Wednesday, December 15, 2010

far and few between

I took the day off on Monday.

Days like that are far and few between.

Dave had to work so Polo and I had the house all to ourselves.

{dance around the coffee table to jingle bell rock}

I work long days. Looonngg days. And my commute adds to that.
I wake at 5am and catch the train at 6:45am.
I get to work at 8:02am.
I walk 3 blocks to work and then get to my office at about 8:15am.
I work all day and leave the office [on most days] by 4:45pm to catch the 4:55pm train. 
I hightail it down the hill 3 blocks and run up lots of flights of stairs.
[you would think I would be used to the stairs by now; nope.]
I hop on the train at 4:55pm [if it is on time] and get to the train station near home at 6:20pm.
I drive home and walk in the door at about 6:30pm.
I walk Polo and then make dinner and do other household chores.
Most days I crash and am a vegetable. 
[no lie.]

I'm beat.

But Monday was glorious. 
I woke up at 8am and packed Dave's lunch.
Polo and I went on a long walk. A couple of long walks throughout the day.
We did laundry and read blogs.
We snuggled on the couch and I taught myself how to sew a zippered pouch.
{yep! I sure did.}
We baked chocolate chip cookies and
I took my car in for service and went grocery shopping.
I folded laundry and made dinner and then Dave got home.

Oh-but I didn't tell you about THE best part of the day.
Polo and I played outside in the backyard in the snow flurries! I took pictures {lots of them} too!

Oh my day was divine.

Until next time....

10 thoughts:

Cassie said...

Yay, for you, Gina! God bless you, for that crazy day-to-day schedule. . .I couldn't do it, but I'm glad you love your job. I'm even happier that you enjoyed your fun day with Polo. . .I'll bet he loved it too :D

Sarah B. said...

Wow!! You have really long days! I'm so glad you got to enjoy a whole day off though... sounds glorious :). And Polo looks precious!

Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

Sounds like so much fun! I'm glad you got to take a day off!! I'm sure that Polo had the day of his life too! :]

Em {Emerging Em} said...

Aww, fun times! Glad you got to have a day off! I'm loving Christmas break...

Diana Mieczan said...

You really have long days..Wow..Btw: your Polo is so adorable. I have two dogs:)
Kisses and hugs

Ps: I am hosting a charming scarf GIVEAWAY today, just in time for cozy Christmas!

la petite coquine said...

I need a Monday off-yours sounds absolutely amazing!

This morning, I was so anxious I left the house without being able to eat anything, and then stress ate a cupcake in the bathroom. It's that kind of day.

Suburban Sweetheart said...

Sometimes you just need those mental health days to recuperate & catch up!

Lindsay - Paint Me A Picture said...

What busy/crazy days, makes me want to rest just thinking about it.
Good to see you had a fun relaxing day with a sweet puppy.

The Bonjour Four said...

aww glad you had a nice, relaxing day! we all need days like those!

Watkins35 said...

wow gina, your day off sounds so lovely (& your work days sound exhausting just commuting bless you!!) - and how cute is Polo playing!!! Here's to more blissful days off from time to time x

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