6:00am: 1st alarm buzzes (I hit the snooze button)
6:05am: 2nd alarm buzzes (I hit the snooze button)
6:10am: 3rd alarm buzzes (I hit the snooze button … of course)
6:15am: 4th alarm buzzes (I’m half awake, contemplating on whether or not to hit the snooze button again … don’t judge me!)
6:16am: Bella, my ginormous Italian Mastiff puppy, has opened my bedroom door with her mouth (she’s too smart for her own good!) and has jumped up on my bed and is licking the crap out of my face. She carelessly steps all over me with her huge paws and has got to weigh over 100lbs by now. She probably gets super annoyed with my unwillingness to get my ass up every morning and the constant alarm going off. “Alright, alright, I’m up!” Note to self: Hurry up and get used to early mornings before Bella is full grown and outweighs me.
6:32am: ((My youngest daughter and one of my headache starters yells)): “MOM, I DON’T WEAR THESE PANTS YOU PICKED OUT FOR ME!”
Me ((realizing we go through this every morning)): “Just wear them!”
Her: “NO MOM! YOU DON’T KNOW MY STYLE! YOU DON’T KNOW HOW I LIVE MY LIFE!”
6:45am: ((Her again)): “MOM, I DON’T LIKE PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICHES ANYMORE!”
Me: “My names not Mom anymore. I changed my name and I’m not telling you what it is. Stop talking to me!”
7:15am: …and we are out the door!
7:25am: Kids are in school and I’m making my morning trip to Starbucks (notice how I say morning trip).
7:30am: I’m in the Starbucks drive-thru. The lady on the intercom actually says to me “Your coming to get your own this-morning?” While I think to myself ‘Did I just hear her right?’ she says to me “I’m just kidding with you hun!”
My husband thought it was the funniest thing ever when I told him because he and my assistants are always the ones doing my Starbucks runzzz for me. 🙂
7:32am: I got my drink in hand and take my first sip. Mmm…heaven in my mouth!
7:45am: I’m sifting through emails. Got one from my “friend” named Absan Abdallah saying that he has $11,000,000 to send me. My mind drifts off thinking what I could do with that kind of money.
7:46am: Earth to Lynnette! I continue checking and responding to emails and then begin editing the next session in my queue. I take a breather in-between editing to eat the breakfast my husband so lovingly made for me and I catch up with my friends & fam on Facebook. Having a schedule like mine, I never get to see these people in-person anymore. Heck, my mom calls all the time crying “When am I ever going to see you again?” Oh, don’t pity her! She’s all the way in Hawaii. It’s not that easy!
8:50am: I’m in my closet trying to find something to wear. On one hand, it’s kinda cool that I can still fit into the clothes in the Juniors department. On the other hand, I never end up having anything to wear because my teenage daughter takes all of my clothes. Geezzess!!
9:30am: I’m picking up my youngest daughter from school to take her to her dentist appointment.
10:15am: I’m taking her back to school.
10:25am: I’m back at my desk … editing.
2:57pm: I’m back at my youngest daughters school to pick her up. I’m kinda late … just a little. Ugh! This school parking lot system is the worst! Why does every single parent (besides me) have to pick up their kids on time and clog up the parking lot, so us parents arriving a little late (like me) can’t get in?!?
3:05pm: I’m back at my desk editing … all while helping the kids with homework … and making them snacks before dinner. By the way, what’s up with reform math ha?!? Didn’t these people ever hear the term “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it?”
3:10pm: I’m starting to feel weak. Oh no, I’m dyyying!! Oh wait! I just need to eat. I knew I forgot to do something today.
3:20pm: I receive a thank you card in the mail from one of my clients. There’s a Starbucks gift card in it. 🙂
3:27pm: I’m in the Starbucks drive-thru for the second time today. What? Did you really think I was going to save this to use tomorrow?? Pssh! … Oh no! The same lady from this-morning is working the window. What the heck is she still doing here?!? I say under my breath … “Yeah, I know, I think I’ve got a crazy addiction too!”
3:50pm: I’m back at my desk refueled and ready to continue editing this sesh.
5:15pm: My loving husband comes home from work with a Starbucks in hand to surprise me. I fail to tell him that I’ve already had two today. Doh!
5:30pm: Taking the kids to their sports practice. I’m proud of my kids and their athletic and academic achievements. They are so good at being good! ((On days the kids don’t have sports practice, we take Bella to the dog park so that she can get some playtime in and her run on)).
7:15pm: Eating a late dinner since practice ended late and spending some much needed QT with the fam bam watching one of our favorite shows on Netflix/Hulu.
9:30pm: I’ve already went through my night time regimen and I’m in bed at the same time most toddlers are. I used to stay up into the wee hours of the morning editing, but it made me hate mornings even more.
So, there you have it folks! A few things to take away from this…
- There is never a dull moment in my house.
- I’m human. Just like you.
- I spend the majority of my time behind my desk ~ editing ~ and work between 80-90 hours a week.
- I like to party.
And by party, I mean drink Starbucks. 🙂