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Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday (Day 2)

Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday (Day 2)

It's wrap-up time for Day 2 of A Week In The Life project! By this day, the family's getting used to me carrying my cameras around and pointing them everywhere.

Well, they're used to that already anyway. But, they definitely noticed the increased photo opps the last couple of days. The kids are enjoying it and are being very cooperative and patient. The hubby isn't totally comfortable, but he's not complaining too much. Let's see how they'll be by the end of this project.

So, Now Here's Tuesday For 'Ya...

Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday | 10 Sep | Day 2

Today, I literally woke up, grabbed the camera, and took a shot of the first thing that I see every morning. My morning tea, brought by the hubby, placed on my temporary bedside table/drawers.

Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday | 10 Sep | Day 2

As soon as I get up, it's time to wake the kids and help them to get ready.

Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday | 10 Sep | Day 2

That's the view from the kids' rooms. Yes, even though they snuggle up to us to fall asleep, they eventually end up in their own rooms. Unless they end up waking up and asking to join us in the big bed again.

Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday | 10 Sep | Day 2

View from the balcony of the master bedroom.

Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday | 10 Sep | Day 2

This is me, taking down laundry (not something I do a lot, admittedly). Some days, I end up doing chores as soon as the kids leave and I finish getting ready. Today was one of those days. In fact, today was unusually productive. Extra buzz today, perhaps, due to my unusually long sleep from the night before.

Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday | 10 Sep | Day 2

Say hello to Vicki, our hardworking robot vacuum cleaner. She's been really handy. Since getting her, vacuuming has become my chore. I don't mind too much. She does a good job.

Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday | 10 Sep | Day 2

Loading the washing machine. I don't do all the washing, mind you. Hubby does a lot too. In fact, he probably does more than I do. In any case, yes, today, I managed to put on the vacuum, dishwasher, and washing machine all at the same time --- while I get work done in my home office. Productivity FTW!

Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday | 10 Sep | Day 2

Most days, this is where I start: Writing my daily 750 Words.

Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday | 10 Sep | Day 2

Yep, in my spot. Working. And stuff.

Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday | 10 Sep | Day 2

At around 1pm, I realised I haven't had breakfast or lunch yet. Since I was feeling a bit antsy, I decided to get ready to go out.

Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday | 10 Sep | Day 2

Yes, that mirror is also a jewellery organiser! Love it.

Week in the life 2013 : Day 2

Left the house to go to the nearby shopping centre. Part of the reason is to have a look at something I started obsessing over on this day (more on this some other time). I didn't find what I was looking for, but I did end up having a nice chicken stir fry for lunch + went home with a few nice things. Including a couple of el cheapo shirts and stuff for the house.

Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday | 10 Sep | Day 2

Something I bought at the shop. Cheesy, yes. But, I liked the colour, so... There you go.

Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday | 10 Sep | Day 2

Can you see where I put it?

Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday | 10 Sep | Day 2

When the family got home, the boy told me all about his dental appointment.

Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday | 10 Sep | Day 2

The girl and I had some lovely cuddle and talk time.

Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday | 10 Sep | Day 2

Kids, resting, watching TV, and playing. They go through different favourite shows. They're watching Dani's Castle here, I believe. Hubby is in his study there in the background.

Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday | 10 Sep | Day 2

Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday | 10 Sep | Day 2

Hubby prepared dinner this evening. Steak with broccollini. Served with mashed potatoes (for them) and steamed rice (for me). Yes, I know. Weird me.

Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday | 10 Sep | Day 2

The girl offered to help mash the potatoes.

Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday | 10 Sep | Day 2

Yes, that's Blue's spot every dinner time.

Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday | 10 Sep | Day 2

Until, of course, it's time for his dinner.

Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday | 10 Sep | Day 2

The rule in our house is that whoever cooks need not wash the dishes. Unless, of course, you cooked for yourself. If that's the case, then, you cook, you eat, you wash. 🙂 Anyway, for this evening, since hubby cooked, there I was. 

Hubby helped the kids with homework, piano practice, and getting ready for bed while I did the dishes.

Week In The Life 2013 | Tuesday | 10 Sep | Day 2

Hubby made the bed, with some help from the kids.

Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday | 10 Sep | Day 2

Jumping on a freshly made bed. Ah, yes.

Week In The Life 2013: Tuesday | 10 Sep | Day 2

They do have a habit of being extremely hyper and happy just before bed time. Love it. But, so exhausting sometimes. Wish I still had this much energy at this time of the day.

Stats and Stuff

Total photos for the day: 29 (took around 60)

Cameras used: Canon Powershot + Nikon D7000 + camera phone. Mostly used the Nikon, though.

Photo Editor Used: Picasa for Windows

To see all photos from this project, check out my Week In The Life 2013 set on Flickr.

Notes and Thoughts

  • Found out about Xbox Music. Cool stuff. I wonder if it can replace Spotify?
  • Realised I sort of repeated my Tuesday from last week. I also ended up doing chores + going out for lunch and mini shop.  Strange. I wonder if this has become my "weekly artist's date"?
  • Learned that the kids have been 'binning' their sandwiches for lunch a lot lately. Seems like they're just bored of the usual lunch box stuff. This started me on to thinking how I can make this better. That's why I ended up with a new obsession. Had been researching on it from this day and will start experimenting on stuff. Will see how it goes.
  • Most thankful for: flexible working hours, family, and joyful little things.
  • If there's something niggling at you - even just a tiny bit - work on it. Otherwise, it eats at you. When you get the niggly bits out, it does feel a lot better.

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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