Inspired by Jen’s post and bereft of actual ideas, I give you my day:
5:15 AM: Alarm goes off. Grumble mentally for a few minutes. Drag butt out of bed. I might be a morning person, but this is hella early. Hella hella hella!
5:25 AM: After stumbling into my clothes, drag self into kitchen. Open fridge, realize I haven’t been to the store since before DH and I went out of town last week. Cheerios. Hurray. Reply to forum posts and check social media while eating breakfast.
6:00 AM: Breakfast over, teeth brushed, makeup on, travel mug in hand. Off to work! Turn on obnoxious Top 40 radio to wake self up.
6:40 AM: Arrive five minutes early, like a boss.
6:40-7:00 AM: Get report from the overnight guy, help him tie up loose ends before he goes home.
7-8:00 AM: Pass overnight guy’s report along to the rest of the day shift. High fives, inside jokes, and ribbing optional.
8:00 AM – 4:45 PM: I could go into more detail about my day, but that would require me to violate the first rule of this blog: don’t talk about work. (Have I even mentioned what I do for a living? No? Then why ruin the surprise now?)
4:45 PM: One of the perks of getting to work early is that you get to go home early. Below is my report to the evening crew:
4:45-5:30 PM: Fight traffic. Have yet another “this is why God didn’t give me any kids” moment after about the 30th F-bomb. Turn on oldies and sing along to calm road rage.
5:30-6:15 PM: Change out of work clothes, tell self I’m going to get to the store ASAP. Get distracted by a reply to one of my posts and holy crap, where did the time go? Put shoes on and go to store.
7:00 PM: Get home, put groceries away, realize I haven’t had dinner yet. Reheat leftovers, hope they’re not growing salmonella. Eat while watching a show I’ve DVR’d.
7:10 PM: DH is home! He fetches himself some cereal and we watch TV together.
7:45 PM: Show’s over. I get cleaned up and DH and I have a glass of wine and watch another show.
9:00-9:30 PM: DH and I have discussed our days and oh, crap, I haven’t blogged today! Dash out blog post. Realize I also haven’t made any progress on another project I need to do, and it’s too late to do anything about it. Check schedule – hot dang, I have an evening shift tomorrow. Vow to make progress in the AM, for real this time.
9:30 PM: I’m going to bed. OK, first I have to calculate how much longer it will take my car to get to 200,000 miles.
9:35 PM: Now I’m going to bed. Actually, I need to check email first. Now it’s bedtime.
9:40 PM: OK, seriously, DH will wonder what I’m up to. It’s bedtime. Really.