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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A day in the life of this toy designer

8:20 - panic sets in as I remember dentist appointment at 9am and haven't eaten breakfast or showered

8:40 - leave house after quick shower, make up, hair, find black dress hidden in garage from distant memory of packing it there weeks ago and eat a bowl of yogurt. Where is this hidden ability on other days???

9:10 - dentist appointment, tighten braces, select gold sparkly color for bands :)

10:00 - stop for latte and quick shop at White House Black House store - I never, ever get to shop alone, could not resist and I swear it took me less than 10 minutes to select a gorgeous coral silk scarf to go with my black dress. Sigh! I am so returning the junky clothes bought at Target this past weekend in a fit of panic over needing something new.

10:30 - arrive to work

1:30 - call husband to remind him to bring in our daughter for product testing - finally - as a designer I finally have an opportunity to use my child for product testing!

5 minutes later - he calls to say he's locked them out of house without keys. I drive home, collect daughter (who is giggly and happy to see me), realize he hasn't eaten lunch, run inside to make bag of trail mix, fling at him and he follows me back to the office by 2pm

2:00 - test fit daughter in super secret rocket ship - I've said too much!

2:30 - sit in on interview with new designer already underway with colleagues

3:00 - 3:50 - meeting

3:50 - 6:30 - actual work interrupted with impromtu meetings, shipping of boxes, training intern and brain refusing to work from overload.

6:30 - I have to depart because husband has a class at 8:00pm, drive home just in time to catch him finishing hamburgers for dinner. Pack his hamburger to go while he get's ready for work and he's off!

Eat dinner with daughter, share chips, bread and Perrier (she's still vegetarian by choice)

7:00 - 8 - we play, put away clothes, chase around condo with camera to try and get a good shot of her carrying my White House Black house shopping bag.

8:00 - put daughter to bed

8:15 - 9pm - get caught up blogs from 5 days back (if I've missed yours I'm dreadfully sorry)

9pm - write current post

9:20 - plan to watch 24 episode from last night online

10:00 - get back online to write daily email for work and SKYPE with Asia if needed

Bet you wish you were me huh!


amanda said...

Man, when you start putting your day together like that, it's amazing what you get done, isn't it. I think some days it would scare me!
Among the many things today...I freaked some staff out by decorating a bulletin board that was installed this afternoon. I'm bad that way. ;)

crazywildberry said...

I have often been in panic mode over near-missing appointments, but with three kids in tow they are lucky if I even make it. It is what it is.

I love shopping alone. It's a rarity anymore, but I so crave it and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that time with my favorite stores.

So, what's the "secret" rocket? I know, I know. You will have to kill me if you say anymore. That's ok, go ahead...

I think we would all be surprised if our days were written out in word form.