Evening is upon us, so I will go ahead and post my time log of this day so far. As mentioned in the previous post, I was up for the third time at 6 a.m. this morning, but then got to sleep until a little after 7. I think the disrupted sleep contributed to my feeling less than productive. I had a day with no scheduled phone calls, so I could have spent the whole day writing! Yet I feel like I got very little done. Sigh.
7:10-7:30 – showered, dressed.
7:30 – 8 – had breakfast with various kids, plus figured out logistics of dismissal notes.
8-8:30 – kids got ready. Practiced audition lines with 10-year-old, then discovered 10-year-old desperately needed specific school supplies for math class.
8:30-8:40 – went to bus stop with 7 kids (my older 3 + 4 neighbors)
8:40 – 12:30 – mostly worked. Not terribly productive in the sense that I was doing a lot of wading through emails, scheduling, paying bills.
12:30 – 12:45 – 2-year-old came home, we planted some random object he found in the backyard, I sat at table while he ate lunch.
12:45- 1:15 – more work.
1:15 – 2 – got ready, then ran 3 miles outside (OK, map my run says 2.99)
2- 4:30 – mostly work. Again, not very efficient. I’m revising my book, which is important work, but it’s hard to get into sometimes. Other things in here included paging through the O magazine that just arrived – because my advice was featured in their cover time management package! I primped a little bit, and said hello to the kids when they came home. (G took 5-year-old to karate, with 2-year-old in tow).
4:30 – 5:45 – got ready, then drove two boys to the local theater where the 10-year-old was auditioning for a musical. I read (Friday Night Lights) during the audition; the 7-year-old watched my phone. Drove home.
5:45 -6 – played Thomas the train with 2-year-old in basement (quick email check before this). G got dinner ready.
6-6:20 – ate dinner with G and kids (spinach and steak quesadillas plus broccoli for the adults; cheese quesadillas + fruits and veggies for kids).
6:20 – 6:30 – built Lego towers (all the way to the ceiling!) with the 2-year-old.
6:30 – 7 – mostly work again, getting caught up on things. However, I’m pretty sure I’m not going to get all that much done, so I’ll head out to the back porch to squeeze in a bit of leisure time (reading!) before I’m full-on with kid bedtime.
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Photo: October O magazine