5:50 am: Alarm goes off. Grab phone and start checking social media
5:53 am: Cat jumps on me and yowls for breakfast
|I know you're awake|
6:45am: Meet coworker to car pool into work. Chat about work/life/bad drivers/how much we need coffee.
7:30 am: Yay! Made it to work before the boss. Change from random clothes into scrubs.
8:10 am: Chat with my favorite post-doc researcher about whatever piece of equipment isn't working/whatever lab inspection is coming up/what grad students are not following protocol
8:15am: Rember that I'm supposed to collect tissue samples from some lab mice by 9am and start running around like mad
|Who's a cute little mouse...you are!|
8:37 am: Where the f**k are these freaking lymph nodes?!
9:03 am: Speciems bagged and tagged. Thank God the pick up guy is late.
10:45 am: Chat with my manager about whatever piece of equipment isn't working/whatever lab inspection is coming up/which grad student is not following protocol/what special project she wants me to start
11:30 am: Lunch! I can finally sit down and play on my phone.
12:20 pm: So much paperwork and reports. And I better start praying to the printer Gods that I can get everything printed and filed.
1:20 pm: Find coworkers and figure out what still needs to get done then do it
2:30 pm: Dress out and quickly walk past the glass fronted offices before the management can see and ask us to do "just one more little thing" before leaving
3:35 pm: Briefly pet the cats at home, change into barn clothes, grab a snack and back out the door.
3:45 pm: At the barn giving kisses to the ponies!
4:10 pm: Indoor arena is open so out goes McKenna for some play time while I clean her stall.
4:25pm: Little lunge before our ride, praying the mare gets her crazy out before I get on
5:10pm: End of ride cool down and pats for ponies
5:25pm: Dinner feeding and getting McKenna's breakfast prepped so the morning feeder just has to dump her feed bucket into her stall.
5:35pm: Mare is tucked into her stall with a big pile of hay and a warm blanket
5:45pm: Staring into the fridge trying to figure out what I want for dinner
6:15pm: Mindless internet surfing and tv watching
8pm: Yay, now I can go to bed like the old person I am. But I'll just read a little bit before falling asleep
10:15pm: Crap I should really go to sleep.