Good morning, friends! I’m starting my day off nice and leisurely thanks to a 12:00 opening time at work. We got quite a bit of ice mixed in with the snow yesterday so the roads are like an ice rink right now. Since I’ve got time to lounge around, I’m enjoying a cup of cappuccino by the fire to kick off the morning.
The snow has put quite a kink in the busy week I had ahead of me, which just means it’s likely to get worse later on. In the meantime, though, I’m thinking the extra day and a half off was probably a little gift from the universe to give me some more much-needed sleep.
Gotta love Virginia- two days ago I was sunning myself in that deck chair and now it’s covered in snow.
While I’ve appreciated the extra time off, it’s harder to enjoy when you can’t plan for it. It disrupts my routine, and I’m a very routine-oriented person. If I haven’t planned it ahead of time, I don’t really know what to do with myself.
Take yesterday, for example. I worked from home for a few hours, then looked around and realized I’d crammed all my weekend things into…well, the weekend. There was nothing left I needed to do and I couldn’t really leave the house. This resulted in laying on the floor attempting to take selfies with the cat.
Smile, Coco! Coco, look at the camera! Fail. She wasn’t interested or amused that I disrupted her fireplace-sitting routine. Looks like we’re both creatures of habit.
After a few hours of picking at random projects, trying the selife thing with the dog, eating junk food from the pantry, and basically feeling useless, I finally embraced the beauty of the snow day by binge-watching some episodes of Revenge. Although it disrupted my plans, the snow forced me to relax some more and just veg out.
Today I’m planning on grabbing some breakfast then either digging out my car to hit the gym or doing an at-home workout in my living room before heading into the office a little later. Or maybe I’ll just count digging out my car as a workout. Who knows?
Are you a routine-oriented person? What do you do when the routine gets thrown off?
Did you get snow yesterday?