Week in the Life | MONDAY.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Ah, Mondays. Why are Mondays so dang hard?! I feel like the more of an adult I become (ha!) the more I dislike Mondays. I'm not sure where this thinking came from, but I’ve been working on trying to switch up that mentality to a more positive outlook: a fresh new week with new possibilities but the same goals + dreams. Progress.  Here’s a look at my Monday.

Dang allergies. Wide awake at 3AM with coughing + watery eyes. Ugh. I've never had allergies before, but I think I've developed them in the last couple years...and they're kicking my butt.

"Sad puppy." Our girl Snow. She knows we're leaving her today: hubby is taking my Dad to an early-morning procedure, so I drive myself to the train. She gets sad when everyone leaves her. She always likes to be included in things.

Stuff and things. Lots of little clutter piles everywhere as we get ready for moving.

I love that I would NEVER have taken a photo like this a few years ago, but this is one of the gifts of WITL. I also love that this photo shows pieces of our lives: keys, socks, sunglasses, pads, coffee cup, etc. I could tell a story about each of these pieces if I wanted. They each represent something. LOVE THAT.

Yep, spilled these pretzels all over the counter after the bag ripped...such is life. Messes.

Cat is fed (she gets fed between 4-5AM usually) and gets ready for sleep round 2. I love this photo of her on her cat tree, hiding in the shadows.

Monday train ride. Working on my journaling sheets for WITL. This notebook (from Target) is home to my 2019 OLW journey (tried something different and am journaling + doodling all the prompts this year...really enjoying that right now!).

One of my goals for this week is to use WITL as a motivator to finally brave taking the stairs at work. I'm 5 floors up in a high rise building in downtown Chicago. 5 floors. Today I'm dying and have to take frequent breaks. Dang my legs hurt! One day though, it won't be as bad, if I just keep going.

Lately I've been struggling with time management and organization. This has never been my strong suit, but for the past two months, my work has been soooo overwhelming. I sometimes don't know where to start. Today I'm feeling so tired + fuzzy + out of focus (thank you allergies + allergy meds...). After a few hours, I finally give in and brew myself some hazelnut coffee with caffeine (at home, we drink decaf).


Yah for catching an earlier train on a Monday! I take the 5:34 (an express) back home. Hubby texts me to make sure he didn't miss me (my train is always late when he picks me up...always!) 

Dinner is fish + veggies + cous cous. Yah for home-cooked meals!  And a dog head. I know we shouldn't encourage her to be a mooch, but sooo many things are new for her and we love that she has a positive experience with being allowed people food. 

I asked our gang (i.e. me, hubby, my dad, Snow, and Twix) if we can take a group photo since tomorrow (Tuesday) we will be moving our separate ways (after two years). All of the WITL photos are unedited, so this one came out very yellow. (I'll probably switch this one to black + white when it goes in my album.

I love this photo. It represents transitions to the fullest extent. As of tomorrow we are parting ways. Me + my hubby are moving to a new apartment, and my Dad is moving back to his whole neighborhood. It was certainly not easy living the last two years, but it's bittersweet, and I know I'm going to miss having my Dad this close.

LOVE this photo. I'll probably cherish it forever. 

Thanks for checking out my Monday Week in the Life!


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