We just finished four hours of readathoning. I haven't done much actual reading. I don't know. Nervous excitement or something, I guess. Or I just haven't found the right book. I have, however, posted some great pictures on Instagram! And I've been commenting on several blogs. And chatting a lot with Andi.
I've been keeping a log of what's been going on.
7:00--My official start time. I climb out of bed about three minutes 'til and do about ten minutes of yoga. Then I make coffee. Then I write my intro post. Take a few pictures. Read a few blog posts and leave some comments. I'll get to reading once I've woken up.
8:17--Thus it is 8:21 and I've read three pages from two different books, and I am creating this log for the day. The deep rumblings in my stomach tell me it's time to eat soon. I wish fervently that I had some of Andi's breakfast casserole. No such luck. Dorothy Parker and I will venture downstairs to scout out the breakfast situation.
9:13--I finished breakfast (ham and cheddar omelette, grape juice, and a banana [for good measure]) and am ready to finally start reading. Up first--The Portable Dorothy Parker. At least the introduction to it...
10:24--I finished reading the intro. Then I took a short power nap until 10:00. I ventured downstairs to eat some cookie dough (thanks mom!). Then I doodled a bit online. People are tweeting about the readathon faster than I can keep up! I shall attempt to read "Big Blonde" by Parker, then I really want to sink my teeth into something rather grand and sweeping, which probably means Dickens though he wasn't on my grab list. I should probably put away all the books I've pulled...
Then I read...
10:46--More doodling about online. I tried "Big Blonde," but I am just not feeling it. I'll set aside Dorothy for a while. Really I am just kind of dreading calling my boss at 11:00 to see if I need to come in because I just don't feel ready to work the floor. I haven't really been trained!
11:00--I am going in. At 1:00. Trial by fire. I called and my boss asked me if I wanted to come in, which means you need to come in or look like not a team player. Honestly, he'd probably be OK if I had said no, but I'm really trying to do everything that is asked of me so that I look good. (Plus if I keep working over 32 hours a week on average, I'll get insurance, which I would love) I warned him that I'm really not familiar with the products yet. He said he didn't care (in a nice way). So maybe I'll just wind up observing and learning at first, then I'll take a couple of customers by myself. Hopefully. Now it's 11:38 and I need to eat lunch at some point, get dressed, and maybe do a bit of reading (so I'll probably totally get wrapped up in a book literally minutes before I have to put it down to go in!). If nothing else, hopefully I'll come back from work ready to read!
Happy reading, y'all! See you this evening!