the same as a bathing suit. :)

Baking? Everyday? Really? What do you bake?

I'm intrigued.

Katie said...

Katie thinks that Saucy rocks the casbah! Katie will be instituting the morning beauty routine a. sap!

Katie thinks that mean girls need an enema!

Casa Mia * My House * said...

I am laughing out loud...sounds like a busy day but very productive.....BTW, I like your hair like that! Miss Loopy is a cutie too...blessings

Karen said...

Our lives are so similar it's a bit scary. My kids are just younger, in a decade I do believe I will be living your life to a tee.
And GIRLS ARE MEAN! Your daughter is BEAUTIFUL. And her boots are awesome!

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

Your day sounds, Fab, to me,,, the mean girls are jealous yes...that is it,,, And you bake everyday really??? how does one stay so thin??? you are beautiful and I'm thinking of going dark again too..its just easier then keeping up with the blond...and bangs maybe those too...hugs, Lisa

Mrs. G. said...

Saucy, you make even the mundane cleaning of the bathroom cheerful and sparkly.

Great day!

Helena said...

I think I remember reading in one of your previous posts that you work as a teacher. However, I couldn't see you fitting in any (paid) work into your day.. except for the word "working" amongst a lot of other words on the pink note between 12:45-3:30. I'm just curious to find out if you work part-time, once in a while or not at all.

Your typical day looks like a pretty good day to me with or without work.

The Mrs. said...

Your life seems glamorous to me! I like that as kids get older you have a little time to yourself! Can't even imagine that right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saucy said...

I am a teacher "by trade" but alas I am not in a classroom right now. I despair of it, I miss those rotten students quite a bit! Someday I will go back! I would love to.

For now, I am the Queen of Odd Jobs and blogging. It keeps me out of trouble.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I love how Mrs. G brings us kindred spirits together. I blow-dry my hair and read the paper at the same time. I never just clean--I use that time to catch up on phone calls.

Seriously, the mean girls are jealous of Miss Loopy's serious sense of style--the boots are too cute. I don't think my daughter has ever worn that many clothes in her life unless we were on a ski trip. A t-shirt is winter wear here in San Diego--we never get to rock the coats.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Saucy,

You are a clever, clever blogger.

And get down with your bad self in that black bra.

Lovely day. Thanks for sharing.

asthmagirl said...

Thanks for the very kind comment about my hair. Allow me to return the favor in regard to your "hair pondering attire". You look lovely!

And Loopy's coat? To die for!

Bee said...

WoW! If I had a day like that, I need two naps!

I too am considering a short do. I too will probably think about it until next summer when I remember how cute a pony tail looks while chasing my dogs.

Just say Julie said...

I like the multitasking...it would be my luck that I put the fantastik on my hair and the hair mask on the counter! I did have the hubby stop at starbucks and bring me home a delish salted caramel hot chocolate. This is some kind of yummy!

3continentfamily said...

Not a bad typical day! Thanks for sharing. I still think you are quite glamourous :)

And those mean girls: They are so painfully jealous of Loopy. She's gorgeous and clearly has an awesome relationship with her mom...

kcinnova said...

You have multi-tasking and time-management down to a science! And yet you make it look so easy. I will contemplate your methods.
In answer to your question about cats: cats are easy (we only have one). We have no dog because no one has yet agreed to pick up the "presents" in the yard. I am willing to walk a dog, but I draw the line at cleaning the boys' bathroom AND picking up after the dog. Also, we have no fence where we live now. When SuperDad retires in a few years, we'll get a dog.

PS: Cute cookies below!

Fete et Fleur said...

OhmyGOSH! This was hysterical!! I was laughing so hard I had to excuse myself from the computer and got to the little ladies room. Thanks for the laugh I needed it!

Nancy

UrbanCowgirl said...

Those mean girls? Jealous. Because Loopy is a real stunner :-)

If I had a dog that big, I'd walk it using the car too. But don't tell Bossy!

Helena said...

Saucy, thanks for clarifying!

I LOVE your new blog logo by the way!!!

Anonymous said...

'DATELINE LONDON'...I like saying that!!!
saucy:this is your Mother speaking:DO NOT CUT YOUR HAIR - every time you do, I hear nothing but you crying until it grows out...you look just lovely- so STAY AWAY FROM ANDREW!!!

Dayle said...

I think the mean girls are jealous that Loopy has such an awsome mom who gives her beautiful (not wig-like) hairstyles before school, and is cool enough to let her wear a little heel. That "Why does your mother let you wear heels?" comment probably sounded like "I wish my mother would let me wear heels" in that mean girl's head. OOoooh those meanies are the worst!

Christina said...

You are so funny. I just love checking your blog. I must say, my days are similar. I skip the beauty routine pretty much every day.

Did you ever pick a new camera?

Southern Girl said...

Ummmmmm, HOW IS IT that I haven't read your blog until NOW? You're awesome!!!
P.S.
I wore heels in high school and they were mean to me, too. (:

MJ said...

You are so good with the photos and having your cast of characters with masks is brilliant! Enjoy your routine day!

Sugar Bear said...

Fabulous! You get lots done and still have time for blogging and other fun activities. Three cheers! Those mean girls are so obviously jealous!
Karla

Yin said...

Oh Saucy, you are totally wrong - your life IS exciting and glamorous and I tune in daily to see what new adventures you undertake! This is a thoroughly entertaining post!!

And yes, I serve Cosmos... there's one with your name on it! (btw, the post office told me the package I sent you should have been there last Friday, so watch your mailbox!)

The Shabby Princess said...

Your hair is gorgeous!! And so is Loopy--those terrible girls at school. Ugh. They are just jealous that she and her mom are so dang cute and that she has such a great mom. Sheesh. And I have my shows too. It's OK. We don't judge. :)

Fete et Fleur said...

I had so much fun reading this post I linked it to my latest post. Scroll down my post for your link.

Nancy

TattingChic said...

I blog hopped over here from Nancy's at Fete et Fleur. What a hoot.

jenny holiday said...

Ok...You totally rule! Love you and your world to bits!!

you make me smile....BIG!


Happy Fall!!!

Love from the Jersey Shore!
xoxo Jenny Holiday

Rosa said...

Phew, I'm exhausted! At least you look in the mirror before you go out into public. This morning, I treated myself to a Duncun Doughnut coffee. I always take my own cup therefore I park and walk in. I get back into my car where I noticed, somehow, that I have my tshirt on inside-out. And normally, there is no one else in the store. This morning, I had a line behind me because some woman was picking her doughnuts one by one. I must remember to look in the mirror before heading out! Anyway, what a fun challenge!
PS I'm dying to hear if the fan made it to Liberty's! xo

Aspergertopia said...

Love you play by play day. It's so funny, I've been meaning to post a typical day in the life for awhile now. Maybe I'll follow your suit and go for it.

Oh, and by the way, love your new saucy bloggy look.

Laura said...

I'm exhausted just reading this! I can't imagine doing all of it!

so NOT cool said...

This was fantastic and, I believe, my favorite "typical day" of all the ones I read.

The Inept Aspirant said...

Oh, Saucy, it just breaks my heart how cruel teenage girls can be. Did you ever consider homeschool? I have a 14 yr. old and 16 yr. old that I've homeschooled for the past 3 years. I never regret bringing them home where they are loved and cherished!

Mama Nomad said...

Thank you for sharing your cheery, stylish, medicated, and yes, saucy, world! I DO belive I'll be back again....

Fleur de Bee said...

I did this type of post several years back but didn't don my face mask and cleaners, you're a crackup!! Love the gloves (have that pair too!! Aren't they fab!!) I love blog stalkers! Aren't they the best!! I hail at present from Salt Lake City, so now you know who I am when I stalk you and it gets a bit mental in here LOL! Off to do my day...only I don't have time to blog it...I wish!

xo Thanks for your visits!

Molly

Angela Harris said...

She's so beautiful and her hair is perfect! I can't believe those girls waste so much energy on coming up with rude comments.