A Photo an Hour – 1/12/14

I’ve done one of these posts before, but I really enjoyed myself. I have been meaning to do it for a while, so here we are again, finally! I bring you a photo an hour for an entire day in my life. I know, super exciting.

These photos are from Monday. For those that are new or don’t remember, I teach and direct high school theatre. This represents a  typical work day, except I didn’t have rehearsal after school. I’ll be sure to do one of those soon. I will say that it is a bit difficult to snap photos while teaching so I did as best as I could to be discreet with my phone.

6:20 a.m.

6:20 am

About to get ready for work. I’m obviously a morning person.

7:20 a.m.

7:20 am

Tardy bell for first period just rang. Checking my work email as kids settle in. I always like to give a few minutes to wake up before we start. Theatre first thing in the morning can be a little abrupt sometimes.

8:20 a.m.

This picture disappeared. FAIL.

9:20 a.m.

9:20 am

Third period I teach a Musical Theatre class. We just finished performing a showcase for last semester but this semester we wanted to work on something pretty substantial. The idea is to write an original script and insert popular style or Broadway songs that fit into the storyline. We had a brainstorming session to begin the process. Right now, First World Problems the Musical is winning. What do you think? Ha.

10:20 a.m.


Fourth period Advanced Theatre I. We just started a Musical Theatre unit in my Theatre I classes and this is a snippet of the paperwork for the assignment. They are to develop two scenes around a song of my choosing, which happens to be “You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Loves You” by Dean Martin. We have had a lot of fun with this in years past.

11:20 a.m.

11:20 am

Lunch time. A glorious 30 minutes for lunch. Today’s lunch is leftover Pei Wei. Tofu teriyaki bowl for the win.

12:20 p.m.

12:20 pm

Fifth period Theatre I. A student was asking me a question about something and I pretended to look something up on my phone and I sneakily snapped a picture in the process. Muah ha ha. Oh, feet.

1:20 p.m.

1:20 pm

Sixth period. I co-teach a UIL One-Act Play class. I took a snack break for some dark chocolate covered almonds. They’re my crack. I buy them in bulk and share them.

2:20 p.m.

2:20 pm

Picking up my princess from her school. When I walked in she was reading with one of her teachers and she proceeded to stand up, show me her belly button, and laugh her head off about it. I love this child.

3:20 p.m.

3:20 pm

Kennedy is napping so that means I can lay in bed and catch up on some month old Project Runway All-Stars.

4:20 p.m.

4:20 pm

The belly button loving child has awoken from her slumber. So naturally it’s time to draw on her chalkboard her uncle gave her.

5:20 p.m.

5:20 pm

Shopping trip to my local Walgreens to pick up some items for an upcoming blog tutorial. I love these new Revlon lip products!

6:20 p.m.

6:20 pm

Diaper change time. A book helps keep this squirmy toddler still. She calls this “Mouse Eats the Cookie.” It’s a new favorite among us.

7:20 p.m.

7:20 pm

Trying to capture a good ol’ selfie has proven itself difficult lately. I basically had to get her into a choke hold. Okay, not really.

8:20-9:20 p.m.

No photo evidence because of obvious brain fart. I was chatting with my friends Michelle and Channing on a Google hangout! Fail. I have yet to do a perfect photo an hour but that’s life. Oh well!

10:20 p.m.

10:20 pm

Getting ready for bed. I actually caught this picture in mid-yawn (when I was actually trying to not yawn) and thought it was the most unflattering picture ever, so of course it’s going in this post.

So there’s my day. Riveting. I hope you enjoyed creeping on my life!


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    January 15, 2014 at 7:52 am

    I love this post! It’s fun to see what you’re working on at school. Maybe we can make it down for one of your kiddos’ performances. Those Revlon lipsticks look like some I own from Bite. I bought a set of four a few months ago. The colors are great, but they aren’t lasting.

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      Meg O.
      January 15, 2014 at 8:21 am

      Thank you, pal! It would be fun if y’all came down to see something. Miss you!

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    January 15, 2014 at 8:03 am

    I love life creeping on you! Kennedy is too much cute!! And those dark chocolate almonds…gimme gimme <3 Love youuuuu!!

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      Meg O.
      January 15, 2014 at 8:21 am

      Haha thank you!!!

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    January 15, 2014 at 8:03 am

    I love life creeping on you! Kennedy is too much cute!! And those dark chocolate almonds…gimme gimme <3 Love youuuuu!!

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    Michele Jacobs (Mimi)
    January 15, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Precious! XO

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      Meg O.
      January 15, 2014 at 8:20 am

      Thank you, Mimi!

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    January 15, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Your school starts so early!! When I was in school we would start around 9 I believe and go till 3:10.

    I love how you’re always real in your posts! Mid-yawn? Sure that’s what’s happening!

    If I did a photo a day it would probably be completely boring – the life of working from home.

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    January 15, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Best ever! But seriously I am so excited to see you in a few days and Miss K! Also please make #firstworldproblems a musical ….I will come to Houston to see it!

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    January 15, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Love this!

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    Darby Hawley
    January 15, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    I always love these posts because I like to see what the real life of a blogger is like. I love that you got that picture while chatting with a student; so sneaky 🙂

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    January 15, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    I love getting a glimpse of your day, especially as a fellow mama/teacher:) It looks like you teach some fascinating classes, too!

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    January 15, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Okay, that last pic of you yawning is cracking me up!! I love this post, I think the last time you did it, I said I was going to and never did. I should really get on that. Also – K with her belly button is so cute. Love her sweet face! xo

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    January 15, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    I need to do one of these posts but I would literally need to set an alarm every hour to remember to take a photo!

    I could never eat just 2 choc covered almonds. Hope you had more!! Ha

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    January 15, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    I loved this!!! i bet you are an awesome theater teacher!

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    Taylor Brione
    January 15, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    I’m obsessed with your handwriting! Lol

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    Sandy a la Mode
    January 16, 2014 at 9:04 am

    ohhh this is soo fun! and i love your handwriting too!

    Sandy a la Mode

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    The Hodge Podge
    January 16, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Love this!! I might have to try this out some day – although most of mine might be sitting at a desk! I love your blog- I am a newbie here in Houston and yours inspires!


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    January 17, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I love this! I am going to try and do this soon!

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    Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire
    January 17, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Now that is an exit if I ever saw one. 🙂 You crack me up!

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    January 20, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    What a fun post idea! I think i may try this myself.

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    Apryl @realtexashousewife.com
    January 21, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Fun post! I think I’m going to try! Thanks for sharing. 😉

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    Kenesha Broderick
    January 21, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    I so love the whole concept! It’s like I am share your day with you! ♡
    Your daughter is beautiful by the way!

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    January 21, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    I love this idea! Thank you for the post, you are beautiful even in mid yawn! #sitstribe

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    January 22, 2014 at 9:11 am

    I love love love this!!! In fact you inspired me to do a photo an hour post!!
    As for your #FirstWorldProblems musical, have you ever heard of AVbyte? They have a musical song called first world problems! http://youtu.be/8zUjSHL_Fks

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    Some Photos from Yesterday + An Announcement - Meg O. on the Go
    January 23, 2014 at 7:32 am

    […] day can be the most fun blog posts to put together. If you’ve seen my Photo an Hour posts here and here then you know what I’m talking […]

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    January 23, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Wow, this is cool! I just know I will forget an hour.

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      Meg O.
      January 23, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      Set reminders on your phone! You can do it!!!!

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    February 4, 2014 at 12:07 am

    OMG, love this! What a fun idea. I may have to link up with you guys soon. I don’t like dark chocolate, ugh. I so wish I did because I know it’s so much better for you. Speaking of…. #FirstWorldProblems

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