A Week In Review

This past week I read a great post on How To Double Your Productivity in Five Minutes or Less. The title had me. The post inspired me. I like the timer idea. I admit, I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole a few times (okay, more than a few times) when I’ve visited Pinterest.

Field Trip…
Lets start with the hightlight of last week – the day I spent observing the food photographer for Fine Cooking magazine (I work for the publishing company that publishes the magazine) in hopes of improving my photography skills. It was a great day. I learned and had a snack. πŸ™‚ The Fine Cooking staff made what they do look so effortless but I immediately realized I have a lot to turn. For six photos for a 4 page feature it took ALL day (snacked while working). Thursday was definitely a day well spent and I appreciate their willingness to share with me what they do. Here are some pictures I took of the test kitchen.

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When life gives you lemons…
Actually, these lemons came from my critique partner who lives in California. I haven’t decided what I’ll bake. I’m thinking lemon bars.

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Speaking of my critique partner…

I have kinda disappeared from blogging in order to finish the first draft of a manuscript. Phew. It’s done and waiting patiently for me to return to it with a fresh set of eyes. In the meantime, I was supposed to write a one page summary for another manuscript but I ended up with a four page synopsis. Woo-hoo!!!

Welcoming a new season…
Spring has finally sprung here in Connecticut and I’ve been busy outside getting ready for planting. I had to trim our ornamental grasses. It’s a good thing I’m in shape. The bigger ones were a handful, I felt like I was wrestling. I love these grasses, they look beautiful in the dead of winter and in the summer but they are a bitch to trim down.

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Going old school…
Took a break from errands and yard work for a simple but satisfying grilled cheese sandwich. I’ve been seeing grilled cheese sandwiches everywhere and they’re so gourmet now. I didn’t have time for gourmet so I used American cheese and added slices of tomato. Yummy.

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One more picture…
Sunday mornings it’s hard to get out of bed. Apparently today Susie just couldn’t muster up the energy to get up. πŸ™‚


That’s my week in review. How was your week? What are you looking forward to this coming week? Is it hard to get out of the bed on a Sunday?

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