Number of photos taken: 43.
6:45 AM | Back to the regular schedule of waking up for work. I typically whine about it a decent amount while P. gets up first, puts the water on to boil for the french press, and has a bowl of cereal.
7:00 AM | Then I drag myself out of bed to fix the coffee. We sit for a few minutes on the couch before he starts getting ready and I read a few blogs.
Get ready for the day and head out the door for work. It’s gorgeous out. So when I have to park far away from my normal spot and walk to the building, it reminds me of all the time we spent outside on our trip this past weekend.
Then I settle in with the remains of my coffee and catch up on emails at work.
12:30 PM | Lunch break to Wawa. Got a cheese hoagie that really didn’t impress me. But made plans with the parents for pizza tonight. And I was surprised with two cake pops from a coworker earlier so I have an awesome afternoon treat.
5:15 PM | Stopped off to get gas on the way home. The gauge was blinking, so I made it just in time. I feel like Kramer when that happens, riding it out just to see how far I can go.
6:00 PM | I saw my therapist tonight. Had a great session. The main theme was expectations. Really interesting and hopeful tonight. I don’t write about this here much (or, maybe ever), but it’s been a really positive experience for me, and was probably the best decision I made last year.
The fall weather is a little crazy right now. Some days it’s cold and miserable, some days it’s warm like summer again. So this afternoon, it was flip flops and crunching through the leaves.
7:30 PM | Went to my parents for pizza night while P. is in the garage at his dad’s. Watched a little Big Bang Theory, and then headed home.
Go on the computer for a little while, edited some photos for a little project I’m working on.
10:15 PM | P. brought me cookie dough ice cream when he got home from the garage. I put in a recorded episode of Scorpion and had some before I went back to the computer to finish my blog post.
Some thoughts so far | I’m not worrying at all about my plans for designing or scrapbooking this week in the life. Right now, it’s all about the photos and the words that make up everyday life. That’s the big piece. I’m even considering throwing out what few ideas I had about incorporating this into my Project Life album. I might make a minibook. Maybe I’ll order a digital photo book. But I’ll figure out my plan once this week is documented.
I am blogging and sharing my photos and words every morning. This means I’m uploading and editing photos each night. I stayed up too late working on that Monday night, so I will try to be more efficient in the next few days. I do think it will help in the long run that I’ll have already looked through photos, chosen some of my favorites, and done some editing.
I’m also using the Day One iPhone app for my stories throughout the day. I never got into this app for Project Life notes or anything else, though I saw a lot of people rave about it. I figured the Notes app was fine. But for this project, I’m finding it insanely helpful. I create one document for each day and write my times and thoughts in that. It’s a gorgeous font to write in, which sounds small, but makes me happy. Then I can send the notes to myself at night in the body of an email, which means my blog posts are all but created.
Little things, but they’re keeping the process fun but simple.
I’ve read Ali Edwards address people that might think their life is too boring, or they do the same thing every day. I think this idea might actually help me stay chill with the project. For example, I know that, in a normal work week, my coffee routine is the same every day. There are other routines like that, too, similar every day. So if on Tuesday I didn’t get the photo I wanted, or didn’t want to pick up the camera, I have another shot at it the next day.