I always thought it'd be fun to have a running diary throughout a single day in my life, paired with photographs, to keep as a memory. When I woke up this morning it was supremely summery out, my design for the day would not be too dull, and so I thought why not today?
Woke up: lingered around in bed and decided I'd go to the nearby beach since the weather was going to be so nice. When I checked my phone, E had texted to see what I was up to, and she agreed to join me on my beach jaunt.
Made the bed: I've tried to get better about making the bed every morning. One morning after a sleepover with E, I had left my sheets crumpled. She looked over and asked if I was going to make my bed and I just shrugged my shoulders to say "no." Her reply was, "Okay, if that's how you want to start off your day!" Very good point, E. So I took the pillows down from their nighttime shelves and made the bed.
Turned on the mister: I recently got an aromatherapy mister machine, which lights up in various colors and emits a fragrant mist of whatever essential oil you add to the water. It's a pretty nice way to set the ambience in a room. Since my sweetheart was still a little sleepy, I added a lemon essential oil since I find citrus invigorating.
Gave the puppy a morning cuddle: I'm not a dog person by any means, but if you don't adore this dog you can't be human. He likes to wear elephant pajamas to bed, and this is in no way a political statement.
Gave the puppy an ice cream to celebrate the first summery day of the year:
Went out to the porch to check on my herb garden: Yup, still all dead.
Made lunch: Orzo Pasta Salad With Feta, Basil, & Pickled Watermelon
Printed out client's work and took the bus to the beach: this is my beach office
Went grocery shopping. Came home and sat out on the back deck to stare up at the stars which had not yet appeared. Cleaned the kitchen. Continued editing.
Made dinner: Baked lemon chicken and sweet potato with greens
Un-winded with wine and then scrabble: Lost at scrabble, won at wine.
Lit a birthday candle and made a wish for my Rooster
And voila! I lived another day.