Hello time-loggers! I’m excited to start this project of tracking our 168 hours together. I’ll start posting my log now, and will update this post several times through the day. Feel free to chime in whenever you want with thoughts, observations, etc.
6:30 – wake up
6:30-6:55 – feed baby
6:55-8 hang out with baby (3-year-old is sleeping in) and get into running clothes
8 – 8:45 -nanny shows up, I’m out the door to go for 3.5 mile run on nice crisp early fall (or is it late summer?) morning.
8:45-9:05 – walk 3-year-old to preschool
9:05 – 12 :05 – write draft of speech for In Good Company event on Wednesday, write and submit HuffPo blog.
12:05 -12:25 emails, blog update while feeding baby
12:25-12:45 draft choir fundraising letter
12:45-12:55 order Halloween costumes (why let it sit on the to-do list? I’m knocking them off during this 168 Hours Challenge)
12:55-1:10 – check out long races I might sign up for. Get distracted by Runners World story on whether the first marathon was really 26 miles, etc.
1:10-1:25 – regroup, practice speech
1:25-1:30 – heat lunch in microwave. Hold plank pose (thanks for reminding me, Jennifer!)
1:30- 2:15 – work on speech, check out Men With Pens review of 168 Hours and commence glowing.
2:15-3:00 – Happenings Q&A live radio show with Frank Carmichael. He enthusiastically endorsed the book and asked if I’d always been so organized. I told him I was glad he couldn’t see my desk!
3-3:20- Emails, etc.
3:20-3:30 shower, get dressed (the benefits of having a home office… didn’t really get to that until now!)
3:30-4:30 – Work on editing draft of a novel. Yes, a novel. Fiction. Looking for potential test readers in the near future, so email me if you’re interested.
4:30-4:50 – feed baby and greet husband who shows up at home unexpectedly early
4:50-5:50 – more on novel. Here’s to the 168 Hours Challenge for encouraging me to carve out time for completely speculative projects!
5:50-6 – quick emails, will post again later tonight
6-6:15 – hanging out with kids, finish feeding them
6:15-6:30 – everyone at dinner table as Michael and I have salad
6:30-7:00 – cooking dinner with Michael and then eating it.
7-7:05 – dishes
7:05-7:30 – baths and getting people into PJs
7:30-7:55 – Dora while snuggling with kids on couch
7:55-8:10 – bottle for baby, then try to get him to go to sleep. Currently crying it out. We shall see how this goes…
8:10-8:40 – work. Baby was asleep. Then he somehow gets back up.
8:40-9 – baby comforting. Goes down again.
9-10:45 – read, Time magazine article on education (that’s work for me; I also have an education blog called Gifted Exchange), and Siblings Without Rivalry (not work). Michael puts Jasper to bed. Jasper doesn’t really go down until 10:45 (see previous posts about children who just don’t need to sleep). Michael and I talk some in here about ways of talking with children and defusing tantrums.
10:45-11 – talk with Michael
11 – try to go to sleep but takes a bit.
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