Friday, July 31, 2009

Bye Bye Summer Hours

Today was the last day of summer, I'm really not sad. Believe me, I LOVE getting off at noon on Friday, but in all honesty, after a few weeks of it....I've had enough.

See, I work for a school district, which means our salaries are paid by tax dollars. So where most people just get off early on Friday, we have to work those extra hours during the week in order to leave early on Friday. I normally start at 7:30 a.m. and it takes me 45 minutes to get to work. For summer hours, I start at 7:00 a.m. meaning I have to leave my house at 6:15 a.m.

First thing I do as I am waking up is to check my 3 e-mails, my blog, my 2 etsy shops and pop in to say Good Morning on Facebook. Then I have to walk the dog one mile. Next, I have to get cleaned up, dressed, make up on and hair done. After that I need to make a healthy lunch and pack up lots of healthy little snacks since I am one of those people that have to be eating every hour or so. Then I can go to work. As you can see, if I get up at 5:00 a.m. and even spend an extra minute on anything....I won't be there by 7:00 a.m.

Did I happen to mention that I don't like to rush? I like calm and peaceful starts to my day. I like music playing as I waltz through my morning routine.

I actually have a plan in place for next week. I AM going to pack up as much of my lunch as I can the night before. I am NOT going to turn the computer on in the morning unless everything else is done. I AM going to work out instead. HAHAHA!! Wish me luck!

Are your mornings calm and peaceful? Just curious.


Cris Siqueira said...

your summers hours are ending and mine soon will begin!!

have a happy weekend!!

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

I love my mornings, very peaceful. I'm the first one up just as it is getting light. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the morning!

Angela said...

I am always late to work because of my computer. It only takes me 5 minutes to get to work but I am always 2 or 3 minutes late.

It seems like you just started summer hours. Now, if we can just make it through August.

Lanyardlady said...

My summer hours are my year-round hours. Up before dawn thanks to the four-legged alarm clock and out the door by 7:45. Usually a fairly peaceful routine. Congrats on making the FP!

Kathy said...

I am such a morning person, but I really want to start working out and if I don't do it in the morning....I won't be doing it at all.

Thanks Cherin. I didn't even know until I went on Craft Cult. :)

Beth Anderson said...

my mornings are very calm right now but I'm yearning for that old hectic!
(beautiful picture)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Jeez girl, you put in a full days work before you even GET to work!

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