Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Photo Every Hour Monday

Yesterday morning, when my breakfast was looking particularly picturesque, I decided right there, standing in my bathrobe in the kitchen, that I would do one of those blog posts where I take a picture every hour of my day and talk about it with you!  Because it was Monday and because I'm finally feeling healthy and my day did not exclusively consist of couch sitting, tv watching and sleeping.  So let's do this, shall we?  A day in the life of moi.


6:00 AM I woke up an hour early to work on my essay that is due for my personal essay writing class on Wednesday.  After showering and reading blogs over a tall glass of water, I re-read what I have already written, cringed and decided it was too early.  Cut to me reading about parenting on the NY Times.  Now if that's not procrastination, I don't know what is. (Remember, I am not a parent.)



7:00 AM Now I am hungry and needing caffeine   Thankfully I have a Fresh Direct stocked fridge and left over fritata!  Look at that! The idea for this blog post is born.  Eat while browsing XO Jane and following a new funny person on Twitter. (@bridgenoone)



8:00 AM I'm out the door! I took this selfie of myself on the Subway platform before it was overflowing with people and we were told there was a stalled train in the tunnel.  Hello Monday are you tyring to get me down?  We'll it's not going to work because I'm not sick today! Health is so freeing, I am not even being dramatic here.



9:00AM A bus to  different train later, I'm on the last stretch of my commute walking to work.  There are dead Christmas trees everywhere.  Such is January in New York I guess.  "Christmas is over, get the fuck over it," is what New York is saying to me every step I take. I'm only 15 minutes late!



10:00 AM 6 and 7 year old library class.  I read these two books aloud: The Elevator Man and 5A and 7B.



11:00 AM 5 and 6 year old library class.  I read these two books aloud: Sun Bread and Over and Under The Snow



12:00 PM Lunch hour!  The lunch program at our school is free to staff and it is good.  On the menu today: Pork chops, sautéed escarole, bulgar wheat pilaf, red beet and goat cheese salad.  And I snagged a little bowl of potato salad from the salad bar. Nom, nom nom.




1:00 PM Oh afternoon work time, it's just so much harder to be productive! I'm not going to lie, I spent this hour working on a "Save the Date" card for my sister Emily's wedding!  She's getting married July 27th and I'm so, so, so excited about it.  Based on her less than savvy internet skills my other sister Rachel and I decided to both submit design ideas (from websites we didn't create them ourselves) and have her choose the best one.  I made mine through Wedding Paper Divas.




2:00 PM I got distracted once again because my Downton Abbey Recap was posted to xoJane! I spent the better part of this hour reading and participating in the comments.  So much fun.



3:00 PM For my last hour of work I started a new tween book that I've been dying to read.  The Boy on Cinnamon Street.  Isn't the cover adorbs?



4:00 PM Time to tackle that essay.  My plan was to camp out in a coffee shop and write before going home.  But two places that I tried were too full and uninviting.  I decided to go home to write



5:00 PM Me, my bed, my laptop and my fancy Christmas chocolate for encouragement.



6:00 PM Still at it!





7:00 PM Time to make dinner! We had scallops with spice oil over salad and roasted broccoli.  This is what cooking dinner in a tiny NYC kitchen looks like.  Luckily, it's Alex's job to clean up :) I try to keep it as neat as I can though!


8:00 PM I decide to check out the Carrie Diaries since I loved the YA novels and LOVED Sex and the City.  A friend and I texted our thoughts to each other for the whole episode.  Our final verdict? We wished "she was older and less like baby Lindsay  Lohan."  It was dumb, but we kinda liked it.



9:00 PM More TV! I'm finally watching the season premiere of Girls!



10:00 PM Alex and I hung around the apartment and talked while he cleaned up the kitchen.  We laid around for awhile until I was out like a light at 11 PM

And that was my Monday! How was your day? If you feel inspired to do a photo an hour post, let me know in the comments!

18 comments:

  1. That's awesome, Sarah! Your day looks amazing. I've been thinking about doing this to my cat one day when I'll be home all day.

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    1. Yes, Kara, that is the best idea you've ever had.

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  2. Great post! I really enjoyed it--you did have some good looking food yesterday:)

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    1. Thanks Kari! I know, I'm really lucky to have free lunch at my school.

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  3. You failed to mention that I won the save-the-date-off...and I did design mine myself, not through a website!

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    1. Right. I may or may not have been writing this post all day Monday. Forgot to change some things!

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  4. Ooh I was thinking about doing one of these, need to pick a day where i actually get dressed though! Yours looks like fun, I always wanted to work in a library :)

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    1. You should do one Elise, it is fun!

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  5. I always love seeing someones day. i feel like if I posted a photo an hour it would be the same boring thing (especially if it was during the week and I was working - oh dear god do i hate my job! haha) Maybe I'll do one or attempt one for a weekend adventure. we will see - i dont want to bore and scare away the few readers i have hahah

    xx
    trisha
    veranellies.blogspot.com

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    1. I know what you mean, I was like how many pictures of the computer or the TV am I going to take? Haha.

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  6. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has trouble being productive in the afternoon at work! It's like after lunch my mind is just done. Don't get me wrong, I still work, but I'm definitely more productive in the first half of the day. :)

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    1. I know, mornings are the best, as long as you've gotten enough sleep.

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  7. I just ate the same special Christmas chocolate last night! Delish! Glad you're feeling better and are out and about!

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    1. Thanks Antoinette! I could eat Mast Brothers chocolate every day for the rest of my life!

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  8. Ahhh I really enjoyed this post Sarah! I kind of want to do it but, if I'm at work, there aren't many photographs I can take haha. It's so nice to have an insight into someone else's life. Especially someone who lives so far away! :)

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    1. Thanks Suzy! I'd love to see photos from your day too! Even if it consists of computer and television screens like mine did :)

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