A Random Saturday In My Life

Hello everyone! Welcome or welcome back to my blog, Books and Hooks. I hope you are having an amazing week!

So, last Saturday, I had the idea of just documenting my day, and sharing it with y’all on here. I always love reading other people’s “Day in the Life” type posts, so I thought that I’d do one! I hope you enjoy it! 😁

I got up around six when my alarm went off. After reading my Bible for the day, and saying some prayers, I got ready for my day! (Got dressed, brushed my teeth and hair, washed my face, etc.)

I love to make to-do lists each day, so here’s what mine looked like for Saturday.

Around seven, I went out to do my animal chores. On Saturday, I had to feed the chickens. It was quite rainy and wet outside, so it was pretty muddy in the coop.

Then, I tried to practice guitar! I’ve been sort of interested in learning guitar lately, so I picked up my brother’s guitar and tried (big emphasis on tried, lol 😄) to play some different chords. It was fun, and I love that YouTube is a thing!

As I said, it was very cloudy and gray outside, as shown in this photo.

I ate a breakfast of oatmeal, which I don’t particularly like. Chocolate chips definitely make it better!

Then, I just had some free time. One of my monthly resolutions was to try out a new bread recipe every week, so I decided to bake some bread. It took a little while to find a recipe, but I ended up using this recipe for Italian bread, and it turned out really good!

I made the bread dough, then left it to rise.

While the bread was rising, I just tidied up my room a bit. After that, I started to write down the instructions for my sunflower keychain pattern, which I posted earlier this week!

Then, the bread was finished rising.

I shaped them into loaves and let them rise for the second time.

After that, I finished up an English reading I had from Friday and did my Spanish lesson.

Look at this cute mug I found at the thrift store a little while ago. I drank some apple cider in it, and then, I put the bread in the oven to bake!

Here are the loaves of bread after they were done! I’d definitely recommend using the recipe I used; it was very simple to make, and yummy to eat!

After the bread finished baking, it was about lunchtime. Most of my family had shrimp, but I didn’t particularly like that, so I had some of the freshly baked bread with butter and apple butter!

Then, I went out to do my animal jobs for the second time.

After this, I decided to write some more of my book for the day. This month, I’m trying to get down about 2,000 words a day, and I’ve been successful so far! I’m hoping to finish it by December.

Here was the total word count at the beginning of the day.

About halfway through my writing for the day, I got up and made myself some peppermint tea!

I wrote the 2,000 words for the day!

Then, I went on a nice walk with a few of my siblings. It was still pretty cloudy outside, but it wasn’t raining anymore, at least.

After my walk, I just hung out with my family a bit and had some free time. I helped my sister bake a pie that we brought to our church the next day. (We were having a Thanksgiving potluck!) And, I took a shower after that.

For dinner, we had salmon and potatoes! It was very good.

And, here are the finished pies.

After dinner, I just had some free time, and I went to bed around ten!

That’s it! Thank you for checking out this post of mine today. I hope you enjoyed it!

Would you like to see more posts like this? What does your Saturday usually look like? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

I’ll be back with a new post on Monday! Bye until then!


My Daily Routine: A Collab With Sawyer

Hello everyone! I hope everyone’s having an amazing weekend so far! Today’s post is another collab! Yay! Sawyer from The Crafty Art Girl asked if I wanted to collab, and I gladly agreed! This collab post is going to be about my daily routine!

#1: Wake up, prayer/reading, getting ready

I wake up at six, then spend about 45 minutes in prayer and reading these books. I think that it’s just a really good way to start my day and gives me an optimistic and positive start!

Then, I get ready for the day: I get dressed, shower, brush my teeth and hair, wash my face, etc.

#2: Animal chores, family, breakfast

After that, I go out and do my animal jobs. I had to feed the pigs on the day I took these pictures.

Then, I usually get a start on my school or socialize with family a bit!

For breakfast, I had some fried cornmeal with jam and some chocolate milk! I know it doesn’t look very good, but it was yummy!

#3: School, school, school

After this, I usually work on school for a few hours! (Until about noon!)

Some math.

#4: Lunch, animal chores again, more school

For lunch, we had a “tea time” theme! We had hootenannies with cinnamon sugar and some tea! It was a very nice lunch.

After this, I do animal jobs again, and finish up on some schoolwork. Then, the time’s about 2:30 p.m.

#5: Writing, blogging, running

I then work on writing my book for about a half-hour! I’m trying to mostly focus on the second draft of my dystopian novel this month! I always love to listen to music while writing!

I also work on some blogging and catching up on other bloggers’ posts!

If I go on a run that day, I usually go around this time! Or, I’ll go on a bike ride or a walk!

#6: Clean-up, family time, organizing

Then, I just clean up my room a little bit, and work on some organization. I also just spend some nice time with family in the afternoon!

#7: Free time, hobbies, outside time

In the late afternoon I usually have some free time in which I read or crochet, or do one of my other hobbies, or spend more time with family!

I am currently reading The Return of the King, the third and final book in the Lord of the Rings trilogy! It’s taking a bit of time (I’m only on the second chapter) but it’s good so far!

I also like going outside and playing with my cat, Luna, or doing photography!

#8: Dinner, after-meal cleanup, more free time

We usually have dinner around six! My mom and dad picked up some pizza!

Then we clean up, and after that, I just have some more free time, where I usually read or do one of my other hobbies!

#9: Journaling, planning, bedtime

Then, I get ready for bed (brush my teeth, wash my face, get pajamas on, brush my hair, etc.) Before bed, I usually write in my journal a bit and do some planning, then I do my prayers and go to bed around nine or ten!

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Thank you so much for reading! And thanks again, Sawyer, for asking about a collab! I had a lot of fun with this post! Everyone should go check Sawyer’s blog out!

See y’all soon! Have an amazing day! Bye!

~ Rebekah