I'm lucky to be done with working in the office for the rest of the year, and have been working from home this week! Most of my "Day in the Life"/WIAW posts have been from busy days when I'm in the office, so I thought it would be fun to switch things up and share what a different type of day looks like.
Follow me around on Monday, December 21, and see what all I eat and do in a day when I'm staying home!
7:30 - Wake up. WAHHH too early. Why is it that I can wake up easily at 5AM in the summer, but any time before 9 in winter seems impossible? Coffee will make everything better, so I make my way to the kitchen to make some French Press goodness.
I recently picked up the Wintry Blend from Trader Joes, and I love it! It smells SO good and has a really subtle spiced flavor. I mixed in a bit of eggnog, and head back to bed (aka my "office" for the day) to log in to work.
8:30 - Selma is staring at me, which means she wants #1 to go outside and #2 some food. Take her out and feed her, and now she's happy again!
While I'm up, I decide to make myself some breakfast. This weekend I picked up some yogurt and berries at Trader Joes, as well as a new kind of granola, so I make a parfait. AMAZING- the granola is so tasty!
Berry Parfait - plain yogurt, honey, granola, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries
9:00 - Work! Absolutely no one in my contact list is online. Today is going to be a very long, boring day. Thankfully, I can read some blogs, respond to comments, and work on my post that went up on Tuesday! I also chat with Margaret via text and Snapchat to finalize a few things. I have to say, she is SO easy to work with and I'm so excited to collab on the Whole30 challenge!
10:30 - Take a break to grab a snack. I love to make small side salads for snacks, so I make a little caprese salad. Delicious and simple!
Caprese Salad : tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, balsamic vinegar
12:00 - Head to the gym to go for a swim. I ended up doing about 500 yards of easy swimming. Afterwards, I spent some time in the sauna in my gym's locker room. AMAZING!
1:00 - Get back home and make some lunch. I got this recipe from my favorite Trader Joe's Cookbook! It's really simple to make and tastes delicious.
Shrimp and Leek Pasta : capellini, shrimp, arugula, Parmesan cheese, leeks, lemon
WORK WORK WORK while I eat!
4:00 - Take Selma on a walk. It's a bit drizzly out but pretty warm, so we go on a longer walk.
5:00 - Dan gets home from work! Chat for a bit, then head out. Tonight we're stopping at Phipps Conservatory to see the Winter Lights. If you're ever visiting Pittsburgh, I would suggest stopping by Phipps! It's an amazing green house with so many different rooms and flower displays. The displays always change, so I have to stop by again soon! Here are some pictures :
In the winter, they also have different groups to come play during the week. That night's group was Aeolian Winds, which is a wind quintet. They are so amazing and had some really fun renditions of traditional Christmas tunes.
Another favorite part of the night for me was getting mulled wine!! I can never find any good versions in Pittsburgh that remind me of the amazing wine I would get in Europe at Christmas Markets, but this one was perfection!
8:30 - Get home a lot later than I expected! I'm really hungry so I just make a quick salad of arugula, tomatoes, cheese and avocado with Pear Champagne dressing. Dan and I finish watching a movie while I eat!
Salad : arugula, tomato, avocado, Mozzarella cheese, Pear Champagne dressing
I also grab a snack- some Belgian Truffles from Trader Joes that are divine. I successfully avoided most of their Christmas goodies, but these were only $2.99 and I have a weakness for anything truffle. SO GOOD.
10:00 - Finish typing up my posts, chat with Dan, cuddle with Selma, and get ready for bed. Fall asleep around midnight (hey- no need to wake up early in the morning so why not!?). GOODNIGHT!