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A day in the life

Monday, April 11, 2016

I was the blogger of the month on Alabama Women Bloggers in March. This post first appeared there. The day that I documented was Monday, March 14th.

6:45am: My alarm goes off. I didn't sleep well at all, so I turn off my alarm and go back to sleep. I'm blaming my lack of sleep on my dog, Finn. Normally he sleeps cuddled up with me, but for some reason he decided to sleep underneath the bed. I'm not used to sleeping without him.

7:45am: I finally get up and start getting ready.


8:11am: It's pouring rain outside so I decide to wear my new rain boots.

8:13am: Finn refuses to go potty in the rain, so my husband and I take him out through the garage so he has a little cover from the rain.

 8:16am: I packed my lunch the night before, so all I have to do is put it in my lunch box. I give Finn a treat and head out the door.

8:30am: Arrive at work. I've been swapped with work lately. The designer that I share my work load with, her name is Amy, has been in Japan and Hawaii for the last 2 weeks for a work trip. She's coming back today! I'll finally have some help!

8:40am: I'm an interior designer for the government, which is NOT at all creative work. For some creative outlets, I do residential design work and make custom curtains on the side, outside of my normal job. I just finished the latest curtain project for one of my co-workers and hand her the curtains.

9:00am: Yay! Amy just got here! I'll give her a few minutes to settle in before asking about her trip. In the meantime I take care of some insurance paperwork.

9:30-10:44am: Amy and I talk about her trip and her now ex-boyfriend. I fill her in on what happened in the office while she was gone. She brought back some very interesting candy from Japan. I have no idea what it is since I can't read Japanese, but I try three pieces.

10:45-11:15 am: I answer questions about drapery pricing.

11:16-11:45 am: Lunch time! I packed leftover soup that Sam made Saturday night. Almost every day I eat lunch with three other interior designers. We talk about our weekends.


11:45-3:04 pm: As I said earlier, I've been very swamped with work, and I came in to work this past Saturday. I look over my notes from the project I'm working on and continue with the project.

3:05-4:00 pm: One of our new interior designers asks me to help train her on drapery projects.

4:00-5:00 pm: Wrap up my projects.

5:00 pm: Time to go home!

5:14 pm: When I pull in the driveway I notice that I have a package. I ordered some consignment clothes online and they've arrived. I'll open the box later.

5:15-5:23 pm: Even though it was raining this morning, it has turned into a very pretty day. Finn is so excited to be playing outside!

5:24 pm: My husband Sam get home and asks me about dinner. One of his co-workers recommended a new restaurant that opened recently. We don't normally go out for dinner (lunch is cheaper), but the prices seem good online. I feed Finn dinner and then we get in the car and drive to dinner.

5:32 pm: Barbecue is not my favorite food, but I'm starving and eat every bite. All this food was only $7.50!

6:10-6:53 pm: We get back home and decide against taking a walk. Since daylight savings time just happened, we aren't sure when the sun will set. I edit photos for an upcoming blog post while watching reality TV.

6:54-7:05 pm: Sam has been painting our closet door in the garage. He finished painting, carries the door upstairs, and I screw in the hinges to the door frame.

7:06-7:19 pm: Time to do laundry. I separate Sam's laundry and leave it for him to fold and put away. I hang and fold my own clothes and then put another load in the dryer.


7:20-7:50 pm: I try on the clothes that arrived by mail today. There was a dress that I was so excited about, but I don't think it looks very good on me. I check with Sam to see if he agrees. He does. I make a pile of clothes to return.

7:51-8:27 pm: I change into my pajamas and walk downstairs. I turn on the tv and grab my laptop to work on my design client project.
8:28-9:25 pm: I watch some reality tv.

9:25 pm: I pack my lunch for the next day and get ready for bed.

10:00 pm: Time for bed!
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