Last week I had this great idea to share what a typical day in the life of Ali looks like. I kept forgetting to snap pictures so you missed a doozy of a day Monday. I arrived to work and found a two inch rip in the butt of my dress with my bright purple with pink polka-dot 'laundry day' undies peaking through. It resulted in me scrambling to find a thread and needle and sitting on the toilet in nothing but heels, my bra and undies sewing up my hole. Let me confirm, I was sewing the hole in my dress.
I set my alarm on Wednesday morning to remind me to share what a day looks like. Don't worry, I spared you the 'I woke up like this' photo because it's not very pretty.
6:10 My alarm goes off and I start my new normal which is the Tone It Up #bootycall.
7:00 - 7:30 I get ready which usually means I shower and throw on whatever is on top of my clean clothes pile and brush on some mascara, blush and if I'm feeling particularly pretty, some lipstick.
7:30 - 8:00 Is commuting time! I walk to the bus station down the street. Some mornings I'm greeted with a beautiful sunrise and others I'm greeted by a man going through the dumpster out my back door.
8:00 - 4:30 Working for the man. No two day's are ever the same when you're an Administrative Assistant. Most day's the work comes at different times, from different people, from different departments. Everything from expense reports, putting together decks for client meetings, training a new employee, setting up travel and interviews to working with a photographer to take biography head shots. Hardly ever a dull day in the life of an AA.
4:30 - 5:30 Is the commute home that usually involves a stop at my local grocery store. I tend to buy groceries as I need them, make a meal, eat it for dinner and the next day's lunch then go to the store the next day. My grocery store is the equivalent of your Target. I love to cook, grocery shop and seek out new items on the shelves. Target I'm in, grab my TP, deodorant, razors, toothpaste and I'm out in under 10 minutes.
5:30 - 6:00 I either make dinner for myself, make dinner to bring to Mike's, or catch a quick Bravo show on demand before jumping in the car to head to Mike's.
6:00 - ??? Mike and I spend a few nights a week together. We like to cook together, he lets me do my laundry for free, and sometimes I'll help him with yard work and I'll tag along on his many Home Depot trips. Once all that is said and done, it's time to put our feet up and catch up on our weekly shows of Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Fire/PD, The League and then whatever sports game is on.
I'm not a busy person and I quite prefer my daily routine. It's simple, fun, and you never quite know what you're going to get. Kind of like me.