Thursday, February 7, 2008

A morning in the life of me

4:40 a.m. - Alarm goes off.

I know...I know....but I like to have plenty of time to shower, makeup, dress, make bed, feed dogs, feed cat, empty dishwasher, check email, have coffee, etc.

Make sure I have my schedule:

GPS set:

Directions printed out for backup plan in case I lose satellite connection (hey, it's happened, folks)

Okay, here's where my obsessive organization/scheduling kicks in...this is the same sheet of directions I've used for this school the last two years. I've written on the bottom the time I leave the house and the time I arrive. Now, before you slap your forehead, hear me out: this comes in very handy when you're trying to figure out how much time to allow. If you've ever driven in Boston traffic, you'll understand - I think...or....maybe not.

I arrive, um, a little early. But, hey, I've beat the traffic and can now relax in my car with the newspaper, etc.

Cellphone? check
Glasses? check
Breakfast? check

Plenty of time to read the paper:
Then some light reading (don't forget my OMD):

Got some Nintendo for a backup plan:

And the crossword puzzle (I cannot be idle):

My car is fully equipped. Got the obligatory pen and paper that all writers must have:

And My Lil Reminder for quick recording of brilliant ideas or reminder to buy toilet paper:

Umbrella, of course:

Which I needed today:

And the item that all owners of golden retrievers need (Hey, you should see my winter emergency snow kit!):
And now, it has just dawned on me that I am sitting in the parking lot of an elementary school at 7:30 in the morning taking pictures.

Me: Oh, hello, Officer!

Officer: Step out of the car with your hands up, lady.


jama said...

I bow to you, Queen of Organization! I feel a sudden need to purchase more highlighters.

Did you give the policeman something to eat?

Jennifer Thermes said...

Barbara- You're an inspiration! (And funny, too!) I LOVE that My Lil Reminder thingy... must get one.

Susan Nations said...

That's great! Thanks for sharing...and making me feel suddenly not so alone! ;-)


Vivian Mahoney said...

I need to take lessons from you on organization. Hope your presentation went well!