Life Lately, Snapshot of Today

Snapshot of My Life Today 8/31/23

I’m trying to get back into the habit of doing these once a month, just because I personally think they’re a lot of fun to look back on and see how much changes from year to year. Once again, I slightly changed my original prompts thanks to Stephany.

Overall, here’s a slice of our life now in late August with two kids having started school (Hyrum will start preschool next week), a husband who’s currently looking for a job, and a 4-month-old baby. Oh, and a flower farm that’s currently in peak season. Always several things keeping us on our toes over here!

Here’s how today has looked thus far:

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super close-up pic of my face; this is what happens when everyone else is busy

Time I woke up: 6:45 a.m., to my alarm going off
First thing I did upon waking: pumped a bottle for the baby
Current weather: full sun and hot, although we do have some cooler days and rain forecasted for this weekend. Nice! (Although it makes me a bit paranoid that we’re going to get an early frost this year since there’s one night it’s supposed to get down to 40 degrees. Gulp.)

A large wedding order I cut for a florist pickup this morning

Last 3 things I read (not on the Internet): Heidi (our current family read aloud), Minimalist Moms (to help continue to motivate me in my current minimalist journey), and A Sweet Floral Life (I’ve basically always got a floral design or flower farming book going)
Last website I visited: Floret, to read a post on her favorite dahlias for cutting for mass production
Last show I watched: about two minutes of the introduction of Ice Age when I put it on for the kids
Last thing I said: “Oh, is it too scary for you?” (asking Mathias why he didn’t want to watch Ice Age)

Last text I sent: “Could ask about hybrid remote options on that last one” (to Matt, after I sent him a link to a job listing)
Last out-of-the-ordinary thing that happened: Unfortunately, it’s the exact same thing in last month’s snapshot post–another mouse!! We caught two right after I posted last month and then hadn’t seen any more, and then we had another one caught in a trap the other night. Ugh…mice are the worst… I guess another random thing was that I helped Hyrum feed some weeds (basically just grass) to my neighbor’s cows through the fence this morning during our morning chore time. Our neighbors up the street just purchased the house across the street from their current place, and its lot butts up against the back part of ours, which is where they’re currently housing their mama cow and her calf.
Last thing I ate: a Colby Jack cheese stick (my new favorite snack)
Current whereabouts of other members of household: Matt is at the library doing some business study and researching jobs, the three older kids are having snack time and watching a show, and the baby is asleep.

Last thing I spent money on: I needed some vanilla pudding for a cinnamon roll recipe I’m making on Sunday, so Matt picked up some of that from the store yesterday for me, along with some Diet Dr. Pepper (since now is clearly not the time for me to start trying to go off of caffeine, even though it would be the most prudent course of action)
What I was doing an hour ago: making chocolate chip cookies and filling out my monthly spreadsheets (I track our net worth every month, along with blog and business stats)
What I’ll be doing an hour from now: making dinner, maybe folding laundry if I’m feeling extra motivated
One thing I should be crossing off my to-do list today: I have a meeting tonight with a client who wants to purchase flowers from us for her wedding. Household-wise, I want to finish minimizing our master bedroom today since it’s the last day of the month and that was my big room goal for August in my current minimalism journey.

the front room right as you come into our house, current status

Here are the prompts if you want to play along! If you end up doing a full blog post, make sure you tag me so I can come on over and check it out 🙂 Otherwise, just copy and paste the prompts into a comment below!

(post a picture of yourself right now)
Time I woke up:
First thing I did upon waking:
Current weather:
(post a picture of one thing you’ve done so far)
Last 3 things I read (not on the Internet):
Last website I visited:
Last show I watched:
Last thing I said:
Last text I sent:
Last out-of-the-ordinary thing that happened:
(post picture of something you’ve eaten today)
Last thing I ate:
Last thing I spent money on:
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)

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