Okay, maybe the title is a bit of a misnomer, but not completely off-base. Nine pm and I'm finally ready for ME! I've been blessed to be working for the Lewiston Police Department (LPD) -- again -- for the summer, but the long days have begun to wear on me. Here’s today’s schedule:
Up by 5:30am, do the shower-hair-makeup-brushing teeth thing, get ready in my “office attire” (I can’t wait for the day when jeans, t-shirt, and flip-flops are considered “business casual”), eat breakfast, take care of my dog, and zoom out the door by 7:15am at the latest. Then it’s a 30-45 minute commute to the Lewiston,ID/Clarkston,WA valley and my “work” begins at 8am. Do grunt work, lighten everyone else’s load, and try to make their jobs easier all day until 5pm. Then change into workout clothes to go rollerblading on the Snake and Columbia River Levees with a co-worker (Debbie) for about an hour – today we finished about 6:15pm. Do some grocery shopping in the valley, pick up dinner at Subway, and begin the commute home. Get home around 7:30pm…wait, but I don’t actually get to go inside the house. My dog is waiting at the back gate for some one-on-one time. She jumps in my Cherokee and we head to the park where I proceed to throw the ball again, and again, and again, and…wait, she’s gotta jump in the creek…and again, and again, and…well, you get the picture. Get home FOR REAL by 8:30pm, get clothes picked out for work tomorrow and…at about 9pm finally sit down at the computer.
But wait, I lied to you. It’s not time for ME…it’s time for me to grade homework from my online English 101 students. Sorry! Gotta go and hope to be in bed by midnight.