We were up early today because it was Allison's first day of sixth grade at a brand new school. We checked the Student Handbook dress code online one more time to make sure she was wearing the right kind of socks. She refused to let me take a first day photo. So I did the next best thing and took a photo of her backpack and lunchbox and of course our flatcoat retriever, Jessie, jumped up and got in the photo - she is a dog who acts a lot like a cat and she loves to lay on counters on the dining room table. And yes, I tried to get her to stop doing this but my husband encourages it so I finally gave in and we have a dog who lies on the counter. She is pretty sweet and she gets down when I ask her to.
I didn't even know about Week In the Life until this morning when I got up early at 5 something am and started working out while listening to the Scrap Gals podcast. This put a kink in my husband's day since I'm not usually in the home gym this early - he sort of stayed grumpy about it for the rest of the day which might explain why he isn't in any of the photos today.
I shot all of these photos with my iphone 5 and I'm uploading them to my computer to write this blog post - something I almost never do - one of my current goals is to get my photos process back to a better more organized place - so that I can have more current photos available for scrapbooking - and to get scrapbooking back into my daily routine. I did make a scrapbook layout in the evening and I made a process video while doing - as is my routine for the last year or so. I'll put a link to my You Tube channel down at the bottom - my process videos are shot in real time so then tend to be longer than pre-planned process videos - but I usually chat away and some people like to feel like they have a virtual scrap buddy while watching and doing their own thing. Anyway, I'm happy that Week in the Life started today - the first day of school so that I could get the scrapbooking and photography in as part of the new school routine.
Mac was cooperative about getting up early and out to the gym which is all part of my master plan this year for home school. I didn't actually take many photos from homeschool today - mental note to do tomorrow. We did 15 minutes treadmill, 15 on leg weight machines, 15 minutes of bike, and 15 minutes of arm weight machines. We felt pretty good about this and it was a fun way to start 8th grade home school.
Even though this photo is blurry, I wanted to include it because Mac told me jokes pretty much for a whole hour while we worked out - which is both delightful and a little bit exhausting. And then we went home and plowed through my ambitious homeschool schedule, had a turkey sandwich lunch, took a break swimming in the pool and then I got a frantic call from Charlie saying he couldn't pick up Allison so I was off to car circle.
I made sure to do my hair and put on cute clothes so I didn't embarrass Allison in front of her new friends. She doesn't like it if I show up to car circle in gym clothes.
Car circle and picking her up and getting her home took over an hour! Wow. I did have time to listen to the rest of the Scrap Gals podcast about Week in the Life and watch the clouds blow in.
She had a great first day and allowed a first day photo:
She told me all about her day - the kids, the teachers, and the cussing in the lunch room. I made her a turkey sandwich and she did her homework and talked me in to taking her to Justice at the mall for a few more school supplies - socks and sneakers and a few other things.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and a little homework. And I was super excited when Ali Edwards liked this next shot that I uploaded to Instagram:
Before we left for the mall, Mac gave us a recital after learning Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on the keyboards today in home school:
While I'm getting used to blogging and photo editing again, it occurs to me that I should make more of these little collages in Picasa so that when I order the photos I'll have some smaller photos too to use in my Week in the Life mini album. I'm planning to put the album together next week and I'll refer back to the blog posts for reminders of what happened - sort of like an online diary.
P.S. Did I mention we're still on a Weird Al high? We saw him last Thursday night and I sort of just needed to mention that here since I didn't get many photos of the boy in today's post. Also, I'm wearing intentionally Tacky clothes since we did the VIP Mandatory Fun Tour experience and there was a costume contest - this costume was sort of redo of the Beverly Goldberg costume I wore to Comic Con.
And this is what spending one hour in $164.14 looks like:
After we got back, I took some time to do a little scrapbooking and made a process video:
And then I uploaded the videos while Charlie and I watched the garbage that is Bachelor in Paradise on TV:
And my day wasn't over until I read Chapter 10 of Harry Potter to Mac.
See you tomorrow; meantime, if you'd like to see one of my process videos, this one is a make your own scrapbook kit video inspired by the Counterfeit Kit Blog: