Thursday was an okay day for me. When I woke up, I felt pretty good, much better than I felt Tuesday or Wednesday, but I gradually felt worse and worse as the day went on. Ah, colds! They are no fun!
It’s so weird to document a time when I’m feeling under the weather. I rarely get sick, so this is not the norm for me. I have a standing Thursday night date with Roomie that I had to cancel because I could barely keep my eyes open at work and all I wanted to do was come home and fall right into bed.
Anyway, this is Thursday!
5:15am // First alarm goes off.
5:30am // Second alarm goes off and I am up and at ’em. Feeling much better today than I have felt for the past two days, so hoping and praying this means I’m on the tail end of my sickness! Woohoo! I take a shower, take Dutch out, feed him, and then get ready for the day while listening to an episode of Dear Sugar Radio.
6:45am // Commute to work.
7:05am // I make a pit stop at Starbucks for a breakfast sandwich and a peppermint mocha. Totally necessary.
7:20am // I get to work and chat with Roomie for a bit when she stops by my cubicle to check in on me.
7:45am // I begin my first task of the day: editing the pages I wrote yesterday so I can send them to my proofing partner.
9:00am // I send off my pages and then edit a small batch of pages a coworker sent me yesterday.
9:20am // Once I finish editing, I start my big task for the day: writing 8 pages of content for one of my clients. Once I finish this, then my writing for the month of November will be complete! Yay!
11:00am // I take a break to go downstairs and make a call to Visionworks. So, here’s the long story: at my appointment on Friday, they gave me trial contacts, but one of the contacts wasn’t the power I needed. I thought the receptionist told me it was the left eye that was incorrect. So, yesterday, Visionworks told me my correct prescription was in, so I went in and picked it up. This morning, I put that new contact in my left eye and everything was super, super blurry. So, I called Visionworks to find out which eye that contact was for: it was for my right eye, not my left. Sigh. So that’s a huge snafu, but luckily, I’m going in for a followup appointment tomorrow and hopefully we can get this straightened out.
11:20am // Back to my desk and back to writing.
12:00pm // It’s time for our Thanksgiving potluck! We have lots of good food and good desserts. I chit-chat with my coworkers while chowing down.
1:00pm // Back to work and back to writing! I am hoping to finish off this set of pages so I can send it to my proofing partner before the end of the day. (But oh! I am tired. So tired. Post-potluck crashing has started sooner than I expected.)
3:10pm // I’m finished with my pages, hooray! I send these pages to my proofing partner and then, noticing one of my websites has launched, I get to work doing the last few post-launch tasks that I’m in charge of, since I’m the writing launch coordinator for this website.
3:45pm // I go through the edits I’ve received on some of my pages and send one set to a client for approval.
4:45pm // I realize I have not yet gotten my manager’s feedback on a homepage that is on deadline. I rush around trying to find her, but I can’t and after a half-hour, I give up.
5:15pm // Commute home while listening to Christmas music, because I’m too tired to focus on a podcast.
6:10pm // Traffic was an absolute nightmare. Who knew leaving 15 minutes later than normal would double my commute time? I’m not making that mistake again! Once I’m home, I get the mail, take Dutch out, feed him, and then slip into a luxurious bubble bath. Ahhhh.
6:45pm // I heat up chicken noodle soup, watch an episode of Parks and Rec, and start working on this post.
7:30pm // I take Dutch out, clean up the kitchen, finish up this post, and then snuggle into bed with Dutch and my book. I’m probably going to be asleep before 8:30 and I don’t even care. I really hope I start feeling better tomorrow.
Tell me something good that happened to you yesterday!