Since I moved to Lubbock, I thought I would do a “day in the life of” posts, where I show you snippets of my daily (very exciting) life. So when I saw Amanda from Break the Sky host a link up, I jumped at the chance. So here is what friday was like for me.
7am: I am rudely awakened by my alarm. Grumbling, I get out of bed and start getting ready. I had made an extra quesadilla the night before to serve as breakfast for today. I have a couple of angry blemishes, and not wanting to scare anyone I try to slap some makeup on before I leave. It’s also -9C outside, so I wrap up warm for the walk.
8am: I am teaching for the next two hours (those poor undergrads). The class I teach involves writing out a couple of physics questions on the whiteboard and letting them solve it while I walk around helping them out. When the time is up, I discuss the answers with the class. This class is an opportunity to put to use the concepts they have learnt in lectures.
10am: Teaching done, I have an hour to kill before my next class. I head to the students union building to get myself a hot chocolate and settle down to read a few research papers I have been assigned to read.
11am: Class on stellar astrophysics. One of my favourite classes, and today we learnt about the various interactions between light and matter inside stars. FYI Taking the following picture required quite a bit of stealth.
11:45am : My class finished slightly early, so I have time to hand over my social security details to the lovely lady at the office so that I can actually get paid.
12pm: Meeting for Teaching Assistants. We go over the questions to be discussed in next weeks class.
12.45pm: My meeting also finishes early, and I am done for the day! My proper debit card finally arrived in the mail a few days ago, so I walk to the bank on my way back home to activate my card.
3pm: I really should do some work, but in order to procrastinate I decide to clean the kitchen instead. Yay for gleaming counter tops!
4pm: I settle down to read my book: White Night from the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher. It’s about a wizard named Harry Dresden in Chicago. Go read the books now, because they are amazing.
6pm: There has been a cold going around the physics department, and while I am not down with it, I am clearly trying to fight it off. My excuse for a spontaneous nap!
8.45pm: Wake up with a start, realise I have had a nap, and have some of the salad from lunch as dinner. Read some more.
10.30pm: Decide that having a nice warm bath sounds like a good idea.
11.15pm: Make myself a warm, milky drink; snuggle up with my fuzzy throw on the sofa, and read some more. (It’s a great book!)
12am: Face mask time! The Honey and Oat 3 in 1 scrub mask from The Body Shop is a lovely, gentle mask, and I feel my face could do with some hydration. I slap it on, and watch you tube videos for 10 minutes while the mask dries.
1 am: Bed time!
And there you have it! A fairly busy morning and a lazy friday night. What’s your typical day like?
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Until next time, Love, Me 🙂