It has been a month since I left my job and I must say, the problems I once thought were problems no where compare to what I have to deal with on a daily basis.
Every morning I wake up and the first thing I contemplate is whether or not I plan to change out of my sweat pants. If I want to leave the house I will need to change but that will involve me having to look presentable and actually getting in the car and driving, so no. Then again, it might be good to change just so I am not wearing the same thing for days in a row. Changing also means laundry. If I don’t change then I will have less laundry to do, but why do I care the laundry is going to be the most climactic part of my day!
The TV automatically goes on so I can see what is happening in the world and catch up on the latest news. Lately, Horatio has been really tough on his team but they have been able to finally arrest a gang they have been chasing for months. Olivia and Stabler are catching pedophiles as if they were falling from the sky. Let’s not forget Hotchner and his team of profilers. They are on to a serial killer in Minnesota and just released a composite sketch. I swear I saw this guy at the grocery store yesterday.
My eyes tend to start hurting after a couple hours. Probably from the TV screen and the laptop and the cell phone. By this time I consider getting up and doing other things but am afraid of the silence so I just relocate the screens so they are visible while I get some work done around the house. This way I can at least listen to the TV while I do the dishes. Then again, it is awfully loud when you are doing the dishes so it makes it difficult to hear. So I find myself unloading and loading the dishes as carefully and quietly as possible. I don’t turn the water on until it gets to the dull parts and I try my best to keep the clinking to a minimum. That is the most frustrating thing let me tell you! It generally takes me quite a bit longer but it is a worthy sacrifice.
I thought my desk chair was the most uncomfortable thing in the world, but my couch is much worse. The cushions sink low and the backs are not very stable and tend to move around. There is no convenient way to sit so that I can reach my laptop on the table in front of me without putting too much stress on my back. My only option is to put the laptop in my lap- go figure! Of course, when I do this the charger gets knocked by my knee or the blanket and falls out! Thanks Steve Jobs for thinking a tiny magnet was the best way to keep my charger connected-didn’t think that one through.
On the days that it is nice outside I consider taking the dog for a walk or going for a run but then that would entail a change of clothing so it is out of the question.
I thought my co-workers and clients were bores but when it comes down to it, no one can beat my cat! He just stares at me with this look of confusion immediately followed by a pounce and a scratch to the face. He is not the best to have deep conversations with. Naturally, I text my boyfriend all day so I can share my thoughts with him. Since he is working, his responses are few and far between so I resort to the dog. She is a great listener and never argues!
The highlight of my day is undoubtedly dinner and not just because I skipped breakfast and lunch, but because it is my creative outlet! I pick a recipe and pull out the ingredients and start experimenting. The challenge here is to time the finished product with the time the boyfriend arrives home so it is ready when he walks in. After all he has been working all day and if he comes home and I haven’t cooked anything the first thought in his head will probably be “What did she do all day?” Dinner on time is the only way I can get away with the half done laundry and dishes.
When we finally sit down for dinner, all I want to do is hear about his day. After all, he has been ignoring me all day so now is the time to share. “How was your day?” “Were people nice to you?” “What did you eat?” “Tell me everything!” Usually he is exhausted and the only thing he wants to do is not talk. So we end up turning Netflix on and enjoy each others company in silence.
Before you know it he is ready for bed and I am just getting my day started! I finally finished my posts for the day and now it is time to start folding the laundry, while I catch up on the news of course. I usually concede and we head to bed with Netflix in hand. Our nightly lullaby is It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. A few good laughs as we drift off to sleep and wrap up the day. My final thought being “thank God I didn’t change out of my sweatpants!”
Can’t wait to see what tomorrow holds!