Our weekend was good. Friday was spent at home, you can see some pictures of that here. Saturday we cleaned, picked up some pumpkins, and went to a friend's Halloween party. I spend all of Sunday on the couch, pretty much the way I like it.
Today I wanted to share a "day in the life" of yours truly. I am always curious about other's routines, and I think this will be fun to look back on down the road.
6:15. The alarms start going off. They keep going off until about 6:45. In that time I doze in and out of sleep, let the dogs out, check emails and all my social media sites, and mentally prepare for the day. When I finally drag myself out of bed I get ready for work, pack up our lunches, and make coffee or smoothies or some type of nourishment that we can eat or drink on the go. Somestimes W gets up early (he has to leave the house a bit later than me) and takes care of the coffee and lunches. I usually get some type of extra surprise in my lunch I wouldn't have packed. One of the zillion reasons I love him.
7:20. Out the door. Or I try to be at least. My commute can be anywhere between 25 minutes to 55 minutes, all depending on traffic, so I try to leave as early as possible. Any Cincinnatians who travel on 275, you know what I'm talking about.
8:00. Arrive at work and recruit my pants off all day long. Usually I pack, but sometimes I eat breakfast or lunch at my work's bistro, because frankly it's the bomb.com. Other days, I just need to get out of the building to break up the day. On those days I run errands or check out stores I wouldn't be able to run to back on our side of town.
5:00. Head home. I sometimes work on the evenings and weekends from home, so I try not to spend too much time at work after hours. I am a firm believe in work life balance, so I am pretty strict on myself about accomplishing what I need to before quitting time.
5:30. Home sweet home. I spend a few minutes outside with the dogs, clean a bit, then get started on dinner. Sadly, I usually hop onto the computer after that. I like to read blogs and watch tv and just decompress. Will usually joins me on these vegetative behaviors, as long as he isn't working late. I wish I spent this time working out or being crafty or something productive, but work drains me, and I guess I'm just a little lazy. I know when we have kids I won't be able to devote as much time to my own selfish habits, so I don't feel too bad about it.
7:30ish. We eat dinner and talk about our day. The dogs run around like lunatics until we take them on a walk. I really enjoy catching up with W around this time, escp while walking our neighborhood. I love to be outside in the fresh air, and even better, no distractions from phones or computer.
8:30ish. TV time. W and I have a ton of shows that we like to watch together. Favorites include Modern Family, Meet the Goldbergs, Law and Order: SVU, Top Chef, The Killing, Mad Men, and various others.
10ish. Bed time. I am a huge baby in the sleep department, and I will essentially black out if I attempt to stay up later than this on a work night.
And then I do it all over again the next day. Thrilling, no? Pepper in a few happy hours and date nights and that about sums up my Monday through Friday. It's pretty average, but I love it.