Saturday, July 22, 2017

A Snapshot of My Life Today

It's been too long since I've done one of these (especially since I'd thought of doing one every month or two), so here we go:

 A picture of me right now (well, a picture of me from about 20 minutes ago)

Time I woke up: 7:15 (though I'd set my alarm for 7:40)

First thing I did upon waking: run into Raven's room to see if she was okay since she's taken to waking up crying (which she never used to do). Of course, the second I walked in, she smiled and said, "Hi, Mom! I come out now." So....basically the crying is a ploy to get us in there quickly. And it WORKS. Every. Single. Time.

Current weather: Hot and dry, though not as hot as earlier this week. In fact, it's only about 80 right now, which is a far cry nicer than the 95-100 degree temps we were having the rest of the week.

Last 3 things I read (not on the Internet): Two books to Raven before she went down for her nap (Jasper & Joop and Curious George and the Rocket), and When Dimple Met Rishi (which I finished way too late last night since it's due back to the library today).

Last website I visited: My own blog so I could see what pictures I needed to take for this post. Before that, Goodreads.

Last show I watched: Relative Race (I've run out of things to watch on Netflix, so we've been watching Season 1 of this show, which we found on BYUtv and that I quite like)

Last thing I said: "Yeah, that could be a fun surprise in a few hours." (Said after a comment about how my husband and his boss/friend said that they probably should have tested the new sprinkler before they covered up all the pipes with dirt.)

Last out-of-the-ordinary thing that happened: Well, the fact that we are installing two new sprinklers in our front yard is out of the ordinary. We were so excited to move into a home with a sprinkler system, but once we'd moved in, we noticed that there were quite a few really dry spots along most of the borders, and it turns out it's because sprinklers were only installed on one side of the yard, rather than on both sides (like they are in most yards). So, luckily for us, Matt's boss Bob is amazing and a good friend to us and offered to come help us install two new sprinklers today. They've now been out there for about 7 hours, but the end is finally in sight...

 A picture of something I've done today (in the background)---which I'll detail more below, 
when I mention the to-do I can finally cross off!

Last thing I ate: Some Southwest beef wraps (based on this recipe) and lemonade, followed up by a handful of Tootsie Rolls

Current whereabouts of other members of household: Matt, as mentioned earlier, is outside in the front yard covered in dirt and water as he works on installing those new sprinklers. Raven is asleep in her new "big girl" bed, which is still on the floor rather than up on its frame because we're paranoid that she'll fall off and break her arm if we put both mattresses up.

What I was doing an hour ago: Making lunch for Matt, Bob, and Raven.

What I'll be doing an hour from now: Finishing up the laundry (which I should have completed yesterday, as it was Laundry Day, but which I procrastinated because I *needed* to finish my library book before it was due back today). Also, I need to start on the book that's due back to the library Monday (yes, START the book...and finish it by Sunday night). #bookwormproblems

One thing I should be crossing off my to-do list today: This month, I wanted to try a simple DIY project I'd seen on a blog of printing out poster-size engineering prints of some of my photos, and though the print quality isn't fabulous, I'm still pretty content with how they look for now. Of course, I still need to hang them up before I can fully cross it off my list, which means that I'm crossing my fingers that Matt has some energy left over tonight so that he can help me get them on the walls.

(Also, can I just say that this might literally be one of the first DIY projects I've done, of my own volition, as an adult? I am generally not crafty or creative that way AT ALL, but since I'd been planning on hanging up some of my own photography forever, I figured this was a good, cheap way to start. The cost of four frames and four prints? About $45, thanks to me getting three of the frames through a local classified ad for only $15 total. Score!)

A picture of the front room, pre-hanging (and pre-picking-up, as you'll notice I still have the posters that were in the frames before thrown between the two rockers)

If you want to play along and do your own version of A Snapshot of Today, copy and paste the prompts below into a new blog post or into your comment--I'd love to see what you've been up to!

(post a picture of yourself right now)
Time I woke up:
First thing I did upon waking:
Current weather:
Last 3 things I read (not on the Internet):
Last website I visited:
Last show I watched:
Last thing I said:
Last out-of-the-ordinary thing that happened:
(post a picture of one thing you've done so far) 
Last thing I ate:
Current whereabouts of other members of household:
What I was doing an hour ago:
What I'll be doing an hour from now:
One thing I should be crossing off my to-do list today:
(post a picture of your home/apartment/room/location right now)

4 comments:

  1. hey, gracie is 3.5 and still sleeps on her mattress on the floor so....no rush ;) can't wait to see more of the house! i finally put some stuff on our walls like, a couple months ago haha. only been a year in the house..

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  2. Torrie, those pictures are absolutely stunning!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍

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  3. A sprinkler system... NICE!!!!
    I so LOVE your poster size photos. THose are GORGEOUS. WHat a beautiful focal point for your home

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  4. ooh fun DIY! I love those! Sprinkler system installation is legit. Look at you guys being so productive! I want to read when Dimple met Rishi! :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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