Friday, May 15, 2009

The Day to Day…


I’ve been doing the second job thing for almost 2 years now and I almost forget what my life was like before … The last time I wasn’t working 2 jobs was shortly after I recovered from being sick and had all those medical bills… It seems so far away now, but is always that boogeyman lurking in my closet…

I was telling someone the other day, I work so bloody much that I really don’t have time to date, or go out and when I do have a bit of time, I always over commit myself..I try to do everything, all the time, with everyone..spread myself too thin and then get sick with something or become so exhausted that I can’t see straight.



Every work day I usually get up between 6:15a and 7a. I‘ve noticed that I always wake up on the right side of the bed, and am always facing the window. (Odd?) I leave the curtains open just enough to see the sun rising over the trees. I pet the cat and hit the floor to do 15 push ups. I shower, brush my teeth, do my hair, dress, apply my make up, grab my phone and head downstairs with Gabriel at my heels. I make Gabs breakfast, and grab all the things I need to take with me for the day. I head downstairs; put on my shoes, coat, grab keys, my purse then head out to work. I usually get a call from P letting me know to stay safe and be careful…AND no phone calls or texting on the road..



I make the 35 min drive into work…grab my coffee, check e-mail, Conference Services inbox, Ads inbox, check my calendar for the day, blah, blah.. 11am is the gym, doing a body building class of some kind ..
Mondays- Arms
Tuesday- Total Body
Weds- Legs
Thursday- Cardio
Friday- Total Body
Sat-Cardio (at home)
and rest on Sundays.
from 3:30p to 5p I hit the gym again to run 3 miles, lift, shower, and dress, done! I call P to let him know I’m leaving work. I drive down to the train station and take the train to the airport. I make any calls to friends, arrangements, plans, meetings, etc on the train ride to the Lindbergh, go up the escalators, through security and hit a restaurant for a quick salad or soup before I punch in at my store around 6p.

I stand around selling outdoor gear for a good 3 hrs, before I lock up the store and punch out at 9:15p. I make the 9:24p train back to the train station and to my car for the 35 min drive back home. Once home I check e-mail, IM friends, check work schedule and day planner for the next two days. I head up to bed around 11-12:30p and call P to give him a run down on things I’ve been up to all day and to see how he’s doing. He usually yells at me for staying up so late.


On my usual Friday eves and Saturdays off…
Fridays- I get up at 7:30a and get on my computer to work from home, lock myself in my office, check e-mail, Conference Services inbox, Ads inbox the weekends, make myself a pot of coffee. In between e-mails I work out (my equipment is in my office). Sign off around 5-5:30p and take a bit of a nap…I usually have something in the works; working, a date, movie, a show, dinner, a family thing…I get up around 6:30p or 7p and get myself together.



Saturdays-I get up around 10a, pet the cat and hit the floor for 10 push ups, put on my gear and go for a 3 mile run outside, jump rope for 10mins to cool down, take a shower and get dressed for the day. I go downstairs and feed Gabriel, turn on the computer to check e-mail, update blog, before settling on a movie to watch. Watch 2-3 movies, clean the house, run errands, take shower and get ready to go out; usually a date, dinner, a show, movie, family thing.



Sundays- Get up at 10a, hit the floor for 10 push ups, go for a 3 mile run outside (if I’ve had to skip a day), take a shower and dress for work. I leave at 12p for work. I drive down to the train station and take the train to the airport. I make any calls to friends, arrangements, etc on the train ride to the Lindbergh, go up the escalators, through security and hit Caribou for a coffee before I punch in at my store around 1p. I spend 8 hours selling before I lock up the store and punch out at 9:15p. I hit the 9:24p train back to the train station and to my car for the 35 min drive back home. Once home I check e-mail, work schedule and day planner for the next week. I head up to bed around 11-12:30p and call P to give him a run down on things I’ve been up to all day and to see how he’s doing. He usually texts me to go to bed or calls me to tell me to go to bed. I’ve been working on trying to get more than 5 hrs of sleep a night…

Lunch and dinner is always at the Electronics Company or at the airport, when time allows. I usually don’t get any sort of break M-Th when I work. When I say my frig is closed down, yes that’s exactly what it means, I have it on cool for water, and tea but that’s all I really have in it, and did I mention that I can’t make a thing? Yeah..



Every night and during most days there’s some sort of conversation between P and I or Kelly and I. Most often than not it’s when I’m in bed and P’s puttering on some one’s computer in his office or on train rides is when I usually talk to Kelly even though I just saw her at work.

Recent topics of conversation between us:

P and I: How I hate dating, how he hates flaky people, new music he’s discovered, new music he’s written and demoed, our friends and what they are doing, his job, my two jobs, him begging me to slow down, him yelling at me to get more rest, working out, movies I’ve seen, the Target house, my new camera, my debt plan and quite a bit of teasing and laughing in between.

Kel and I: Up and coming Hairball shows, Horseback riding, work, work and more work, shoes (sqwee!), Kel’s butt, working out, her new house, slip and sliding with the kids, her folks, this weekend, and plans for the summer..there’s usually an “Oh my God” and laughing followed by a loud snort somewhere in the conversation.
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