Alarm sets. 9:35am
A Sunny sound playing somewhat moderate loud underneath my pillow, beckoning me out from a world of sleep. Thinking to myself grumpily, “Hmmm, 5 more minutes.” I turn on my left side and open my right eye to find my phone to snooze for 5 minutes. I decide to stop the alarm and force myself to wake up. I stay in bed for a few minutes, ‘resting my eyes’. I raised my head to see if my roommate still sleeping or not. She sleeps with an angel look on her face (as creepily it looks, she does!). My head rests on the pillow while I’m checking my emails and texts. I flip over my blanket to the right side to sit up. Put in my home slippers on and went to the bathroom. Did the bathroom routine.
I open the door quietly even though my roommate is Deaf. The sun is up and lights up in the room. I look around the living room and dining table. I walk to the kitchen and start the coffee machine in the morning. Of course, I find myself looking in the sink to see anyone clean up the dishes or not. There still dishes in both sinks. I start the coffee machine first and press start. I put the gloves on and start washing my roommate’s dishes. I just don’t like seeing any dishes in the sink, especially in mornings. If it were just cups, I wouldn’t wash it since it’s minimal. And it been there a couple of days or a night before. I prefer a clean kitchen with a clean sink every morning when I will get up to see and set the coffee machine. I even remind my roommates about cleanliness in the kitchen. The most part in the kitchen is about the dishes in the sink. We have a dishwasher for a reason if they don’t want to wash it. I was thinking all those things that I told them in texts and in person. If they don’t want me to wash their dishes, do not leave the dishes in the sink for me to see it first thing in the morning. I will wash it.
After washing the dishes and putting them on the dry rack, I grab a mug and pour coffee into my mug. I pull out three hazelnut creamers and two half&half from the jars. Then grab an almond milk out and pour a little into it. I get a small spoon to swirl all together until I see a beautiful color. This is how I take coffee every morning. If there was no creamers, half&half, or milk, I will drink it black. Either way, it will taste better in the morning. I cannot live without coffee. Then, I will either get greek yogurt with honey and granola or something else. It’s really simple. I used to eat a lot for breakfast but lately, I didn’t.
I would set my mug and my laptop on the dining table or coffee table and watch my show. Occasionally, I will look up and see outside of the patio. Then my roommate wakes up and gets her coffee fix. She would sit across and open her laptop. We will talk about what plan we will do today or what food we plan to eat tonight, etc. After an hour or two, either of us gets ready. I was getting ready for work. I’m trying to get into a habit of putting minimal makeup before I go to work. I will fix my hair then brush my teeth, change into a nice pant then I’m ready.
Usually, I will show up to work an hour or half an hour early before I start working and I get off work in the evening. Fridays are exceptional, depending on if I’m scheduled to work for Teens night, which means I get off work later. Just in case if you don’t know, I work at an after-school program and I work mostly with DHH members. I’m around with 1st to 3rd graders. During work, things will get wild a little especially when they all out of school and every day is not the same. There will be always going on but I love working there. I always find myself busy. I love it.
After a long day at work, I go home. On my drive back home AND wherever I go, I always have my Sam Smith “The Thrill Of It All” album on repeat. It was a perfect drive for me and I can relax throughout the day.
Once I get home, sometimes one of my roommates will be home to greet me and we will ask each other about our day. I walk to the fridge and see what I have in there that I can use to cook for dinner. Other than that, I will do #hayaflop in either on the couch or on my bed for a few precious moments with my phone. Then almost all of my roommates are home, either my roommate or I will ask each other if she wants to drink: mixed drink or hot tea.
And that’s my typical day. Most of the time. It can be boring. Maybe your typical day is better! What is your typical day looks like to you? Comment below if you will like to share with me. Til then, catch a glimpse of Haya later.