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.

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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

 

Lunch!

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

 

Bedtime!

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 comments on “A Day in the Life…in GIFs

  1. dgkaye says:

    Lol loved your life in Gifs, looks eerily similar to mine – grocery store has become the outing. I want my life back πŸ™‚ x

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  2. Bibiana says:

    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

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    • amreade says:

      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. ❀

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  3. petespringerauthor says:

    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.

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    • amreade says:

      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™‚

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  4. Lelia T says:

    🀣🀣🀣 OMG, the dog! 🀣🀣🀣

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  5. MomzillaNC says:

    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.

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  6. Katie says:

    Love it!!!

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  7. Jim Borden says:

    thanks for the laughs πŸ™‚
    I think I’ve got that same weed in my garden…

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  8. teddi1961 says:

    🀣🀣🀣 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“…

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    • amreade says:

      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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  9. That was great! I laughed the whole way through. And the “movie in the head” was my favorite. Lol. Thanks for the awesome post, Amy.

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  10. Pat Wahler says:

    Oh, how perfect! Even more, how relatable. πŸ™‚

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  11. joylennick says:

    I’ve only just stopped laughing…Absolutely loved the last part. Was a big fan of Robin Williams and Mrs. Doubtfire. Don’t let’s talk about housework, eh! x

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  12. Darlene says:

    These are perfect!! I think my day is almost the same. xo

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  13. jenanita01 says:

    I love the last entry! The housework in our house gets done when I can’t stand looking at it anymore!

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