7:30 – awake due to the faithful start of hammering in the building next door (toss and turn for an hour and a half more)
8:30ish – get ready for the day and make breakfast (usually consisting of a nectarine, a boiled egg and piece of bread with spreadable cheese)
9:30 – head to the open-air market to buy more produce (only on a couple days a week) and to Conte’s small grocery
10:30 – go to school to check email, update pictures and/or blog
11:40-5:00 – history and archaeology classes (maybe eat a granola bar during one class)
5:10 – attempt to talk on skype
6:00 – I’m hungry! Head home to make dinner (spaghetti with green beans or broccoli, a piece of bread and a salad with oil and balsamic vinegar)
7-8:30 – in between talking with roommates, attempt to read or do homework, import photos to computer
9 or 10:00 – take a shower
10:30-11ish – write a blog entry
Midnite – go to sleep
This schedule is broken up by days filled with 8-hour field trips, afternoons swimming and lying on a sandy beach, nights out to local bars and time spent in Caffe Minerva, our favorite place to use free wifi. But this is why I told Andrew last week that I feel like I have a meaningless existence here. I don’t really do anything of importance.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that I miss having a job, paying off student loans and going to awesome abs and water aerobics. All of those things help me to feel productive. It surprises me that I miss those things but I'll try to push that to the back of my mind and enjoy my time off because I know when I get back I'll be longing for the days when I didn't have to be so productive. In the meantime, I need to do some research for several projects due next week.