December 14, 2006

New Year's Resolutions

I know it has been awhile since I have blogged. I know there are just hundreds of people reading my blog and wondering where I am! :)haha. Don't I wish. I have just been so busy. This is a day in the life of Ellie Mae...
I wake up at 5:45am, brush teeth, shower, fix hair, get dressed. J feeds Lil D during all this.
I dress Lil'D and we leave the house at 6:50am.
I drop off Lil'D at daycare between 7-7:10am.
I get to work at 7:30am.
Right now at work I am working on the biggest project I or my boss has ever done. It is about a 5,000 square foot house. I have already designed the cabinetry for the kitchen, bar, outdoor bbq, wine cooler, family room entertainment center, master suite entertainment center, master bath, office, 2 powder rooms, 2 guest baths, large her closet, large his closet, and the laundry room. I am also ordering all the interior doors and custom jambs. I have just completed a couple of super detailed drawing detailing the custom jambs and also there is a special baseboard application throughout the house. It probably took me 3 days to get all the details onto this drawing. I will scan it and post it later so you can get an idea of all the details I'm dealing with. There are still hundreds of details I still have to take care of in order for this project to get ordered and be delivered on time. This house is new construction. The slab hasn't even been poured yet. I am in the process of drawing a section showing all the flooring heights. The owner is actually going to custom pour the concrete to accomodate each flooring. There are 4 types of flooring: wood, slate, marble and carpet. All of these floors require different heights of underlayment and each floor is a different height itself. Wood flooring is 5/8" thick, slate is 3/4", carpet is all over the place in thickness. My to do list on this project is out of control. After being on maternity leave for 4 months and being back at work now for 3 months this is the only project I have right now. Senior designer wants to make sure that it is my number one priority and nothing else gets in the way.
Back to a day in my life...
I leave work between 4:45 and 5:30pm. This depends on whether I have to pick up Lil D. Usually J picks him up, but every now and then I have to.
I get home between 5:30 and 6pm.
6pm is dinner for J, Lil' D and me. Lil' D is still taking bottles in the evening. We are going to have to start vegetables in the evening soon. Lil' D has a doctor appt on the 20th and that is when I will have a better idea of what I will do exactly.
6:30 is housekeeping. This hasn't really been working as I would like it. The idea is to do different cleaning tasks on different days of the week so that J and I don't have to clean on the weekend.
The rest of the evening is a combination of reading, giving Lil'D a bath, workout, updating the budget, putting Lil'D to bed, and "me" time. I haven't perfected getting it all done because I like to get into bed at 10pm. It's going to be a while before it all comes together perfectly. I still like to watch certain tv shows. That is my weakness. My favorite tv shows are CSI, ER, Survivor, Amazing Race, House, Vegas. Season finales are happening which is a good thing. Maybe I won't be so hooked on the tv. I need to stop. It is a bad habit to just sit in front of the tv and zone out. I get nothing done.
Anyway, tonight was our Christmas Party at work. It was just a small get together with employees only. We ate dinner (Pat&Oscar's), revealed Secret Santa's and played trivia. I won a Charger throw by answering from the Flintstone's what planet was Gazoo from? No one knew the answer so I snuck back to my desk and googled it. Everybody said that I cheated and I said that I was just more resourceful than any of them. It was funny!! The reason that we were doing Flintstone trivia is because in January our boss is throwing the 2nd annual Employee Apreciation Costume Party. Instead of a big Christmas party like in the past, she likes to plan a costume party. Last year it was Pirates of the Carribean. This year is Viva Rock Vegas. It should be interesting!!
Ok I think that I have made up a little for not bloggin for a while.
-Until tomorrow

1 comment:

Kaydee said...

Gazzoo was in political exile from the planet Zetox.

(Isn't Google great?!)