Midweek Mundane

This was a thing for a while; at least amongst a couple of bloggers that I followed, so I thought I’d resurrect it. In case you’re wondering, it’s just a general description of a midweek day; nothing special or out of the ordinary, just a normal day at work. Although most of the extraordinary days start off as mundane, so who knows what’s going to happen!

The day of choice is today, 10th May 2017. A very typical day in the life of me and my job, though as we are one week away from leaving for one of our events, it was busier day than many others, with lots of loose ends to tie up, and a to-do list to work through.

My mornings are usually fairly stress-free, mainly because I don’t trouble myself with too much. I usually wake up fairly early, but lay in bed until I can’t push it any further. Today, I had to put tonight’s dinner in the slow cooker, so I had to give myself a little more time – in the shower by 7.45, dinner was cooking by 8.10, and we were out the door by 8.30, as always.

Breakfast at my desk is always cereal, and because I bought the biggest box of cornflakes about two weeks ago, it’s been cornflakes for a while. This led me straight into a morning of work; as I mentioned, it’s all stuff to do with the show, tying up loose ends. I decided to try something new this morning, as my friend Hannah had told me a little while ago about the idea of working solidly for 52 minutes and then taking a 17 minute break. I can’t take a 17 minute break in the middle of the morning, but I can try and work without distractions for 52 minutes, and then reward myself with a cup of tea or something similar. So that’s what I did, until halfway through I was pulled into a meeting. It worked quite well though!

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Lunch was boring, a couple of slices of raisin loaf and a yoghurt. I struggle so much with lunches; it’s not always feasible to have leftovers from last night’s dinner, and so I’m often left with a sandwich or something equally uninspiring. Tomorrow we have a group lunch, Fajita Thursday or Friday has been a thing for a while; we each take it in turns to bring in a different component of the fajitas, and it’s my favourite lunch of the week!

The afternoon was a little frantic; we had some website issues that needed to be sorted, and there were various emails that needed to be sent out. The best thing about the afternoon was the return of the ice cream man who has been missing for a few weeks!



After work, and after a hastily eaten dinner (aren’t slow cookers amazing?) Hannah and I went into Colchester, back to our old university, to see a play. It was called Semblance of Madness!, and it was only about 45 minutes long, with a cast of three, but it was certainly interesting. A quick trip to Tesco, and back home, with one episode of Parks and Rec, and now I’m in bed writing this and listening to this week’s episode of The West Wing Weekly.

A thoroughly mundane Wednesday, with an interesting evening to perk things up!


Midweek Mundane

Last year I really enjoyed reading Charlotte’s Midweek Mundane posts, but as I wasn’t working at the time, it didn’t seem like something I could join in with. Now, as I work in an office, I found myself mentally writing a Midweek Mundane post, and even though Charlotte doesn’t run the link up any more, I thought I’d write it anyway.

So my day started as it always does, with my alarm going off at 6.15. My alarm is set to Radio 2, and at 6.15 that means I wake up to Vanessa Feltz. It’s not ideal, and it’s not necessary, because I don’t get up at 6.15. I wake up and then fall asleep again and wake up at 7.30. Then I usually stay in bed thinking about how cold it is and how much I don’t want to get up, before eventually rolling out of bed at around 7.50.

I very much enjoyed listening to Seasick Steve on the radio in the way into work; I’m not particularly familiar with his music, but he seems like a fun man.

I arrived at work around 8.45, and though I don’t start until nine, I’m not the sort of person who clock watches, I obviously started work right away. I caught up on some filing that I’d been doing yesterday, and then started proper work.

Between sorting out some wording for our event on a venue website, and answering emails, I had to find the time to pick my choices for our Christmas meal. It took me far too long, considering there were only around 6 options for each course.

Having done that, I was summoned into the boss’ office. I had no idea what it was about, but it was something fun – she had bought me a light up angel for my desk as I was the only one in the office without something Christmassy!

I had a moment where I felt so unwell that I thought I was going to be sick, and coupled with the cold that is refusing to shift, I felt a bit ropey. It more or less passed, luckily.

Lunch was a bit of a non-event, a quick trip to the post office and back, when I discovered a set of fairy lights on my desk (my boss likes Christmas).

The afternoon passed without much to recommend it; I’m currently looking into vegetarian and vegan recipes, so I spent some time on that, and finishing up what I had spent the morning doing.

Between four and five, I always start thinking what my three-worder will be. If you’re not au fait with Simon Mayo’s Drivetime show on Radio 2, every day he invites listeners to submit a three word summary of their day, and I do it every day. I’ve come to the conclusion you’re more likely to get a mention if you mention alcohol or the weather.

We took a quick trip to Hannah’s grandparents after work so she could help with some computer issues, and then we nipped to the shop for some dinner, and to Boots for a look at some Christmas presents. I even managed to pick up my Secret Santa present, which one less thing to do!

Watching Gilmore Girls and The Apprentice is a nice way to round off the day, and writing this post has taken much longer as a result!