07.22.04 A Day In The Life Of The Permanently Vacationing...
8:00 a.m. Groan as the dude's alarm clock goes off. Contemplate getting up too and going for a run. Decide to follow significant other's lead and role over in hopes of gaining a few more moments of sleep.
8:15 a.m. Concede to the new day and pick up latest bedside reading material. Read one article or one chapter while remaining in bed.
8:30 a.m. Sigh with contentment. Get of bed. Yawn. Stretch. Take long hot shower.
8:50 a.m. Make way upstairs to kiss the dude goodbye.
9:00 a.m. Make tea, then slide in front of computer to check e-mail and status of planet.
9:30 a.m. Eat some brekkie.
10:00 a.m. Contemplate what to do with the rest of my day. Laundry? Groceries? Yoga? Shopping? Decide on three out of four.
10:15 a.m. Throw in load of laundry. Pick up book to kill time before noon hours yoga/pilates class.
11:40 a.m. Head to Yoga.
1:00 p.m. Thank body for allowing me to perform my practice etc.. etc.. Head home, stopping along the way to pick up some fresh fruit/veg...
1:30 p.m. Make and subsequently eat lunch. Switch laundry.
2:00 p.m. Check e-mail again. (Truthfully, e-mail (and HR!) is checked every time I walk by my desk.) Half-heartedly surf for a new job. Send off a resume or two.
2:30 p.m. Make some phone calls. Wish friends weren't working so that we could hang out and cause trouble.
3:00 p.m. Tick items off to-do list. Attempt to create order out of the chaos. (It's amazing how much mess you can drum up being at home all day.)
4:00 p.m. Find out who's on Oprah. If it's a celebrity, life lesson or makeover episode, tune in. Ignore nagging notions that I might be turning into a suburban housewife. Pray the dude doesn't uncover growing Harpo obsessions. Flip to MuchMusic during commercials.
5:00 p.m. Read some more. Maybe take a nap or make lists of albums to buy, movies to rent... Wonder why I have not yet written a novel or at least a post to elanamatic?
6:30 p.m. Phone call from the dude. He'll be home soon. Consider making something for dinner. Realize there's no point, he'll be home way later then intended. Resign to eating out when he gets home.
7:00 p.m. Continue waiting for the dude to arrive. Feeling lazy and unproductive. Start to beat self up for not having a 'real job.' Decide to try to do more freelance work next week. Add items to ever growing To Do list.
7:30 p.m. Go for hot spicy tofu soup at nearby Korean restaurant. Delish.
9:00 p.m. Watch TV. Hope that there is some kind of Law & Order episode on. Anticipate The Daily Show. Snuggle.