I am settling into a routine of logging my time. The past 4 days have been relatively typical, and now we’ll head into the weekend tomorrow, which won’t be. I will probably not post logs until Monday or so, but if you’re logging along, please keep at it! Weekends give us a full picture of our time.
I wound up staying up later last night after blogging and getting a bit more work done. So this morning was a bit of a shock… I love summer, but one of the challenges is that the kids like to get up with the light. That’s fine in February. A little bit earlier in June…
pre-6 AM – up when Jasper comes into room. Try to get them to watch Dino Dan, but it doesn’t really work.
6:20-8 – kid time: build puzzles, eat breakfast, start building train tracks, go on balcony for a bit.
8-8:50 – work on Gifted Exchange post, emails
8:50-9:20- bring J to preschool, get cash and mail
9:20-10:45 – edit Fortune article
10:45-11:15 – email
11:15- 11:20 – get ready to run
11:20-12:05 – run outside, 3. 5miles again. The day is slightly less warm than yesterday so run feels a bit more comfortable.
12:05-12:35 – email while eating lunch
12:35-1 – start on end notes for All The Money In The World
1-1:15 – phone interview for Fortune piece
1:15-1:45 – finish Fortune, turn in.
1:45-2:30 – work on end notes. Eyes glazing. Trying to focus and power through.
2:30-2:40 – Twitter/FB break — a reward!
2:40-2:55 – bring laundry to laundry room
2:55-3:40 – finish outline of end notes.
3:40-3:50 – move laundry
3:50-4:30 – web crawling, see MamaBee is back (the blog) answer emails
4:30-5:15 – lie down for a minute, wake up 45 minutes later.
5:15 – blogging.
5:30-5:45 – go get laundry, fold it.
5:45-6:20 – dinner with the boys. Frozen pizza. I think I eat most of it.
6:20-6:40 – Dora while we digest
6:40-8 – playground time. We have the place to ourselves on a lovely summer evening, and proceed to race around, pretending to be dinosaurs and such. Not sure why no one else out — guess other people’s kids go to sleep!
8-8:30 – baths. Is that two nights in a row? They were rolling in the dirt so kind of necessary.
8:30-9 – play with boys in their room, read them stories, brush teeth, put them to bed.
9-11 – back to work. I’m enjoying reading beta-readers’ comments on All the Money in the World. Some very thoughtful ones, and I finally feel like I have a good grasp on the edits I need to do. Off to bed soon; Michael is supposedly on a plane and back in the next hour or so.
2 thoughts on “168 Hours Challenge Day 4”
I just discovered your articles on the bnet site today. Decided to view your website and blog. Congrats on the book launch! I saved a copy of your timesheet and will begin using tomorrow. Up until recently, I worked as a paralegal, so I am accustom to keeping track of my time, billable or not. I discovered a terrific benefit in recording my time – I was able to stay on task better. If I was distracted or had to begin a new task, I had to stop the timekeeping for one project and begin tracking another project. It really helped keep me focused. I am currently working in a home office which is a huge change from working in an office with co-workers and a much more structured environment. At home, I hear the laundry and dirty dishes calling my name. I think, I’ll just throw a load of laundry in since I’m home. It will only take a minute and then I’ll get started making those phone calls. Time really flies when you don’t keep track of it. Thanks for reminding me of that.
That quiet window from 9 to 11 p.m. must be great. I would love to carve out a quiet time like that at night but often just go to bed or meander through 10 to 11 p.m. I love to get up at 5:45 and run and shower if I can do it but it often gets pushed later. Funny how we know exactly how many minutes we exercise and it is often just minutes a day that make a difference but can loose hours on other stuff right?