6.05.2008

the dailies: alyson from unruly.things.



Today's Daily is total swoon-worthy. Alyson from Unruly.Things was sweet enough to agree to broadcast her schedule throughout Design for Mankind. From rats to cats, eats to treats and a few songs inbetween, I'm in looooooove with her day.

Thanks, Alyson!
--
6:00
my cell phone alarm starts beeping. I hit snooze and shove it under my pillow to mute the next time it goes off. some days I wake up before my alarm goes off. today is not one of those days. we were up later than usual last, so today is a day when the snooze button goes off until we absolutely have to get out of bed.



6:20
I hear two hungry cats outside our door. usually Moose wakes us up a few times in the middle of the night by banging on our bedroom door, but last night he was good. he and Chuck meow until I get up to let them in the bed room. they love to snuggle in the morning. plus it helps me wake up dlb.

6:35
dlb gets up out of bed and gets in the shower. at this point, I stretch my whole body out over the bed. I bring my knees up to my chest and then do a few twists. once I'm nice and stretched, I get up to feed the cats and start breakfast.
Chuck is usually a little more antsy to be fed in the morning than Moose is, and he walks in between my legs as I stumble to the cabinet to get their food. both of them want a little bit of water poured on their dry food and meow at me until their bowls are nice and moist.
I pull the blinds all the way up and take a look out at the weather. rainy and dreary. I remind myself to make sure I have my trench and umbrella.
I put some water on to boil for oatmeal and two mugs in the microwave to fill up the french press. we eat oatmeal every morning. today it's blueberries and honey - my favorite.

6:40
dlb gets out of the shower and it's my turn. I update him on the status of breakfast and I jump in to clean up. though I try to be a quick in the shower, it rarely happens. especially on mornings where I'm a little sleepy like today. the warm water feels so good.

7:00
I sit down to breakfast with dlb. I open up my computer and begin reading emails. if there is anything important that I need to address, I'll do it then but usually I wait until the evening to reply to personal emails. I take the time in the morning to browse through Google Reader and check on updates to my Flickr contacts photos.

7:25
shoot. I've spent too much time reading blogs and now I'll have to rush to get my hair blow dried and straightened. I try to think of what I'll wear while I'm fixing my hair so I won't get that blank look while I stand in front of my closet.



7:35
I usually have help picking out my clothes in the morning. today it's a black pencil skirt with a white and black striped button down shirt and a black necklace.
two particular rats are often playing on the bed or fighting over who gets to lay in the laundry basket while I'm getting dressed. {we call them rats rather than cats when they are being bad}

7:56
I'm officially going to be late to work, but at least I live close by. I'm going into work a half hour early today so that I can go to a 4:30 yoga class this afternoon. we head out the door and race down the stairs to the car.

8:05
five minutes late, I arrive at work. I greet the receptionist with a friendly good morning and continue on to my desk. today is a busy day. we've got catalogs going off to print and images that have to be up on the web. we also have a email that needs to be created to be set to go out later tonight.

8:10
I flip on my computer and begin checking my email. my boss has scheduled a meeting with the web/creative team at 9:00 in his office to discuss our upcoming email schedule and web changes.



10:25
my stomach is growling. I head to the lunch room to grab my soy yogurt. mmm, black cherry. I take this time to check my email, post a few things to unruly-things, and do a quick browse through my Google Reader.

12:15
lunch time! the weather has vastly improved and the sun is shining! I'm meeting dlb today for lunch. he has had a busy schedule this week with finals so I'm glad that he can meet me for lunch. we go to one of my favorite spots close to my office, The Blossoming Lotus. I order the Salud Salad and he orders the Hummus Sandwich.



12:45
back to work. I begin working on the email to go out tonight. it's a father's day promotion highlighting our new luggage collection.

3:40
I'm tired and need some energy. I grab my mug and head to the lunch room to get some hot water for tea.

3:55
oops. I got distracted internet browsing. focus!

4:10
my boss is in a meeting and it's run over. I'm impatiently running around the office trying to get his approval for the email so I can arm it before I leave for yoga.

4:20
whew... I get the email approved and set to launch. I turn off my computer, grab my bag and yoga mat, and I'm out the door.



4:30
yoga. time to release the day.

6:05
on the way home, I decide to snap my 366 photo in the side mirror of the car. the sun is shining super bright and it makes for a good, easy picture. we stop by the market to pick up some fresh flowers. a bunch of brilliant blue ones catches our eye.

6:15
we get home and I put down my things, pull out a vase for the flowers, and start preparing dinner. tonight we're having pizza, a big favorite in our house.

6:30
I sit at my computer while letting the dough rise and the oven pre-heat. I begin replying to emails I received earlier this morning and talk to dlb about his day. dlb decides to open a beer. it's one of our favorites, Lagunitas Lucky 13. I put some cheese and crackers out for a light snack.



dlb takes a break from his work and starts playing the guitar. sometimes he makes up songs and I sing along to them. tonight it was a little ditty about Chuck and Moose.

7:35
the pizza is in the oven. it's a cheesy one with a homemade basil pesto base, roasted garlic, and goat cheese. I cook it at 515 degrees on a pizza stone, so it only takes about 5 minutes to bake.



8:00
we finish dinner and clean up.

8:10
I sit down at my computer again and begin working on some blog headers that need to be completed. Moose jumps in my lap. he likes to snuggle with me while I'm working.

8:25
the sun is setting and the sky is gorgeous. the days are getting longer, and we usually have daylight until close to 9pm! I'm easily distracted by the sunset.



9:45
I'm tired and decide it's time for bed. I brush my teeth and wash my face. then I remember I haven't uploaded my 366 for the day. I quickly import it into my computer, adjust the size, and upload it to flickr.

9:55
Chuck and Moose need to be fed so I pour some food and water into their bowls. they are happy cats.

10:05
I'm in bed. I decide to start browsing through my neglected June issue of Domino, which as sat by my bed for 6 days. I don't make it very far as my eyes are feeling really heavy. lately I've been so tired at night that reading just puts me to sleep.
dlb joins me. I put my magazine down and we chat for a few minutes.



10:30
the lights are off and sink down underneath the covers. once I get comfortable I'm asleep in no time and dreaming.

23 comments:

Krissy said...

What a lovely day! I should switch my yoga schedule around and do it right after work instead of before bed. Why didn't I think of that?? Oh, and my cat totally bangs on the door at night - too funny :)

Chelsea said...

lovely, alyson:)!

alyson. said...

thanks Erin!! I really had fun photo documenting my day. :)

alyson. said...

and Krissy, it sounds like you have "rats" too!!

quaint handmade said...

i love her photos and the guitar-playing is so sweet.

design for mankind. said...

Isn't she a doll? And THANK YOU, Alyson! :)

laceyJ. said...

Beautiful pics, as usual, Alyson!

Decor Fellow: James Saavedra said...

If I could only fit yoga into my day! Will work on that goal....Brilliant...note to self...get pizza stone :)

Christine said...

What a lovely day!

I really, really like the Dailies! It's so much fun to see what other people are up to during their day.

Molly said...

Lovely!

Stephanie said...

Wow Alyson, our days are so similar and I only live a little bit east of your in the Gorge! The job, the cats, the yoga... crazy. Thanks for sharing!

design for mankind. said...

Isnt' she just a doll?! :)

Julia said...

sounds like a great day. thanks for sharing ladies!

Leah said...

such a great daily!!

i love that they call their cats rats when they're naughty. i may have to use that on mine. :-)

Joanna Goddard said...

adorable!!! i love that you guys sing together while dlb plays his guitar :)

JLC Studio said...

Wow...what a fabulous day! She seems so upbeat and cheerful, great daily!!

jo said...

what a sweet and lovely day alyson :)

and your photos amaze me everyday, they are beautiful!

design for mankind. said...

Isn't she so so cute? :)

Katrina said...

adorable. from the cats to the oatmeal to the yoga to the blog work throughout the day. what a treat to find her here. (and yes, my door-banging cat might just have earned herself a new nickname!)

Michelle said...

such a clever & friendly series...I love how much attention all these great blogs give to the everyday. Everything feels that much more special :)

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Как говорилось на Seexi.net У моего молодого человека есть мечта - машина. И вот вот она обязана осуществиться, но каждый день возникают какие-то обстоятельства и машина откладывается. Недавно у нас была годовщина встреч. И что-то подтолкнуло меня подарить ему коллекционную модель машинки его мечты. Это очень великолепная машинка, сделана как истинная, двери все открываются, руль крутится, вообщем очень прикольная вещь =) Но мой МЧ так не посчитал....как оказалось своим презентом я его задела, мол презент с иронией, он так мечтает о машине, а я ему игрушку подарила, что бы он по столу с ней игрался....свои обиды он отрицает, но по нему видно, что он недоволен и расстроен. Я очень переживаю по этому поводу....скажите я действительно преподнесла ему обидный презент????

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6.05.2008

the dailies: alyson from unruly.things.



Today's Daily is total swoon-worthy. Alyson from Unruly.Things was sweet enough to agree to broadcast her schedule throughout Design for Mankind. From rats to cats, eats to treats and a few songs inbetween, I'm in looooooove with her day.

Thanks, Alyson!
--
6:00
my cell phone alarm starts beeping. I hit snooze and shove it under my pillow to mute the next time it goes off. some days I wake up before my alarm goes off. today is not one of those days. we were up later than usual last, so today is a day when the snooze button goes off until we absolutely have to get out of bed.



6:20
I hear two hungry cats outside our door. usually Moose wakes us up a few times in the middle of the night by banging on our bedroom door, but last night he was good. he and Chuck meow until I get up to let them in the bed room. they love to snuggle in the morning. plus it helps me wake up dlb.

6:35
dlb gets up out of bed and gets in the shower. at this point, I stretch my whole body out over the bed. I bring my knees up to my chest and then do a few twists. once I'm nice and stretched, I get up to feed the cats and start breakfast.
Chuck is usually a little more antsy to be fed in the morning than Moose is, and he walks in between my legs as I stumble to the cabinet to get their food. both of them want a little bit of water poured on their dry food and meow at me until their bowls are nice and moist.
I pull the blinds all the way up and take a look out at the weather. rainy and dreary. I remind myself to make sure I have my trench and umbrella.
I put some water on to boil for oatmeal and two mugs in the microwave to fill up the french press. we eat oatmeal every morning. today it's blueberries and honey - my favorite.

6:40
dlb gets out of the shower and it's my turn. I update him on the status of breakfast and I jump in to clean up. though I try to be a quick in the shower, it rarely happens. especially on mornings where I'm a little sleepy like today. the warm water feels so good.

7:00
I sit down to breakfast with dlb. I open up my computer and begin reading emails. if there is anything important that I need to address, I'll do it then but usually I wait until the evening to reply to personal emails. I take the time in the morning to browse through Google Reader and check on updates to my Flickr contacts photos.

7:25
shoot. I've spent too much time reading blogs and now I'll have to rush to get my hair blow dried and straightened. I try to think of what I'll wear while I'm fixing my hair so I won't get that blank look while I stand in front of my closet.



7:35
I usually have help picking out my clothes in the morning. today it's a black pencil skirt with a white and black striped button down shirt and a black necklace.
two particular rats are often playing on the bed or fighting over who gets to lay in the laundry basket while I'm getting dressed. {we call them rats rather than cats when they are being bad}

7:56
I'm officially going to be late to work, but at least I live close by. I'm going into work a half hour early today so that I can go to a 4:30 yoga class this afternoon. we head out the door and race down the stairs to the car.

8:05
five minutes late, I arrive at work. I greet the receptionist with a friendly good morning and continue on to my desk. today is a busy day. we've got catalogs going off to print and images that have to be up on the web. we also have a email that needs to be created to be set to go out later tonight.

8:10
I flip on my computer and begin checking my email. my boss has scheduled a meeting with the web/creative team at 9:00 in his office to discuss our upcoming email schedule and web changes.



10:25
my stomach is growling. I head to the lunch room to grab my soy yogurt. mmm, black cherry. I take this time to check my email, post a few things to unruly-things, and do a quick browse through my Google Reader.

12:15
lunch time! the weather has vastly improved and the sun is shining! I'm meeting dlb today for lunch. he has had a busy schedule this week with finals so I'm glad that he can meet me for lunch. we go to one of my favorite spots close to my office, The Blossoming Lotus. I order the Salud Salad and he orders the Hummus Sandwich.



12:45
back to work. I begin working on the email to go out tonight. it's a father's day promotion highlighting our new luggage collection.

3:40
I'm tired and need some energy. I grab my mug and head to the lunch room to get some hot water for tea.

3:55
oops. I got distracted internet browsing. focus!

4:10
my boss is in a meeting and it's run over. I'm impatiently running around the office trying to get his approval for the email so I can arm it before I leave for yoga.

4:20
whew... I get the email approved and set to launch. I turn off my computer, grab my bag and yoga mat, and I'm out the door.



4:30
yoga. time to release the day.

6:05
on the way home, I decide to snap my 366 photo in the side mirror of the car. the sun is shining super bright and it makes for a good, easy picture. we stop by the market to pick up some fresh flowers. a bunch of brilliant blue ones catches our eye.

6:15
we get home and I put down my things, pull out a vase for the flowers, and start preparing dinner. tonight we're having pizza, a big favorite in our house.

6:30
I sit at my computer while letting the dough rise and the oven pre-heat. I begin replying to emails I received earlier this morning and talk to dlb about his day. dlb decides to open a beer. it's one of our favorites, Lagunitas Lucky 13. I put some cheese and crackers out for a light snack.



dlb takes a break from his work and starts playing the guitar. sometimes he makes up songs and I sing along to them. tonight it was a little ditty about Chuck and Moose.

7:35
the pizza is in the oven. it's a cheesy one with a homemade basil pesto base, roasted garlic, and goat cheese. I cook it at 515 degrees on a pizza stone, so it only takes about 5 minutes to bake.



8:00
we finish dinner and clean up.

8:10
I sit down at my computer again and begin working on some blog headers that need to be completed. Moose jumps in my lap. he likes to snuggle with me while I'm working.

8:25
the sun is setting and the sky is gorgeous. the days are getting longer, and we usually have daylight until close to 9pm! I'm easily distracted by the sunset.



9:45
I'm tired and decide it's time for bed. I brush my teeth and wash my face. then I remember I haven't uploaded my 366 for the day. I quickly import it into my computer, adjust the size, and upload it to flickr.

9:55
Chuck and Moose need to be fed so I pour some food and water into their bowls. they are happy cats.

10:05
I'm in bed. I decide to start browsing through my neglected June issue of Domino, which as sat by my bed for 6 days. I don't make it very far as my eyes are feeling really heavy. lately I've been so tired at night that reading just puts me to sleep.
dlb joins me. I put my magazine down and we chat for a few minutes.



10:30
the lights are off and sink down underneath the covers. once I get comfortable I'm asleep in no time and dreaming.

23 comments:

Krissy said...

What a lovely day! I should switch my yoga schedule around and do it right after work instead of before bed. Why didn't I think of that?? Oh, and my cat totally bangs on the door at night - too funny :)

Chelsea said...

lovely, alyson:)!

alyson. said...

thanks Erin!! I really had fun photo documenting my day. :)

alyson. said...

and Krissy, it sounds like you have "rats" too!!

quaint handmade said...

i love her photos and the guitar-playing is so sweet.

design for mankind. said...

Isn't she a doll? And THANK YOU, Alyson! :)

laceyJ. said...

Beautiful pics, as usual, Alyson!

Decor Fellow: James Saavedra said...

If I could only fit yoga into my day! Will work on that goal....Brilliant...note to self...get pizza stone :)

Christine said...

What a lovely day!

I really, really like the Dailies! It's so much fun to see what other people are up to during their day.

Molly said...

Lovely!

Stephanie said...

Wow Alyson, our days are so similar and I only live a little bit east of your in the Gorge! The job, the cats, the yoga... crazy. Thanks for sharing!

design for mankind. said...

Isnt' she just a doll?! :)

Julia said...

sounds like a great day. thanks for sharing ladies!

Leah said...

such a great daily!!

i love that they call their cats rats when they're naughty. i may have to use that on mine. :-)

Joanna Goddard said...

adorable!!! i love that you guys sing together while dlb plays his guitar :)

JLC Studio said...

Wow...what a fabulous day! She seems so upbeat and cheerful, great daily!!

jo said...

what a sweet and lovely day alyson :)

and your photos amaze me everyday, they are beautiful!

design for mankind. said...

Isn't she so so cute? :)

Katrina said...

adorable. from the cats to the oatmeal to the yoga to the blog work throughout the day. what a treat to find her here. (and yes, my door-banging cat might just have earned herself a new nickname!)

Michelle said...

such a clever & friendly series...I love how much attention all these great blogs give to the everyday. Everything feels that much more special :)

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Как говорилось на Seexi.net Помогите советом и поделитесь опытом! Хотим взять 2 котят-мальчиков,приблизительно одного возраста.из различных помётов. С мишень такого,чтобы им было не одиноко,когда все на работе.
Какие трудности имеют все шансы быть в данной ситуации?Может есть какие тонкости? Поделитесь опытом все,у кого живут 2 и больше котиков! Спасибо.

Anonymous said...

Как говорилось на Seexi.net У моего молодого человека есть мечта - машина. И вот вот она обязана осуществиться, но каждый день возникают какие-то обстоятельства и машина откладывается. Недавно у нас была годовщина встреч. И что-то подтолкнуло меня подарить ему коллекционную модель машинки его мечты. Это очень великолепная машинка, сделана как истинная, двери все открываются, руль крутится, вообщем очень прикольная вещь =) Но мой МЧ так не посчитал....как оказалось своим презентом я его задела, мол презент с иронией, он так мечтает о машине, а я ему игрушку подарила, что бы он по столу с ней игрался....свои обиды он отрицает, но по нему видно, что он недоволен и расстроен. Я очень переживаю по этому поводу....скажите я действительно преподнесла ему обидный презент????