A [failed] Day in the Life

I woke up this morning feeling wonderfully inspired to pick up my camera.  I thought "Oh, I'll do a "day in the life" series for my blog.  I'll take photos all day and then tonight I'll post them on my blog so everyone who reads it will know what my day looked like."  See, I had the day off work at Little Brothers today.  I had grand visions of getting things crossed off my to-do list that I somehow never have time to do, and heading downtown for an adventure, and cooking dinner, and enjoying a lovely relaxed evening with my roommates.  As you read that you probably realized what I missed - even though it was a day off, it was still only a day.  There's just no way to do all of that.  And then about half way through the day, the light was no longer as pretty, and I set my camera down and forgot to pick it up again.  And so the rest of my day went undocumented.  Oh well.  You'll still get to see part of it.

Thanks to my lovely bed-fort, I got to sleep in way past when the morning light would have otherwise woken me up.  A few months ago, back when it was really cold here, I tied up these blankets around my bed to keep the heat inside and keep me warm inside.  And then it had this unexpected benefit of also keeping it dark in my bed, which made me sleep way better than I had since I got here.  So I left it up.  And on days like today, I'm so glad!

The remnants on my desk of a little creative-ness this morning.  I told you I was feeling inspired.  Before I even took my pajamas off, I sat at my desk with the goal of drawing a grid for a homemade calendar.  But as I picked up those markers, I had to do more.  So I spent a little extra time doodling.

The result is the above little grouping: a homemade calendar, a countdown until I get to go home in May (26 days left!) and some quotes to remind myself to live for today and not just for the future.  I'm constantly forgetting that.  I'm always looking ahead, excited about something coming up, and I forget what a beautiful gift today is.  I'm trying to find that perfect balance.

This is "my spot."  You know, that favorite spot on the couch.  It's where my laptop hangs out and it's the first place I go when I get home after a long day.

Then I got some chicken out of the freezer for supper tonight.  The hardest part of cooking for me - remembering to take the meat out to thaw!  I'm always forgetting that part!

Of course, laundry.

And no DITL post is complete without a few selfies.  I never did brush my hair today.

The worst part of my day; I had to take care of some stupid complications with my student loans.  Student loans are going to be the death of me.  But I got it done.  For now, until they get something else mixed up.

Pandora.  All day.

And, let the cooking begin.  My turn to cook dinner for my roommates and I.  I've been wanting some of my mom's cooking, and since she's a few miles away, I called her to request instructions for some favorite dishes.  (Thanks, Mom!  They tasted great!)

And then my roommates came home and I forgot to take any more photos.  And that would have been the more interesting shots, huh?  Sorry about that.