Week In The Life™ 2017 | Friday Words + Photos

Ah, Friday. Love this day of transition into the weekend. 

We are getting closer to the end of this documenting project and like most years I'm taking fewer photos. I'm totally fine with that. 

Keep going my friends and get what you can get. Enjoy the last couple of days of more consistent photo taking. 

Here's a look at my Friday: 

7:53am // Giving thanks for a little later wake-up today. It's pretty cozy but coffee sounds so good. Time to get up.

9:03am // Giving thanks for washing machines + getting loads started that I can move around over the course of the day. I have a wonderful cleaning person that comes on Thursdays so I often wash all the sheets on Fridays. I totally give thanks for her work for our family too. (And, I like bags ?). ? taken with 10 sec timer on IPhone 6+ sitting on a pulled out locker basket.

9:22am // Giving thanks for my friend Tonya from @inkwellpress for the wisdom she shared with me about a year ago at @inspiredretreat about creating a "Financial Friday" habit. Most Fridays I spend some time in the morning doing any business accounting/financial tasks I need to take care of - it really has helped me stay on top of it this past year and made my tax prep a little more manageable.

12:23pm // Giving thanks for Cathy. We've been friends for years and years now and regularly have little life and work chats via iChat. She wanted to make sure she was included in my weekly documentation. Yesterday we were celebrating that Simon Says Stamp will now be manufacturing her stamps which is awesome - love when good people get together. 

1:39pm // Allergy testing for Anna today. She's been really struggling with seasonal allergies this year so I wanted to get more information on what exactly she was allergic to and make sure it wasn't pet related.

She's allergic to trees and weeds (and luckily not cats and/or dogs). Giving thanks for friendly doctors and clarity on the steps to take going forward.

I was going to take her back to school after her appointment but she asked really nicely (ha) so I kept her with me and we went and had a snack at Starbucks and chatted about what she's been learning at school (they are starting a poetry writing section). She's so fun to hang out with. Her new drink of choice is what I get there during the warmer weather: unsweetened green iced tea. Her current snack of choice are the vanilla bean scones.  

3:30pm // Giving thanks for good helpers. Stopped over at Thistledown Farm (just opened for the season) to see what they've got and pick out a couple hanging baskets and another peony. 

4:30pm // Giving thanks that we decided to stay in this house and make it work for our new blended family. We looked quite a bit last summer and made an offer on one house and ended up changing our minds after the inspection. We decided we could put the money we would have needed to put into that other house into this house and make it work. I really do love this house and this neighborhood. I always have. 

You might notice that the front yard tree is gone. I know I'll notice that in the years to come. The one that was there was severely damaged in an ice storm earlier this year and needed to be removed. Lots of conversations about what to plant there now. 

I took a photo of these two trees earlier in the day with my phone and then came back again this afternoon to take one with my bigger camera. This is a scene that I just love - it only lasts for a short time in the spring but man it makes me happy. Looking at these two trees was actually the jumping off point for my "give thanks" prompt for the day. 

6:45pm // After Chris came to get Anna (she played with the neighbor friend when she got home - immediately putting on the romper + new flip flops I had put on her dresser yesterday) I laid down on the couch that's currently in a space where a second dining room table will be at some point in our front living area to read more of my book and wait for Aaron to come back from Isaac's TKD testing (he's a red belt now). 

8:05pm // Unfortunately my stomach started feeling upset so we changed our plans (had been planning to go out and see some live music) and ended up staying home, eating take-out pho (me) + drunken noodles (Aaron) and watching a couple more episodes of Fargo (we started watching season one earlier this week). The cats love to go out the front door and roll around on the cement when the weather is nice. 

Giving thanks for the whole of this day and especially for Aaron who is kind and caring and always willing. 

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34 thoughts

  1. northcarmen says…
    04/22/2017

    So lovely, Ali! :) I am definitely going to give this project a go later this year. I've had it in the back of my mind all week, thinking about ways to capture a more detailed look at day-to-day life here in South Africa. Thank you for sharing your images and reflections! :)

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    1. Islandgirl says…
      04/23/2017

      Can't wait to see what a week in a life in South Africa looks like. Please share.

  2. elinjanne says…
    04/22/2017
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  3. Borcherding says…
    04/22/2017

    I totally laughed out loud about Cathy wanting an appearance. She is SO funny and totally my kind of humor. Haha!!

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  4. donna10 says…
    04/22/2017

    Only one more day ... but in the meantime here is Saturday. https://notsoseriousgirl.wordpress.com/

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    1. Islandgirl says…
      04/23/2017

      I love seeing posts from different countries. Thank you for sharing.

  5. fannyathome says…
    04/22/2017
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    1. Islandgirl says…
      04/23/2017

      So great seeing your entries. Thank you for sharing.

  6. cathyzielske says…
    04/22/2017

    YESSSSSSS! I made the cut!!!! I'M ALIVVVVVVE!

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      04/22/2017

      So happy for that!!!

    2. sa_scully says…
      04/22/2017

      OMG that photo is the absolute best. Both of you ladies inspire me so much and it just makes sense that you're friends!

  7. alaynac says…
    04/22/2017

    I love how you work around a theme like "giving thanks" without it feeling too theme-y. Subtle but effective.

    I love Fridays too! My Words and Photos for Friday are on my blog http://www.alaynascreations.co/2017/04/21/week-in-the-life-2017-fridays-words-and-photos/

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  8. whitehart says…
    04/22/2017

    Your house is so pretty, I love the blooming trees and your cats too! I need to take a shot of our flat from outside and the main yard too.
    Here's my Friday: http://deuxjanvier.eu/2017/04/friday-21st-april/

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  9. FraB85 says…
    04/22/2017

    I've also took less photos today than the other days, but I guess it's fine as long as I'm still able to tell my story! Thnk you for sharing such great inspirations!!
    My Friday it's here: https://wordpress.com/post/thetravelingscrapgirl.wordpress.com/3253

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  10. Jeannew says…
    04/22/2017

    I'm interested in the allergy testing for Anna. My Anna has been having headaches and stomach problems and I'm wondering if it could be related to allergies. Did your Anna have either of those symptoms?

    Love reading your daily posts!

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  11. JenHart says…
    04/22/2017

    Super post as usual :-) Your house is so pretty, I hope you can get it to work for you all.

    My Friday - https://scribblesstickingstitchingstroking.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/week-in-life-2017-friday.html

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  12. lime says…
    04/22/2017

    Those trees are so beautiful with the blooms. Good luck finding a new tree to put in the front lawn.
    Here is my Friday: http://limeblog.net/2017/04/22/friday-week-in-the-life/

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  13. CasieGutierrez says…
    04/22/2017

    https://cultivatingcasie.wordpress.com/2017/04/22/thursday-witl-4-20-17/

    My son loves the vanilla bean scones too! I want to FaceTime Cathy ... I bet you guys have fun conversations!

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  14. sa_scully says…
    04/22/2017

    Here is a link to my working Friday. I start by talking about how Fridays don't mean to me what they mean to most people; the start of some time off. https://nicholesadventures.com/2017/04/22/week-in-the-lift-2017-friday-words-and-photos/

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  15. teri0604 says…
    04/22/2017

    Oh that greenhouse photo! Love to go to them this time of year and soak in the green goodness!

    http://www.prichardsix.com/2017/04/week-in-life-friday-421.html

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  16. amyj924 says…
    04/22/2017
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  17. JNeufeld says…
    04/22/2017
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  18. janinefitzpatrick says…
    04/23/2017

    So I'm still going, although I seem to have lots of photos of the three of us appearing in the challenge, next time I have to think more carefully about how to photograph the ordinary nonsense of life. http://shambolicliving.com/2017/04/22/week-life-friday/

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  19. EssieRuth says…
    04/23/2017

    I had way fewer photos for Friday too: http://essieruth.com/week-in-the-life-17-friday/

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  20. smalls530 says…
    04/23/2017
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  21. nirupama01 says…
    04/23/2017
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  22. onehappymama says…
    04/23/2017

    Here are my Thursday & Friday words + photos: http://www.one-happy-mama.com/2017/04/week-life-2017-thursday-friday-words-photos.html

    I'm a bit behind posting them (since we're in the middle of a move) and so I just combined them on my blog! :)

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  23. AnnaWK says…
    04/24/2017

    Cherry blossoms are the prettiest! And Cathy is as awesome as always <3

    My Friday in Sweden looked like this:
    https://theinkshow.wordpress.com/2017/04/21/week-in-the-life-2017-friday/#comments

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  24. Dcorder says…
    04/24/2017

    YEP! That's my Starbucks go-to - Unsweetened Green Ice Tea! You girls rock.

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  25. barefootscrapbooker says…
    04/24/2017

    Friday was a bit rough, and not a lot of photos, but that is fine. Here it was: https://barefootscrapbooker.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/week-in-the-life-friday/?frame-nonce=62af50cc8b

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