Fellow blogger Kelly recently did this post â€“ simply taking a photo every hour to illustrate an entire day â€“ and I loved the concept!Â What a fun way to document a random Sunday.Â Itâ€™s interesting what taking photos every hour shows â€“ and what it leaves out.
7:30 AM –
Normally, Sundays are my lie-in day, but Kristien wasnâ€™t feeling great, so I got up with Henry.Â At 7:30 AM, Henry was eating blueberries while I leaned up against his dresser.Â I wasnâ€™t sitting in the chair because he doesnâ€™t let anyone sit in it anymore (he starts to frantically scream, â€œTOO BIG! TOO BIGâ€ when you sit down. Gee, thanks, Henry!).
8:30 AM –
Breakfast time!Â I have my staple of fruit, eggs with greens, and toast.
9:30 AM –
I write out a birthday card and a sympathy card while standing at the kitchen island.Â Kristien is up and making himself a cup of tea.Â Henry is watching Frozen on my iPhone â€“ he loves Let It Go and is obsessed with Elsa building a castle of ice.
10:30 AM –
Iâ€™m running!Â I am doing a long run by myself for the first time in weeks â€“ the Husband isnâ€™t up to it today.Â Thatâ€™s okay because I really want to run a â€˜race paceâ€™ to see how fast I should do the Half Marathon at.Â I try to take minimal walking breaks.
11:30 AM –
Iâ€™m still running.Â I took the above screen shot at noon, which is when I finished my run.Â I did 10 miles in 1:42.Â Feeling pretty good about it!Â Iâ€™m excited for the race because the course is Uptown and goes right by our old apartment and the Husbandâ€™s clinic, but Iâ€™m worried, too, because there are lots of hills and one HUGE hill at Mile 11.5 â€“ 13.1Â We shall see how it goes â€“ I bet a lot of it just depends on how I feel on race day.
12:30 PM –
The three of us are at Loweâ€™s.Â I showered and grabbed a smoothie before heading out â€“ but my hair is soaking wet!Â Good thing it isnâ€™t cold out.Â At Loweâ€™s, I buy new cabinet handles, a new air vent for the bathroom, and new shades for the light fixture in the powder room.
1:30 PM –
We are in full-out toddler meltdown mode, partly because Henry is sleepy and hungry, but mostly because while I was making his lunch, I let him watch an actual scene from Frozen (instead of a song).Â I didnâ€™t preview the scene beforehand (â€œItâ€™s Disney, how bad can it be?â€) and it turns out that the scene concludes with a giant frozen chandelier being almost dropped on Princess Elsaâ€™s head during a huge battle scene.Â Henry is FREAKING out because he thought Elsa was hurt.Â I feel SO bad.Â It takes the Husband rocking him like a newborn while I spoonfeed eggs and potatoes into his mouth to calm him down.Â Then he goes to sleep.
2:30 PM –
I try to finish painting the guest bathroom â€“ I only have half the ceiling to go!
3:30 PM –
I write and publish this post about Goat Cheese Grits.
4:30 PM –
I sit on the couch with the Husband and James and watch a little TV.
Henry and I go grocery shopping at Aldiâ€™s.Â I try out a new grocery list technique, which works really well.Â More on this tomorrow!
6:30 PM –
We head over to Trader Joeâ€™s for Grocery Store #2.Â It takes us a while to get into the store because there are so many airplanes overhead!Â One of the best parts of being a toddler momma is how itâ€™s reminded me to SLOW DOWN and stop rushing.Â Taking 15 minutes to get into a grocery store wouldâ€™ve made me pull my hair out two years ago.Â I realize now how fun (and fleeting) these moments areâ€¦
7:30 PM –
Henry is eating dinner with Kristien.Â I install one of the new light shades in the bathroom to see if I like it.Â I do!Â I decide that itâ€™s absolutely impossible to photograph anything in this tiny space.Â The paint color doesnâ€™t even look close to right (itâ€™s really a creamy white/pink)!Â Oh well.
8:30 PM –
Henry is in bed, and we are on the couch, watching TV and reading Time magazine.Â I just finished this amazing dinner â€“ a huge salad and a big pile of cheesy nachos.Â I wouldâ€™ve given it two thumbs up but one hand was busy taking pictures.
9:30 PM –
Weâ€™re watching The Walking Dead.Â I havenâ€™t been too wild about this show recently (sooo slow â€“ sooo repetitive) but the new plotlines are giving me hope.
10:30 PM –
Itâ€™s dark because Iâ€™m in bed and fast asleep!Â Today seemed to be incredibly grueling, at least physically.Â I was ready to drop by the time that I crawled into bed.
How was your Sunday?Â Anyone else a fan of Frozen?!Â (Meeeeeee!)