I have never done a “day in the life” post before, but always enjoy reading them.. so here goes!
6:30 – Alarm goes off, hit snooze
6:40- Alarm goes off again, make grumpy noises, get out of bed.
6:41-6:50 – Brush teeth, wash face (say yes to cucumbers face cloth)
6:51 – Buddy has followed me into the bathroom, I head downstairs with him and let him out into the backyard.
6:53 – Realize the dry dog food container is empty. Crap! Grab it and head downstairs to the basement and fill it up. Buddy follows me down and grabs a few nibbles from the top (apparently fresh dog food is the best kind). Put about a half cup of the dry food (Blue Buffalo) in his bowl and bring it up with me and let him eat on the landing for the stairs.
6:55 – Head back upstairs and change quickly. I got a new ThredUp order in recently so I throw on a new shirt that I really like and a pair of black pants. Put on deodorant and earrings and head back downstairs.
7:00 – Start throwing together a few snacks for the day. Rinse off a bunch of grapes and throw a greek yogurt into my lunch bag. I decide I am going to run out and get a salad for lunch.
7:05-7:15 – I showered the night before and blew out my hair, but it looks a little blah. I blow out a few sections with a round brush to freshen it up and put on a little makeup (mascara, pressed powder in the t-zone and a little bronzer for the cheeks). Buddy followed me into the bathroom.
7:15-7:20 – Let bud out again to chase birds and make my coffee. We have a keurig and I have been loving my reusable kcup with green mountain french vanilla coffee. Mmm.
7:20 – running late. boo. run back upstairs and grab a pair of socks (its a weird fall day where the high is close to 70 but my feet get cold at my desk, so I want emergency socks for cold feet) give bud a few kisses and then drop my keys. loudly! I hope I didn’t wake Chris up.
7:38-8:20 – arrive at work. start my computer and check emails for a little while. I have a video meeting at 9am so I print anything that I may need for that while drinking my coffee. Also, someone brought in munchkins… so I have 3.
8:20-8:50 – keep up with emails and check my library stats (I do this every morning to see how we are doing for the month). For the month of October we have had 1,802 physical items (books, DVDs, etc.) go out. Not bad! A little lower than last year but I am happy with it. I also check streaming video stats and see that teachers are already using it this morning (more good news!). I always check streaming to make sure that it is working properly. We have two outside vendors that supply the videos and sometimes the websites go down.
9-10:15 – head to the other side of the building for my video conference. I regret not eating my yogurt before the meeting! I thankfully brought my grapes with me. My meeting is with other librarians in NYS. As a group we work together to get group pricing on educational DVDs. We talk about things that are new in our area and discuss any older projects we may want to renew. We assign different vendors to everyone attending the meeting to work with for the school year. Our next meeting is in the a few weeks in Syracuse and I need to decide if I want to drive out for it or attend it via video again… hmm.
10:15 – Greek yogurt and cereal time!
10:15-11:45 – Look into a professional development streaming company and contact for information. Contact a a company discussed during the meeting about a DVD group buy that we are interested in previewing. Answer teacher emails and trouble shoot a few catalog issues.
11:50-12:00 – head outside for a quick walk around the building. It’s a nicer than usual day so I wanted to make sure to get outside for a little bit.
12:00-12:45 – head to subway and get a chopped salad. I don’t know what it is about these, but I always really like them. I bring my salad back to work and eat it with a few coworkers. I had jalapenos in my salad and good lord was it spicy! my mouth was burning for a long time! (ate so fast I didn’t remember to take a picture).
12:45-1 – back at my desk I work on updating the budget app that Chris and I share (YNAB). We started using it before we moved last year and have been pretty good about tracking out spending with it. I am thinking of having him write a blog post about it, would you guys be interested?
1-1:45 – spent the majority of the time working on replying to emails, tracking streaming usage (lots of Halloween videos being used today!) and researching new vendors we may work with. I also check on a book order I placed about a week ago.
2- get up, refill water bottle and stretch legs by doing a lap around the building.
2:10 – 3:10 – continue working on a few different projects. call my grandparents and leave them a message thanking them for my AAA membership renewal (the best). grab a slice of lemon blueberry cake that my coworker brought in yesterday for my birthday. so so good! the perfect afternoon pick-me-up before heading home.
3:10- leave work
3:30 – arrive home, let pooches out. upload picture of cooper to instagram because he’s just so darn cute.
3:40 – 4:30 – take buddy on a mile walk, and play a few fetch with his favorite new frisbee. The glove was not because it was cold, it is more to avoid dog slobber.
4:35 – feed the pups, take everyone out again.
4:45 – throw together a quick snack plate because I am getting pretty hungry. eat it on the couch while playing around on my phone.
5 – run upstairs and change into comfy clothes, realize laundry needs to be done so I grab the basket and bring it down with me.
5:15 – put in load of laundry, survey fridge and see that Chris didn’t bring the leftover roasted chicken to work. Huzzah!
5:30 – cup up a small butternut squash and roast it with a little olive oil and balsamic to go along with my chicken.
6 – relax on couch with pups and catch up on some TV that I have missed in the past few weeks (new girl, A to Z, bones)
6:15 – take squash out of the oven, move laundry, head back to couch.
6:15- 7 – continue tv binge
7 – eat dinner! it may not be the prettiest meal, but it certainly hit the spot!
8-9 take dogs out, finish watching tv on the couch and then head up to bed so I can put on an episode of Arrow before falling asleep
10:30 – most definitely asleep.
12am – Chris gets home from work and we talk about things that I can’t remember (this happens all the time). I remember getting out of bed because I am REALLY hot because I fell asleep with my hair down. I find a hair-tie and put my hair in bun on top of my head and go back to sleep.