Week In The Life 2013: Thursday (Day 4)

2Week In The Life 2013: Thursday (Day 4)

Thank you for your kind and supportive words about yesterday's incomplete Week In The Life post. I'm still not 100%, but I'm definitely feeling heaps better than yesterday.

Took it a bit easy today, so tomorrow's recap probably won't be that long. In fact, today's recap is already going to be a bit shorter than the last few days' recaps. The feeling unwell thing can really put a damper on creative projects, right?

Anyway, I thought I won't be able to update today as Flickr has been down most of the night here due to a scheduled maintenance. In fact, it's still acting up as I write this. I nearly gave up. But now, persisting to finish up here before midnight. Told you I'm dedicated. 😉

Well, now, here's what Thursday looked like...

Week In The Life 2013 | Thursday | Day 4 | 12 Sep

Making breakfast and lunches for the kids.

Week In The Life 2013 | Thursday | Day 4 | 12 Sep

Eating French Toast (aka "eggy bread" at home) for breakkie.

Week In The Life 2013 | Thursday | Day 4 | 12 Sep

Trying to practice a bit more creativity for the kids' lunch boxes. Made "love heart shaped" cheese sandwiches for the first time. And yep, we mix up healthy and 'junk' food. We're okay with that.

Week In The Life 2013 | Thursday | Day 4 | 12 Sep

The boy and his shoes. Ah, the number of times we talked about shoelaces with him...

Week In The Life 2013 | Thursday | Day 4 | 12 Sep

My smiley girl, headed to the garage to get in the car.

Week In The Life 2013 | Thursday | Day 4 | 12 Sep

I usually stand by the doorway, waving goodbye to the family as they leave. There are flying kisses and funny faces most of the time.

Week In The Life 2013 | Thursday | Day 4 | 12 Sep

The other shirt I bought from the other day. I so LOVE this shirt. Saw it at Big W and just couldn't walk away, even if it didn't have one in my usual size. Decided to buy one size bigger. Still

Week In The Life 2013 | Thursday | Day 4 | 12 Sep

At work, in my home office. As usual.

Wow! That was quick. Album + other materials for #WeekInTheLife project are already here. Found them on eBay Tuesday, paid yesterday, delivered by Australia Post today. Very impressed. And excited. :)

This package arrived in the middle of day. Was surprised. It was the album + materials I'm planning to use for this Week In The Life project. Got it off a local eBay seller and it was delivered overnight. Free shipping too. How good was that?

Crispy fried chicken wings with steamed rice for my late lunch, again with another episode of Doctor Who (S2Ep12). #weekinthelife

Made myself crispy fried chicken wings for lunch, with steamed rice. I'm guessing this was the culprit for my stomach pains. But, the pains didn't kick in until later in the evening so, who knows.

Week In The Life 2013 | Thursday | Day 4 | 12 Sep

Making homemade pizzas for dinner. Migraines began just before I started making dinner.

Week In The Life 2013 | Thursday | Day 4 | 12 Sep

Kids watching The Magic School Bus while waiting for dinner to be ready. The boy also has his iPod in there somewhere.

Usually, Thursday (and Tuesday) nights mean they come home a little later when soccer season's on. The boy has been playing for a club the last 3-4 years. Each season lasts about 9 months. This week was the first week since the latest season ended. Well, sort of. They're having trials this weekend for next season (2014) and a presentation ceremony too.

Week In The Life 2013 | Thursday | Day 4 | 12 Sep

Pizza night!

Week In The Life 2013 | Thursday | Day 4 | 12 Sep

After dinner, I helped the kids with their homework while the hubby did the dishes. By this time, migraines were getting worse. And, stomach pains started.

Anyway, this is my nine-year-old boy's spelling words for the week. He's Year 4, but gets a different spelling words list for advanced spellers.

Week In The Life 2013 | Thursday | Day 4 | 12 Sep

This is the six-year-old girl's spelling words for the week. She's in Reception, but doing Year One work, with extended words.

Week In The Life 2013 | Thursday | Day 4 | 12 Sep

After helping the kids out with homework, I was having a full-on pain extravaganza, so I decided to head up to bed. The girl kept me company and tried to comfort me the whole time. Giving me lots of kisses and hugs. Said a lot of funny, cute things too. See Side Story below.

She also said to me that perhaps, I was getting migraines because I use my brain a lot. That's why I shouldn't be working too hard. "You should really take a break from work," she advised. She's cute like that. 🙂

Week In The Life 2013 | Thursday | Day 4 | 12 Sep

The family, asleep.

Stats and Stuff

Total photos for the day: 18 (took less than 50)
Cameras used: Canon Powershot + Nikon D7000 + camera phone. Nikon won again today.
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

  • The kids' concern about my migraine / stomach pains was so touching. My son started turning off lights, thinking that might help. They told me to go to bed and rest up. My daughter kept giving me hugs and kisses, asking me if I'm okay over and over. Even kept asking if we needed to call a doctor and send me to hospital. Heart melting.
  • Was wishing today that there was a way I can capture my kids' and hubby's days in photos too. From their perspective. I asked hubby to take some pics, so will see if I can add them on to the album.
  • Just how much I appreciate working from home right now. And, working with great clients. Really nice people I'm dealing with. That's why when I read people bagging the company I work with, I must admit, I get a bit annoyed. Almost tempted to respond. Those are real people they're talking about. People who're really doing their best to give what people would want. And, they're doing what they can for society on top of it all. And yes, I'm very happy to be a part of it, even if it's just a minuscule part.

Side Story of the Day

Last night, while I was having migraine pains, my six-year-old girl asked: "Oh, are you having headaches like Iron Man?" This was, of course, in reference to Iron Man 3, which we watched last weekend.

In-between spasms of pain, I laughed. I wanted to say: "No sweetie. I'm not worrying about wormholes and alien attacks."

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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