30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 15


30 Day Writing Challenge goals

Day 15: Bullet-point your whole day.

Considering that I work from home and don’t really see anybody during the day, this is going to be a most exciting adventure for you guys! I think I went into a lot more detail than anybody was anticipating when they created the 30 Day Writing Challenge list. Here we go!

  • Woke up and messaged back a friend of mine.
  • Checked my email on my phone (which is terrible because then I forget to reply).
  • Got ready for work, aka threw on some clothes since I work from home.
  • Talked to my husband, who was already eating breakfast.
  • Made myself a smoothie for breakfast with: 1/4 c oatmeal ground up, 2 T chia seeds, 1 c plain Greek yogurt, 1 c unsweetened almond milk, 1 c strawberries, 1/2 avocado, and 1 banana. Add ice cubes, cinnamon, and liquid stevia to taste.
  • Prepared a pot of coffee.
  • Got the dogs out of their crate and walked them.
  • Fed the dogs. Pearl can eat at her own pace but I have to stop Chase frequently or he’d just down the whole bowl at once.
  • Kissed my husband goodbye as he left for work.
  • Took my medication.
  • Clocked in to work.
  • Drank my smoothie.
  • Checked to see what was in my inbox and on my work agenda for the day.
  • Started chatting with coworkers online over Slack.
  • Remembered that I needed to take my antibiotic so I downed that with some water.
  • Poured (and drank) a cup of coffee.
  • Wrangled Pearl out of the bathroom (she likes to go in there and get into trouble sometimes).
  • Pet and pestered Pearl (she was sitting next to me, Chase was in his bed on the other side of the room).
  • Led a daily standup meeting with one of our scrum teams.
  • Led a daily standup meeting for another scrum team.
  • Waited for my work laptop to restart after it shut itself off (booooo).
  • Set up a new group email for one of our departmental teams.
  • Investigated an IT/email issue that was way over my head. I was unable to help but hey, I tried.
  • Performed quality assurance testing on a new website one of our teams is building and logged anything confusing/broken/nice to have.
  • Decision time! Watch an episode of Pretty Little Liars or read A Clash of Kings during lunch??
  • Well, guilty pleasure TV won out this time. Ate lunch and watched PLL.
  • Took another pill for my mosquito/spider bites.
  • Back to work, investigating more website issues.
  • Spent at least 20 minutes trying to figure out why some things weren’t working on our sites for people in the office but worked fine for me (some kind of plugin issue).
  • Documented how things are supposed to work on one of our sites, then noticed they aren’t all working properly. Entered tickets to fix these things.
  • Spent 30 minutes testing a new page and came away with a lot of questions for the developer.
  • Tested another one of our sites and found some links that are now broken, so I ticketed those. Basically there was a lot of testing and ticketing of broken or weird things happening today.
  • Clocked out of work about 50 minutes later than intended due to all the bugs I’d discovered.
  • Looked up dinner recipe to estimate how long it would take to make. (We aren’t vegetarians but this is a delicious dinner if you like the ingredients).
  • Emptied dishwasher, then refilled it with dirty dishes and started that load.
  • Finished my fourth (I think) 32-oz glass of water.
  • Started preparing the filling for the enchiladas .
  • Took the mutts out on another walk and saw a baby bunny (I did, they were oblivious).
  • Started the sauce for the enchiladas.
  • Realized that I added the black beans too early so I pulled the sweet potatoes out of the filling mixture to mash them separately…oops!
  • Just discovered I bought the wrong size tortillas. (You’d think I’d never read a recipe before!)
  • Decided to turn the enchiladas into a casserole/lasagna-type thing. It’ll still taste the same. [If you’d rather make this in casserole form, you can use 10-12 smaller tortillas and probably make a bit less of the sauce. I wound up with about 1/2 – 3/4 cup extra.]
  • Yay, my husband’s home! I have a real person to talk to!
  • Fed the dogs and gave them their flea pill.
  • Discovered that the broiler on our oven, which I haven’t used yet, is at the bottom…I’m not sticking anything down there, it’s too close to the floor! [I’m convinced that there’s probably something hideous lurking down there, though I didn’t actually check. It just weirds me out to have food that close to the floor.]
  • Just to clarify, I cook pretty much every night without this many issues! [Also, dinner turned out quite well despite the snafus.]
  • Watched The Daily Show and talked to my husband while we ate dinner.
  • Drank another glass of water.
  • Laid on the couch with my dogs and read A Clash of Kings for a few hours while my husband worked on his app project.
  • Put the dogs in their crate for the night.
  • Made sure my alarm was turned on for the morning.
  • Got ready for bed.

The end!

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