6:00 AM I woke up an hour early to work on my essay that is due for my personal essay writing class on Wednesday. After showering and reading blogs over a tall glass of water, I re-read what I have already written, cringed and decided it was too early. Cut to me reading about parenting on the NY Times. Now if that's not procrastination, I don't know what is. (Remember, I am not a parent.)
7:00 AM Now I am hungry and needing caffeine Thankfully I have a Fresh Direct stocked fridge and left over fritata! Look at that! The idea for this blog post is born. Eat while browsing XO Jane and following a new funny person on Twitter. (@bridgenoone)
8:00 AM I'm out the door! I took this selfie of myself on the Subway platform before it was overflowing with people and we were told there was a stalled train in the tunnel. Hello Monday are you tyring to get me down? We'll it's not going to work because I'm not sick today! Health is so freeing, I am not even being dramatic here.
9:00AM A bus to different train later, I'm on the last stretch of my commute walking to work. There are dead Christmas trees everywhere. Such is January in New York I guess. "Christmas is over, get the fuck over it," is what New York is saying to me every step I take. I'm only 15 minutes late!
10:00 AM 6 and 7 year old library class. I read these two books aloud: The Elevator Man and 5A and 7B.
11:00 AM 5 and 6 year old library class. I read these two books aloud: Sun Bread and Over and Under The Snow
12:00 PM Lunch hour! The lunch program at our school is free to staff and it is good. On the menu today: Pork chops, sautéed escarole, bulgar wheat pilaf, red beet and goat cheese salad. And I snagged a little bowl of potato salad from the salad bar. Nom, nom nom.
1:00 PM Oh afternoon work time, it's just so much harder to be productive! I'm not going to lie, I spent this hour working on a "Save the Date" card for my sister Emily's wedding! She's getting married July 27th and I'm so, so, so excited about it. Based on her less than savvy internet skills my other sister Rachel and I decided to both submit design ideas (from websites we didn't create them ourselves) and have her choose the best one. I made mine through Wedding Paper Divas.
2:00 PM I got distracted once again because my Downton Abbey Recap was posted to xoJane! I spent the better part of this hour reading and participating in the comments. So much fun.
3:00 PM For my last hour of work I started a new tween book that I've been dying to read. The Boy on Cinnamon Street. Isn't the cover adorbs?
4:00 PM Time to tackle that essay. My plan was to camp out in a coffee shop and write before going home. But two places that I tried were too full and uninviting. I decided to go home to write
5:00 PM Me, my bed, my laptop and my fancy Christmas chocolate for encouragement.
6:00 PM Still at it!
7:00 PM Time to make dinner! We had scallops with spice oil over salad and roasted broccoli. This is what cooking dinner in a tiny NYC kitchen looks like. Luckily, it's Alex's job to clean up :) I try to keep it as neat as I can though!
8:00 PM I decide to check out the Carrie Diaries since I loved the YA novels and LOVED Sex and the City. A friend and I texted our thoughts to each other for the whole episode. Our final verdict? We wished "she was older and less like baby Lindsay Lohan." It was dumb, but we kinda liked it.
9:00 PM More TV! I'm finally watching the season premiere of Girls!
10:00 PM Alex and I hung around the apartment and talked while he cleaned up the kitchen. We laid around for awhile until I was out like a light at 11 PM