Fun Monday is being hosted by Grace, who wants to know:
Your Day: please describe to us your typical weekday, from when you wake up until when you go to bed, what do you do to get you up and going, how do you wind down in the evening and what happens in your life in between those times.
When at all possible, I aim for a slow ramp up in my day. During the week, it usually goes like this:
6:30-7am Wake up, start coffee (if hubby is home) or have a cup left by hubby
7am-7:30 Wake boy, feed boy, read newspaper
7:30-8am Shower, get dressed. If I'm really slow that morning, I'll take the kid to school, then come back home for this part.
8:10am Take boy to school. I will then drive on to work. I usually give my mom a call during the drive to see how things are.
9am Arrive at work, get second cup of coffee, check mailbox, rewind whatever it is I taped the night before (Desperate Housewives, V, Grey's Anatomy).
9:30 Get down to business: Checking record schedules from the night before, checking email, PBS intraweb page, schedule any refeeds needed.
10:30 Upstairs again for walkabout the offices. Visit Jennifer, Kelly, Erica - get the lay of the land that day. If there's any voiceover word to be done, this is usually around the time I do it.
11am LUNCH!!! Usually eaten at my desk while watching previous night's TV and doing some work-related task.
11:45 Back to work. Lots of different things get done on any given day. There are daily program logs and record schedules, programs to find, programs to dub and send ot other people, sometimes editing, sometimes timings, entering program schedules for two different stations, finding and modifying promotional material (or occasionally creating my own). There are meetings rarely, and reports often - there is plenty to keep me busy!
2pm If this is a day I have to pick up the boy from school, this is when I leave. If it's one of those days, you can bump everything up to where I get to work at 6:30am, but usually my husband goes to pick him up and I stay at work.
5:30-7pm Depending on how the day has gone, what monkeywrenches have been thrown into the works, how many hours I need to put in to make it to 40, I leave work. I'm very lucky to have fairly flexible hours. I have worked as late as 11pm. Since i'm self directed (except for those monkey wrenches), I can pretty much determine how much and what gets done every day.
5:30-8pm Get home. I'm lucky that my husband does most of the cooking. He's so much better at it than I am and he actually enjoys it, which I don't, if I have to do it everyday. Lovely meal, some family visiting. We might play a video game together or go for a walk with the dogs. Once in a great while, we'll watch TV together, but that is pretty rare. We don't actually watch much TV.
8pm Kick the boy off the computer and send him to bed. He can shower, brush teeth or read until 9pm when lights go out. I spend a little computer time, then I go to bed too. Usually around 9-10pm. Darling Man is usually in bed by 8:30, but he gets up really early for work.
Early bed, early-ish rise. I believe in sleeping as much as you can - I get between 8 and 10 hours a night. But I am also the night watchman. I wake up at every noise, let dogs out when needed (and back in), comfort boy with nightmares or coughs, go downstairs and reset the weather alarm when it goes off (last night about 11pm, unexpectedly), make sure the gerbil doesn't get eaten...
It's a very busy day almost every day. And then there are weekends...