Monday, June 24, 2019

Step Into My Week 6.24

I don’t know about y’all, but I really didn’t want to get out of bed this morning. This past weekend was the best one I’ve had in a while, so coming to terms with the fact that it is over was a little bit sad. Luckily, I have plenty of fun planned for weekends in July, so I can’t be that bummed that it’s back to reality today. This past week was a busy one, and according to everyone in the office, it’s like this until late August as we finalize issues for the remained of the 2019 year. 

On Monday I started my day by replying to comments and emails before working to create a step by step guide to help some of the people signing up for the event that Southern Lady is hosting in October. Between that guide, responding to emails, and preparing graphics for stories my morning was over. In the afternoon I finished edits for a piece for our October issue and continued to work through my email inbox. After work, I headed to the Y to workout before coming home to shower quickly before watching the bachelorette. My roommate and I watch it together, and I ended up having to cut up some of the vegetables that I planned to eat with dinner in front of the TV so I wouldn’t miss anything. It wasn’t the best episode, but it was a good way to fill time before heading to bed to read.

Tuesday was also busy with a team meeting taking up a large chunk of my morning. I worked on outreach emails and an expense report aside from that meeting in the morning. After lunch, I had to make some pillow returns for our stylists and was able to get some of the copy for our social media accomplished as well. Toward the end of the day, I ironed some tablecloths for the shoot we had the following day. After work, I went to the Y to workout for a while before coming home to shower, eat dinner, and get a bit of blog work accomplished. 

Wednesday was an all-day outdoor shoot that went really well. I was thankful for a bit of cloud coverage off and on since it was hot! Helping stylists at photo shoots is one of my favorite parts of the job since I enjoy the styling aspect and like seeing the behind the scenes of it all. The homeowners had the sweetest dog that I got to play with between photos. The shoot finished around time to head home, so once we loaded up all the props in the car, we were able to leave for the day. I felt too gross to even go to the Y to work out and instead went straight home to shower. I ate dinner while catching up on episodes of the bold type before going to bible study that night. 


On Thursday morning, I woke up to no power in our house. We had had a bad storm the night before, so all of the power on our street was out which made getting ready for work a bit of a challenge. I was especially thankful to have iced coffee and granola bars on hand since I couldn’t use the Keurig or microwave. That morning I finished up an expense report and some social posts before heading to my first shoot for The Cottage Journal. The home we were in was beautiful, and it was really interesting to see the difference in style used for that as opposed to Southern Lady. I came back to the office around lunch time since I was supposed to have a meeting that afternoon, which ended up having to be rescheduled. I was glad to be able to use that time at my desk to respond to emails and work on pieces for upcoming issues. After work, I came home to change so that I could go on a run before the walk Nell and I had planned. It was really hot out, but I was glad that we were able to catch up with one another after not seeing one another in a bit. After our walk, I came home to shower, do laundry, and pack to head out of town for the weekend. 

I woke up early on Friday morning so that I could workout before heading to work. After my workout, I showered and finished packing. On my way to work, I stopped at Starbucks for coffee. I spent most of Friday morning writing out social captions and scheduling them before reaching out to giveaway winners and organizing those prizes at my desk. The remaining time was spent working out resources for our October issue, and before I knew it it was noon, and I was in the car headed to Fairhope for the weekend. Friday was my friend Macy’s 25th birthday, so to celebrate a big group of us was headed to her parent’s house in Point Clear to celebrate. Some of the group had left on Thursday and was already down there, but the rest of us were arriving that afternoon. On my drive down, I was able to catch up on the phone with some friends, which made the time pass quicker. I stopped by my parent’s house to say hello to them since I wasn’t spending the whole weekend at home. I got to Macy’s, and we hung out on the porch as she opened up her presents and waited for the rest of the group to arrive. We went out to the pier to watch the sunset and set up for dinner since we ate as many meals outside this weekend as possible. The rest of our group arrived, and we had fish tacos for dinner, followed by a chess pie that one of the guys made on his lunch break. We stayed out on the pier until close to 1:00 talking and enjoying the breeze before all the girls decided it was time to go to bed. 


Saturday morning, we woke up and had coffee and breakfast on the porch before Macy’s mom led us in a yoga class in their front yard. Since we were already sweaty from that, we went and helped one of their family friends move (I don’t think they were fully expecting 12 helpers) before coming back to the house, eating lunch, and changing into our swimsuits. The remainder of the day was spent on the boat and floating on the water. It wasn’t until around 7:00 that we figured we should all probably shower and clean up before dinner. Once we were clean, it was back to the pier for dinner and drinks. We stayed out there until close to 2 that night since most of us felt too full from all the delicious food to move. 


On Sunday morning, I got up early to shower and head to my parent’s house for breakfast. Most of the rest of the crew was still asleep when I left around 8:30. My parents made pancakes and bacon, and I stayed at our house until around 10:00 before I got on the road back to Birmingham. The drive back was pretty uneventful, and I stopped at Trader Joe’s on my way in for groceries. Once I was back at my house in Birmingham, I unpacked and changed to go on a walk and catch up with friends on the phone before showering and putting on pajamas around 5:00. I could’ve easily fallen asleep right then but prepped some food for the week before getting in bed around 8 to read and fall asleep early. 

I hope that y’all had an equally wonderful week and weekend! 

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