Here’s a current look at what life is like:
5:00AM/5:15AM/5:30AM/5:45AM – Alarm(s) go off
Does anyone else do this? Every night, I set my four alarms. I guess the hope is that one of these days I’ll drag myself out of bed and workout (or at least save myself some time to prevent running around like a mad woman). But… it never happens. By 5:45AM, I’m out of bed.
5:45AM-7:45AM – Get ready for the day
I know… two hours is a bit much. I shower, eat breakfast, do my hair and makeup, decide on an outfit and iron if necessary, take Stewie out, get dressed and I’m out the door at 7:45AM.
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7:45AM-8:30AM – Commute
We are living in a temporary apartment, and it’s about 30 miles from where I work. Thankfully, my morning drive goes pretty smoothly. I’ve built in some time for a daily coffee stop since our Keurig is in storage.
8:30AM-12:00PM – Work
I’m still learning the ropes of my new job—I’ve been there for about a month—but things are going well so far!
12:00PM-12:30PM – Lunch break
12:30PM-5:00PM – Work
My work day ends at 5:00PM. This is the latest I’ve ever had to stay at work (I could leave at 3:00PM when I was teaching, and 4:30PM at my last job). It’s really not a big deal when daylight isn’t an issue, but I’m already dreading the cold, dark winter!
Also, when I was teaching, I totally took for granted the ability to leave work at 3:00PM! Now it seems like the whole day would be ahead of me at that time!
5:00PM-6:00PM – Commute
My drive home is a little bit longer and traffic-ridden than my morning commute. Once we live closer to my work, this won’t be an issue. In the meantime, I listen to an audiobook on my drive to make it a bit more bearable (I’m currently listening to All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner).
6:00PM-6:15PM – Walk Stewie
Stewie gets a quick walk after I get home from work. He recently had surgery (in mid-April), so he’s slowly (or actually, not-so-slowly if he gets his way) returning to normal activity levels.
6:15PM-7:15PM – Dinner time
Despite working in a small kitchen with limited appliances, I’m still making an effort to cook dinner each night (with one or two evenings of takeout in the mix).
7:15PM-8:15PM – Take care of items on my to-do list
I usually have a list of about 3-6 things I want to get done each night. I’m lucky if I get through two, but at least I’m trying!
8:15PM-10:15/10:30PM – Catch up on TV/relax
I usually end my evenings watching TV. Currently, I’m loving The Bachelorette and Real Housewives of NYC. I usually have a few things waiting for me on my DVR, so if nothing good is on TV, I’ll catch up on my recordings.
10:30PM – Get ready for bed
I try to get to bed sometime between 10:00PM and 11:00PM.
And then it’s time to get up and start all over again!
How long is your lunch break?
Are you a TV watcher? What are your current favorite shows?