Today, like yesterday, brought weather-related logistical changes. Last night after posting I read stories to the 2-year-old for a while, put him down around 8 p.m., then got other kids ready for bed. The 2-year-old had not actually gone to sleep, so I had to re-do the story process around 8:45. Then he did go down. I had a chat with the 10-year-old, and watched the Alabama/Georgia game, sort of, while reading a book I was thinking of writing about. My husband came home at 11 p.m. I said hello, briefly, and went to bed because he decided to settle in to watch the rest of the game. Here’s how today went:
3:50 a.m. – brief wake-up with 6-year-old, who had a bad dream.
6:45 – up, heard 2-year-old, gave him to husband. Back to bed.
7:15 – 8:15 up, checked email, discovered 2-hour delay. Slowly started moving. The kids were all up by 8, though, so we got breakfast going. The 10-year-old helped make his own French toast.
8:15 – 9 – various things with kids
9-9:15 – started some work stuff, realized I should probably get my run in.
9:15 – 9:45 – got ready, ran on treadmill (2.5 miles). Listened to Best of Both Worlds while running.
9:45- 10 – helped 10-year-old edit his story for a local young author contest. I thought it was pretty original. We will see what the judges think!
10- 10:30 – got dressed, helped kids get out door to bus.
10:30 – 11:30 – got ice off car, drove to library to drop off contest entry, went to local salon to get hair cut, drove home.
11:30- 11:45 – wrote/posted blog post on podcast.
11:45- 12:15 – recorded a podcast (someone else’s)
12:15 – 1 – email, ate lunch, talked with G and 2-year-old.
1 -2 – worked, various projects
2-2:20 – phone call re potential speech
2:20-3:10 – worked, various projects
3:10-3:30 – walked outside. It turned out to be a really nice day – sunny and up into the 40s (balmy, given the -2 degree temperatures over the weekend!). So, in keeping with my winter fun list goal of getting physical activity outside, I put on my boots and went for a walk around the block. I didn’t even need to zip my coat!
3:30-4:05 – worked, various projects
4:05-4:35 -kids got home, mostly dealt with them, setting people up to practice piano, do online math homework, got snacks. Did some work interspersed. G was off with the 2-year-old at the library so this was my shift with the big kids.
4:35-5 – ready, drove to gymnastics.
5-6 – read at gymnastics. Different book – this one on octopuses. Yes, that’s the right plural.
6-6:20 – drove home. Had an oddly difficult time maneuvering out of the parking lot, given the snow piles. I could get into my spot…but couldn’t get out. I had to wait for the lady next to me to leave so I could use part of her space.
6:20 – 6:50 – email triage. Went through most of the stuff that came in since last time I dealt with it. I still spend too much time on email.
6:50 – 7:20 – helped get dinner on table, then ate with whole family minus the 8-year-old, who was at wrestling.
I’m posting this now — 7:20 p.m. seems to be a good time for me — and don’t have too many more plans for the evening. Reading more about octopuses perhaps. Tomorrow will feature a lot of recording of Best of Both Worlds podcasts. Should be fun!
How was your day?
In other news: I’ll do a Facebook Live chat tomorrow afternoon around 2:30 p.m. Check out my page (Facebook.com/lauravanderkamauthor) to see it and ask questions!