A Day in the Life…in GIFs

The life of a writer is one thrilling day after another. I thought I’d share a typical day with you because it’s not fair that I keep all this fun to myself. I don’t think my days are atypical of writers in general, though I can’t speak for J.K. Rowling or Stephen King.


School starts this week. I don’t know about where you live, but here in my school district the kids are going to school two days a week in person. On those two days, my day will start thusly…

wake up coffee GIF by good-morning

Okay, let’s be honest. Every day starts like that.


Then I walk the dog. This is what it looks like. How she has that much energy every morning is baffling.

dog walk GIF


Because I don’t go anywhere except to walk the dog and go to the grocery store, I dress like this:

amy poehler yolo GIF

I could dress up, but why? Being comfortable is my superpower.


Since March, our clothes dryer has been broken. So most days I do laundry and hang it outside. Come winter, we will have to bite the bullet and buy a new dryer. And while I’m outside, I take a few minutes to pull some weeds.

travel sky GIF


My real work starts as soon as I’ve hung the laundry out. It’s about 8:30 a.m. by this time. That’s when I get online, check email, and visit all my social media hangouts, with the exception of Twitter…

Pop Tv GIF by Schitt's Creek

…and my book sales dashboards and sales pages.

Confused Kelsey Grammer GIF by CBS All Access

Sometimes this is good news, sometimes it isn’t.


But good news or not, after the real work begins. And this is the best part of the work day, even when the words won’t flow.

excited new girl GIF lisa simpson writing GIF



hungry ready to eat GIF


After lunch, I tweet. It takes up too much time to do it before lunch and to tell you the truth, I don’t love Twitter. My refusal to do it before lunch is my small way of rebelling.

social media twitter GIF by RealityTVGIFs


Then I write again. By now my creative juices are flowing and it’s time for everyone else to leave me alone.

fail seth meyers GIF by Late Night with Seth Meyers

Are you still with me? It’s been a whirlwind of a day.


Then I make dinner. I love to cook.

mary berry cooking GIF by BBC

Note: the kids don’t always love what I make, so they suggest alternatives. This is usually my response:

Bounce No GIF


Later, when the dinner dishes are done (because the dishwasher is also dead), I go for another walk because I’m trying to lose weight.

tired fox tv GIF by Kicking & Screaming


Finally, it’s time to relax and read a good book.

book read GIF



chris farley mornings GIF

When do I clean, do you ask?

Simple: it gets done when it gets done.

sweeping mrs. doubtfire GIF by Hollywood Suite

Credits: tumblr.brockurealities.com; fox.com/kicking-and-screaming; hgtv.com

37 thoughts on “A Day in the Life…in GIFs”

  1. Totally hilarious. You nailed it. Love the β€œtweet tweet tweet” and β€œyolo.” Good luck with back to school and all the fun? That comes with it. Happy anniversary! Enjoy every minute. I’m still laughing about the dog too. Have a fabulous day! πŸŒΈπŸ˜‚πŸ§ƒπŸ₯‚πŸ“š


    1. Thanks, Bibiana! That YOLO one gets me because everyone around her is in fancy dress. That’s so me.

      Fun? I don’t know about that. But the first day went pretty well and we’re on Day 2. Fingers crossed!

      Thanks for the good wishes. ❀


  2. Thanks for the laughs. I don’t know if I laughed harder at the dog or the weed. Glad to know we’re not the only ones with broken appliances.


    1. Heck, no. You’re not the only ones. In fact, until last Monday, we hadn’t had hot water for a week. It was like being a pioneer. My kids are demanding to know when I’m getting the dishwasher fixed. πŸ™‚


  3. This meets the parameters of the WE PAW Bloggers ezine prompt, “Write to Cope.” I’d be pleased to include it in our issue for week 24, live now and pinned to the top of the group feed. However, you may only use up to two static images (with appropriate provenance) or personally owned videos.


    1. Thanks, Denise. So would you just choose the two images you want to use? I cited sources in the post, but I could only find two. And I made the “I am a writer” one.


      1. I can’t use that because it contains uncredited photos not personally owned by you. Please check out Pixabay or Pexels dot come and keyword search for a couple of images you would prefer to see. Then, just share the link to those images (you do not need to download them yourself), with the text of your blog in the comments section of the “Write to Cope” ezine prompt pinned to the top of the WE PAW main feed. Thanks.


      2. Hi, Denise,

        I’ll try to do that, but this post took several hours to put together. I’m not sure I’ve got the time right now to look for more images, but I will give it a try.

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    1. Why do weeds grow SO MUCH FASTER than any other plant in the ground? And my weedy nemesis is poison ivy. It’s the rare season when I don’t need steroids from the doctor to treat the itch. Glad you enjoyed the post!

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  4. 🀣🀣🀣 I have just stopped laughing so much that I can type. We have no children at home but spoiled furbabies πŸ•πŸ•πŸ• are probably as bad getting everything ready for the day to start – after I have a large mug of coffee! β˜• I don’t like to Tweet that much either so it is always my last social media to actually check. I come back to FB later as my Cajun hubby is the cook. 😁 I haven’t put anything together so all I have is a bunch of ideas πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“” one day I may actually put them together and publish a book.πŸ“– Until then I will just enjoy everyone else’s art! πŸ“š And believe it or not I actually did some (gasp) housework 🧹🧽🧼 yesterday and today. I am good for at least until next year, right? πŸ“…


    1. Haha! I’m glad you enjoyed the post! Right now my dog is taking three medications, so every twelve hours it is a song and dance routine trying to get her to take the medicine. I encourage you to put that book together!

      And as far as the housework goes, the answer is Yes. You’re good until next year, at least. πŸ™‚

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    1. Exactly! I mostly do housework on the weekends, but if it’s an emergency I’ll do it during the week (I’m thinking cat vomit). And if it doesn’t get done on the weekend, well, there’s always next weekend! LOL

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