Robyn over at Crochet By Faye started a great Day in the Life series, wherein a bunch of bloggy types post about what they do on a typical day. They’re really fun to read because even though you think your life is completely normal, it’s not, and it’s really interesting to see just what other people do from moment to moment in a typical day. Click on over to Chez Faye to see the list of links to other participants – and be a Peeping Tom into their lives.
So, today it’s my turn!
I was strangely stymied by this assignment because it made me realize that I have no such thing as a typical day – so it feels hard to give a representative sample of my routine. Today was typical only in that it was atypical, but anyway, here goes.
7:00 am Alarm goes off; hit snooze only 2-3 times today. Get out of bed and stand in bathroom in a catatonic state until my brain starts to wake up.
7:30 Head out the door to run along the Hudson River, which is just a few blocks from MCR headquarters. Feel really proud of myself – I’m not a natural athlete and NOT a morning person, so waking up early to exercise is usually the most challenging thing I do all day. Today, I run up and down the peers and look at the city skyline, the Statue of Liberty, Jersey City across the river, the sparkly water and the blue sunny sky, and feel very happy.
8:30 Back home. Shower, listen to NPR, eat cereal and drink tea, get dressed, fret about being late. Pat the kitties on the head, say goodbye to the mister and make him tell me my outfit looks nice.
9:30 Out the door again, walk down 6th Avenue to the office.
9:37 Arrive at work, thankful that my commute is so short, or I would really be late.
9:45 Butt in chair. Start reading emails. The rest of the day can go in so many directions. So many different things happen at the office from day to day. Today I worked on a bunch of stuff for TNNA (the yarn trade show that happens this weekend), like collaborating with our art director to finalize some posters and postcards we need for our booth, and then prepping for a how-to photo shoot we’re doing tomorrow.
1:30-ish Lunch, almost always a salad I made at home the night before, usually eaten at my desk. (I know, so bad.) On some days, I go outside to walk around or shop in our neighborhood, SoHo, or sit on a park bench outside and crochet or knit.
2:30 More work. Today I spent the afternoon working on the same stuff as the morning, but on other days I do a variety of things, depending on where we are in our production cycle. That could be corresponding with designers about projects in progress, discussing and planning an upcoming issue or photo shoot, reading layouts, editing articles, reading blogs and magazines and scouring the interweb for trends and ideas, talking on the phone, opening boxes of just-arrived projects, collaborating on the TV show, chatting with coworkers, eating chocolate… and always, always emailing. So much emailing.
6:00 Leave the office. Today I headed out shopping to buy a dress for THE EMMYS. [I haven't mentioned this on the blog yet, but Knit and Crochet Today was nominated for a regional Emmy in the how-to category (how exciting!), so this weekend I'm off to Detroit to get all gala and whatnot.] I hit Anthropologie and Bloomingdales, intending to get something basic and black that I can wear to the next wedding or whatever, but end up with something that looks like a black layer cake from the 1950′s. I decided this was no time to be practical! I’m pretty excited, because as much as I love cake, I’ve never dressed like a cake. Though I hope to someday jump out of a cake. But I digress.
8:20 Walk back home and pop into the office on the way to pick up a bag of yarn I need for the shoot tomorrow. Drop off bags at home and head back out to walk to the grocery store.
9:00 Back home. Resist collapsing. I need to go back out and get a manicure for the how-to shoot tomorrow, which I don’t feel like doing, and decide I can escape at some point during the morning to get it done. I hate work manicures – it seems like it would be a nice perk, but it never fails that I need work manicures at times when I’m very busy, and it’s a chore to stop and fit it in, and wait for them to dry without messing them up. I know, I know, life is hard.
9:20 Eat hummus and raw vegetables, check email, start writing this post. Most nights I have the house to myself in the evenings, so this is when I fit in my required decompression time.
10:00 Think about sitting down to tackle the bag of yarn I brought home – I need to prepare some swatches for tomorrow. Wash dishes instead. Resist working on my lace shawl, which is only 10 rows from being completed, and is calling out my name!
11:00 Actually start working on swatches.
12:30 Good night!