03 November 2014

Sunday Routine

"It's not that we spend five days looking forward to just two. It's that most people do what they enjoy most on those two days. Imagine living a life where everyday are your Saturdays and Sundays.  Make everyday your weekend. Make everyday a play day." 
-James A. Murphy

6:54 AM: I lazily glance at my phone and wonder why on earth I feel awake and rested before 7 AM on a Sunday. I then realize that daylight savings happened during the wee hours of the morning, so my body feels like it is 8 AM.

7:25 AM: I decide I'm no longer sleepy, so I slide my feet into too-big-but-perfectly-broken-in slippers (Tiho's old pair) and pad into the kitchen to brew some coffee. While there, I spontaneously decide to bake something because I feel like I should take advantage of this extra hour. Fifteen minutes later, I slide pumpkin bread into the oven, turn on the dishwasher and wait for the kettle to whistle. 

8:10 AM: I sauté a bowl of spinach and fry some eggs to put on toast. Tiho sleepily wanders into the kitchen looking bewildered as to why his wife is awake before him (and already cooking!) on a weekend morning. 

8:30 AM: We eat breakfast together at the table listening to Frank Sinatra on Pandora because we are cliché. 

9:15 AM - 12:15 PM: I work on the computer for a while (edit photos, write a handful of student reports for parent/teacher conferences this week, etc.). I pause around 11 AM to snack on a slice of fresh pumpkin bread and a clementine.

12:30 PM: I get dressed, throw on a little make-up and try to tame the bed head. I have an afternoon photo session, so I gather camera equipment and pack up my bag.

1:30 PM: I eat a quick lunch and dig a wool hat out of the closet because the weather app (and the window) warn me that it's blustery and cold.

2:00 PM: I hop into the car and drive to the session location (a state park), about 35 minutes away.

3:00-4:30 PM: Happy to wear my photographer cap for a bit and catch up with clients during our session (we discover a sheep pasture!).

5:15 PM: I arrive back home and immediately change into sweats before unwinding for an hour on my laptop.

6:15 PM: Tiho presents dinner (honey glazed chicken wings, roasted squash & rice pilaf) and we eat it together on the couch while watching the Patriot's game.

7:00 - 9:00 PM: I finish up work (emails, conference reports, draft a to-do list for the upcoming week, etc.).

9:00 PM: Time for a quick shower and general nighttime routine. 

9:30 PM: I organize my desk,  choose tomorrow's outfit and check to make sure all of Monday's essentials are in my tote.

10:00 PM: I crawl into bed and spend a few minutes writing some thoughts in my journal.

10:30 PM: Good night! 


  1. Well that just sounds pretty super fucking awesome. Larve yao

  2. That quote is perfect, and so is this dreamy weekend!

  3. ...wouldn't mind spending my saturdays and sundays with you!!

  4. Sounds perfect! Would you share your pumpkin bread recipe?


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