It’s day 3 of Week in the Life.
I didn’t sleep well last night and I really wanted to call in sick to work today but I got up and headed into the office because I had a meeting on my calendar. This project was another reason I wanted to get dressed and leave bed. I figured I wanted to document a regular week, and a regular week doesn’t include a sick day.
I had planned on taking a few photos of my morning routine this morning, but because I wasn’t feeling very well I just wanted to get out the door. I did take a photo of the thermostat this morning because it was cold overnight so I put up the heat a little bit to warm up our apartment. This is the first apartment where we have central heating and air and we value having it as an option.
Another cloudy morning. The ground was wet when I left this morning so it was more than just the offshore clouds we get every night. I was kind of hoping it would rain to help with the pollen in the air.
Heading to the car.
One of my favorite things about where we live is the obsession with star jasmine. The medians in the roads are covered in them, we have them throughout our apartment community, you’ll find them everywhere. It’s really nice to drive around on a warm day with your windows down and smelling the jasmine in the air.
An obligatory shot of the building. I don’t work on the same floor as I did during the last WITL.
Another elevator selfie, but this time not hiding how terrible I feel…terrible enough to get a Pepsi from the vending machine pretty early in the morning as a pick-me-up.
In yesterday’s post, I mentioned wanting to take photos of me working at my desk this week. I used the timer option on my phone and propped it against my printer to get the top photo. I had a huge headache and overall crumminess and looked like this most of the morning between projects. The photo captures a few things that are different from my previous “working at the computer” photos from previous projects, and it’s those small details that make yearly or semi-regular projects like this a favorite of mine.
My boss encouraged me to go home early in the day but I needed to get a big project done. The meeting on my calendar got moved to tomorrow so once lunch time came around and I finished what needed to be done, I headed home to rest. I used the timer again to take this photo of me on the couch. I stuck the phone between of the cushions to get this, which is why it’s not level. I watched The Last Witch Hunter while I ate something (to take some medicine) and fell asleep while watching All the President’s Men. A few hours of rest helped a little bit, but I’m still not feeling 100 percent.
Once I woke up, I put the TV on and read the #vanlife article from the New Yorker that has been floating around Twitter for the past few days. You can read a few articles on their website for free each month, or you can subscribe and get the weekly magazine digitally/hardcopy. I started my subscription a few months ago and I really enjoy the long articles and easy-to-tackle size of the magazine.
We needed to run errands so Alex and I went to the market and Target to get some essentials for the next few days. We got some drinks before walking around the store and I wanted to capture our errands in an easy way. I didn’t get any good photos inside the stores, so this photo of putting the cart away, my drink, and how the sun sets around 8:00 p.m. now is just what I needed.
Things I didn’t document today:
- The bagel I ate this morning
- Trying to clean up my desk
- That project I was working on, way too boring
- Going to the Office Supply fair, which is exactly how lame yet exciting as it sounds
- The lunch I picked up before heading home because I knew there wasn’t anything I wanted to make at home and soup sounded like exactly what I needed
- Sitting on the couch blogging
I plan on being back in the office tomorrow, I need to go to that meeting. As I look back on the photos and stories I captured so far this week, I would like to make sure to capture lunch tomorrow, more of me working that isn’t me sitting at my computer, leaving at the end of the day, doing something that isn’t sitting on the couch watching television…