I had a really crummy night of sleep. I woke up at 1:30 a.m. with a stuffy nose, so I took some Nasonex, which cleared me up within minutes. (Ahh.) And then the rest of the night, I had terrible dreams that Roomie and my mom both had terminal brain cancer. I woke up from the dream multiple times, and would recognize I was only dreaming, only to fall back asleep and re-enter the dream. (<– Upon further research, I think I was lucid dreaming, which is when during dreaming, the person becomes aware they are dreaming. They aren’t actually awake, but are conscious of what is happening, if that makes sense. I totally geek out about the brain and dream states, so this was incredibly interesting to me!)
After a rough night of sleep, I was finally awoken for good at 5:15 a.m. to the sound of Dutch dry heaving. Lovely.
Thinking he was going to puke and knowing I had just cleaned my sheets and didn’t want him horking on them, I hurriedly picked him up and placed him on the floor. Oddly enough, he stopped dry heaving after that. Okay then!
Then, we went on our first morning walk before I got dressed and walked down to the gym.
At the gym, I rode 3 miles on the spin bike and then did a 20-minute strength-training workout. Felt so good, and I was so deliriously happy to have my workout done for the day!
Back at home, I fed Dutch, took a shower, took Dutch on his second morning walk, did my hair and makeup, got dressed, made my breakfast shake, and then was out the door by 7:30.
My morning at work was fairly uneventful – all of the editing! First, I edited the pages a coworker sent to me and then I edited the blog-style pages I had written earlier in the week, and received back from my proofing partner on Wednesday. By the time I finished up, it was 11:30 a.m. and I was done with work for the week. Wahoo!
I came straight home from work, took Dutch on a short walk, and then ate lunch while reading all about lucid dreaming (see above, ha!).
And then I proceeded to have the most boring Friday afternoon/evening. I wish it was more exciting, but it was productive and I’m really happy I knocked off a lot of tasks on my to-do list. Here’s a run-down of what I did:
- Cleaned my bathroom, including washing my rugs and mopping my floor
- Cleaned and vacuumed my room
- Read a lot of The Martian (I am enjoying this novel so much that I’m taking my time with it and savor every word)
- Wrote 3k words for NaNoWriMo (woo!)
- Grocery shopped for the week
- Baked homemade chocolate chip cookies to bring to my grandfather tomorrow
- Baked chicken to take for lunch next week
- Took Dutch on multiple walks, of course
My last task of the evening was to bake my cookies, so I did that while finishing up this week’s episodes of The Voice and watching a few episodes of Blackish. Then, I did my nighttime routine, read for a bit, and went to bed around midnight.
Thoughts on today: So not the most exciting of Fridays, eh? Such is life. When I began thinking about doing another “Week in the Life” series this year, I felt a lot of internal resistance at first because my life from an outsider’s perspective is rather boring. It’s not boring to me; I actually quite enjoy the “boring,” though that is all relative, you know? But it’s not filled with grandiose plans. I’m a homebody to my core, and I think this past week of posts has shown that. I like being home. I like cozy nights in, snuggled on the couch with my pup, writing or watching TV or reading. I enjoy this little life of mine. I know these posts probably are not as interesting to others as they are to me (I’m actually having a blast writing them!), but I think it’s interesting to take an average week in someone’s life and document it. It’s fun to see how people’s day-to-day lives differ from others.
Would you ever do a “Week in the Life” series on your blog? Tell me one good thing about your Friday!