i caught myself thinking that it was wednesday several times yesterday, so i am extra grateful for the arrival of wednesday this week!
per usual, i am linking up with jenn’s what i ate wednesday party, but i thought i’d throw in a little twist this week by adding a little “day in the life” action. i’ll still share mostly food, but a couple more details that usually get left out.
6:00 – my alarm goes off for the first time. i silence it, take my temperature, and roll over to snooze for another half hour.
6:30 – finally get up, take the dogs outside, feed them, take them out again, and pour myself some coffee.
7:00 – sit down at computer, check/update my to-do list for the day, check email, read some blogs, open up necessary documents to work on my final paper revisions/data checking, work for a while
8:30 – breakfast time!
i had an apple & cinnamon chobani with granola, coffee, water, and kombucha. as you can see, i worked on this week’s meal plan while i was eating breakfast.
after finishing my yogurt, i realized that wasn’t enough to eat and went back for a blood orange.
with a coffee refill and my vitamins.
9:00-11:00 – done with breakfast. i throw the last load of laundry that carried over from sunday into the dryer and get back to work on my edits
11:00 – edits are looking good but i need to double check some data. i hold off on the data and go wake up brad (oh yeah, he’s been home & sleeping this whole time – mondays are his day off). he had a lunch meeting on monday, so he needed to get up and get ready! while he was getting ready, i refreshed myself on the data and what i did for the analysis.
11:50 – brad leaves to go to his meeting and i decide i should start getting my lunch ready. before plating my lunch (a grain salad that i made the night before), i decide to stage and photograph it for the blog since the lunchtime light is great! also photograph the brownies that i showed you yesterday.
12:30-1:15 – done with pictures and it’s time to eat!
lunch was a grain salad (recipe coming soon) on top of a huge pile of spinach and the first tea of the day (this one was yogi tea – tahitian hazelnut).
i ate lunch on the couch while watching project runway from last week.
(yep, i was still in my sweatpants – i love work at home days!)
and for dessert i ate some little brownie scraps.
so perfectly under baked…delicious!
1:15-3:00 – back at my desk and finishing up the data checking. my paper is ready to be formatted for submission! during this time i also have some more tea…
i don’t even know what kind it was this time.
3:00-5:00 – random hours. brad gets home from his meeting, i finally shower and run to the post office to mail this month’s foodie penpal package. i think about working out, but i just showered and my abs are killing me from sunday. i fold laundry instead.
and laugh at brad’s shirts…
guess what his favorite color is…
i watch the dogs play together outside for a while.
here’s jake biting capone’s leg.
so glad i captured that on film my memory card.
5:00-6:30 – work on some iin stuff. lots of listening to lectures and reading chapters. time flew during this hour and a half and i ended up starting dinner 30 minutes late because i was so caught up.
of course i had more tea while i was working. this time i was some new-to-me jasmine tea from the bulk bins at the co-op. this stuff is pretty wonderful, but it’s going to have to be a treat. that bag has not much in it, but it was almost $5! that’s what i get for choosing the tea that’s $140/lb! eek.
6:30-7:30 – cook dinner and do random cleaning chores while it’s cooking: put away dishes, wash dishes, put away laundry, go through mail, etc.
7:30 – eat dinner!
i made the soup mix that darlynn sent me last month for foodie penpals! in the spirit of veggie month for wiaw, i added in a couple extra veggies to the mix! the soup is definitely not healthy – lots of half and half in there – but it sure is comforting! i had a small portion then filled my plate with so.many.brussels.sprouts. and some easy baked risotto.
8:30-9:45 – brad does the dishes (wonderful husband) and i hop on the computer to check email, read blogs, edit photos from the day, and start thinking about my blog post for tuesday morning.
9:45 – get ready for bed (yes, i’m a grandma).
asleep by 10:30.
whew! you get a cookie if you read through all of that.
i love my work at home days! since i can structure them however i want, i tend to get my blog reading & other busy work done in efficient chunks of time and then do a good job of putting in solid chunks of time working. when i’m in the lab i definitely tend to work for 10 minutes, then check email, then walk down to fill up my water bottle, then work for a couple more minutes, then read a blog, etc… it’s not a nearly as efficient use of my time. i should try to work on that…
do you have the opportunity to work from home at all?
how are your at-home days different than your at-work ones?
i know it’s kind of counter-intuitive that i’m more productive at home, but that’s what works for me, i guess!