Sunday, 15 July 2018

30 Day Writing Challenge 15/30: My Day

Day 15: Bullet-point your whole day

Well, this should be exciting.

  • 6:45am - First alarm. I hit the snooze button.
  • 6:54am - Second alarm. I snooze it again.
  • 7:03am - Third alarm. I finally decide to get up and go through my usual morning routine. I weigh in (13st 12lb, which isn't great but which is understandable after a meal at Pizza Hut on Friday evening), brush my teeth, take my hair out of the previous evening's space buns to see how curly my hair has become overnight, and try to drink 500ml of water while doing my makeup. Today, I went for winged eyeliner and an old favourite lippy. 
  • 8:00am - Breakfast. Chunky nut granola, lemon curd yoghurt and a sprinkling of mixed seeds, plus a cup of cranberry juice. Delicious. I amuse myself by trying to figure out the secret holiday destination for our family's week away in August. My parents won't give anything away about where we're going, and I probably won't know until we're literally in the airport, waiting to leave.
  • 8:35am - I leave for work which is about a fifteen minute drive away, and while I generally flick between radio stations on the drive until I find something that I want to listen to, I am hooked the moment I turn on BBC Radio 1 and hear Chris Malinchak's 'So Good To Me' playing in their summer mix. Haven't heard that song in years, and it still puts me in such a good mood.
  • 8:50am - I arrive at work, wondering whether or not the day is going to be busy, and also happy to realise that there is a good group of people working with me today.
  • 11:10am - A fifteen-minute break. The morning has been steady, so there's no need for me to make myself a flavoured latte as a pick-me-up. I have half a litre of water and a bag of lightly salted Sun Bites instead.
  • 2:40pm - Lunchtime. It's been fairly busy, so I opt to have a brown bread roll along with my cream of mushroom soup. Lunchtime is always quiet, or at least it is for me because I like to just sit and check social media while I eat (but if someone wants to talk to me, obviously I'll have a conversation), so it's a welcome relief from the bustle of the cafĂ©.
  • 5:00pm - Quitting time. It's been a hot day, so my car is airless and stuffy when I get into it. You'd think I would have learned by now to crack a window, but nah. I just roll the window down, blast the air conditioning, and listen to the radio as I drive home.
  • 5:15pm - I get home just in time to catch the end of the World Cup final. Two goals are scored in the ten minutes that I hover downstairs before running to get changed, and I feel a bit gutted to have missed the whole match.
  • 5:45pm - My family and I eat dinner and watch Wimbledon, which I'm not invested in at all but it makes for some nice background noise. It's a lovely dinner tonight, with plenty of veg (both cold salad veg, and peppers and onions grilled on the BBQ) and a tuna steak marinaded in soy sauce. It's the kind of dinner that makes me really appreciate my mum's efforts with this vegetable-centric diet. She always finds a way to make it tasty and exciting. We might have shared a tub of mango and passionfruit ice cream afterwards, but it's not all bad because...it has fruit in it?
  • 7:15pm - I take a quick drive into town to get fuel for the car, a task which used to fill me with dread. Now it's just kind of mundane.
  • 8:00pm - Time for a quick shower (well, not really quick since I like to take long showers, but don't tell Scottish Water that I'm doing that or they'd probably murder me) and then it's time to sit down and do some writing while my hair dries in a hair turban. Oh wait, my computer's storage disk is full and I'm going to have to spend the best part of an hour trying to clear some space. My least favourite computer-related task.
  • 10:30pm: I finally finish today's blog post, dry my hair, brush my teeth, turn off the fan that has been keeping my room cool, and head to bed.
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