Well, it's kind of fitting that I couldn't manage to get my Day in the Life post up on the right day. Folks, that's just how life has been lately. Anyway, Trish had this awesome idea about posting what your daily life looks like. Of course, I let a million other things get in the way of actually writing my post, but I'm hoping she'll be ok with better late than never! So here's an average day in my life...
6:20 - Up and run on the treadmill (right now that's only happening about once a week... boo) while watching Call the Midwife. OR sleep in a few more minutes and up at 6:40. Say bye to the Huz as he heads to work. He's already feed Ollie pup and let him outside. Shower and get ready for work. I listen to an audiobook while I get ready (right now it's Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry).
7:20 - Head to the office. I listen to a different book in the car while I'm driving. I'm listening to American Lion right now, which helps take the edge off the stupid morning commute drivers.
7:55 - Into the office, have my first giant cup of coffee and a greek yogurt cup for breakfast.
8 to 1 - A million different work things. Some days it's writing an article for my magazine. Some times it's a meeting for a committee that I run. Other times I'm at the Statehouse for an event or interviewing someone for an article. Some days I edit people's columns or put together our monthly E-Newsletter. Honestly, it's always something different and I love that.
12:30 or 1 or 1:30 - Whenever I remember, I take lunch. My latest favorite has been Greek salad (see above) or a turkey wrap and an apple. I love reading while I eat my lunch, but it just depends on how busy work is. This week I've been reading Hollow City during my lunch break.
1:30 to 5 - Whatever other random work stuff my day holds. Assume at least one meeting and some writing. I work at a state association, so it's a lot of putting out fires, planning events, etc. I'm pretty strict about trying to leave by 5 pm, because otherwise my whole day disappears.
5 to 5:30 - Sit in traffic for too long on the way home while listening to an audiobook.
So my week nights are a mixed bag. Monday nights are spent at Bible Study Fellowship until 9 pm. Once a week I review live theatre in Indianapolis, which means I get home around 10 pm. Once a month I have book club. The Huz and I usually do dinner with friends at least one night a week. So an average week for me is about 3 or 4 nights out, 3 or 4 nights in.
5:30 to 6:30 - Grocery shopping some days (see absurd shopping selfie above, taken when my sister texted and asked what I was up to last week), others I start cooking when I get home after sorting through the mail, letting Ollie pup out, feeding him, changing into comfy clothes, etc.
6:30 - Dinner with the Huz, always a highlight. We like to cook together when we can, but lately he's been having to work later.
11 - We usually go to bed between 10:30 and 11:30. Sometimes I read in bed for another half an hour or so.
So that's what my days normally look like. Nothing too thrilling, but despite the occasional chaos I kinda love it.