A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ME 📅
Inspired by @ListPrompts
- •I get up at 6:30 even though I don't have to be to work until 10:30.I've always been a morning person and I like having time to get things done in to morning before work.
- •Coffee!With "shame sugar". I put A LOT of sugar in my coffee. Years ago when I was working in a bank, some of us would take our break and walk down to the coffee shop to get a coffee. I was too embarrassed to put as much sugar as I wanted on the coffee there so I'd add more when we got back to the bank and this baca me known as my "shame sugar".
- •I get to work at 10:00, which is a half hour early to sweep out the bus and wash the windows.
- •I get to the Visitors Center and park my bus with the other buses waiting to go out on tour.I take a few minutes to check The List App, FB, and texts and respond accordingly. Plus there's time to chat with the other guides and get a feel for if we're going to be busy or not.
- •Then down to the coffee shop for (you guessed it) coffee!The owner and staff know me, which I like, and it's a local place, which I also like. My regular order is an iced coffee with a little cream because it's usually too hot by then for hot coffee. I add my shame sugar myself.
- •By 11:00 I'm greeting guests on the bus and trying to make small talk."No, Gone With the Wind took place in Georgia. Rhett was just FROM Charleston." "Yes, I'm sure."
- •I leave on my first 90 minute historic tour of Charleston at 11:15. I repeat this process at 2:00 and 4:00.I truly love my job although working with the public has it's challenges, as we all know. Giving tours has it's own special set. There's the know-it-all who constantly interrupts to show how much he knows about the subject at hand. There's the I'm-too-important-to-be-here who's constantly texting,etc which throws off the vibe of the whole bus. And the toddler. If your kid can't sit through church service, don't bring him on the tour.
- •After the last tour I park the bus at a storage facility where we rent a parking space and drive 10 minutes home.
- •I make myself a gluten free supper.
- •It's quite possible I won't get off the couch the rest of the night.I have a serious relationship with my TiVo.
- •I start getting ready for bed at 9:00 by turning off the TV, taking my meds (most are migraine prevention), setting the alarm, and turning back the covers on the bed.
- •Then I read on the couch until 10:00.
- •At which time I turn on a well loved series that I can listen to as I fall asleep and go to bed.The series has to meet the criteria of being good so I like it but not too funny so that I can't drift off. Usually they're British. I can get hooked on a show and go to sleep to it for months at a time (thank you Netflix). Current favorites are The Vicar of Dibley and Last Tango in Halifax.