Monday, August 17, 2020

Step Into My Week 8.17

Good morning! I am up early with a cup of coffee before heading to true40 and starting my workday, and it feels really nice. It also shows that I may have procrastinated writing this during the week, but you win some and you lose some, and at least this is getting done either way. I was explaining to my roommate recently that I feel like I’ve been doing a halfway job of everything lately since I’ve been out of my routine, especially with being out of town every weekend in August. It has made August go by pretty quickly, but I’ve felt a little frazzled in the process, so I’m hoping to settle back into a routine with more structure soon. 

I felt like from the time I woke up on Monday morning to the time I ate lunch I was on video meetings with the teams I was styling shoots for. We try to have meetings on Fridays, but since I’ve been assigned to shoots on that day lately, I haven’t been able to get them done then. I was in the office in the afternoon and got through with packaging up a ton of returns from a previous week’s shoot and was able to pull props for my shoot the following day. I eventually came home and cleaned before meeting my friend Hallie to play tennis. Afterward, I grabbed Taco Mama to-go with a friend, and we finished watching a movie we had started the day before.

I had a shoot on Tuesday, so I went into the office around 7:00 to make sure I had everything I needed for that. The shoot lasted most of the day, but I still had time to put away my props from that day and pull things for the next, which was nice. I went to true40 in the afternoon and came home and showered before going to a friend’s house to make dinner. We made a recipe out of Southern Living that I had seen while at the beach, and it turned out really well. After that, we went and got ice cream at Mountain Brook creamery before I eventually went home and went to sleep.

Wednesday was another shoot day, and I was afraid it would take a lot longer than it did since we had seven recipes to shoot. We finished around 2:00, and I put my props away and put what I needed for Friday’s shoot on my cart. Since I had assumed the shoot would last longer than it did, I wasn’t scheduled for a true40 class and went for a run outside instead. It had been a while since I had done that, and the summer heat reminded me why. That wasn’t a problem for long since it started raining out of nowhere, and I ended up drenched. After showering, I made dinner and cookies, which I took to bible study that night. 

Thursday was my first day of the week without a shoot (aside from Monday, but Monday shoots are rare), so the pace of my day seemed much more relaxed. I woke up earlier than usual to work on blog posts and then went to true40 and showered all before getting to work emails and prepping for shoots to come. I picked up lunch at Hattie B’s with a friend, and we brought it back to my house to eat since it was far too hot to sit on their outdoor patio to enjoy it. Then I continued working in the afternoon and made dinner and watched selling sunset that night while working on blog content.

Friday was really overcast, which made waking up a little harder, but I needed to get into the office to pull the last few items for the shoot I had that day. We wrapped a little after noon, and I came home to make lunch following the shoot. I continued working on some blog images while watching Criminal Minds until it was time to pick up the new washer and dryer my roommate snagged for free. Thankfully we had some guys to help us; otherwise, I’m not sure we would have been able to move it successfully. I showered and got ready for dinner after that. A friend and I went to Five and then made our way to our friend Wayne’s house for a small outdoor gathering. 

I took it easy on Saturday morning and eventually showered and packed before some friends and I went to Auburn for another one of our friend’s weddings. We were flattered to have made the cut knowing that she had to have far fewer people than were originally invited. After getting ready and having a belated birthday celebration for Nell with a cheeseboard, we went to the church where everyone was spread out and in masks. The ceremony was pretty quick, and then it was off to the reception. We had a blast and made it back to where we were staying and were asleep by 11:00.



My roommate wanted to get on the road early on Sunday morning, so I got up with her to ride back to Birmingham. We got back to our house around 9:30, and the rest of my day was very relaxed. I unpacked, made lunch, took a nap, and then went for a very hot walk to talk on the phone with my parents. After showering and making dinner, I went to our Sunday night movie night before coming home and going to sleep.

I hope that y’all had a nice week and weekend as well. My week is pretty front-heavy, and after Tuesday should feel a little less busy, which I am looking forward to! 

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