My alarm goes off at 5:45 every morning, and usually I snooze for a bit. This day, I picked up my iPad and read a few blog posts until I drug myself out of bed at 6:15. Andrew made coffee that morning, so at least I had that to help me wake up.
7:00 - 8:00 - My typical drive to work time. On Mondays, I normally have to stop for gas.
8:00 - 9:00 - So happy to have a clean desk upon getting to work. I should really try to spend a few minutes every Friday afternoon cleaning up.
9:00 - 10:00 - Water and breakfast while I work. Today it was granola bar but some days it's a banana or yogurt. I'm not a huge breakfast fan.
10:00 - 11:00 - I had an appointment to check out the event space at a new hotel downtown. It was a beautiful day, so the short walk outside was fantastic.
11:00 - 12:00 - Tour time! The event space in this hotel is set up like an art gallery. There are five of these boombox pieces that exist: one is at the hotel and the other four are owned by Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Adele, and Sting. The rooms in this hotel were beautiful and I made a mental note to staycation there if ever possible.
12:00 - 1:00 - I had hoped to be offered a free lunch at the hotel, but no luck. I normally take my lunch at 12:30, and on this day, I went to Trader Joe's for Super Bowl snacks, wine, and some frozen sides.
1:00 - 2:00 - On the way back to work. Shameless selfie because I was having a great hair day.
2:00 - 3:00 - Desk no longer clean = lots of work getting done. I was reviewing the menus from my hotel visit to see if it fit in the budget for a dinner in December.
3:00 - 4:00 - Still looking at the budget for the December event. Time to break out the cookie butter cookies I grabbed at TJ's. My coworkers loved them. I thought they were good, but probably won't buy them again. If you're really eagle-eyed, you can see I was gchatting.
4:00 - 5:00 - My work day ends at 4:30. The parking lot is two blocks from Toyota Center (where the Houston Rockets play).
5:00 - 6:00 - I go straight home, change clothes, and take Duncan for a walk before we lose what little daylight is left. We're normally out from 5:40 - 6:10.
6:00 - 7:00 - I totally failed here and forgot about my photo an hour. Andrew was home early and he made chicken and veggie tacos, which we ate on paper plates. Dinner was ready as soon as I got back from walking Dunk, but normally we don't eat until closer to 7:00. Instead of that night's dinner, you get a pic of our dinner the night before - chicken marsala, green beans, and rosemary potatoes.
7:00 - 8:00 - Our hang out/watch TV/blog time. I snapped close to 8:00, remembered my photo challenge, and sat up to take a pic with Bauer. He spends most nights laying on the back of the couch so he's close to us, but not too close.
8:00 - 9:00 - I try to do all of our ironing for the week on Sundays, but I tend to be lazy on it and put it off until Monday night. So, I was ironing and watching HGTV.
9:00 - 10:00 - It wasn't until I went to write this post that I see I missed another hour. 9:00 is normally "get ready for the next day" time - shower, feed the pets, load the dishwasher, and stuff like that. 10:00 is our unofficial get in bed and wind down time. We're firmly Team Coco, so we always go to sleep watching him. Lately, once his guests come on, I've been grabbing a book and barely listened to his show. I tend to stay up too late reading, which explains the 30 minute delay between my first alarm and getting out of bed almost every morning.
And that's a typical day in my life...