Thursday, June 12, 2008

Things Are Coming Together

I have to tell you - I'm really liking this new schedule that I'm on.

With Sarah being on days and the canine presence that lives in our room waking up somewhere around 5:30 every day, I generally start my day at around 6:30.

Coffee in one hand, Cool Hand Luke in the other, we walk Sarah to work and head home to truly begin our day. Just like Sarah, we too are still asleep as we walk to the hospital.

From here, things generally fall into a set routine:

  • Crossword in the London Free Press
  • Upstairs to the Office
  • Check both my Hotmail Accounts and my Gmail account
  • Read Bugs & Cranks
  • Change my Fantasy Baseball Lineups
  • Check Facebook
  • Read ESPN and SI
  • Check in here to see if anyone commented
  • Quick re-check of Hotmail, Facebook and Gmail
  • Sporadically check a couple other sites found in my list
  • Write for whoever I have to write for that day
All that is usually done before 10 AM, which is just about time to take Luke for his second pee break of the day and when I need to reheat the coffee to get my fix.

By the time noon rolls around, I've generally got everything that I need to have done for the day crossed off the old list and have some time to kick back, watch TV, wrestle with the dog and relax before shipping out to work.

And even work fits into things pretty well.

Gone are the seven and eight hour days of sheer boredom at Blockbuster. In their place are quick 4-5 hour shifts making people laugh and hanging out at Montana's and I have yet to start a shift before 4:30 in the afternoon...

I'm averaging about $10/hour in tips per shift, which really isn't that bad and the violent tendencies that highlighted my time at Blockbuster have subsided. I still get a little pissy from time to time, but it wouldn't be me if I didn't.

Once I'm through the door, it's shower, eat something quick, watch a little TV, do a quicker version of the morning computer routine and battle it out with Luke about getting into his pen to go to bed for the night.

I'm getting seven hours of sleep a night, writing more than I ever have before, enjoy my job and am making extra money on top of my pay cheque.

Life... she's good!

1 comment:

Newt said...

Glad to hear that the new routine is working out for you. Us Schleps working 16-20 hour days need to take note and pay better attention to what makes people happy in life.