It’s Tuesday, I know. But I need to post on Tuesday about my Monday. I’m participating in @Adventuroo’s fun project called “Week in My Life.” Melissa posts all the details over on her blog and anyone can join up for any day for for the whole week. I must confess, I’m partially doing it because she has an awesome giveaway attached to the project. But really I just think it will be fun.
Here are my own rules that I’ve set for myself.
I’m only using my iPhone4 to take pictures. I’d love to haul my dSLR around with me but I find my phone easier for the day to day snapshots.
I plan to go light on my words. Yeah, like that’s remotely possible. But I think pictures often speak for themselves.
I’ll do all the photography. I will include myself in the week but it will be all self-portraits, which means I’ll probably be seen in an unflattering like.
Prepare for the good, the bad, and the ugly. And maybe some of the artistic. While people are a huge part of my day, so are my surroundings and I think they set the stage for life.
I plan to do this every day. I have other things I need/want to post so you may see 2 posts in one day. But this project goes until next Monday, October 17th where I publish my Sunday pics.
And now, I’ll shut up and introduce you to the day that was. Yesterday. My Monday.
The day started off with dropping my baby off at preschool and heading to my “office” (the local library, where the free wifi is a plenty!)
I change up my workspace every day but on Monday, I needed to get down to business so I sat right down at a table full of power (the electrical kind).
This is me hard at work. Sometimes I smile.
After preschool pick-up, we headed to Costco where I returned some sweatpants, ordered some contact lenses, and found the TV of my dreams. Evan is quietly sitting in the basket “reading” the copy of Shrek that I picked up for him at the library.
For some reason, this year, we can’t seem to get our fill of apples so I stocked up on a package of Gala (one of my faves) although I actually prefer to buy locally. We also got Vanity Fair napkins (my husband convinced me to only use fancy pants napkins after we got married) and organic milk (the one thing I ALWAYS buy organic).
On the way home, evidence of my scatteredness. The front seat is occupied by my purse, my laptop bag, Evan’s preschool papers, an old water bottle, and a Diet Coke from Costco (which I shouldn’t have had but I needed something to wash down my footlong hot dog which I shouldn’t have had either).
My big boy in the back seat. Almost every time I turn around to look at him, he flashes me a smile or blows me a kiss.
While stopped at a light, I checked my email and was excited about a pitch I got from Sani-Brand. The name was familiar and I looked in the back and realized why. These are always in my car.
When we got home, Evan was so excited to present Daddy with a card he made at school officially inviting him to Donuts for Dads next week. The picture he drew was Mommy and Daddy (both with glasses) and Evan and an alien. And Mommy was using her “love power” to fight off the alien.
It’s hard to catch my husband in a natural pose and I love how happy he looks sharing this moment with Evan.
After some downtime playing video games, I needed to get on my feet and took Emma for a walk.
As I continued to document my day, now around dinnertime, I was surprised to pick up my iPhone and see this message. Seriously, has anyone ever seen this? Especially since I wasn’t even using the flash.
While we usually sit down for a family meal, some nights we’re not in the mood for the complaints. We gave Evan a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I sat down with a bowl of cheese tortellini and we read library books. Sean at leftover Chinese food on the other side of the table and looked at his motorcycle magazine.
The long day was finished and so was my bottle of wine. I put Evan to bed, snuggled with my husband, and fell asleep to the sights and sounds of Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives. And I went to bed very hungry.
Is that what you expected my Monday to be like?? Join in anytime this week if you want to photodocument your life!