It is dreary as all get out. Again.
|Not what I'd call a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Our street looks depressed.|
I have to make the long haul across town in rush hour traffic only to sit & listen to a professor drone on & on about the riveting topic of Supply and Demand in my MBA class. Again.
Now, when you add all of those factors together for a normal person, it would make for a pretty miserable Monday.
However, am I in a horrendous mood today? Nope. Do I absolutely LOVE being on a schedule & in a routine? Absolutely. Does this make me part of the 1% of America that doesn't mind Mondays? I'd bank on it.
Kevin, on the other hand, reminds me of a grumpy 8 year old little boy when his alarm goes off on Monday mornings. Ptsch, who am I kidding? His grumpiness level is pretty incredible to witness every morning. I have no idea how his mother put up with him as a child.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not the happiest person when I first wake up (Jan & Big P will verify that I was comparable to that of a hibernating bear throughout high school....) , but it doesn't take me more than about 5 minutes for me to up, kicking, and totally awake.
Let me walk you through my daily routine....
-I'm pretty confident that Kevin still longs for his bachelor pad & possibly contemplates slapping me on most mornings because once those five minutes have passed after I wake up, I'm rearing to go, at 110 mph, in full Caroline glory. I am a non-morning person's nightmare.
-Once, I walk into the bathroom, I immediately turn on the Today Show to keep me company while I get ready. Partially because Kevin has the personality of our coffee table in the morning & I'd have better luck starting a career as a tattoo artist than I would w/ getting him to hold a convo. But I also watch it because it puts me in the best mood. I typically don't watch a ton of news shows, but the Today Show lets me know whats going on in the world in an entertaining way.
-After I get ready, I get all of my resources together & organized for the day. I eat the exact same type of breakfast bar for breakfast every single day & accompany that with a Diet Coke (Remember that detail. You might see a pattern later.) My schedule is set to where I know exactly where I am headed every day. I know most people like sales because of the flexibility, but I've managed to plan my days in a succinct routine that I follow to a T.
-I spend my day making my sales calls, stopping only if I don't have a planned lunch. If no lunch is planned, I tend to run home for lunch to eat a peanut butter & jelly sandwich. Complete w/ a side of yogurt & a diet coke. Every day.
-Once my day is finished, I come home & immediately change into gym clothes. I prefer for my workouts to be started by 5:15pm. I start to get extremely edgy if I haven't left for the gym or gone on a run by 5:30.
-I try to get our dinner prep completed as soon as I get home from the gym. If I start responding to work emails or doing other tidbits, it becomes extremely hard to derail me, and then we end up eating at 10pm. Obviously, this makes for a pissy husband who turns into a hungry hippo once his blood sugar gets low.
-After we eat dinner, we settle into the living room & watch our shows. Or, err, I guess my shows. Believe it or not, Kevin doesn't share the same sentiment about me on Real Housewives. Shocking, right? We usually toggle back & forth between channels to keep us both happy, which works out great for me because I tend to get a TON of work completed while he's watching his weird Nat Geo or History Channel shows.
-Around 11, we start to mosey upstairs to get ready for bed. I take a quick shower, and then go to bed. Or... try to. As we all know, Kev snores like freight train, so I'm generally up til around 1230ish until I'm tired enough to block out that lovely rhythmic pleasure.
-Then, I wake up the next morning, and do the exact same thing as the day before.
Other Carol OCD tendencies
-I tend to get pretty cranky if my routine is thrown off for very long- hints why I prefer shorter vacations to longer ones.
-I am the world's worst lazy person on the weekends. I cannot sit still to save my life. I want to get things accomplished versus slopping it up on the couch all day (coughcoughkevincoughcough)
-I do not do a messy house. I will have a guaranteed meltdown if I come home to find that our house is a hot mess.
-It takes an act of Congress to get me to do anything social on a week night. Since I drive all day, the last thing I want to do is to leave our house again.
So, the question remains... Am I just a creature of habit or super OCD? Hahahaha- regardless, it works for us :)
That about does it for me, but I have to throw this in here just for kicks.....
Of course baby Reese helped us cheer on our Wildcats this past Saturday. Clearly, she came prepared in her UK attire to help clinch another win over the Vols. So. flippin. Presh.
Anywho, thats all I've got today! xoxoxo