A day in the life of Mrs Green

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A buzzy day at chez green

A buzzy day at chez green

Or should that read a home educating, blogging, decluttering, planet saving Mrs green.

One of the trends on the internet at the moment is to let people into your lives a little more.

We all love the fly-on-the-wall stuff; the ‘real life’ situations, tragedies and celebrations.

So I thought I’d document a ‘typical’ (not that there is such a thing) day at zero waste towers.

This is what I got up to yesterday 5am-6am decluttered a shelf above my desk, did breakfast preparation, and wrote everyone’s ‘to do’ lists for the day

6m-7am an hour on the computer, checking emails, reading RSS feeds, writing blog posts

7am – 8am exercise, yoga and meditation before the troops get up. Ate breakfast – was too hungry to wait for the others!

8am-9am Mr Green got up, sat and talked with Mr Green, went through our plans for the day, prepared some plums for cooking later, cleaned bathroom, cleaned kitchen and found some photos and pictures that need frames

9am-10am Little Miss Green surfaced, so I made her breakfast (home made toast with butter, an apple and a smoothie made from melon, orange and blackberry) and sat and talked to her for 1/2 an hour. Answered 101 questions such as “Why are pandas becoming extinct?”, “How many centimetres is it to China?”,  “What makes fizzy water fizzy?”, “how much does 1 tomato weigh?” Did some maths and English together.

10am-11am Made plum cobbler and soup with LMG then she tidied her bedroom floor while I cleared the kitchen. LMG played in the garden

11am-12pm Spent a ridiculously long time looking for something in the loft – it was a family affair and we found lots of treasures, lots of stuff for the recycling centre, but nothing I was looking for. Little Miss Green went off to make some Christmas decorations (!!)

12-1pm Lunch preparation – home made soup, bread with basil and garlic bread and plum cobbler with cream while LMG climbed trees and checked the health and temperament of her pet dung beetles (sigh)

Bad news; all but 2 died…

Rescued a dehydrated bee, fed it some sugared water and celebrated when it finally flew away happily.

1-2pm Went for a walk and incorporated some work on LMGs Woodland Log Book from Naure Detectives

2-3pm Time to breathe! LMG goes to her room for an hour to play and I get some ‘me time’. I went to bed and read.

3pm-4pm Did some work with LMG about the Victorians and the food they ate. It was really interesting and she came up with some great suggestions about how we could live like ‘poor people’ for a week and have a go at eating on a strict budget.

4pm-6pm Out window shopping for double glazing, did a couple of errands, went swimming and went for a walk

6-7pm Home for tea – left over chips with eggs and baked beans

7-8pm Spent time reading to LMG and helped her write a letter to her penfriend. Did the bedtime routine and LMG went to bed

Evening: Spent time on computer writing emails, working on a friend’s website, writing blog posts. Spent time chatting with Mr Green, tidying up the house, fed the cat, bounced on the rebounder, realised I hadn’t done last week’s weigh in yet, so had a rummage through the landfill bin but was too tired to write it all up and went to bed instead.

I’d love to know what a day in your household looks like!

About the Author ()

I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. I’ll di this over on my blog, as i can add things in as done then post tomorrow.

  2. thegreengal says:

    I feel exhausted just reading your day! Sounds varied and productive and rewarding and fulfilling though, did you realise that’s how much you do in a day before you wrote it down?

  3. Sarah says:

    Blimey, I need a nap just reading all that….

  4. Mrs Green says:

    @maisie dalziel: I Loved reading about your day, Maisie; it’s so interesting to see how other people live! Thank you for taking part.

    @thegreengal: Hi Greengal. I must admit, I always feel like my days are pretty full, but writing it down did make me realise that I need to give myself a break more often.

    @Sarah: 😀 well I’m sure it’s similar to your days too; you must get through an awful lot

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