morning // I wake up at 6am (40 degrees this morning – brr!), take Dutch on his morning walk, and then go for a “wog.” It’s hard and I kinda hate most of it, so that’s fun. I come home, write my “week in the life” post for yesterday, take a shower, and then plop myself down right at my computer to begin work for the day. Yep – it’s a work from home day! Hooray! (I love working at my office, but WFH days are divine.) Today, I planned to do a ton of writing – 12 pages in total. It’s doable, but it requires me staying on task. I make a breakfast shake and get started. I manage to write six pages in the morning, taking a break to put a load of laundry in the washer and tidy up my room and bathroom.
Afternoon // Around 12:30, I get dressed (in jeans and presentable clothing, not just loungewear!) and take Dutch on a long walk outside. It’s warmed up – 64 degrees and sunny! Feels heavenly! Then, I meet my mom for lunch at our most favorite place – Chick-Fil-A. On the way, I listen to the Serial podcast and cheese and crackers, it’s a good one. A real good one. After Mom and I have lunch, I come home and immediately jump on gchat to discuss the episode with Nora (I’m so happy she is as obsessed as I am!). We both have a lot to say, and our conversation lingers throughout the afternoon. Eventually, after perusing the Serial subreddit for a while, I get back to my writing. I end up only writing five pages (I was aiming for six), but I do field some emails (the content I wrote that was sent over to a new client earlier in the week came back with one minor edit! This is very rare, and I do a happy dance!) and send off some of my content to a coworker to be proofed. Though I could force myself to write one more page, I decide to close up shop at 5:30 and work on it tomorrow when my mind is fresh.
night // I take Dutch on our nightly walk, and then go to Publix to pick up a few things: dinner tonight, dog treats, and milk for my breakfast shake tomorrow. I come home to hear Dutch whining like I’ve been gone for 10 hours and not 10 minutes (sigh). I give him appropriate snuggles, clean up the apartment, and then take a bubble bath, finishing up the book I’ve been reading while doing so (I loved it!). Then, I eat dinner while watching an episode of Gotham (I mainly watch because Ben McKenzie is so darn cute) and writing this post. Once the episode finishes, I fold my laundry while listening to a Freakonomics podcast and pop a few gluten-free cookies in the oven (not going gluten-free, I just prefer the taste!). I watch a Jimmy Fallon episode from last week while eating my cookies and finishing up this post. Then, I clean up, do my nightly routine, and it’s lights out by 10:30!