6:30 AM // My alarm goes off. Since I’m not taking a shower this morning, it means a little more time to sleep in. Once my alarm goes off, I turn it off and then get up and get ready for work while listening to an episode of Stuff You Should Know. I also make a fresh pot of coffee since I ran out of iced coffee yesterday.
7:10 AM // I wake up Dutch and take him out. He’s sleepy and doesn’t want to walk very far this morning.
7:20 AM // I commute to work and listen to my Spotify playlist on the way there. I leave a bit earlier than normal and traffic is so easy-breezy that I realize that I need to leave for work earlier more often.
7:50 AM // I get to work and turn on my computer. I get into a conversation about last night’s game with a coworker.
8:10 AM // I start my number one task for today, which is finishing the writing assignment I started yesterday. It takes a little time to get settled into my writing brain, but once I do, the writing comes easily.
8:40 AM // Bagels are here! I take a break to toast a bagel in the break room and chit-chat with my coworkers before bringing the bagel back to my desk to eat while reading some blogs.
9:00 AM // I’m back to my writing task after that delicious break and finish up the pages. Yay!
9:30 AM // A coworker comes by my desk to chat about fantasy football and I’m more than happy to talk to him about it. Fantasy football is one of my favorite subjects!
9:50 AM // For the next hour and a half, work keeps me supremely busy. I barely look up from my computer! One of my clients launched their new website, so I work on the post-launch tasks associated with that account. I start working on a long email to my manager about the keyword plans I need guidance on soon. I edit the pages I wrote this morning. And I check off a few tasks for the new accounts I had meetings for this week. All in all, it’s a super productive morning – I don’t even know it’s time to leave until I see my coworkers heading out the door!
11:35 AM // I shut down my computer – another week of work is in the books. Yay! I drive to Publix to pick up a Pub sub for lunch and a birthday card + gift card for a friend.
11:50 AM // Publix doesn’t have any good birthday cards, wah. But I do find the gift card I was looking for and get my sub, so all is not lost.
12:05 PM // I drive home and Dutch is super excited to see me. We go on a very long afternoon walk. It is so gorgeous outside – 77 degrees and sunny! I could stay outside forever.
12:30 PM // We get back inside and I eat my lunch while reading some blogs.
12:50 PM // I clean up after my lunch, take off my makeup and get into comfy clothes, and then get into bed with Dutch. Oh yeah, it’s Friday afternoon nap time! I read a chapter of my book and scroll through some Instagram Stories.
1:30 PM // Nap time!
3:30 PM // I wake up from my nap and scroll through Twitter for awhile. I know a lot of people say they don’t like to take naps because it makes them feel groggy, but I kinda love that post-nap groggy phase. I just lay in my bed and scroll through social media and soon enough, I feel ready to face the world again.
3:50 PM // I drive to Walgreens to see if I can find a good birthday card, and I manage to find a great one. Hooray!
4:20 PM // I’m back home and lay on my bed, reading my book. I finish it and then spend some time scrolling through Goodreads while I try to select my next read. (I decide on a Lauren Layne romance.)
4:50 PM // I take a shower and start getting ready for tonight while listening to an episode of my fantasy football podcast.
5:30 PM // I wake Dutch up (he’s been napping on my bed all afternoon, lazy bum!) and we go on a very slow walk.
5:40 PM // My friend, M., arrives and she spends some time loving on Dutch before we leave to meet our other friends at a restaurant in downtown St. Pete.
6:15 PM // Dinner with my girls! We eat at a new-to-me place called Bodega and sit outside. I got their burger and it was fine, but nothing special. I’d probably try another menu item next time I go!
7:10 PM // After dinner, we say goodbye to my friend, A., and then the three of us head over to the movie theater to see Marshall.
7:30 PM // Movie time! Marshall is phenomenal and one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long, long time. I encourage everyone to see it!
9:45 PM // The three of us walk back to the parking garage to get our cars, talking about the movie and how much we enjoyed tonight. I love nights with my ladies!
9:55 PM // I drive home with M. and get slightly lost in downtown St. Pete, as I usually do. I’ve lived in this area my whole life and DTSP still confuses me. So many one-way streets!
10:15 PM // I’m home and I say goodbye to M. I come inside my apartment to find Dutch waiting for me inside my bedroom. We go on a nice long walk (he’s got some energy to burn, apparently).
10:30 PM // Back inside and I give Dutch his meds (it’s very late for his meds, so I have a feeling I’ll be up with him tonight) and then sit down with him to hand-feed him his dinner, but he doesn’t eat much of it. Sigh.
10:50 PM // I start working on this post and Dutch is very whiny and barky, so I bring him up to bed and continue writing this post from bed.
11:25 PM // I do my nightly routine and then start reading my romance. Dutch is very anxious tonight, so I just try to rub his back and snuggle with him as he tries to settle down. (And before you think I’m a saint, I get very, very impatient with him tonight. This shit is not easy and I’m not always my best self with him, especially when it’s late and I just want to go to sleep.)
11:50 PM // Dutch is finally asleep. And so am I. Good night!
Tell me something good about your Friday!