Ok, so this is really for the one “fan,” Matt, who called me out on the lapse between today’s date and my last post. See, I’ve been taking a bit of a breather from the internets these last few days, but for good reason.
For those who don’t know, I quit my job. I had intended on being there two more weeks, but my employer saw things differently. No worries though, it’s all good and I’m just hanging out for a while. 🙂
It’s been nice not being on a constant deadlines, choking down lunch in order to sit on conference calls for hours, then racing home to try and enjoy some sunlight. I don’t remember the last time I had this much freedom, maybe it was in college? (surgery leave not included – there’s nothing relaxing about 20 stitches holding your stomach together)
So what do I do all day long? Well, I get up pretty early (still), enjoy some breakfast while reading the newspaper (a hardcopy, not online), enjoy a nice cup of tea, then go for a walk around town. After that I’ll take a shower, check some email (I can’t completely avoid the internet!), chat with some friends, check a few blogs, then shut down for a bit. I might read some more or just run random errands that I haven’t been able to do during the day in several years like: go to the cleaners, go to a bank and deal with a teller (rather than ATM machine) and so on.
Unfortunately, the weather hasn’t been very nice so I haven’t enjoyed the outdoors as much as I’d like to, but hoping that will change next week. I’ve hit up the local Borders quite a few times to browse for some books and have spent way too much time in CVS fighting with pharmacists over perscriptions (don’t get me started!).
Aside from that, when all else fails, I’ll enjoy a ridiculously entertaining marathon of Bravo shows (Real HouseWives of OC/NYC and Millionaire MatchMaker) followed by lots of Food Network (I love you, Tyler Florence, Bobby Flay, Paula Deen, Giada) and the occasional HGTV show (though not too many because it makes me want to destroy something and try to rebuild it).
It doesn’t sound very exciting, but I’m actually enjoying every moment of it. Hopefully the weather will clear up and I can head into the city for some long over due lunch dates with folks.
Yup, so that’s about it. So now you have a new blog to read for March. Feel free to contribute blog topics if you’re bored reading about my daily activities.