A Day In Vilnius: Personal Photo Diary

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

I really like the hourly photo challenges that some bloggers do on Instagram, but my phone is too old for capturing the quality of photos that I'd prefer to share on Instagram. So, I had to scrap that idea. However, I thought it might be fun to do a personal photo diary of my day to give you a bit of a snapshot into what a regular day might look like for me in Vilnius.

The Day: Friday, May 5, 2017

Location: Vilnius, LT

On Fridays, I don't have childcare available (I've found quality childcare really difficult to find in Vilnius), so Baby ISO and I get to hang out all day. Also remember that I'm a freelance content creator and editor, so I squeeze in work whenever I get a chance on Fridays.

So here is how my day looked on May 5:

6:30 to 8:30 am: J, Baby ISO, and I all get up around 6:30 am and we take turns feeding and getting Baby ISO and ourselves ready. During this time I also try to post to Instagram and eat a quick breakfast. After J leaves for work, Baby ISO and I play and read books. Right now, our favorite stories are Little Blue Truck* and The Wonderful Things You Will Be*.

8:30 to 10:30 am: This Friday, I happened to be volunteering in the 4th grade class, so Baby ISO and I met the 4th graders at Bernardine Park for an exploration into plant adaptations. After the lesson, Baby ISO and I stayed in the park to enjoy the spring-like weather that is slowly making its way to Vilnius.

10:30 to 1 pm: This time tends to be a bit crazy, with lunch prep, playing, and cleaning all mashed into one. 

1 pm to 3:15 pm: Nap time is my time to sit down and completely focus on work. This particular Friday, it saw me editing for Trip101, working on In Search Of a bit, and doing accounting/business administration tasks.

3:15 to 6 pm: J rushed home from work to take Baby ISO to a doctor's appointment, so that I could stay home and get some things done. After I saw them off, I popped into the Vilnius Art Academy (VDA) to check out the displays for Lithuanian Design Week as well as this month's art exhibits. I wasn't super impressed by the items displayed in the Design Week exhibit, but the projects in the hallway leading to the exhibit really caught my eye. There were really some clever designs! Also, if you are looking for a different view of St. Anne's Church, the third floor is wonderful!

Following my visit to VDA, I came home to do a few other work related tasks, make dinner, and arrange the flowers J was given for Teacher Appreciation Day. We are also big time in the midst of our move to Florence, Italy, which means I've been searching for apartments hard core. It seems pretty hard to find apartments in Florence, so I spend a bit of this time calling and emailing for a few different apartments. Hopefully one will get back to me soon!

6 pm to 8 pm: Right when J and Baby ISO returned home, we ate dinner. We've had a couple of lemons sitting around in the fridge, so while playing with Baby ISO and cleaning up the kitchen, I made some lemon bread, which turned out pretty delicious.

8 to 10 pm: Finally! Baby ISO is in bed by 8 and J and I get some time to relax, watch Netflix, and I also drafted Monday's blog post. At around 10 pm I head to bed and spend some time reading, which I find helps me turn off my brain before bed. Right now I'm reading The Lord of the Rings* -- I've never read it before and I'm loving it.

What does your day look like? Do you like the day-in-the-life type posts?

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  1. I love these day-in-the-life posts! I always want to do them but my days are so boring. It's just me going to and from work and spending too much time on the internet. I need to recipe for the lemon bread! :)

    1. I'm glad to hear you like them! Maybe I'll try to do one after we move to Italy. Maybe you could do one on a weekend day? I also tried to choose a day that would be more than me just sitting at my desk working in the morning and playing with Baby ISO in the afternoon.

      This is the lemon bread recipe that I really like: http://www.food.com/recipe/our-favourite-lemon-loaf-38953