My Day, In Great Detail
I thought about writing this post earlier in the day today and writing the details about yesterday. But I was at work. And, for me, work involves confidential information that I really shouldn’t openly share on a blog. So you’re getting my day today. It was the beginning of Thanksgiving break, so it might be slightly boring in parts. Or on the whole. But I leave that for you to decide. I present to you Wednesday, November 25, 2015.
- 6am – I woke up. Not because I was forced to by the alarm on my phone. I woke up because my body is conditioned to wake up at such an ungodly hour thanks to years of working in a school district that begins far too early and is also nearly an hour’s drive away from my home.
- 6:30 – I was still in bed. I had the TV on and I was catching up on the morning news while attempting to drift back to sleep, even though I knew that was a statistical impossibility.
- 7am – I finally gave up on my attempts at closing my eyes and falling asleep again. So I sat up, opened my laptop, and checked my email. Oh, and somewhere in here I gave in to the urge to hit the bathroom. And also brush my teeth. ‘Cause the taste in my mouth upon waking up was pretty horrible.
- 7:15 – I remembered that I decided to procrastinate last night and did not complete my daily notes from the school day yesterday. So I decided to get that done.
- 8am-9:43 – Most of this time was a blur. I know I was awake. But I made a conscious effort to be lazy this morning. It’s the first day of a long Thanksgiving break and I wanted to make the most of it… or, I guess, the least of it. See, I haven’t had an actual day off where I haven’t had anything that I’ve needed to do in a long time. So I wanted to veg out a bit.
- 9:43 – I got an email from the children’s ministry director asking me to make sure this Sunday’s curriculum has been uploaded. So that’s what I did next.
- 10am – I ate a delicious bowl of Frosted Flakes.
- 10am-1:30pm – I binge-watched the last few episodes of Jessica Jones on Netflix. It’s a pretty good show. Not as good as Daredevil was, but better than a lot of stuff on TV these days.
- 1:30 – It was time to shower. I at least needed to wash my hair. It was still standing up from when I woke up 7.5 hours earlier. I was looking a little like Wolverine. Or a lot like a Flock of Seagulls.
- 2:00pm – I left the house. It was really exciting, leaving the house for the
firstonly time today. I went to the grocery store to pick up some supplies to get me through the next few days. I was asked to make mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving dinner. I hope they like instant, ’cause that’s what I got. I thought about getting something from the Redbox while I was out, but then I decided that I’ve got a ton of movies at home I could watch for free.
- 3:00pm – I’m sure I got home at some point before this. But, honestly, I didn’t pay much attention to the time throughout the day today. Most of these times that I’ve already listed are extremely rough estimates. Except for when I got the email from the children’s ministry director. That was time stamped.
- 3:15 – I watched The Black Cauldron. I’d completely forgotten that Netflix sent me this disc months ago and I just never watched it. I’d seen it before. But it had been years. I was curious about the story and why Princess Eilonwy isn’t considered a part of Disney’s princess line-up. Anyway, this is not a kids movie, which probably answers my question right there. Oh, and I ate a very late lunch while I watched the movie.
- 5:00pm – I rearranged my DVD collection. Believe it or not, I’ve allowed my DVDs to sit on the shelves in my closet in an unorganized state ever since I moved into my new home. Even though I claimed that DVD alphabetization is about the one thing I’m OCD about. I feel better about it now.
- 6:30 – Did a little light reading.
- 8:30 – Finally decided to get this blog post done. I’m writing this while watching X-Files reruns on Netflix. It’s 9:00 now. I can’t believe it’s taken me half an hour to try and piece together everything I’ve done today. I think it was more difficult simply because I hardly did anything.
Tomorrow’s Thanksgiving… maybe it’ll be a little more exciting. You can never tell when family get-togethers are involved. I might bring up the topic of Syrian refugees and see where that leads everyone during dinner conversation. Could be fun.