Week in the Life 2015 || Sunday

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I’m not sure how I managed to it, but I closed of this years Week in the Life with 85 photos. Usually by the end of the week I’ve had enough of using the camera and manage very few of them! I’m pretty sure that Michael will be happy with the camera going away again though!

Today was quite a relaxing one… I slept in till 10.30am, Michael made us pancakes for breakfast, I lounged around reading and on Instagram, we headed for coffee just so I could buy some paint at Bunnings and cardstock at Office Works, I made avocado and poached eggs for lunch, housework was completed along with preparing work clothes and food for next week, we went for a long walk in the rain (the first time it’s rained all week, too!) and spent some relaxing time online. It was nice to have a day of doing very little, especially since we’ve been away for the last 2 weekends.

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This week I am following along with Ali Edwards (and many others around the world!) as she undertakes documenting a Week in the Life. This is project where I will be recording the details of the week with photos and words, and this will be my 6th year playing along!

You can see all of my Week in the Life posts here. I have also shared some Tips and Ideas for Documenting a Week in the Life here, and here is another good post by Elise Blaha with Tips for Fun Everyday Photos.

Week in the Life 2015 || Saturday

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Today I have managed to take the most photos so far this week… 162 to be exact!

I’m not surprised to have had so many photos today… We had a guy with a bobcat out to remove a heap of dirt from our front yard, went out to lunch, explored a new to us nursery (the best one I’ve ever been to, as well!) and had afternoon tea and dinner with Michael’s parents. There was also an awesome sunset, and it was perfect skirt and t-shirt weather, which makes me happy!

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This week I am following along with Ali Edwards (and many others around the world!) as she undertakes documenting a Week in the Life. This is project where I will be recording the details of the week with photos and words, and this will be my 6th year playing along!

You can see all of my Week in the Life posts here. I have also shared some Tips and Ideas for Documenting a Week in the Life here, and here is another good post by Elise Blaha with Tips for Fun Everyday Photos.

Week in the Life 2015 || Friday

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Only 47 photos taken today. To be honest, I’m not surprised since it’s usually around this time of the week my photo taking starts to die down a lot!

Today was a pretty average day all round… Commute to work, full on busy day at work since my team leader is off next week and we needed to organise the handover of tasks, dealing with customer complaints and needing a good break at lunch to get away. I sat by the river reading and enjoying the stunning weather. I ended up finishing work about 20 minutes late, which is pretty unusual for me, but it happens every so often. Lots more time reading in the evening as well. I’m hooked on this book (The Book Thief) and kind of hope to finish it this weekend.

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This week I am following along with Ali Edwards (and many others around the world!) as she undertakes documenting a Week in the Life. This is project where I will be recording the details of the week with photos and words, and this will be my 6th year playing along!

You can see all of my Week in the Life posts here. I have also shared some Tips and Ideas for Documenting a Week in the Life here, and here is another good post by Elise Blaha with Tips for Fun Everyday Photos.

Week in the Life 2015 || Thursday

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I managed to take 49 photos today. Not a lot, but still enough to cover my day pretty well overall! A couple less to share here today though, since there were a few work photos I can’t share.

It was a fairly typical day here. I enjoyed the sun at the platform while waiting for trains. I enjoyed reading on the train (especially since I don’t have much data left for the month and need to minimise using my phone while I’m out and about!). We did have a food day at work though, to celebrate one of the girls last days as she will be off on maternity leave for the next year, and another guy leaving for a new role tomorrow. The one thing that was really out of the ordinary was going to get a pedicure. This was my way of celebrating 30 days in a row of completing 10,000 steps! I was going to go with white nail polish for it, but when I saw the bright purple, the decision was instantly changed!

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This week I am following along with Ali Edwards (and many others around the world!) as she undertakes documenting a Week in the Life. This is project where I will be recording the details of the week with photos and words, and this will be my 6th year playing along!

You can see all of my Week in the Life posts here. I have also shared some Tips and Ideas for Documenting a Week in the Life here, and here is another good post by Elise Blaha with Tips for Fun Everyday Photos.

Week in the Life 2015 || Wednesday

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I had another 80 photos today. I’m surprised that day 3 has had more than the previous days so far!

Today was super cold, so it was really hard to get out of bed. It was long and stressful at work, with a few tough but crucial things I’ve been working on today. I managed to get out for a walk on my lunch break though, and finished on time, which is good! Michael made us an awesome dinner of con carne wraps with avocado and it was so good! I also managed to go through my inbox at home… I had 170 emails all up, and now I’ve deleted most of them, unsubscribed from a heap and actioned a heap, so I only have a couple of to-dos left from them, so it makes me happy! I spent some time painting a couple of plant pots too, so they are almost ready to rehome a couple of plants I have on our kitchen windowsill.

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This week I am following along with Ali Edwards (and many others around the world!) as she undertakes documenting a Week in the Life. This is project where I will be recording the details of the week with photos and words, and this will be my 6th year playing along!

You can see all of my Week in the Life posts here. I have also shared some Tips and Ideas for Documenting a Week in the Life here, and here is another good post by Elise Blaha with Tips for Fun Everyday Photos.

Week in the Life 2015 || Tuesday

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Today I took another 49 photos. Not as many as yesterday, but I still have a couple of favourites here, which is always a good thing!

Today was long and stressful at work, starting out dealing with a customer complaint. I spent most of it with a headache, which was not fun, and the last hour of my shift was a struggle. Thankfully my headache was mostly gone after getting home. I had more success at the chemist today, and since I only had to stop for a couple of groceries today, I was only home a few minutes later than usual. I spent more time reading The Book Thief on the train, so it was nice to have some time at home this evening catching up on my emails and blogs. Michael also surprised me with a fancy rolling-pin he brought me, so tonight we had an impromptu pizza night, although based on his expression in one of the photos, he was not a fan of me making him wait to eat!

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This week I am following along with Ali Edwards (and many others around the world!) as she undertakes documenting a Week in the Life. This is project where I will be recording the details of the week with photos and words, and this will be my 6th year playing along!

You can see all of my Week in the Life posts here. I have also shared some Tips and Ideas for Documenting a Week in the Life here, and here is another good post by Elise Blaha with Tips for Fun Everyday Photos.

Week in the Life 2015 || Monday

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Today involved 66 photos. Some good ones, some not so good. A pretty good representation of my day though, especially considering I can’t really take photos at work!

Today involved my sister getting her motorbike licence, frustration at the chemist trying to pick up a script, super late lunches, lots of reading of The Book Thief on the train since I’ve almost gone through my data allowance for the month, a trip to Spotlight for their 30% off sale, a clean kitchen, and Michael buying new pots to plant up some orchids we got over the weekend. We had great weather, and I really wanted to focus on the details of my commute to work since I’ve only been doing it a year and it’s quite different to previous years.

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This week I am following along with Ali Edwards (and many others around the world!) as she undertakes documenting a Week in the Life. This is project where I will be recording the details of the week with photos and words, and this will be my 6th year playing along!

You can see all of my Week in the Life posts here. I have also shared some Tips and Ideas for Documenting a Week in the Life here, and here is another good post by Elise Blaha with Tips for Fun Everyday Photos.

Week in the Life 2015

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It’s that time of the year again… Week in the Life time of the year, that is! I will be following along again as Ali Edwards and many others around the world take part in documenting a week in the life. This is a week-long project, where I will record the details of the week with photos and words, and this will be my 6th year playing along!

Inspired Life with Jess || Projecsts

I’m good at taking the photos and writing the words over the course of the week for this project. However, when it comes to putting together an album, I get stuck. I have never actually successfully completed an album for this project, which I am hoping to break the trend of this year.

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I have purchased Ali’s Week in the Life kit this year and I am planning on keeping things nice and simple by sticking mostly with the kit contents. I will also be making some fairly simple journalling cards to use, to record things such as the weather and what we eat each day. The basic design plan is to use a full 6×8 page protector, a 3×8 page protector, a 6×8 page protector divided into 4 3×4 spaces, and then a 6×8 page protector divided into 2 3×4 spaces for each day. This will give me plenty of space for photos and words!

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My plan is to use my point and shoot camera since my DSLR is too bulky to commute to work with, and I only have an iPhone 4, which takes pretty ordinary photos. I will sharing here each day as well with a handful of photos and details about the day. I’m really aiming for the every day details of my day-to-day life, and I can’t wait to get started!

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You can see all of my Week in the Life posts here. I have also shared some Tips and Ideas for Documenting a Week in the Life here, and here is another good post by Elise Blaha with Tips for Fun Everyday Photos.

Summing up Week in the Life

I have to say that I’m quite happy that I’ve completed the photo taking and journalling parts of Week in the Life again this year. While Week in the Life makes for a very intense week of recording everyday life, it’s so awesome to be able to look back over it and see the details of a whole week together like this!

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This week was anything but a typical week for me. I went to 2 photography classes and went out for some night photography experiments, went segwaying for the first time ever, went to a Light the Night event, worked on getting 10,000 steps in each day for Steptember, and was working on Shimelle’s Learn Something New Every Day class. It was a busy one, to say the least! I kind of wish this project fell on a more normal week for me, but at the same time, I’m happy to have this week recorded in so much detail.

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Projects like this are always fun to complete. I find that they make me very aware of my routines and how I am spending my time. I think it’s great to look back on details like what I do for work, how I’ve spent my free time, foods I eat, what I’m grateful for at that particular point of time, favourite things, etc, as this is stuff that is always changing.

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This year I struggled to stick with the daily sheets… I was only successful using them on Monday. Since I was blogging my days each night anyway, I didn’t mind this too much. I know the flow of each day and can also get times for my photos, so overall, it didn’t matter to me that I didn’t write this all down throughout the day. Because I blogged everything, I have the added advantage that I can just copy and paste my text from here to make my pages, since I’ll be making them in Photoshop.

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I’m glad I took the time at the start of this project to come up with a list of photo and journalling ideas though. It made things so much easier overall, as I had an idea of what I wanted to record throughout the week. I missed some of these ideas, but they’re still things I can use in my Project Life going forward, as well. I may also go back and include a few filler photos for the week if I feel like anything super important has been missed and is needed to add to the story. This is unlikely to happen, but I like that I have the option if I want to.

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Something I didn’t do too well at was getting myself in the photos throughout the week. I feel awkward being in self portraits and this is something I really need to work on. I have the self timer I can use, but I also have a remote for my big camera, so I need to try to make this more of a habit. I also need to pester Michael to take photos of me doing stuff, like knitting or other crafty projects when he’s around, and get him in some couples pictures as well. I do pretty well at taking photos of everyday stuff though, since I do it so often for Project Life anyway.

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My plan going forward is to assemble my Week in the Life pages digitally. I will be making these as 8 1/2 x 11 pages, using Ali’s 2010 Week in the Life templates, since they were the ones I was most inspired by recently, and then I will be printing them through Persnickity Prints. I will be including the journalling on 6×11 journalling pages. My intention is to have an introduction page for each day with an enlarged photo (8 1/2 x 11), then the double-sided journalling section (6×11), and then a photo collage for the closing page for each day (8 1/2 x 11). I’m not sure what I want to do for the opening page or closing page yet, but I’m sure I’ll come up with something. I’m hoping to have these pages finished next month, so that I can share them here, and I need to buy a new album for this project as well.

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You can view all of my Week in the Life posts here. I have shared some tips and ideas here, as well.

Week in the Life – Sunday

Today was an awesome one! We had to get up nice and early so that we could head to Katoomba to take Dad segwaying, which was his father’s day present from us this year. Bec, Dad and Zane met us at our place at about 9.30am so that we could leave. We stopped at McDonalds on the way for coffees, and even I had a vanilla latte, which isn’t something I usually want overly often, but it was rather good anyway. I much rather the McCafe coffee over lots of other coffee places around, although today, their service was incredibly slow. We drunk our coffees on the drive down.

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We left McDonalds with enough time to get us to the spot in Katoomba exactly on time! I was amazed at how well we timed it, actually! We parked and headed in for our first instructions on the segway. Bec, Dad and Zane had all been before a few years back, but neither me or Michael ever had, so it was rather interesting! Michael seemed to pick it up quite easily, and was zooming around before I even stepped on to mine. Me, on the other hand, wobbled like crazy when I first hopped on there… It feels really weird to be standing on something that only has 2 wheels to balance on! Once I gained my balance, it wasn’t too hard though.

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To start with, we practiced a few laps in the carpark, where we went backwards and forwards and practiced turns and slowing down and stopping. It took me a little to get used to, especially turning, but the real fun wasn’t until we went up to an oval to and had our speed increased! We zoomed around a lot more, and when our instructor, Jake, was confident that we would all be ok, we went down through the bush. Here we wove around trees following paths, up and down hills, over some little ramp bits and just raced. By this stage, my body had started to relax, since my feet cramped up a little getting the hang of it. I even went over one of the ramps! None of us 5 managed to fall off, except I did jump off at one stage when I thought I was going to start rolling backwards down a hill! A few of the others in the group stacked it as well.

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I have to say, this ended up being quite a lot of fun! I think the adventure segwaying was a good idea, and I’m pretty sure we’ll all be going back again! After we finished up, we headed back to the car, and on the way there, Dad found a cool looking cicada, and I decided that I would try to take a few macro shots of it, since it looked pretty cool. It was fun, but Michael, Bec and Zane all got a little impatient, so it didn’t last long!

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We headed into the main street of Katoomba next, so that we could find a nice cafe for lunch. We had the intention to go to one of the first cafes we came to, which looked pretty cute inside but was packed, and decided that we’d keep walking to see if anything else struck our fancy. We ended up walking right to the other end of the street, stopping at a book shop that had some amazing books, at some amazing prices, and we all walked away with something except Michael. We also stopped at a newsagents so Bec could get some paintbrushes, and a clown shop that had lots of cool things like clown shoes, fire batons, unicycles, and even a penny farthing! We ended up settling on a pizza place there, where we had pizzas named after the surrounding areas (the Leura, the zig zag and the Wentworth Falls). They weren’t bad, but not as good as I expected, either. And the service was pretty bad there, too. Next time, I’ll vote we stick with our first choice!

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While walking back, we stopped at a couple of antique stores, and I have to say there was very little cool stuff in them, especially for the price. One of them had a 3 gingerbread man display, one of which had no face, and it was $795! There was an awesome looking antique cash register in the other though. When we made it back to the car, it was about 5pm, so we headed to the Three Sisters to play around with landscape photography, and explore a little. We didn’t stay long though, since it was starting to get quite cold!

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The drive home didn’t take us overly long, especially compared to last time. We made it in around an hour and a half. Bec, Dad and Zane all left straight after we arrived, and me and Michael came upstairs briefly to water my plants, and then headed down to wash the car, which we have to do every Sunday since it’s Michael’s work car. After the car was sorted, we came back up to have dinner, and relaxed on the computer for a little, watching an episode of Game of Thrones season 3, and I started making some photography cheat sheets that I plan on recording a basic example of settings to use for each different type of photography I learn. I’m using Becky Higgins 3×4 grid cards, along with washi tape and letter stamps so far. It was a relaxing end to a busy day! We headed to bed around 9.30pm.

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Weather: Sunny but rather cool. It was the same temperature in Parramatta when we left this morning, as the highest temperature in Katoomba all day! And that was only 15 degrees!

Number of Steps: 11460

Number of Photos: Strangely enough, exactly the same as yesterday at 110!

Lesson for the day: Segwaying is a lot of fun, but harder than expected, and gets half of your muscles working well!

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You can view all of my Week in the Life posts here. I have shared some tips and ideas here, as well.