Week in the Life : Monday Photos + Words

Here's a peek at some of the photos I took today:




















Still have dinner and evening routine to go here on the west coast.

I also wanted to share the things I jotted down on my Word document today. Because I didn't leave the house I decided to do my story in a list format that literally followed my actions over the course of the day. Tomorrow my journaling will probably be different - and that will be just fine. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to approach this project!


1.    Alarm off at 6am. One snooze.
2.    Simon comes into our room + snuggles for just a minute.
3.    I get up, let Lily outside, give her two scoops of food, turn on NPR and some lights in the living + dining rooms, and put Simon’s bagel in the toaster.
4.    Take medicine.
5.    Start coffee. Pour OJ. Bagels pop-up. Spread the cream cheese. Vitamins on plate.
6.    Simon comes running out of our bedroom (I cheer inside for a happy wake-up).
7.    He tells me about something he saw on Elmo yesterday.
8.    Bagel with cream cheese and OJ are on the table.
9.    Simon sits down at the table and asks to be wrapped in a blanket.
10.    Chris pours cereal, gets paper, and sits down at the table.
11.    Simon giggles about Mr. Noodle licking his hand and wiping his hair like a dog.
12.    I grab clothes out of his closet and put them on the couch. Pants, short sleeve t-shirt, long sleeve t-shirt, underwear, socks.
13.     Simon finishes breakfast and puts on his clothes in the living room.
14.    Brushes teeth. Puts on shoes and stripped sweatshirt.
15.    We all go outside to wait for the bus. Simon is still giggling about Mr. Noodle’s dog act.
16.    It’s still dark when we get outside but over the five minutes we wait for the bus it gets light.
17.    Lily the dog is insane with her ball. I think she is the most excited member of the family in the morning. She gets the routine.
18.    Bus arrives. Simon climbs on and does the dog routine for Shelia the bus driver.
19.    Chris and I wave as they drive off and wave as they come back around after going through the cul-de-sac. We go back inside to start our days.

-    Check email.
-    Take shower. Make bed.
-    More email + start work. Establish to-do list.
-    Breakfast: yogurt with oatmeal cereal
-    Talk to Cathy on the phone.
-    Chris leaves for meetings in Salem.
-    Work on blog posts for the week.
-    Feeling the little girl move around in my tummy as I work away on the computer.
-    Turn off local NPR affiliate and change to OPB (more talk, less music).
-    Start working on TT sample.
-    Start load of cloth diapers. This is their first washing and they need to be prepped before the baby comes. Wash, wash, dry, repeat.
-    Work a bit. Check the internet. Work a bit. Check the internet. Wait for paint to dry on TT project.
-    Snack time: apple + string cheese.
-    More work. Finish second TT sample.
-    Lunch: chicken + tomato + cucumber sandwich. I usually read the paper or surf the internet during lunch. Today the paper felt “old” as the news of the day (failure to sign a bailout bill) had been happening so fast. Turned on CNN in the background.
-    Moved the laundry around. Piled some to fold onto our bed.
-    Back to work.
-    Feel like I have to go to the bathroom all the time. Thank you baby.
-    Mid-afternoon. This is the time of day I just want to take a nap.
-    Uploaded some of my photos so far to Flickr.
-    Thinking about how I am going to put this album together.  Doing a write-up for my blog about the project for tomorrow.
-    Waiting for Simon to get home from school.
-    Feeling the baby move some more.
-    Hear the bus coming down the street and go outside to welcome Simon home.
-    Fix peanut butter cracker snack. Watch a bit of Elmo with Simon.
-    Take a little nap on the couch.
-    Simon finishes Elmo and is ready to go outside to play with the neighbors: light sabers + bike riding.
-    Chris comes home.
-    The evening routine begins.


That's all for today. So many awesome ideas in the comments section. Look for a post tomorrow morning that begins talking about possible ways to bring this together.


A complete list of posts related to the week in the life project can be found here.

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