First, I've had more than one email if my electric bill was one complete cycle, to answers those and Bev: I believe so. The bill states that billing started April 2 and the meter reading was April 25. 23 days, I think that's an entire cycle. I will let you all know next month - even though that bill should just be lower because it's just me in our apartment now. We'll see.
Secondly, at the beginning of every school year you could most definitely find a down to the minute routine written by me for me. I'd find comfort in mapping out my daily routine. I wouldn’t say that I’m an anal, but I’m very precise when it comes to my daily routine.
6:00 – 6:15am: Wake up, change into running gear, make up the bed, lay out day’s outfit on the bed, run.
6:45 – 7:00am: Check mail, pack up my work bags and grab CD.
7:00am: Watch Today Show and make lunch (This is the only task I do while watching TV)
7:15am: Shower, dress, make-up, hair and accessorize
7:40am: Double check I have everything for the day and leave for work.
8:00am: Work. I typically aim to get to work before eight. I like the peace and quiet at the office before everyone storms in with meetings, notes, follow ups, etc. There is something to be said about being the first to arrive in your department.
12:00ish: Lunch. I eat at my desk most days. I’m trying really hard not to eat as much fast food as I have before. One of Cowboy’s goals when he comes back is to eat healthier. I figure if I start now, it won’t be so cold turkey when he returns. I also eat alone…I don’t know what it is about my office, but it’s pretty much unwritten rule that nobody leaves their cubicle. Ever. Except for meetings. I rarely see anyone leave the building for lunch together, unless they are doing so behind my back. Oh?
4:30 – 5:00pm: Leave work (if it’s not a day where I’ve already sneaked out)
5:15ish: I either stop at a grocery store or Target for essentials needed or go straight home. If I go straight home, I look to see what to cook for the night.
5:30pm: Depending on what’s happening for dinner and how long it takes, I usually use this time to change clothes, put my cell phone on charge (only if needed), call a friend, etc.
5:45pm: Eat. Yes. I must be old. I like to eat an early dinner. Oprah once said if you eat before 7pm, it makes the world of difference for weight maintenance. I believe she is right. Since I’m a dessert gal, I eat my dinner early and then can get a dessert in before seven.
6:00pm: This is where it can get off routine: I either plant my butt down for some serious couch potato-ness which includes watching TV, starting with the syndicated repeats of King of Queens and then leading into whatever is on TV that night. Or I read a book or magazine until a must see TV show comes on. Or I dive right into a project.
9:00pm: Wash my face; change into PJs, climb into bed. I do the rest of my TV viewing from bed between nine and whenever I want to go to bed.
11:00pm – 12:00am: Bedtime is usually somewhere between. Goodnight.
CD Project: Oh Lordy I promise y’all my entire collection is not made up of singles. It just so happened that most of them ended up together in my library. Fiona Apple’s Criminal.
Reason I bought the CD: Criminal. And I must have been into buying CD singles.
Favorite track: There are 2 different songs on the CD: Criminal and a live version of Sleep to Dream. I remember that I had no idea what Sleep to Dream was and now (and then) I like it more than Criminal.