So I get this request from time to time. What is a normal day like in my life. Not a weekend day, but a weekday one. Well here goes:
1.30 or 3.30’ish am Bonus wakes me up and wants to go outside if he’s at home. I don’t want to let him out at night so I end up with him walking all over me or with him cuddling next to me. Usually not the best sleep. (Currently he’s not at home as he went wandering off again on Saturday so while I’m worrying about him during the day at least I get to sleep at night…)
5 am My alarm goes off.
5.30 am I’ve snoozed for too long and get up to feed the cat (s) and hit the shower.
6 am I have breakfast, oatmeal with cinnamon and milk (that’s it above). Wille gets up later and I’ve prepped his tray the night before. I ‘m fully aware that he can do it all himself but I like to do this for him so when he wakes up he eats a proper breakfast.
6.15 am Get dressed.
6.30 am Leave for work. Ride my bike to the subway station and then go on the subway for about 35 minutes.
7.15 am arrive at work. This varies a little bit between 7-7.30 am depending on how long the snoozing went on.
7.30 am Have tea and a sandwich I brought with me. Read e-mails, intranet messages, check our company Facebook and company website and read blogs. I work with social media nowadays so I spend a lot of time online. I also read my personal e-mail and check and answer blog comments. In case you’re wondering, I don’t have a problem doing these personal things during my work hours because I never ever take the daily coffee break most of my coworkers do in the afternoons. Oh, and to clarify, Facebook, I only do it for work, so if you’ve tried to contact me through there I’m afraid I’ve ignored it. Facebook is great but for me personally, blogging is enough. After doing the daily checking in to see everything is running smoothly, I continue working.
11.30 am Take 45 minute lunch break. I either stay at my desk eating some yoghurt and catch up on blogs or go to the nearby shopping center and run some errands (library, DIY store etc).
12.15 pm Continue working which involves planning what goes on Facebook and our website, different marketing campaigns etc.
4 pm Go home on the subway.
4.45 pm Do some grocery shopping before hopping on my bike for the five minute ride home.
5.15 I’m home, feed Mini and Bonus (or just Mini…) and start making dinner.
6 pm Have dinner with Willle while watching TV (I know we’re bad…).
6.30 pm Depending on how much homework Wille has we’ll either move to the Galaxy chairs and continue watching TV or Wille goes upstairs and I start clearing the kitchen.
7.30 pm I do some project or other such as a coat of paint, a bit of sewing or simply some house cleaning or organizing. Blogging usually takes place on Sundays but if I didn’t get all the weeks posts done this is when I catch up. If Wille needs help with school work I do that.
9 pm I check with Wille if he wants to watch one of the shows we’ve “taped”. Usually if he’s not swamped we watch CSI New York, House or NCIS,
10 pm Start saying I need to go to bed.
11 pm Hopefully in bed by now after tidying up a little bit, prepping breakfast, emptying the dish washer and stuff like that. Try to read a little or do a word on Wordfeud but I’m usually too tired.
That’s a normal day in my life.
Ps. Happy Halloween!