After reading the liveblog of the Canada-Norway game yesterday, I thought, why not live blog my own day? Have you ever wondered what the heck I do all day? No? Oh well …
6:00am – my and Tim’s alarm clocks go off at the same time. He gets up and gets dressed and watches Sportsnet while waiting for his 7:30am chiropracters appointment, I hit snooze and cuddle with my dog for 20 minutes … Also check my Facebook and Instagram and a read a few Reddit posts.
6:20am – shoot out of bed and decide what to wear (green loose tee with a deer on it, dark skinny jeans, red undies (naturally! It’s Valentine’s Day), and my most favourite shoes of all time – slouchy shiny light brown leather Roots riding boots.
6:30am – go downstairs, look in the mirror and realize I am having a remarkably good hair day. Thank the lord because my carpool will be here in 15 minutes. Spray in some dry shampoo for good measure, brush my teeth, do my makeup with lightning speed using my new foundation – Covergirl with Olay 2 in 1 toning foundation ohmygodiloveitforever. Tim starts my car for me and finally takes his smelly hockey bag out of the trunk.
6:40am – kiss my husband, and a minute or two of innappropriate Valentine’s morning touching (#overshare). Throw some lunch stuff in my purse.
6:45am – my neighbour has arrived and it is off to work I go, my turn to drive today! We have pretty good chats on the 40 minute drive to work. We discuss Timber by Kesha – both love it, agree it is overplayed.
7:25am – get to work and respond to e-mails. My boss is also doing the same and I get back to his questions superfast. He sends me an e-mail saying “If I ever become a nascar driver i want you on my pit crew. Lol.” It helps when you want to great work for a great person! Decide to liveblog my day.
8:35am – have a cup of coffee in my vintage floral teacup. Everybody makes fun of me for it but they are just jealous. Also have a croissant because you may have noticed my AM routine (lay in bed for as long as humanly possible then rush to get ready) doesn’t allow for brekky. (Full disclosure: up to this point has been a recap, we are now up to realtime)
9:00am – have my morning chat with Jack (I am fortunate to be able to work with one of my best friends – don’t tell him I called him that). Yes, Hans – as usual, Jack saunters around the office with his shoes off. We generally update each other on what we have done since we last saw each other. As a fellow Dutchie, I was excited to show him ths link to the Buzzfeed article “The Dutch are having more fun than anyone at the Olympics“. We both agreed that a trip to Holland was in the cards for us. To be honest, he said it was in the cards for him and I just invited myself.
9:53 – uploaded the Valentines Day snapchat I sent to my beloved fellow Snapchatters to put on this post! And worked, obviously. Prepping for a course we are running next week and put some information together for some new employees and sales reps.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Kisses!
10:00am – the printer is being used so I’m going to head down for tea at morning break.
10:40am – a deadline just came and went, and wasn’t met. Oh well, we will have to address it on Tuesday when we are back at work. For the next hour I will be in a safety meeting, then watching the hockey game over lunch! Apparently the meeting today is catered, so that is a bonus. Catch ya on the flip side, or around 1:00pm or so.
1:00pm – back from the meeting and the game, Canada was winning 2-0 when I left! Awesome! Off to send four jillion e-mails now … Not much else to say at this point.
2:30pm – Mega updates! Valentine’s Day hit Pioneer in the form of my friend, Balls. See below for some delicious goodies (the cupcake I stole from Jack, the foxy lady cookie was all mine).
2:32pm – Received a “Happy Friday” e-mail from our friend Chubbs who reminded me that it’s Friday …
2:55pm – Break time once again. Going to eat my cookie and have some more tea. Also, it occurred to me that many of you may not actually know what I do for work. I work for a global company that sells seed to farmers … sounds fascinating, I know – but it actually is! We develop lots of new technologies and products and are well-respected in the agriculture world. I hold an administrative role which fortunately is diverse within the company, I organize trainings for the sales people that are out in the fields and doing the selling, I work for the sales team to recruit new sales reps, I work for the community investment team collecting and organizing and reviewing applications, I also work for the sales team in Quebec helping them to organize meetings, trips, events, etc. I started in April and hope to work here forever.
4:56pm – Just got home! I was hoping to update right before I left work but the last fifteen minutes were unexpectedly very busy so I didn’t the the chance. Tim had flowers waiting for me, good boy, and tonight we are having a lobster and scallop dinner! He will cook and I will drink wine and watch him :)
My good boy knows that the key to my heart is through my liver in the form of wine. So I will be inhaling that tonight! I also told Tim about my liveblogging adventure and he thinks I am a legitimate nutcase.
5:38pm – I’m getting my weekend started off in a relaxing manner involving a bubble bath and a glass of red wine, Tim said he’ll get dinner prepped in the meantime. Sometimes I feel like the most fortunate girl in the world with such a great guy, awesome friends and a loving family. Today is one of those days. (Don’t worry, there are also days when I want to strangle him – such as last night. Maybe he is just being extra nice tonight to make up for last night’s ridiculousness. Probably.)
6:40pm – I ask Tim if sweatpants are appropriate attire for our fancy dinner and he says yes. Sweet. Now, we feast. Hopefully we can play our most recent favourite board game – Killer Bunnies and the Quest for the Magical Carrot – afterwards.
7:40pm – dinner was ah-mazing, now we are heading to Tim’s parents house to play board games with his brother.
10:15pm – alright, folk. Party’s over! We are back at home watching Olympics recaps and ready to hit the hay. By ‘we’, I mean that he is snoring away beside me and I am watching Olympics. I won $10 in a bet with him about an hour ago so that was sweet. It’s been a wonderful Valentine’s day and I wish you all well! Thanks for playing along with me today, it’s been fun.