It’s probably not surprising that, as someone who probably overshares about her life, I find other people’s lives fascinating. Some of my favorite blog posts are about a typical day, or what’s in someone’s purse/pantry/closet. Fellow voyeurs will find this fascinating. Smart people will realize that on day 2 of NaBloPoMo I am already struggling for material.
Here we go!
6:45am: Alarm goes off. On occasion I get up and exercise, but more than likely…
7:15am: Get self out of bed and into shower. Ed is usually already up and feeding Molly, making his breakfast (I don’t like to eat first thing when I wake up) and making the bed.
7:30isham-8:00ihsam: Working hard to transform myself from Crypt Keeper to Semi-Presentable Human. Yelling at Today Show to quit paying attention to the Kardashians already.
8:00isham: Ed leaves for work.
8:00am-8:15am: Stand in front of closet lamenting that I have noooottthhiinnngg to weeeeeaarrrrr. The closets (yes, plural) filled with my clothes beg to differ, but whatever. Get dressed, maybe throw a load of laundry in the wash, or move something to the dryer.
8:20am: Leave for work.
8:22am: Arrive at work. Not a typo there. It takes me two minutes to get to work. And yes, I drive because I need to have my car to run work-related errands throughout the day that are not quite as conveniently located. Not gonna lie: I love my commute-less life, but it makes me feel like a slob that I drive such a short distance.
8:25am-8:30am: Make coffee for the office because the 3 or 4 people who get there before I do cannot be bothered with peasant tasks.
8:30am-1:00pm: Drink aforementioned coffee, soul-crushing work.
1:00pm: Head home for lunch. I usually try to squeeze in some sort of cleaning or at least run the dishwasher so we can come home to a clean house.
1:30pm-5:00pm: More work and wondering if I should staple my college diploma to my face so people will speak to me with some respect.
5:o2pm: Arrive home, greet Molly, sort mail, change out of Corporate America Outfit and into something super comfortable and yet totally unflattering, and figure out dinner if one of us didn’t pull something out of the freezer, or if there aren’t leftovers.
5:30pm-6:00pm: Veg out a bit because GOOD LORD after a day of people talking at me and attending to the needs and requests of others, I need some motherfucking quietand/or an episode of 30 Rock. Run errands if necessary. Ed usually comes home during this window of time.
6:00pm-7:00pm: Make dinner, drink wine, talk about our day, feed Molly, clean up dinner, and unwind. This is easily my favorite part of the day.
7:00pm: Usually a phone call or two (frequently to or from one of our various parental units checking in), finish up any housework (I seriously do not understand how two non-slob adults like us generate so much laundry), and adjust my to do lists as necessary. Ed heads into our office to do some work, and occasionally has conference calls with clients in different time zones. Sometimes we go out during the week with friends or to a show at the university, but more often than not we’re both done dealing with the public and don’t want to have to wear anything non-elastic.
8:00pm: Read or watch TV, sometimes dork around on the Interweb, but after being in front of a computer all day it’s nice to take a break.
10:00pm: Molly usually signals that she’s ready to retire to her bed so I wash my face and she hangs out on the bed with me while I watch the news or a movie.
11:00pm: Sleep! Glorious, sweet sleep.
So, there’s a basic overview of a typical-ish weekday. Remarkable, yes? No? Yeah, I didn’t think so. But I posted! Go me!