Honestly, I have a great job that pays well and gives me lots of time to spend with my horses, but it also has its drawbacks. I leave my house at 5:45 a.m. so that I can be there around 6:00 a.m when the custodian turns the alarm off. My official work day doesn't start until 7:20, but in order to get the job done, I get there early. Of course, the benefit is that I am off work at 2:50 p.m.
Even though I've only worked at this school for the past three weeks, the rest of the staff already teases me about how fast I exit the building when the bell rings! What can I say? They don't have two horses standing around waiting to be groomed, fed, ridden, and cleaned up after.
I get home at 3:10, and I am able to be at the barn by 3:30, if I hurry. It's hard to beat that work schedule. I am usually finished at the barn before 6:00 p.m. so that I can get home, take a shower, and get dinner going. By the time the dishes have been taken care of, it's nearly time for bed.
Now that my work schedule has finally smoothed out and I have a rhythm going, I am hoping that I won't feel so much like I am burning the candle at both ends. This horrid heat isn't helping matters though. When I finished my second ride of the afternoon on Friday, this is what our temperature looked like.
While I am looking forward to fall's cooler weather, such as it is around here, I am not looking forward to the diminishing daylight hours. But come on, summer, would you cut us a little slack?
What's the weather like in your neck of the woods?