And just like that, in a flash of an instant, my days at home with my cats were gone! It seemed all very serendipitous; a phone call out of nowhere, an excited recruiter, a hippy dippy progressive private school, a brand new position, five minute commute, 8 weeks vacation… I was SOLD.
Fast forward three months later. I miss my cats!!!! While I’m getting into the swing of things I must admit there are days/hours when I find myself thinking the following:
*I wonder what Gilligan and Petey are doing right now?
*I wish I was in jammies.
*I feel so uninformed now that I can’t watch Ellen.
*OMG, who is going to let the FedEx guy in?
*My midday yoga friends must think I got fat and lazy.
*Sorry environment- now I have to shower everyday.
*How can I convince my co-workers to let Petey be our intern? (Please note Gilligan is not career minded- it would interrupt his much needed 23 hours of sleep per day)
*I can only call my mom three times a day and not fifteen, bummer.
*Happy Hour has to start AFTER five o’clock?
*(more ridiculous thoughts on cats-’should I get a webcam…’)
BUT, now for the good news- since I’m making tons of mullah I can clearly afford to buy SO MANY more cats!
It seems sort of ridiculous that I haven’t had “time” to write anything on this blog since my last day of work but I’m truly amazed at how time goes by when you’re unemployed.
A glimpse into my hectic schedule:
8a.m. RISE & SHINE- yea that’s right, instead of waking up at 6:30 everyday I now shuffle my slippers into the kitchen well after the sun has shown her face, but it’s still technically “early” so I’m no lazy bones.
8:10a.m. COFFEE TIME- Fresh coffee every morning accompanied by many ‘good morning’ cat songs. I can no longer justify trips to Pete’s or Starbucks, which is ok with me because that’d mean I’d have to get dressed.
8:15a.m. WATER PLANTS- it’s amazing how much different our plants look now that I water them daily!
8:30a.m. EMAILS- I start by seeing if any “good” emails are waiting for me in the inbox, but after seeing yet another Taco John’s announcement (I’ve tried to unsubscribe at least 10 times) I start doing really important things like; writing that TripAdvisor review from a vacation two years ago, endorsing people on LinkedIn, online shopping and then at the last minute x-ing out of the tab, researching new hobbies that I’m going to start now that I have the time (horsemanship training, learning French, painting class, piano lessons, finally get that green belt in karate…), and reading/watching endless animal videos on PetFlow…
10:30a.m. OMG IT’S ALREADY 10:30!?- With anxiety I sit and try to formulate the rest of my day. How will I get my fitness in? I still need to do my actual “work” building a few websites and LA Brunchers stuff. The cats need petting! I should get some laundry done. Overwhelmed I throw myself onto the couch and read a magazine.
11:00a.m. HEY I’M HUNGRY- I realize I haven’t eaten yet. The kitchen is my oyster. I can potentially make an amazing omelet or take on a new and exciting recipe. The fridge is stocked and I’m feeling inspired. I opt to have a piece of toast and apple.
11:05a.m. BRUNCH BREAK- With my delicious toast in hand I turn on an episode of House Hunters. Whoa, big decision time… do I want to watch HH regular or HH International!? Why not watch one of each? YAY.
12:00p.m. INTERRUPTION- Our cleaning lady arrives. I had totally forgotten she was coming today. Crap! Now I have to go to the gym because it’s way too awkward just sitting around while she cleans. I grumpily drag myself to fitness.
1:30p.m. ERRANDS- Since I’m out and about I suppose I’ll cross a few important things off my to do list. Car wash-check! $25 foot rub- check! Yogurt Land- check! Anthropologie candles- check!
2:00p.m. MIKE CALLS- Oh crap, he can hear the background music at Anthro and asks me if I’m shopping? Damn, I’m caught. I try to emphasize the fact that I worked ALL morning and just came from the gym. He doesn’t sound too convinced. I promise him I’ll get back to the home office soon. “Love you SOOO MUCH meow meow meow”
2:15p.m. MOM CALL- At this point I’ve probably already called my mom at least three times but she hasn’t answered. Finally she picks up and I talk to her as long as possible before inevitably she says, “ok some of us have to work around here, love you, I have to go.” to which I reply, “Noo, don’t go! Mom wait- I haven’t told you about Gilligan’s new cat brush we’ve been using…”
3:00p.m. BACK TO “WORK”- I get back on the world wide web and tackle some e-mails and work on some websites and overbook our social calendar. Gilligan sits on computer and sends an email to a bruncher that reads; “osgaoighoihgoieahgaoihgoiehgoaihgoihaoigoi”. He is fired.
4:30p.m. SNACK TIME- I’m hungry and it’s time for a snack! I’ll just shovel a few bites of our turkey taco leftovers in my face, which reminds me “what will we make for dinner tonight?” I should probably go to the grocery store. Maybe chicken and asparagus? Nah, it’s Mike’s turn to cook tonight.
5:00p.m. MIKE’S HOME- YAY, my work day is officially over and it just flew by!
Where DOES the time go I ask myself…