Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Things I LOVE About Not Having a 9-to-5

In no particular order: Central Market mid-afternoon - it's not crowded at all and there are almost no food tourists. (I have nothing against food tourists - those who wander the aisles, usually in large groups, with very little interest in purchase anything but intent on hitting every sample station, multiple times - but it's a lot easier to shop when there isn't a line 10 deep blocking the frozen food section.)

Going to the gym at 8:00 a.m. instead of 7:00 a.m. - that one hour makes a big difference. There are a lot less people around and I am really enjoying not dragging my entire bathroom around with me.

Doing laundry in the middle of the day. I feel a lot more productive taking breaks here and there to change the laundry or unload the dish washer than taking breaks at the office. Although, I do miss the people.

Not sitting in traffic - I know I shouldn't complain considering my previous commute was less than five miles each way, but thanks to all the nimrods who feel like need to use the two left lanes on 59 as you approach downtown even though they are not exiting the spur, it could take me almost forty minutes to get home. Okay, I know, I still shouldn't complain, but everything is relative, people.

Being home early enough to cook dinner, really cook dinner.

Now that I'm working (seasonal retail) I am having to adjust to having a schedule again, but it's still not a 9-to-5, so I'm still enjoying the upside.

4 comments:

Trix in the City said...

I'm jealous.

Mz. McCall said...

Yup, me too. What's that quote again...

I don't mind coming to work, but that 8 hour wait to go home is a bitch!

Heather said...

Totally get you on the food tourists! They saunter around with their samples blocking all the aisles. Luckily CM has widened up some areas recently, like around the coffee. Geez people, it's just a tiny cup of coffee!

Rhonda said...

Ahhh... I really miss those days.