30 November 2016

A Day in the Life

Ah Wednesday, I am so glad to see you.  This is a beast of a week compounded by a cold/sinus infection (I'm not sure, haven't seen a doc yet).  While it's been hectic and crazy, there have been some bright spots.  New Fixer Upper last night!  New Top Chef tomorrow night!  Which I am realizing will have to be DVR'd because the Cowboys have the Thursday night game this week.  Sigh.  Anyhow...yesterday I documented my day so you could see what a day in my life looks like.  I love this type of post and do a couple each year.

It was a Tuesday, so the alarm went off at 5.  Phillip was good and he went for a run.  Given my current illness situation, I skipped which felt good at the moment, but now feels lazy.  I know, I need to rest and not push it or I'll make myself worse, but I hate not working out.  Even though I didn't get up to run, I did get up even though I could have justified another half hour in bed.

I made a cup of coffee - Cinnamon Sugar Cookie coffee to be exact.  I limit myself to 1-2 cups per morning.

And then this poor soul. She wanted her breakfast. She announces every morning that she wants breakfast.  Sometime she announces it at 4am.  Joy of joys.  I am trying to humor her though (see: collar of shame).  I fed her and while she was nomming away, I was able to give her eye drops.

I pack my lunch 98% of the time.  I usually end up with 2-3 lunch meetings per month, but all the other days I pack my lunch and some snacks.  Being a WW girl, I measure and weigh everything.  You can see Jack skulking in the background because I had pulled out the shredded chicken from the fridge for my salad.

I did a quick scan of the weather so I could figure out what I was going to wear.  The weather in Texas has been wacky this fall.  Warmer than usual and you never know when a cold day might creep in.  No external meetings meant I opted for business casual - a pair of crops, a blouse, and a cardigan.

This is my closet.  If you look closely you can notice my obsessive tendencies.  Clothes organized by type then by color.  See that red plaid top?  I believe that will be my Christmas Day top with jeans and boots.  Festive, right?

top | cardigan | pants | shoes | necklace | watch | earrings

This is what yesterday's outfit ended up being.  I love the pattern on that blouse.  I think I'm going to pair it with a pencil skirt next time.  I'm usually not a big pattern person, but the colors on this one swayed me.  And!!!  It's on mega sale today.  $29.99 plus an additional 40% at J. Crew Factory.

Last step of the morning - breakfast.  On the mornings I go to barre, I grab a quest protein bar, on the other mornings I'll make a smoothie with quest protein powder.  This one is a Salted Caramel Pumpkin Smoothie.  Ingredients: 1 scoop Quest Salted Caramel Protein Powder, 2 tbsp pumpkin puree, 2 tbsp pb2, 1 cup unsweetend cashew milk, a handful of ice.  So tasty.  I drink it on my drive into work.

Wednesday I was out the door and in the car by 7:06.  I listened to Mike & Mile for a bit before switching to a podcast.  My new favorite is Stuff You Missed in History Class.  They recently did an interview with Anne Byrn on her new book American Cake.  Oh I want this book.  It combines two of my favorite things - baking and history!

I had to make a pit stop by the post office on the way in, I needed to ship something I sold on Poshmark.

I was at my desk around 7:45 yesterday and immediately got to work on some International Admissions paperwork for students.  I had 5 meetings yesterday and three of them were student appointments.

And then I got super busy and forgot to take pictures during the day until I stopped to make myself a cup of coffee at 3pm.  I don't usually drink coffee in the afternoon, but the idea of coffee sounded very soothing at that point in the day.

5:15 and I was headed out to the garage, time to head home for the day.

There is some kind of construction in downtown Fort Worth that is reducing the lanes from 3 to 1 on the one way to get out of the city if you are heading toward 35W or 121 (I head for 121).  Ugh.  I hope they wrap this up quick.

I had to run into Target for cough syrup and came home to Phillip prepping dinner.  We split dinner duties pretty evenly, but given the crazy day I had been having, I was happy he had started dinner.  I helped a little and then did the clean up.

We both worked late Monday so we moved Monday's planned dinner to last night.  We ate around 7:30pm.  Veggie Burrito Bowls!  We love this meal.  Garlicky brown rice, black beans, shredded cabbage, jalapenos, guacamole, and sour cream.  So so good.  Phillip adds tomatoes and onions to his.  Blech.

I don't usually bake mid-week, but my Assistant Director is taking a new position at the college.  Yay for her!  I am devastated though, she is so so good at her job.  It's going to be tough to fill her shoes.  I whipped up a quick blueberry loaf for a small party we're having for her tomorrow (her last day in our office).

I got that in the oven in time to tune in to the Fixer Upper premiere.  I love love love what they did with the house.  They always do a great job, but what they did with the exterior and roof alone was amazing.

And then I wrapped up the night with a little something sweet, a small helping of rice pudding.  It wasn't my great-grandmother's rice pudding, warm from the oven with cinnamon sprinkled on top, but this was am adequate substitution.

And then I promptly forgot to take pictures the rest of the night.  Let's just say Fixer Upper ended at 9pm and I was asleep by 9:15pm.

And that my friends, was my Tuesday in a nutshell!  Thanks for following along.  I'll see you back here Friday for Friday Favorites.  I'll be talking about some of my favorite kids gifts.


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