Documenting a Week In The Life™ is not an easy task to stick with. I’m happy to say we have four days down, only three to go! I love this project, but the half way point is hard for me. Glad we are past it!
One of the things that I’ve become aware of in the four days that I’ve been doing this project is how documenting our everyday in this way captures REAL life. It’s been wonderful to see peeks into fellow scrappy friends’ lives on Instagram or in their blog posts.
More importantly, those peeks into real life remind me that they are human, too. It reminds me that we are all so different, yet so similar at the same time. We are all just doing the best we can with what we have. It’s easy to get caught up in the lives we think others are leading based on what we see in their social media feed or blog posts.
I’m so inspired by those who are doing this project and are openly sharing their photos and words. I’m inspired by this community. It’s been refreshing to see real life being celebrated.
Here’s a look at my Thursday photos and words:
Mornings always start out in the same spot. My spot. Coffee is the first thing I do when I make it out to the kitchen. Mara comes downstairs for breakfast with a brush and a bow so I can help her with her hair. We sit together and talk some, but not a lot. It’s early morning after all.
This photo is all about my morning uniform. It’s not pretty, but it sure is comfy. First thing every morning I throw on exercise clothes and sports bra with my slippers. Man I love these slippers! I take the kids to school in this and stay dressed this way until midmorning on most days. Then I shower and get ready for the day. There are days, though, when this is as good as it gets. Side note: aside from the random walk around the neighborhood, the exercise doesn’t ever happen.
Today is a second cup of coffee kind of day. Almost always I only have one cup of coffee per day. It’s not because I’m trying to not have caffeine, it’s that one cup is usually enough. But not today.
At lunch time I have been getting texts from Adam at school. He’s not as into texting as the girls, so I find our conversations funny. It was only the third day of school today, and he’s checked in at lunch every day so far.
This afternoon I was able to FINALLY get some time in my craft room. I can’t say how much I’ve missed being in there this summer. My Persnickety Prints order was delivered earlier today, and I spent some time going through my photos from this summer. I started sorting them and getting them into my #littlesummerJOY album that I talked about in this post. I’m excited to get that album finished soon.
After school the kids usually relax for a little while, and homework starts around 4:30. Mara hasn’t had too much homework so far, just a little Math today. Adam has been really good about getting to all his work on his own without me having to ask him to get started. He hasn’t had too much homework either. He’s pretty self sufficient, so I’m not really sure what classes he had work in tonight.
At dinner time Ross and I made a quick trip to Subway to grab subs for all of us. Neither of us had a plan for dinner. I notice how dinner is my least favorite time of day and my least favorite thing to think about and prepare for. I should probably work on this.
After dinner Lauren comes downstairs for Ross’ help with Algebra II. She knows better than to ask me. It was fun to watch them together. They were racing each other on calculating the problems. Dueling calulators! Math is so not my thing. I’m so glad Ross is able to help out in this area.
And then, just before bed, this happened. That’s right. No bowl. Just a spoon. It was only a few bites, but it does happen from time to time.
Thanks so much for stopping by! What are you working on these days? Are you participating in Week In The Life™ too? Let us know in the comments!