I’m so thankful for the blogging groups I’ve joined this year – they’ve been so supportive while I’ve been offline, and give much needed motivation to get posting again. I love Sarah’s posts – she is truly an inspiration.
This week’s theme was ” A Day in the Life Of”. At first, I wasn’t sure about participating, because my days consist of work and that is it. But, documenting it over the course of the day – I realized I do a lot more than I thought! Here we go (be ready for a LOT of pictures!):
6:49 a.m. – Time to get up. My alarm is actually set for 5 something, but that hasn’t happened for a while!
Between the time I get up, and the time we leave in the mornings, I manage to get more done then when I get home from work! Morning ritual: let the dog out, take my meds, meditate/read, set up some Cookshack FB posts for the day, check in on my 100×100 gals, get ready for work, and eat breakfast. Today was no different except I forgot where I was when I woke up.
Of course, one does not know they forgot to disarm the alarm until they are half way across the house and open the back door! I freak, the dog freaks, the baby freaks (and cries at times – did I mention she is very serious about sleep?). It’s almost comedic to watch – but only if it were happening to someone else. But the morning canvas immediately soothes any post traumatic stress caused by the shrill of the alarm:
I spend a little time in my fading summer garden (it’s a little dark, sorry) and with the dog – who is less than excited about having her picture taken:
Back inside for breakfast, devotional, primp for work and get out the door (and to work in a timely fashion (all this between 6:49 and 8 a.m.):
Once to work, my calendar goes from nothing…..to something…
I realized that weeks I’m on call (which means I work a bit later and have to be available until 9 p.m.) that I’ve got to make time to exercise. So, instead of sitting at my desk during lunch – I have started going to the rec center (the gym on campus – which is conveniently located across the road from my office building). Today was great because I got to watch the Rangers and Wipe Out (one of my favorite shows), but not so great because I forgot my socks and my headphones. I did manage to cycle 4 miles, so that made me really happy!
The rest of my day consists of consulting, editing, and a whole bunch of stuff that you probably don’t want to hear about – LOL.
My daughter goes to school at the University I work for, so we commute together. She worked until 5 (she is the student athletic trainer for the Track and Field team). We had BIG plans for the night, which included eating out (which I hate to do and I did it twice on Thursday).
Fast forward to 7 p.m. and we are at the University’s Distinguished Lecture Series to hear Rainn Wilson (The Office actor and co-creator of SoulPancake). All I can say is, WOW (this is my daughter’s view – I was actually sitting down on the floor)!
I won’t go into too much detail because I’ll be writing a separate post about it, but it was AWESOME to see so many young adults excited that their lives don’t have to be mundane and boring and that each one of them, including the accountants, are creative and called to service and a larger destiny than they realize.
After standing in line for over an hour (I was literally the ONLY “adult”), we were able to meet him – you know me, I walked up, extended my hand, and introduced myself to him like he should know who I was! He actually signed my book with a ?! in it. My daughter asked (after seeing her XO), ” just what did you say to him?” Oh well, one day, he’ll be asking for me to sign MY book and I’ll remind him that I was the “old lady” in line with all the college students at that school with the funny hand gesture (get your mind out of the gutter, I was talking about the TALON /claw). Did I mention they cut the line off two people behind us?
What I didn’t get a picture of was the fact that when we walked out it was RAINING! Yes, raining! Rained all night. Actually, as I sit here writing this, it is still raining! Thank you God.
My goal has been to be in bed by 10 p.m. – I slid in at 9:59. Nothing like living life on the edge! So, that was a day here at Life on the Horizon!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and a special thanks to Sarah for letting me play along (and for her continued inspiration and support!). Be sure to check out the other posts over at How My World Runs!