Regular Routine

Routine - Golgatha INow that we’ve been here just over a month, life has settled into a comfortable weekday routine. Hubs heads to the gym before work and I’m usually crawling out of bed around the time he gets home from the gym. My morning consists of breakfast, coffee, and catching up on the goings-on in the U.S. My mid-morning to early evening varies but usually includes some of the following each day:

  • Job hunting online
  • Laundry
  • House tidying
  • Kitchen cleaning
  • Grocery shopping
  • Errand running
  • Exercise (either running or lifting weights at AIS)
  • Sitting outside on the patio in the sun on pretty days

During the weekday evenings, I cook dinner. We eat. I clean the kitchen and we head to bed relatively early–the alarm goes off awfully early in our house.

It’s not a bad life. That being said, I’ve worked since I was 14 years old and am getting super antsy. While I would prefer an office job, I have spoken with the owner of the local paddlesports shop and he can offer me three to four days a week retail in the shop between now and Christmas. I’m stoked and am waiting for paperwork stuff before starting. In all, things are good. Now we just need a renter for our condo in DC…lemme know if you know of anyone.

photo by: h.koppdelaney


Now that I’ve come out the other side of this anxious time and am settling back into my “normal” state, ideas are percolating in my head again…

…do I really want to try to grow my teeny-tiny side job into a legitimate side business?

…do I give notice on the teeny-tiny side job (for a variety of reasons) and get back those hours each month I spend on it?

…do I want to train for and compete in a sprint tri?

…do I just focus on finishing school (expected in May 2012) and then figure out the rest later?

Lots of things bouncing around my head, but no decisions need to be made right now.

Instead, I’m going to enjoy my Friday night. I’ve already smoked a cigar and will probably spend my evening watching TV with husband and the dog (who is doing much better and is back up to 83 pounds. Yay!).