Happy Wednesday everyone! We are still going strong with the 168 Hours Challenge. Congrats to Angela, the winner of a copy of 168 Hours from Day 2. A gentle reminder to please tag me or 168 Hours in any Facebook posts (or @lvanderkam or #168Hours in your tweets) so I don’t miss anyone for these drawings.
Yesterday was slightly exhausting. I’m glad I’m not normally commuting an hour each way at this point in my life. I met several inspirational entrepreneurs at the Make Mine a Million $ Business competition in Newark, however, and I hope to write about many of them in the future (and I’m getting a column out of it). I enjoyed going to Borders with Jasper and eating fruit from a street vendor, and Sleeping Beauty was certainly a fantastic spectacle. Lush costumes and staging, though of course all of this is mostly a vehicle for showcasing the technical prowess of the dancers. The double pas de deux at the end may have pushed me past my bed time.
Now, on to today:
6:55 wake up (sleeping in for me these days!)
6:55-7:15 feed baby
7:15-8:00 play with kids
8:45-9:15 walk J to school, pick up packages
9:15– 11 – work, mostly emails following up on 168 Hours publicity. Also posting on Facebook about what makes people buy a book.
11:00-11:15 feed baby
11:15-11:30 – puttering around. Was getting jog clothes on at some point, realized the water was turned off in apartment, etc.
12:30-2:15 – pitching book to different people, phone call with publicist, signed up on Goodreads, ate lunch in here somewhere.
2:15-2:45 – radio interview, Circles of Change in AZ (airs 7/3)
2:45-3:45 – work (pitching book again…)
3:45-3:55 – shower
3:55-4:25 – track down Make Mine a Million $ Business info, send email to Women’s Health fact-checker, pitch book, email/FB/twitter
4:25-4:45 – feed baby
4:45-5:10 – random other email. Realize I am not happy because I haven’t actually been writing all day, and I like writing. Not pitching book. Publicity is not a core competency, arumph.
5:10-6 – work on novel! Will probably never see the light of day and I don’t care.
6-6:30 – play with kids
6:30-6:50 – kids dinners
6:50-7:35 – playground
7:35-7:45 – run to grocery store for bbq sauce for dinner
7:45-8 – start dinner while M is giving boys bath, but get distracted as bath is kind of 2-person job.
8-8:30 – try to get Sam down, long feeding
8:30- 9 – some cooking, some puttering as I wait for M who has gone to talk with landlord
9-9:40 – dinner, talk with M, some with Jasper who is still awake
9:40-9:45 – start getting J down (teeth brushing, pull-up change…)
9:45-10:00 clean up from dinner
10:00 – 10:40 – work
10:40-11:10 or so, talk to M, get ready for bed.
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