Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Up with the chuffing larks

Sorry it has taken me while to get around to posting. I am working 8am-8pm these days and can barely stand to so much as look at a computer outside of work hours. Happily I have a couple of days off while my friend Dawn and her boyfriend Steve are in town from Ealing. They arrived yesterday at 7pm and this is Steve's first time in NYC. I thought they'd be up with the larks this morning what with the jet lag and all, but no, they are happily snoozing and I woke up at 5:20am and couldn't get back to sleep!! 5:20am!!! What's THAT about? How come I am never able to bound out of bed so early when I would like to get to squeeze in a trip to the gym before work, however when I have a day off and have an opportunity to sleep in 6 and a bit hours sleep is apparently more than sufficient thank you very much. Ugh!! Actually I am feeling pretty tired and expect to crash spectacularly come the afternoon!! So much for being a hostess with the mostess.

I'm busy planning their day as I wait for them to stir. The weather forecast is a bit of a mess this week, rain rain and rain with a side of showers and thunderstorms, but this morning we have beautiful blue skies so I think I shall send them up the Empire State Building - can you believe it's almost $20 to go up to the observation deck now? - while I hit the gym. I have my eye on making a 10am total body conditioning class at the NYSC gym at 34th and Park. The observation deck of the ESB opens at 8am and I am fighting the urge to prod them awake so they can seize the opportunity to get there early beat the crowds and enjoy the weather, but that would be too cruel even if I do have their best interests at heart....wouldn't it ;-)


Blur Ting said...

You're working hard, in the office and at the gym. You go girl!

spandrel studios said...

Hey, there Fish. Glad to hear you've got a few days of friends and non-work to distract a bit. Hope you can dial back those 12-hour marathons to more manageable workdays, soon!

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Ha don't let me fool you Blur Ting, my gym attendance has been sporadic at best these past few months ;-)

Hi Spandrel, thanks for the well wishes :-)

Amel's Realm said...

Ugh...8 am till 8 pm sounds so tough...but glad you had a few days off!!! :-D

And at least 'coz you woke up earlier, you could write this post HE HE HE HE HE...

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Hi Amel, 8am-8pm is too long a work day for me, so the time off was very welcome. Thanks for stopping by :-)

Herrad said...

Have come by via Nat's award post.

Hope your visitors from Ealing had a great holiday.

Have a nice weekend.

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Hi Herrad,

Thanks for stopping by :-) Hope you have a great weekend too. Fish

Laura @ mtp said...

Hi Fish
Just found your blog.
I hope the twelve hour days ease up and you had a great time with your friends :)

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Hi Laura,

Thanks for the well wishes and for stopping by the blog :-)


Anonymous said...

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Amanda said...

Glad to see you're still around the blogosphere! I'm such a slacker with my blog and my reading... but on the plus side I finally made it to NYC as an adult this past fall for my sister's wedding. Neat city you're living in there :)

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Hi Amanda,

Thanks for stopping by. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your first trip to New York and that the city treated you well :-)