Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Afternoons

I really hadn't intended to bore anyone with the minute details of my day, but I suppose I may as well finish what I started.

My afternoons vary. I try to schedule interviews in the afternoon. Sometimes I do research in the library or courthouse. Occasionally I research at my desk on the Internet.

Otherwise, I do laundry, return phone calls, catch up on email. Sometimes I work on articles, particularly on Mondays when I have deadlines.

Other times I work on a book project I have been making some progress with.

Many evenings I have a night meeting. I attend a lot of council meetings and such, so I try to keep my afternoons open on those days.

Today, for instance, was a little topsy turvey because I will be in a council meeting tonight. I don't particularly want to work 15 hour days, after all.

So this morning I saw a client and then visited my acupuncturist. After that I stopped by the grocery store. After I unloaded my haul and ate a salad, I ventured into the county seat for a look at courthouse records, a conversation or two with officials, and a stop by the newspaper office to see if my editor had any comments to share.

By that time it was 4 p.m. and I have been home an hour. Soon I will fix dinner and then I'll head to a nearby small town for the council meeting tonight.

If I didn't have a council meeting, I would be fixing dinner and then doing housework, maybe playing a little video game to relax, and then reading a book or magazine until bedtime while my husband flips through the TV channels.

I try to be in bed by 10 p.m. but it doesn't always work out that way. Some nights I don't get there until 11 p.m.

At 6 a.m. tomorrow morning, I'll start it all over again. Except I won't have acupuncture, of course.


  1. You have to be pretty disciplined to do what you do! I usually poop out by 2 or 3 in the afternoon and then if I can't sit down and relax by 8 or 9, I get pretty cranky.

    I enjoyed the Part deux of your days!

  2. That doesn't sound boring to me, that sounds busy!

  3. Yahoo on making progress on the book writing!!! May inspiration seize you at all the right moments!


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