168 Hours Challenge Day 4

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

  1. 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.

    Sooz Sovern

  2. 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?

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