Sunday, November 2, 2014

On Routines

Lately, our lives have fallen into some predictable but full routines.

Weekdays: work, exercise, cook, shower, clean-up, grade sometimes, pass out; Wednesdays all the other stuff + mutual. I realize that we could cut out cooking, but we try and cook every night on the weekend because 1) It saves money 2) It's healthier 3) We rely on our leftovers for lunch the next day at work and  4) This area doesn't have the greatest variety in tasty take-out. 

Weekends: laundry, clean everything because we don't get around to it during the week, grade, shoot family pictures, edit family pictures at night.

Sundays: meeting, meeting, church, sometimes another meeting, cook (but let's be honest, with church out at 4 we're usually scrounging up leftover pizza), clean up, call families

This fall we've booked up our weekends with family photo shoots. It's been fun but obviously also work. We're still learning how to balance photography with the other things we want to do. Sometimes I miss our slightly adventurous weekends of the past where we would drive up the canyons, go on nature explorations, and discover new small towns and nooks and crannies in the area.

I had a day off on Friday and John took the day off as well. It was like old times! We found that Halloween day was pleasantly uncrowded just about everywhere. We had eggs Benedict and pumpkin pancakes for breakfast at a favorite restaurant, drove to La Caille to spot baby bunnies and peacocks, and took a short hike up Little Cottonwood canyon.

Once home I took the longest hibernation nap in the world. We also tried to be nostalgic and watch Monster Squad but switched over to Devil after 15 minutes. In my mind the first movie was good as I remembered it as a kid, so I kept telling John, "It's like Goonies!" but it just wasn't. The second wasn't so great either. I kept expecting the police officer to turn into Danny Castelano. Once it got dark we dumped our candy into the neighbor's "Take One We're Watching!" bowl and went out for a dinner of stone bowl bibimbap at Korean House with coconut sticky rice gelato in Sugar House afterwards. We got a glimpse of the shadow cast for the Rocky Horror Picture Show outside the Tower Theater and with that fitting end called it a night. It was an introvert's Halloween dream.
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John's phone pic of the hike. I'm still un-sure of this vest. It had a Yohji Yamamoto vibe to it with the asymmetrical funnel neck on the hanger and it's down = warm, but maybe too camo colored marshmallow?

1 comment:

holtkamp said...

I love your 'introvert halloween' :)