The day started off ordinary for Hailey Donaldson. She woke up early that morning, probably around five a.m, to run three miles, like she did every morning, then she returned back to her apartment and cooked herself some eggs with grits and toast and jelly, topping it off with a glass of pulp free orange juice and strawberry slices. After she ate, she took a hot shower to clean up after her early morning jog. When that was all done, about eight a.m, she changed into a pair of faded denim jeans and a gray sweater. She dried her hair and straightened it, leaving it down. She didn't own any make-up, nor did she bother wearing any make-up, she didn't need to everyone always complimented she had a 'natural' beauty about her. She washed up the dished from breakfast and cleaned her sink with hot water and bleach. Once that was done, she tied up a bag of trash and put on her coat and black boots, then took it outside to the dumpster.
"Hey, Hailey!" A voice came from behind her as she tossed the black garbage bag in the dumpster. She turned to see her neighbor and food friend, Tasha, approaching her with her very own black bag. "Hey, Tash, how are you?" Hailey asked, sticking her hands in the jacket of her coat. It was in the middle of November so it was chilly outside. "Eh, so so. In-laws are coming from out of town this weekend for mine and Chris' anniversary party. You're still coming, right? It'll be at Ray's Bar at 6 p.m Saturday night. You're welcome to bring a guest." She commented. Hailey rolled her eyes. "You know I'm not seeing anybody, Tasha, besides you know I'm not the kind of person who is into these social gatherings." Hailey said as they got into the elevator, pressing the button to the 3rd floor. "I know, which is why there won't be many people, mainly family and close friends." Tasha said.
She had her chesnut colored hair pulled back into a messy bun and was dressed in black sweat pants and a black hoodie. She was four months pregnant with their first child, so a small bump was visible. "I just don't know, Tasha..." Hailey said with a sigh. "Please??" Tasha begged, hands clasped together and putting on the puppy eyes. "I will start crying right here." She threatened. Hailey couldn't help but laugh. "Alright, alright! I'll come." She said. A huge grin crossed Tasha's face in accomplishment. The elevator binged right before the doors slid open and they stepped out. "Well, we've got to get our nursery slash guest room ready for them, I'll see you later!" Tasha said before skipping off to her apartment.
The rest of Hailey's day consisted mainly of news reports and cleaning, along with a few more daily routine exercises, such as push-ups and jumping jacks. The sun had gone down and the moon up. Hailey's mom had called and invited her out for dinner with her, Hailey's step-dad, and Hailey's sister, Kaylyn, so she put back on her black coat and black winter hat before grabbing her purse and keys to her Honda Civic. She made sure her apartment door was locked before heading to the restaurant.
Dinner had went better then Hailey expected and after saying a quick good-bye to her family, she made her away across the parking lot to her car. She stuck the key in the ignition and tried to her it to start, but to no avail. Groaning, she had locked the doors up and decided to wait for the next bus. She really needed a new car, her Civic was old and had many problems with it. The streets were dead, and she was cold and seemed like she was waiting on a bus forever.