Week In The Life 2013: Friday (Day 5)


Friday was a bit of a wash-out for me. Still feeling unwell and queasy, I barely managed to get out of bed for most of the day. So yeah, that photo up there represents Day 5 of this Week In The Life project quite well. I pretty much stayed in bed, doing as much work as I can and resting in-between.

I actually felt bad because I was supposed to go to a meeting in Glenelg for lunch that day. It was a work-related get-together with someone from interstate. But, I had to cancel because I wasn’t fully recovered from the day before. In fact, I don’t think I’m feeling a hundred percent quite yet even right now. This must be my week of pains because I've had all kinds of pain this week - mentally, emotionally, psychologically, and physically. Even woke up with a stiff neck and aching back today. And, had recurring migraines too. Youch.

Anyway, needless to say, the photos from Friday are few and far between.

Here’s how Friday went…

Week In The Life 2013 | Friday | Day 5 | 13 Sep

Just about managed to get up to help with getting the kids ready for school. But, hubby did most of the work that morning.

 Week In The Life 2013 | Friday | Day 5 | 13 Sep

The girl, showing off some of her school projects.

 Week In The Life 2013 | Friday | Day 5 | 13 Sep

The view from my bedroom window. But, I must admit, I barely looked out. Mostly working and resting.

 Week In The Life 2013 | Friday | Day 5 | 13 Sep

Dishes piled up in the kitchen. This usually happens during the day. They don't usually get attended to until just before I start making dinner, as I prefer cooking in a clean kitchen.

Week In The Life 2013 | Friday | Day 5 | 13 Sep

Tried making myself lunch at around 1.30pm that day, as I haven't had anything to eat. I made rice, pork tocino, and fried egg. Took a bite and felt sick. Had to throw all of it in the bin. Ended up just eating Nice biscuits, some nachos, and drinking water for lunch (while watching a Disney movie). Later, I had some tea. Then, a short nap.

 Week In The Life 2013 | Friday | Day 5 | 13 Sep

After napping, I did a bit more work then started making dinner. Leftover dough from the day before became homemade crispy crust bread. Also fried up sausages and made a risoni pasta from a packet. It was an easy, pleasant meal. The family enjoyed it, but I still wasn't feeling well enough to eat. So, I just had a piece of bread with butter and a bit of the risoni.

 Week In The Life 2013 | Friday | Day 5 | 13 Sep

Friday after school is swim night for the girl. She has been attending swimming lessons since she was a baby and she loves the water. Usually, the boy has swimming lessons at the same time too, but he was allowed to have this term off.

Week In The Life 2013 | Friday | Day 5 | 13 Sep

After dinner, the kids started playing around with their dad. One of their favourite games is something the hubby made up. Something called "lock down", where they get gripped by hubby and they get slowly let off if they get the right password. It's silly fun that the kids love.

 Week In The Life 2013 | Friday | Day 5 | 13 Sep

These two get along really well most times and are very sweet with each other. But, they do have their moments when we have to play referee/umpire.

Week In The Life 2013 | Friday | Day 5 | 13 Sep

Everyone fell asleep while I was working on the blog post. I could barely squeeze in bed. And, some nights, it's not easy to get the kids to move back to their own beds.


Stats and Stuff

Total photos for the day: 11 (took less than 20)
Cameras used: Just the Nikon D7000 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.

Some Notes and Thoughts

  • Looks like everyone doing WITL projects have a similar experience when it comes to taking the number of photos: We all end up with less and less photos toward the end of the project.
  • Finding it interesting that people are enjoying these day-to-day posts. I mean, I’m sure it will get old eventually, so I know doing these types of blog posts can’t be a permanent fixture. But, when I started this, I was doing it mostly for myself. I’m doing it so I can have a true, honest look at my life at this period of time. It’s not a perfect representation of my daily life, but it’s a good snapshot of this small period. Even if it all seems mundane. That’s why in the beginning, I was worried it’s all going to seem too boring for everyone else. Yet, the feedback I’ve received from these blog posts had been primarily positive. And, I’m glad and grateful for that.
  • Yes, I don’t go out of the house that much. Even when I'm not sick. I do try to have meetings outside my home office about once a week, to break the monotony of working from home. But, not always doable. Today was supposed to be my weekly meeting out.
  • Although I tend to use my phone’s camera for most of my day-to-day photos, I realise that for this project, I really prefer the big camera. My DSLR – the Nikon D7000. The quality of the photos are definitely better and I find I can take better pictures with it. Also, another reminder for me during this project: The more I use my cameras, the more I remember what it means to take better pictures. Learning new things and re-learning stuff along the way.

About the Author Shai Coggins

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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