Monday, January 05, 2009

A (not so typical) day in the life of . . . Frankly Speaking

A full day today for Frankly Speaking. At the risk of seeming incredibly vain, I thought I would share my first full work day of 2009 with you, my faithful readers.
  • 4:30 AM - Alarm goes off; roll out of bed; shower; put on a suit for LPD Chaplain duty
  • 5:00 AM - Leave for office to retrieve stuff for Chaplain's Lineup
  • 5:20 AM - Arrive at office; get stuff; leave
  • 5:30 AM - Purchase pies at Meijer; one apple, one Dutch apple, one peach, and one cherry
  • 5:50 AM - Arrive at Lansing Police Department North Precinct and begin cutting pies; make contact with command staff
  • 6:00 AM - Lineup
  • 6:10 AM - Chaplain's Lineup; introduce chaplaincy program; show Dave Ramsey video; Dave Ramsey video doesn't work; invite officers to attend Financial Peace University; serve pie
  • 6:30 AM - Leave for home; call daughter on the way to make sure she's up; she announces 2-hour delay for Grand Ledge High School
  • 6:45 AM - Arrive home and check News Channel 6 to confirm school delay; watch thirty minutes of lions eating stuff on Discovery Channel; leave house
  • 7:30 AM - Arrive at Fitness USA and begin working out (interval training on the treadmill); run into "Tiny", the youth pastor from Trinity Methodist, who helped coach Jonah's football team
  • 8:30 AM - Finish workout; shower (amazing water pressure); head for home
  • 8:45 AM - Make sure kids are up (again) and cook breakfast for them (very atypical for me)
  • 9:30 AM - Take Jonah to Beagle; Abby and Caleb to Grand Ledge High School
  • 9:45 AM - Head to South Lansing Christian Church for work
  • 10:15 AM - Arrive at office; visit with Micki, Sue, Wally, Chad and Tim
  • 10:45 AM - SEEK time; Reading from Hebrews 11-13; journal; pray; journal some more
  • 10:55 AM - Drop in visitor; set SEEK time aside
  • 11:45 AM - Good visit; back to SEEK time
  • 12:15 PM - Prep for Staff Meeting
  • 12:20 PM - Drop-in visitor; prep-time set aside
  • 12:47 PM - Back to prep time; scurrying to get ready for staff meeting
  • 1:00 PM - Waiting on staff to arrive for 1 PM Staff Meeting; (I've set a bad example for timeliness and I didn't communicate to the rest of the staff my newly minted resolve to be punctual)
  • 1:20 PM - Staff meeting begins (finally)
  • 2:30 PM - Leave for LPD afternoon lineup
  • 3:10 PM - Chaplain's Lineup; repeat spiel from 6:00 AM, pie inclusive
  • 3:30 PM - Leave to return to office
  • 4:00 PM - Meet with parishioner; pray for his troubled marriage
  • 5:00 PM - Reply to emails
  • 5:05 PM - Check the news: Drudge, LSJ, Fark
  • 5:35 PM - Pack up computer
  • 5:41 PM - Leave for home; listen to podcast of Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me on the way
  • 5:50 PM - Check the mail; no check from Indiana house yet; stress about bills
  • 6:30 - Enter nutrition and exercise for today on gyminee .com
  • 6:51 PM - Supper with the family (Hamburger Helper and green beans)
  • 7:45 PM - Leave for Chaplain's Lineup
  • 8:10 PM - Chaplain's Lineup; repeat spiel from 6:00 AM and 3:00 PM; more pie
  • 8:30 PM - Leave for home; stop at QD to get snacks for Abby and Caleb; show Abby a parking meter 'cause she says she's never seen one before
  • 9:00 PM - Arrive at home
  • 9:45 PM - Wii bowling with the Franklies - I won; Wii tennis with Frankette - won that, too
  • 10:46 PM - Finish writing this post; worry that it is incredibly vain; post it anyway; go to bed


Wally Lowman said...

To our defense, we normally get a call over the intercom that staff meeting is going to begin. The men would have been on time had we had that call. . . or known that we were going actually start on time.

Dan said...

Lions eating stuff?? Obviously, you were not watching FSN Detroit....

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post Frank. I thought it was interesting. By the way, did the Dave Ramsey video work in the other two meetings?


Frank Weller said...

Bruce...nope. Dan...that's why we call them the "lie downs."

Anonymous said...

Again, sorry about the 5:30am time slot.

Let start having the staff meeting at 7:30am and I will be on time.

Frank Weller said...

Seriously...quit worrying about it. You're the best, and we were all a little scatter brained over the holidays. And, no, I am not going to have a 7:30 Monday morning meeting. Ever. For anything. I hope.

Anonymous said...

Is this a way to feel useful? Who really cares about your day when everyone else is just a busy being productive. Sounds like you spin your wheels. Maybe try taking a little more time for prayer.

Frank Weller said...

That's exactly what I was trying to say. Thanks for the insightful observation.