I am participating in a class with Ali Edwards through Big Picture Classes called 31 Things. Every day includes a word, writing prompts, dig deeper prompts, a writing tip, Ali's example, and a photo challenge. In addition to the prompts, templates for a physical album and/or digital album are included. I am creating a digital album and plan to share the results here over 31 days.
|created with Photoshop Elements 9 and tools from 31 Things with Ali Edwards|
day ten | evening
Evenings are a work in progress in my world.
I like to think of my evenings as an opportunity to decompress, to relax, to soak in the day. In reality, evenings are more of a frantic race to prepare for the following day. I am eternally working to find a place of balance between the two.
Right now, in a typical evening I make time to:
one hour | walk (on the treadmill now, outside with the dogs when it gets nicer)
one hour | talk to my mom (often during that hour on the treadmill)
fifteen minutes | text Michelle, occasionally talk
half hour | read e-mails, click around online
one hour | do schoolwork (gathering, planning, grading, responding to e-mails) unless I stayed late after school
one hour | write for my blogs and work on a bigger writing project
one hour | eat dinner (sometimes even cook it and/or clean up afterwards)
as much time as possible | talk to Mark
ten minutes | prep my bag for the following day
fifteen minutes | iron our clothes for the following day
an hour and half | watch television (usually during dinner, sometimes spilling over)
every moment I have a free hand | play with/pet dogs (often while I watch television)
twenty minutes | take a bath
twenty minutes | read