6:50 Get up slightly earlier than usual in hopes of getting to work by 9 for once because I have meetings all day starting at 9:30.
7:00 – 7:30 Walk exceedingly cute dog.
7:30 – 7:40 Check blood sugar (108, not too shabby) get snacks ready to take to work.
7:45 Get in shower.
8:00-ish Brush my teeth, get dressed (in skirt that hasn’t fit me in years!), gather my stuff together and get on the road
8:45 45 minutes and I’ve gone eight miles. Damn traffic.
8:55 Give up on getting to eat oatmeal at my desk and start on baggie of Puffins cereal I was bringing for a snack later.
9:02 Traffic finally starts moving at a decent pace.
9:22 Arrive at the office, no doubt making a great impression on the president of the company who is getting on the elevator to go to the 9:30 meeting as I get off the elevator to go by my office first. Damn traffic.
9:30-11:30 Meeting number one goes fine
11:30-12:45 Meeting number two, not so successful. We’ll see. We’re supposed to have lunch, but it doesn’t happen. Now I have no lunch.
12:45-1:00 Read through emails at my desk.
1:00-1:15 Stand in line at Chipotle for salad. I think the Chipotle line would move a lot faster if they ever opened up the second register.
1:20-1:40 Eat Chipotle salad at my desk. I didn’t get the dressing or the sour cream, but they put so much guacamole on this thing that I may well be eating an entire avocado. I sure hope this is raising my good cholesterol.
1:40-2:00 Talk to co-workers, get stuff ready for 2:00 meeting (number three)
2:00-3:30 Meeting number three goes very well, but we don’t get to cover everything we need to discuss. Make plans for meeting three, part 2 later this week.
3:30-3:45 Show up half an hour late for party celebrating a guy who just got promoted to Vice President. Arrive just in time for cake, which I can’t eat. Chat with co-workers, but don’t get the chance to actually congratulate new VP.
3:47 Arrive back at desk to start doing my work for the day.
3:50 Dammit! I missed a call from my brother who is just back from his three week trip to China.
4:00 Oh, maybe that’s Tim calling back now.
4:00:15 Dammit! Nope, not Tim. It’s a copywriter who is going to trap me on the phone and try to a) get me to commit to things I can’t commit to doing and b) pitch me on ideas.
4:15 Free from phone call. Must write copy of my own.
4:30 Take phone call from co-worker. Guess what? Another meeting goes on the books.
4:35-6:00 Work away. Finish copy. Discuss tests for tomorrow. Schedule yet another meeting.
6:00 John calls with story about how Best Buy called, and there’s a problem with my laptop. It seems it went on a rampage at their repair facility, injuring several people before bursting into flames and taking out half a warehouse. No, actually, it has finally been repaired and is ready for pickup! Yay!
6:30-7:15 Go to gym. Put in a solid 45 minutes on the elliptical machine. Try not to compare myself to the tiny, perfectly fit girl who comes in and does what looks like the hardest elliptical machine workout ever. Remind myself of all of the progress I’ve made. Also, if I tried to do that program, I’d keel over and fall off the elliptical machine. And no one wants that.
7:25-7:55 Whole Foods. Why does the healthy food have to cost so much more than the regular food? My grocery bills are insane now.
8:17 Crest the last hill on 270 and see Frederick spread out in the valley in front of me. The drive home is so much better than the drive in to work.
8:25 Pick up laptop from Best Buy. The Geek Squad has tied a little orange bow around it, which is a cute touch. But more importantly, they have fixed my laptop! I’m so happy to have you back little laptop.
8:35-ish Greet dancing, singing beagle. And husband, who is not dancing or singing, but does seem happy to see me.
8:45 Power up computer and discover that the folks at Best Buy have left their Batman DVD in my laptop. At least I know they checked to be sure the DVD player really was working.
9:00 Start reheating leftovers for dinner. Put away groceries.
9:17 Dinner. Veggie meatloaf, vegan gravy, mashed potatoes and corn and peas. Yummy.
10:00 Watch Rescue Me, happily typing away on my laptop. Dear laptop, I love you. Never leave me again. You know what else I love? Rescue Me. Sometimes it gets a little dark and bleak and violent, but it is also well written and acted and interesting.
11:30 Test blood sugar again. 123 – right where it should be.
11:39 Bed time. Good night!