Week in the Life 2014 | Monday photos and words

This week I’m playing along with Week in the Life, an intense documentation project from Ali Edwards. My Week in the Life posts can be found here.

I copied and pasted most of this post from notes I made in the Momento app. Photos are a mix from Jason’s and my iPhones, plus a couple from my DSLR. Total photos- 26

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6:30 AM Jason’s alarm went off for the 2nd time and he got up and went to get ready for work. I rolled over for another ten minutes, then got up. Fitbit told me I’ve only had six and a half hours of sleep, which does not bode well for the rest of the day.
I got up and did my morning stuff, contacts, teeth, weigh, and put on workout clothes. I went to the kitchen and give MK her treats, then started breakfast for Jason and packed his lunch (leftover pizza from last night). The oatmeal exploded in the microwave and a made a mental note to finish cleaning that up later. I was already cranky because my phone died and I struggled with the Nikon. Not many pictures this morning.
Jason gets out of the shower and dressed. I grabbed a banana and glass of water and we settled in front of GMA for a few minutes. We’re especially interested in the John Goodman trial, having lived in West Palm. There was also a funny story about a couple of thieves who got caught after butt dialing 911 and bragging about it to each other (with Bon Jovi playing in the background, no less).
Jason left for work and I got my stuff together to go for a walk. There’s a funky smell and I realized I’ve left laundry sitting in the washer since Friday. Good job jen. Started that going again and headed to the park.

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It’s a short one this morning, only once around the track. My shin splints are acting up, which is ridiculous because I just walked 3 miles on Saturday just fine, but now I can barely do half a mile. Blech. Anyway so I walked/jogged around the track. It’s nice and chilly outside. Great to get outside and I felt my mood improving. I went home and sat down to write out my morning. MK came over to snug with me.


9:00 AM Laundry, fed kitty, texted Jason and Marsha. Ate breakfast. Checked my calendar and started planning for my day.
Listened to Stuff You Missed in History Class (Hethern School, the Witch of Wall Street, the Great Leap Forward)


9:37 AM Laundry. Dishes, shower, Jen maintenance. Cleaned the microwave mess. Listening to Die Upon a Kiss. Skimmed blogs. Cut my bangs and the back of my hair. Did my eyebrows.


11:30 AM Wrote out birthday cards for mom and Marsha. Went to the front office to drop off mail and get a furnace filter. I asked around to see if there were a lot of trick or treaters in the neighborhood and it looks like there aren’t. Bummer, but we’ll probably get candy anyway. Just in case.

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12:30 PM Ate lunch (leftover pizza) and texted with Jason a bit. Spent way too long working on writing a bio (so awkward!) Stress ate some chocolate chips.

3:15 PM Realized I’d forgotten to put dinner in the slow cooker, so took care of that. Spent a couple of hours working on CT stuff, mostly familiarizing myself with the Gingerscraps CT forum and downloading from my other new team, which won’t be announced until next week.
Took care of the cat box, garbage, and checked the mail.

5:15 PM Checked on dinner and watered the house plants. Went outside to check on the balcony plants and watered those. We’ll be eating two tiny tomatoes this week. Flossed. (I floss in the afternoon because I’m always always too tired before bed. I figure better do it in the afternoon than not at all).

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5:30 PM Jason came home and we sat around and talked about our days. He’s had a very busy Monday as usual. We went out for a short walk and fought off bugs. He took a few pictures for me. I’m just not feeling the pictures today at all.
We came back home and I realized that I’d also forgotten to start the side dish for dinner. I can’t get it together with food timing today at all. We finally sat down to eat at around 8:30. It was really good! This was the first time trying out these recipes and I think both are keepers. We are and Jason helped me clean up and put things away, which I really appreciate. Cleaning up after dinner is my very least favorite part of cooking. I try to clean as I go, but there always still seems to be a huge mess anyway.

Creamy Slow-Cooker Chicken with Vegetables
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes


9:00 PM We settled in front of the TV for Monday Night Football. Neither of us was super into the game, so I listened to a podcast about the Cultural Revolution while browsing the new Studio Calico LO’s. Jason surfed on his iPad. Chairman Mao was making me sleepy, so I turn on the Adele Pandora station. I started reflecting on where we were last year and how grateful I am that we have so much more time together since we moved. I was feeling very romantic, but too tired to act on anything. We went to bed around 10:30.

Best part of today- Drowsy snugs on the couch after dinner

Worst part of today- Knowing that the sale of my childhood home was finalized today.

Observations- Thinking of how different our lives have been over the years I’ve been doing WITL. Two years ago we’d just moved and I was unpacking our apartment. Jason was just starting his new job. Last year we were totally burnt out with Jason’s commute and I was itching to move again. Now we’re settled in a different apartment closer to his job and we get to spend so much more time together.

I love Ali’s post about looking for the “why’s” of your day. I’m going to keep that in mind this week.

I’m not feeling the photos today. Good thing I have a whole week.

Overheard- The hilarious Lincoln commercial parody from Jim Carrey.

Gratitude- more time, creative work, and good sources of streaming music

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