Let me just state, right from the beginning, I am always a late comer to whatever is going on.
I was never a trend setter.
Never on the edge.
I come in --- just a little bit late.
I am arriving late at Trish's (from Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity) blogger event "A Day in the Life"
But....the linky is still open, so I figured, why not?
Also let me state that Trish is the CUTEST thing ever!!
Her excitement that so many bloggers participated was-- well, it made me smile from ear to ear.
Okay, so if you don't know anything about this blogger event, you've been sick or out of town, away from your computer, ipad or smart phone, right?
We are supposed to record a day in our lives.
(and March 27th was the day we were all supposed to link up)
Today, Tuesday, March 31st, 2014
5:00 am -- The Handyman and I get out of bed and get ready to go for a walk.
You might think this is a bit early, but we wake up every single day WITHOUT setting an alarm clock. When we try to sleep in-- sometimes we make it till 6.
It was years of our boys having paper routes that set our internal clocks
6:00 am -- back home in just the nick of time to grab my coffee cup and head to my good friend, Debbie E's house.
Every Tuesday for the past 12+ years we have had coffee together at 6am.
We get that it's not for everybody.
But we solve the worlds problems and laugh and share. It's the best thing ever!
I would not know what to do without our Tuesday mornings.
(debbie e in her jammies. NOT the ones she wears with me every Tuesday tho)
7:15 am -- back home. Grab another cup of coffee, sit down in front of the computer. Check emails, Facebook and my blog.
7:45 am -- kiss the Handyman goodbye, run upstairs to take shower and get ready for work. I'm going to be late (this is a typical day)
8:10 am -- out of the shower, have to compete with the cat for sink and brushing teeth, etc ( for some reason she sits on the edge of the bathroom sink and watches me and will one day get toothpaste spit on her). Call my old friend Susie, (on speaker as I continue to get ready) to visit and tell her I saw her old boyfriend this past weekend.
8:33 am -- grab yogurt and walnuts and keys and head out the door. Turn on audible book to listen to on the drive to work.
8:48 am -- get to work, leave audio book on while I unlock doors, check emails, do a 'coffee' Instagram and check my blog. Eat my breakfast while listening to my book.
9:00 am -- finish up a blog post on April's banana bars. While answering phone, helping tourists (being honest here... there are no tourists to be seen this morning)
10:00 am -- get text from friends checking to see if lunch is a possibility this week, and then-- they want to go today.
This is not easy for me to go TODAY!!! I am not good with spur of the moment things.
(I am in green.... and the time on the top of the screen is the time I took the screen shot, not the actual time of the texts)
10:08 am -- wonder why my friends laugh at my obsessive-compulsive spur of the moment issues. Spend an hour trying to think of a place to meet up.
10:10 to 11:10 am -- work, work, work. Work some more. Handyman calls and invites me to lunch!! He never does this. I have to turn him down.
11:30 am -- Chamber of Commerce President comes in to visit. He's my boss, so I visit with him for 30 minutes.
Noon -- walk down to the Pizzeria to have lunch with April and Shelly.
(this photo is from a different lunch I had with them. Looks like PBJ in those sandwich bags!)
1:05 pm -- walk back to work with Shelly (she works next door to me)
2:30 pm -- youngest son comes in to visit me.
2:45 pm -- have hiccups. Can't get rid of them. I get a panic attack thinking I will be one of those people whose hiccups never ever go away.
I will be hiccuping my way thru life.
3:00 pm -- hiccups magically disappear.
3:13 pm -- receive snapchat from Jolina. She sent me what food she was enjoying. I snapchatted her back with a snap of the walnuts I am eating.
** for the record, we call it snatch chatting. It just happened at book club one night.
3:21 pm -- scrounge around till I find an orange--half frozen--in work fridge. I am starving, so I'll eat it.
3:28 pm -- I work alone, so spend time looking at everyone else's "Day in the Life" posts. This will take me until it's time to go home I'm sure.
Very productive day. Promise myself I will work extra hard tomorrow -- must plan a Professional Administrative Assistants Lunch for April, as well as organize a couple of ribbon cuttings/grand openings for new businesses.
4:09 pm -- I notice, as I'm reading everyone's "Day in the Life" posts, that 99% of bloggers are much younger than me.
4:30 pm -- Am wondering if I should take down this "winter hours" sign from the front door? If so, I have to stay until 5. But winter is long gone. I still like heading home at 4:30.
5:15 pm-- Home! The best part of the day.
6:00 pm -- watch the news. Wonder if it's too early to get my jammies on.
6:30 pm --Go outside, watch the robins and the quail in my backyard, while holding book in one hand, glass of wine in the other. (actually, tonight it's iced tea. Most nights it's iced tea. I am just not an every day drinker)
Contemplate picking up dog poop and decide not to.
7:00 pm -- It's popcorn night, as the Handyman works late on Tuesdays.
Sit down with a big bowl of popcorn and watch 3 episodes of Scandal.
I told you I was always late to the game!
8:20 pm -- the Handyman walks thru the door.
9:30 pm -- Off to bed, where we'll read until around 10 and then--lights out.
And that is a typical Tuesday in my life!