All week long I’ve been remembering things to write about and snapping a quick cell phone pic when I had a free second. Let me tell you. That was rare my friends. I had been looking forward to writing every day this week and linking up with Melissa at Adventuroo for her annual “Week In My Life.”
But, during this week. That wasn’t going to happen. I was extremely busy at work and out-of-town for two days. So, I’m just doing a recap of the week. Here is this crazy week in my life. Well, what I can remember, anyway.
I didn’t know this was the week until I read a post from Erin about it. Oops. I didn’t record much this day.
8:30am- I was really psyched to get into work to talk to people about the real-life soap opera that is our local school board. I covered this cluster as a news reporter. My jaw dropped into my coffee Sunday morning when I read a breaking newspaper article about board members running for statewide office who supposedly had an illicit affair. Ah politics! It’s dirty and totally irresistible.
6:00pm- I got to play with my girl because Lord knows I wouldn’t be able to later in the week. I had to take a picture of this smile in mismatched pajamas pushing Cookie Monster in the doll stroller.
7:30am- I needed to be at work at 7:30am and got stuck at the train tracks. Not for a train. For maintainance. Really?! Ya’ll couldn’t handle that at 3:00am? You had to wait until I was rushing into work. Thanks for nothing. (Side note: I still lift my feet when I go over the tracks. Please tell me you know what I’m talking about.)
9:00am- I got to take some cool photos for clients at work. I loved the setup we had and the chance to stretch my photographic abilities. Some of the guys in this particular office rushed in about this time and said, “Did you see LeBron?!?” Now, as far as I know there is only one LeBron in the world. If there are more, I don’t know who they are. I looked down to the street from the office window and saw the reflection of the Miami Heat’s bus in the window of the Marriott. Some people had waited to see LeBron James and company exit the hotel before heading to our local arena. They had an exhibition game that night.
12:00pm- I grabbed a quick bite with a coworker before spotting an old family friend to chat with. I got a parking ticket. Little did I know, this would be just the first time I would curse the City of Raleigh’s parking enforcers this week.
5:30pm-After meetings back at the office all afternoon I got to go pick up Charlotte. She did not care that I was there and was engrossed in a book about a duck and a goose. I had to bribe her with a pumpkin visit to even get her to come home with me. She happily greeted the pumpkins at the front of her school.
6:30am- Let the madness begin! My coworker, Jen and I headed 1 1/2 hours out-of-town Greensboro for a meeting. I love her and love working with her. Thank goodness, because we spent loads of time together this week. We may or may not have grabbed a quick bite at the IHOP on the way out-of-town and I may or may not have ordered the Pumpkin Pancakes. Holla!
4:00pm- Okay, here’s where things get interesting, well, annoying. I arrived at a huge work event in downtown Raleigh. I unloaded equipment from my car and went to move my car to our designated parking area. I turned on one busy street. Bam! Battery died in my Jeep. I frantically coasted into a parking spot on the street. I tried to crank my engine, but it sounded like someone had put nail polish remover in my gas tank. Shoot me.
To make things even better, some lady with City of Raleigh parking informed me that I was 6″ over the line, and thus not actually in a spot. One of her coworkers with a ticket printer made me put money in a meter before the woman informed me I had to move by 6:00pm, or the city would tow me. Oh, did I not mention that my portion of this company event started at 5:30pm sharp?!? Thankfully a coworker suggested the ladies in my office wear flats as I rushed down the street, frantically searching my wallet for my AAA card. Naturally it was stuck between my Dunkin Donuts coffee card and library card.
I informed my very understanding coworkers of my predicament before hopping in the AAA car with Robert. I apologized for eating my boxed dinner in his car, but I was starving and I knew it was the only time I could eat anything. We drove down the block to my stranded Jeep. Robert saved my ass and I would have kissed him if I weren’t a married woman. I had a corroded battery that he fixed by 5:15pm. You’re my hero Robert!
8:00pm- Greyson let Charlotte stay up a little late. I made it home just in time for a story. I had 10 precious minutes with her the entire day. It hurt my heart to have such a brief time, but I soaked up every second.
5:30am- I hit the road. I had to drive 3 hours to Charlotte. I sucked down some coffee and snacked on some dry Cheerios. I seriously wish I had eaten more.
8:30am- Meeting #1
11:00am- Meeting #2 after maneuvering through the world’s most annoying parking deck. Jen and I carrying photo equipment through SUV’s squeezed into compact car parking spots was quite comical. We got to eat around 1:00pm as I tried to call my sister. I knew she worked in the building across the street and I would have loved to hug her.
3:00pm- Meeting #3
4:00pm- I got back on the road only to sit in terrible traffic! I called Jen to complain because I knew she too was sitting in her car on I-85. We decided we were true Raleigh girls who seriously needed to get out of the Queen City.
7:30pm- I got another 10 minutes with my child. ::sigh::
9:30pm- As if Jen and I hadn’t seen enough of each other. I texted her this pic of me to get her opinion about my outfit. Girls.
8:00am- I made it! Poor Greyson had to take Charlotte to school because I forgot I left the car seat at work since I had to load the Jeep with equipment. I was at a client meeting for a video shoot from 8:00am-11 ish.
Noon- Friday Mexican Lunch with coworkers! Ole!
4:00pm- The office closed early and I had some time to make up with my girl. Ice cream date!
6:00pm- The babysitter came. I had a hot date at our favorite French restaurant. Oui!
10:00am- You remember that party I effed up last week? Yeah, we got to go this week. Beth Anne threw an adorable and creative construction themed party with Bojangles biscuits as “Bricks and Stone.” My baby ate the bacon outta that thang like a boss!
Some time in the afternoon: The Tar Heels won! They beat NC State after a bit of a losing streak. The final play was epic and made ESPN’s top play of the day.
9:00pm- After a day of house showings I stayed up until 1:30am making decorations for Charlotte’s party this coming Saturday. I think I have a party planning problem.
Happy Birthday Mama! It’s my mom’s birthday. We already celebrated my family’s October birthdays a few weeks ago. It is also the 2nd anniversary of my due date.
Have a great week, everyone!