I came up with the idea to do these weekly posts the other night when I was brainstorming the post I shared before this. I imagine this being a fun, casual, diary-like post that I can share each week. It will be a mix of things I am doing, some of my favorites, how I am feeling, motivation, etc.
Hopefully this will be a fun series for the next couple of months. I am not sure how long I will do this, but I think it will be a nice check-in. I may end up making it a monthly post at some point too. Not sure quite yet! I also think if would be fun if you all commented on this with some of your responses each week.
Welcome to the first, official “Ellie Weekly”
High of week: I met up halfway between Chicago and Indianapolis to see my parents and sister. We kept our distance just to be safe, but it was nice to see them from across the parking lot. Also, my mom brought me blueberries which are my favorite and Clorox wipes which I have been out of for pretty much this entire quarantine.
Low of the week: My back has been hurting a lot from my desk set up (I think). Until I met up with my a parents the other day I was using a wooden, kitchen chair as my desk chair. I think the combination of that and just sitting all day have not been great for my back. Luckily, my parents had a couple extra chairs for Connor and I, so hopefully the back pain will go away in the next couple weeks.
Something I listened to this week:
Something I read this week: I don’t think I read an actual book at all this past week which is probably bad considering I need to finish a whole book this month to meet my May goals. A few of my coworkers and I are doing a book club, so that should help. I’m not sure it will count since Connor actually has it as an audiobook, so I’ll technically be listening to it. Anyway, I did read my old blog posts for a couple hours. It was cool to look back on my older posts.
Something I watched this week: I managed to watch both seasons of All American on Netflix in less than a week. I ended up really liking the show as I watched it more. My favorite characters are Olivia, Dillon, and Laura. Has anyone else watched this or is anyone currently watching?
A meal/snack/drink/dessert I made this week: This is uncharacteristic of me because it isn’t vegetarian, but I did make bacon for Connor this weekend. It was my first time making it and it was pretty easy. Connor has been eating a lot of vegetarian food since we have been home, so I thought that would be a good surprise for breakfast.
Something I ordered this week: I have been doing quite a bit of online shopping during this quarantine. This past week I got a couple packages in for my upcoming tie dye projects. One is a present for my friend that will be tie dyed and the other is a set of 18 tie dye colors that I got on Amazon. It’s advertised as a party tie dye kits so I guess I am having a party by myself. But I really am so excited to tie dye presents for some friends and then some other fun things!
An Instagram post I shared this week:
Favorite workout of the week: I have found so many fun workouts during this time at home which I’m sure I will share in future posts. However, my favorite workout from the past week was definitely my run on Saturday. The weather was perfect. The air was crisp, the sun was out, and I listened to some songs I used to love running to in college.
Someone who inspired me this week: Danielle Carolan inspired me on Sunday morning to clean my closet and do some more organizing. I started my Sunday by drinking and iced coffee and watching a couple YouTube videos. Her video was a closet clean out and it definitely convinced me to clean mine again. I found some new ways to organize, got rid of a few things, and put some winter clothes away for the summer.
Something I learned this week: I learned that I am a very nostalgic person. I guess I probably already knew this since I love looking at old pictures and listening to songs from different times of my life, but it really hit me when I was reading my old blog posts. And I guess I learned how to make bacon too haha!
Goal for next week: I want to figure out some kind of solution for all of my shoes (and Connor’s). I feel like they are everywhere and we have a pretty small apartment. I have a bag of shoes to donate already, but I’m probably going to go through them one more time too.
Something I am looking forward to next week: A long weekend and getting groceries because our fridge is pretty much only sparkling water at this point!
And that’s all for the first “Ellie Weekly” post!’ What do you think of this idea? I would love some feedback! Also, what do you think of the name? I thought of the name like 2 minutes after a hard workout, so I may not have been thinking clearly haha. ALSO, please share your weekly updates in the comments!!
HAVE A GREAT WEEK 🙂
P.S. I wonder how many times I typed the word “week” while I wrote this post haha. I’ll work on that for the next post ❤