Monday, August 24, 2020

Step Into My Week 8.24

I’m on coffee cup number two this morning and kicking myself for not keeping tabs of what I was up to last week as the week progressed. Maybe this week, I’ll write next Monday’s Step Into My Week post as the week progresses. With three shoots, one of which was on location, I am glad to be entering into a calmer week. As for last week, though…

Monday morning, I got up and went to an early true40 class before having a couple of video meetings for my shoots that week. Once the meetings were finished, I went to Trader Joe’s to get flowers for my shoot the following day and made my way to the office, where I unpacked boxes and loaded my props for the shoot. All day I was looking forward to my after-work walk with Macy, and we got in some much-needed catch-up time. Unfortunately, right as we were eating our dinners at home, she found out the Georgia v. Alabama football game that she so tirelessly planned her wedding around (she went to Georgia and her fiancé went to Alabama) got moved to her wedding date. After a good laugh, we decided that TCBY would be the solution to that problem and brought our yogurt back to the house to eat while watching TV.

My shoot on Tuesday went really well, which in part is thanks to an awesome location to shoot at. All of the other stylists and myself have been having to turn our studio spaces at the office into the “locations” we need, which has added a lot of work to our plate, so it was nice to be somewhere (with a mask on) where that wasn’t necessary. We somehow got through all of our recipes and overall shots by 2:00 that afternoon. That night I went with a friend to get poke bowls at Ono Poke in Edgewood, and then we went to the Vulcan to watch the sunset over the city. I had never been before and am not sure I need to go back up to the top of the Vulcan since the grates made me a little nervous.

Wednesday morning, I worked from home and started a fun DIY that will be coming to the blog before too long. I eventually made my way into the office and packed up boxes to send back to vendors for the majority of the afternoon. I went to true40 after work and finally went to the grocery store following that. Rebecca and I ate dinner in the living room and started a show (which I have since forgotten the name of) before going to bed. 

I had another shoot on Thursday that ended up being my hardest shoot in a while. It was for a Christmas cover, and it felt like everyone wanted it to be something different, which was a challenge. I can’t explain how thrilled I was when around 5:00, we were finally told the shoot could wrap. That night I went to a new restaurant in Lakeshore called Half Shell Oyster House with a friend. The food was delicious, and we were able to sit on their patio. After that, we watched a show before I went home and went to bed.

Last-minute, I was put on a shoot for Friday, but since I was with the same photographer from the previous day, we decided to start it a bit later than usual at 9:15. It didn’t take long for us to finish the shot options for the shoot, and we were both relieved at how quickly it went compared to the previous day. That afternoon I made myself lunch, showered, and packed my bags to head to Lake Martin with some of my friends for the weekend. We left around 4:30 and made it to our friend Hallie’s house around 6:30. Once everyone arrived, we hopped on the boat to get pizza for dinner. On our way back, it started to rain, which ended up being a trend for the weekend. Everyone seemed ready for bed, so once we were back, we all went to sleep.

Saturday morning, we woke up around 8:00 and had breakfast before changing and sitting on the dock. We stayed out there until lunchtime and then went out on the boat. About 30 minutes into our ride, it started pouring, which wasn’t ideal at the time but was pretty funny. It eventually cleared off, and we went to goat island and boated around before coming back to Hallie’s house to hang out in the water. We tested out their zipline while dinner was being made, ate, eventually cleaned up, and played a couple of rounds of Monopoly Deal before bed. 



Sunday was similar to Saturday in that we woke up around 8:00 and had breakfast. After breakfast, we packed up and made our way back to Birmingham, which put us here before lunchtime. I ate, unpacked, and got a weird inkling to clean out and organize my closet. Sophia and I had plans to catch up on the phone around 2:00, so I left my room a mess and went on a long walk while talking to her and my parents. Afterward, I came back home and showered and finished reorganizing my closet and drawers. Eventually, I made dinner and walked over to our Sunday movie night, where we watched The Greatest Showman. I was in bed and asleep before 10:00, so hopefully, I am well rested for the week ahead! 

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