I’ve never done a Photo an Hour post before, but I always enjoy looking at them on other blogs. That’s the whole fun of reading personal blogs–getting peeks into other people’s day-to-day lives.
I must admit, I get a little pang of resentment towards people who work from home and share like, “9am Made some french toast! 10am Pet my cat! 11am When to Yoga! 12pm Out to lunch! 1pm Walked my dog 2pm Took photos of my dog!” and then they end it with like, “9pm Going to sleep after a long, busy day!” Like… really? My perfect weekend looks like your “work” day. Haha, but I totally get the flip-side–it’s no fun taking 6 photos of your desk at your day job.
Anyway, here’s what my Thursday, January 30 looked like.
8:30am – I always roll out of bed at the last minute to get ready for work. It’s an awful habit!
9:15am – Got some coffee and sat down at my desk to start going through email–pleasantly surprised to have my conversation heart rings featured in ALIVE Magazine’s St. Louis Weekend Guide email blast! Friday night is their Handmade Happy Hour event and I’m totally stoked!
10:50am – A still life of my desk. Riveting!
11:30am – I work at a local culinary magazine and businesses are always popping in to share goodies with us–a definite perk of the job! I took a photo of these delicious pastries for our company instagram.
12:20pm – Andrew’s been thinking about adopting a dog sometime in the next year or two–probably a poodle mix. We texted back and forth for a while with some of our favorite goofy dogs on PetFinder. My favorite to search for are old, fat chihuahuas. This is Bam Bam and his photo with Santa KILLS me.
1:30pm – Since I’m so rushed in the mornings, I always forget to pack lunch. Our office is close to a grocery store, so I usually just head over there, but it’s been so cold lately, I try to avoid leaving until the end of the day. My coworker was a genius and reminded me that Jimmy John’s delivery is a thing. Brilliant.
2:45pm – Working. Checking out the newest issue of ALIVE.
4:30pm – I usually leave for the day around 4pm. I stopped by an art store on my way home for a few supplies.
5:15pm – I picked up this old jewelry display at a thrift store recently and I’m really excited to give it a fancy make-over for my craft show table! :) I pulled it out from the basement to clean it and start spray painting since it actually wasn’t too painfully cold outside.
6:30pm – Working on a batch of earrings for Handmade Happy Hour.
7:45pm – Leadership meeting for the Show Me Etsy Team at one of my favorite restaurants. They specialize in fancy drinks and dessert. I got a raspberry martini and the world’s best bread pudding for dinner. 8)
9:00pm – I brought in my jewelry display from drying on the back porch. I painted it white and added a little Creature Type sign on top. I think I’m going to put sheets on corkboard inside the panels… still not 100% sure.
10:00pm – Organizing all my prints for Handmade Happy Hour.
11:15pm – Getting some work done at my computer and browsing tumblr while my favorite nerds play games and listen to music.
12am – Bedtime! I was already in bed with the lights off before I remembered to take a photo. Haha, it wasn’t glamorous. No loss. ;)
My life isn’t pretty or interesting enough to do this sort of thing on the regs, but it was fun! If you’re an STL local, you should totally come visit me at Handmade Happy Hour tonight! 5-9pm at the Contemporary Art Museum. :)