Day 1, like life, did not go entirely as planned. We have a “wintry mix” of precipitation falling, and so that changed everything. My day:
6:30 – up, heard husband, got up 6:45 and showered
7-7:30 – hung out w/2-year-old
7:30- 8:30 – made breakfast for kids (and me), G came at 8, I helped 8-year-old with suddenly-located homework due today. Got big kids in coats/hats/gloves and to bus.
8:30-9:30 – worked – mostly clearing decks, alas.
9:30-10:30 – worked, but distracted by emails/calls from school about early closure. Schools closing at 12:30. Emailed both boys’ teachers their new dismissal plans. Tried to figure out where daughter was (she goes between an enrichment program and the school) – learned she was at the elementary school and would be bused home from there (phew).
10:30-12:15 – finally worked on the speculative writing project I’d assigned myself for the morning.
12:15 – 12:45 – ate, worked, G and 2-year-old came home.
12:45- 1 – kids home.
1-1:30 – worked.
1:30-2:20 – talked G, learned she wanted to leave early with deteriorating driving conditions. So I got ready and went for a run outside before she would need to go. It was a nice run, actually – about 3 miles. The slight bit of sleet on my face made me feel alive. I wore my new Athleta fuzzy Polar-tec pants.
2:20-4 – worked, trying to prioritize in time I had. G left at 4 to try to beat the worst of the ice.
4-5:10 – played outside with 2-year-old. In the freezing rain! He is tough, and it was nice to be outside. There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing! The older children amused themselves somehow inside. I’m really not sure how. Screens were probably involved.
5:10-5:30 – made dinner (build your own taco night)
5:30-5:50 – ate dinner with the kids. There was a lot of popping up and fetching things, but we did manage to sit together for a while.
5:50-6:10 – got kids a show, cleaned the kitchen.
6:10-6:35 – vaguely attempted to do this log, read for work for a bit, while 6-year-old played with 2-year-old
6:35-7:20 – gave up, played with 6-year-old and 2-year-old, then convinced 8-year-old to take a bath with the 2-year-old. There was a lot of splashing and bubbles.
Now, at 7:20, I’ll go ahead and publish — we will see how the rest of the night goes. I’m hoping to get the 2-year-old up to bed before too long, and then everyone else in their beds by 9 p.m. I hope to watch some of the Alabama/Georgia game, and maybe read a bit more too. Wish me luck!
How did your day go?