Monday, February 22, 2021

Step Into My Week 2.22

 I don’t know what got into me lately, but I just haven’t been able to bring myself to type up blog posts at the end of the day. I have so many ideas I haven’t gotten around to posting about because I haven’t made enough time to sit down and write the actual text of the post for them. Usually, I try to get most parts of posts done on weekends, but with those being busier and work picking up recently, I have been putting it off. I know March is about to be a busier month in terms of weekend activities, so hopefully, this week and next, I’ll feel a resurgence of motivation to write! 

I started my week by having a Monday shoot which I haven’t had to do in a while (although I have one today as well). Typically, Mondays are reserved for meetings and more computer-based work, so I didn’t have the best attitude about having to leave my house, especially since it was so cold and rainy. I was supposed to have a location shoot on Wednesday, so when I got to the office, I started unboxing props for that and packing them up before we began taking pictures of the coffeecake that was our focus for the day. As the day progressed, the weather started getting worse, and there was an increased likelihood for a freeze, so we were asked to be out of the office by 2:00, which meant speeding through the last part of our shoot. I ran by Amanda’s house on my way home to help her with a few things, and while there, Hunter had decided because of the cold, he was going to make soup, so it was nice to have that to look forward to despite the temperatures. The soup took about 2 hours to cook, and while it was doing that, Hunter read, and I worked on my needlepoint project. That night we watched some of the second season of Netflix’s glass blowing show before I left for bed. 

I was shocked on Tuesday morning when I looked out the window, and there was snow on the ground. I knew we were going to have a freeze, but snow wasn’t a given, so it was really exciting to see. Since everyone has already pivoted to working from home, it wasn’t a “true” snow day since I still had work to do. I told myself I’d be responsible and get all of my meetings done before going out in it but sadly, by that point, it melted and I have no pictures to show from the day. Later in the day, I went back over to Hunter’s since we were going to cook one of the items we got at the butcher shop the previous weekend, and while that cooked, we finished the second season of Blown Away. We ended up watching Angels and Demons (after having watched The DaVinci Code last week) that night before I called it a night. 

Since we had had a snow day the previous day and couldn’t drive anywhere due to snow and ice, my shoot for Wednesday that was supposed to be on location got moved to today. It was nice to have an unexpected day of working from home on my computer, but it felt like it went so slowly since I had already allocated most of the rest of my to-do list for the week. I went ahead and started finding props for a shoot I have in March and was able to work from our living room in the afternoon. Around 5:30, my roommate and I went to tour a house we may rent, and once we were back made our dinners and ate them while watching the new To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before movie. I think we were both in bed well before 9:00 that night. 

I started my Thursday with an early workout at True40 before getting work done at home in the morning. In the afternoon, I went into the office to finish packing my bins for my Monday shoot. I brought home vases to use for the arrangements and linens to iron so that I wouldn’t have to do all of that in the office and instead could finalize my prep work at home over the weekend. I had everything to make a shrimp pasta recipe and went over to Hunter’s to make that in the evening. We watched the first of the more recent Sherlock Holmes movie that night before I went to bed. 

Friday was the day of the test Hunter has been studying for, so I got up early and went to Crestline Bagel to grab breakfast and drop it off at his house for him. After reading in bed for a bit, it was time for me to start my workday, which included a few meetings for upcoming shoots. Once I had sent out all of the details for those, I was able to start prepping emails to order in props this coming week. When my workday ended at noon, I went for a long walk while listening to an audiobook. IO came home and made myself lunch and did some behind-the-scenes blog work that has been pretty time-consuming lately while watching Criminal Minds. I eventually showered and alternated between blog work and needlepointing until close to 5:00. To celebrate the end of Hunter’s test, we had plans to go to Chez Fon Fon for dinner, but our reservation wasn’t until 8:45, so we went to Dread River Distillery for an appetizer and drinks beforehand. All of the seating at Chez Fon Fon is outside, but fortunately, they had heaters, so it wasn’t too cold! As always, I got their burger, and it was delicious. Afterward, we watched some of the third Harry Potter movie before I finally decided to go to sleep.

I woke up earlier than usual on Saturday and was able to run some errands and pick up flowers for my Monday shoot that morning. I came home and made myself lunch, and got ready before meeting Macy and Drew at Back40 since the sun was finally out and the weather wasn’t too cold! My roommate and Hunter met us there, and we ended up seeing lots of people we knew who must’ve had the same idea to enjoy the nice weather we were getting. That night Hunter and I had plans to go to his parent’s house to celebrate one of his brother’s and his mom’s birthday. We ate a good meal there and stayed and chatted for a while before watching some of the fourth Harry Potter movie

Sunday morning, I slept in a little later until closer to 9:00 and had a pretty lazy morning while also getting laundry done. I made lunch and then went over to Hunter’s to get him to meet Macy and Drew to play tennis. We played doubles for about two hours, and afterward, Hunter and I went to get ice cream at Big Spoon. Since Home Depot was on the way back, we made a stop there before I got my car and went to the grocery store. I then needed to work on two flower arrangements for my shoot and listened to an audiobook, and talked on the phone with my parents while doing those. Eventually, I showered, made dinner, and tidied my room before getting in bed by around 8:00. 

I’m glad to be getting my busiest day of the week accomplished today, but I know it’s just setting the tone for how this week will likely go with lots on my calendar for work. Maybe having a lot to do will help me to stay more productive and on top of things this week! 


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