10 on 10 {September Edition}

{A Day in the Life….Monday Style}

I am not going to lie, this 10 on 10 snuck up on me. Between editing MBM work, getting the kids ready for back to school and heading back to work at my husband’s office I completely forgot about this photography project. I hadn’t shot much in the last month to post for this month’s project so I knew I had to come up with something quick. The weather has been cool and damp so there wasn’t much opportunity to convince (bribe) the boys to let me do a quick session with them so I decided to just wing it and do a “day in the life’ of me. This week I started back to work at my husband’s office, but I don’t work Mondays so I thought I’d pull out the camera throughout the day and show you how I fill my day when the kids are in school. I live a pretty quiet existence “in the middle of nowhere”, but I must say I do love the peace and quiet of it all. I still would rather it be summer and have the chaos of three boys at home, but I’m learning to enjoy a bit of “me” time and get back into routine. So on with my Monday…

First things first…get the boys off to school. The two younger ones go on a bus to their K-8 school and the oldest now is on a different bus taking him to his high school. He went from a class of 18 to a class of 400 ~ talk about a huge adjustment. But he loves it, so I can breathe a sigh of relief.
Once the boys are on the bus the first thing I do is pour myself a cup (or two) of coffee and settle in and return emails, check my website, blog and FB page. Ok, I sometimes go on Pinterest and online shop too. 😉
Lately I have been spending a ton of time on my computer editing sessions and weddings. I told myself I was going to enjoy my time off this summer with the kids so I tried to leave a lot of my editing to when the kids are in school. On this particular Monday I spent at least eight hours editing photos, some during the day when they were in school, and then more once they were all in bed. I still have weddings left to shoot in 2014 so I need to work hard on getting caught up. So this little spot here, is basically where I spent the majority of my life. 😉
Time for a break…so I took a walk outside. Seriously? What is this red leaf doing on the ground? It’s only the beginning of September. Say it isn’t so…soon it will be snow.
Like any typical day at home, I take the dog for a walk. Ok, maybe I just sit, drink coffee and watch her walk around…who am I kidding?
I couldn’t help but notice the signs of fall everywhere.DSC_3785
My favourite view of the day…the bus coming home.
And the boys are home…time to shoot some pucks.
And finally – the oldest boy is home, even Penny is smiling.
Kids are home ~ I’m happy ~ Penny’s happy.
And a bonus picture for this 10 on 10 ~ just because I love his little face.

And that is how I spend the majority of my Monday when the kids are in school, of course I omitted the house cleaning, laundry, meal prep and yardwork, but you get the idea! 😉 Happy Fall Everyone. Now please head over to the talented Jana from Photography 2204 and continue on with the 10 on 10 Canadian Blog Circle. Oodles of talent again this month to enjoy.


10 thoughts on “10 on 10 {September Edition}

  1. great post, jodi! i want to do a day in the life again…instead of a 15 minute desperate shoot 😉 – we’ve had a great summer here in bc, but i definitely see signs of fall….

    • Thanks Maria! Mine was shot in desperation too – next time I’m not leaving it until the day before. I should have carried right through to bedtime, etc. Will have to do another “day in the life” again as I actually enjoy looking back on it.

  2. I love this SOOO much! A day in the life, I must try. I love the first image where all 3 of your boys are leaving from school in the same spot. Your mug is a great reminder, thank you. I LOVE your office! The second time I looked I saw all the cameras above! The perspective of your cozy shoes, the bus coming, the wheat! I must photograph wheat one day. And you adorable and happy Penny. So awesome!

    • Thanks Sonja! You are so sweet. As you know, this was a last minute attempt for my 10 on 10 and shooting under pressure actually worked. I think I will do a few more “day in the life” as the year goes on!

  3. I love getting a peek at your day! And your work area is fabulous – love all the photos hanging! I am seeing definite signs of fall here too 😦 I was inches away from turning on the furnace today. Boo for summer ending!

    • Thanks Jana! I feel as though my work area is a bit cluttered but I can’t help but surround myself with pictures! That’s why we do this, right? Boo for summer ending…..ugh. And it has been so cold here the past few days….makes me long for the beach and it’s only September.

  4. THIS is what 10 on 10 is about…capturing a day in the life. I need to follow your example. The shot of that bus coming around the bend is perfection. Seeing your mocassins totally made me think of home…growing up, my mom wore them all the time. Your photo made me smile. And your boy…what a beauty!

    • Awe, thanks so much Elisa for all your kind words! I believe those are my fifth pair of mocassins – I wear them until the fur falls off! 😉

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