It’s supposed to hit 97 hot humid degrees here in Chicagoland today so I’m writing this before the heat becomes too unbearable to sit in front of the computer. I also plan to get to the gym early as well (yes, it’s still surprising to me that I’m saying that) — they have an outdoor pool which I suspect will be very crowded today so I want to get my workout done before the masses arrive.
If it doesn’t get as humid as they predict I will spend the rest of the day sitting outside on the patio and catch up on some reading (if it is too humid I’ll just stay inside with the A/C). I’m almost done with Quiet by Susan Cain, which I am identifying with so much it scares me. I just finished a novel for review, Passing Love, which was ok but not great (review to be posted in mid-June), and I hope to pluck something off one of my to-read piles to be-dazzle me.
And Monday is a holiday so I have an extra day to catch up on reading and – if the weather cools off – blogging. I neglected my blog this week, and I have a few reviews I’d like to get written and scheduled, especially in advance of Armchair BEA, in which I will be participating for the first time.
I’m still working to find that balance between my job, spending time with my husband, reading, blogging, and exercising along with anything else that may come up on a given day (Heaven knows what I’d be like if children were added to the mix). I know people who can live on little sleep, but I am not one of them. My problem is that not only am I not a night owl, I am also not a morning person, so getting up earlier is not much of an option for me either (though I do wake up at 5:30 am during the week, it is a struggle and any earlier would be torture).
Does anyone have suggestions on practical time management?