Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Day

Do you ever wonder where your day goes? Here's one of my recent ones...

Wake up late
Take a quick shower
Get dressed
Wake up kids
Let dog out
Make an easy breakfast for the kids (toast and fruit!)
Make school lunches
Fix school snacks for Kate
Dry hair
Take Kate to school
Come home
Open blinds/curtains
Adjust thermostat to 60 (I was hot at 63!)
Admire a finely built lego car
Throw in a load of laundry
Put line drying laundry from yesterday in a basket and take upstairs to fold later
Find Jack's missing shoe
Fix and eat 8 grain hot cereal breakfast
Clean up all breakfast dishes
Put away some groceries from yesterday
Sync phone and computer
Wash Jack's face
Load Jack in the car
Remember in car that we forgot something for show-n-share at preschool
Find a nickel in my purse for show-n-share (it is "N" week)
Drop off Jack at a friend's house (they'll take him to preschool)
Chat for a few minutes
Go to dermatologist appointment
Have a fibrous papule burned off my nose
Be grateful it isn't a basal cell
Call Matt to tell him what it was
Stop at Walgreen's for some medicine for Kate
Come home
Leave a message with insurance guy
Move laundry to dryer
Check email
Respond to quick emails
Check home voicemail
Write email to Kate's teacher about volunteering in the library
Write and print letter to school about Kate missing a few days
Talk to insurance guy
Leave voicemail for financial advisor about meeting
Look at a potential birthday gift online, decide against it
Update to do list
Take call from financial advisor and set meeting time
Plan dinner
Look in pantry for ingredients
Get sidetracked organizing a shelf in pantry
Decide I don't want to go to the grocery store today so change mind on dinner
Look for new dinner recipe
Can't find cookbook, look on computer for the recipe, find it on my personal website
Talk to Matt on phone about closet project and vacation plans
Gather ingredients for dinner
Change into gym clothes
Leave for the gym
Get a call on the way that my friend Kristen who I am meeting at the gym is running late
Stop at the grocery store despite not wanting to go today
Read my novel at gym while waiting for Kristen
Think about running on treadmill at gym
Decide to delay running until later
Stop at the post office to mail Bookmooch package and buy stamps
Stop at Walmart (I rarely go there, but it was right there) to get an air popcorn popper
Have a discussion with checkout lady about great reusable bags
Mail letters at mailbox on my street (since I forgot to when I was just at the post office...)
Arrive home
Check laundry, still damp, set dryer for a bit longer
Finish reading my novel while petting cat and dog
Scan new email
Pick up Kate from school
Take Kate to cohousing for an afternoon with an adult friend
Pet friend's dog
Play tic-tac-toe against Kate on my iPhone while waiting for friend to arrive home
Come home
Realize I haven't eaten lunch.
Opt for a bit of chocolate bar over leftovers in the fridge
Enter yesterday's and today's receipts into PearBudget
Sort through email on my junk account
In an effort to delay starting dinner, check email and Facebook
In a continuing effort to delay cooking, start a blog post
List finished novel on Bookmooch
Check Bookmooch for available books
Finally start making dinner...
Listen to podcast while chopping onions and celery for salmon cakes
Add book discussed in podcast to Bookmooch wishlist while onions & celery browning
Finish salmon cake mixture & put in fridge to chill
Welcome Jack home from a playdate
Chat with other mom about karate
Help Jack get on to
Cut sweet potatoes for fries
Put in fries in oven
Make spinach/tomato salad
Decide NOT to make my own dressing
Refill olive oil bottle from bulk jug
Clean up dinner prep dishes
Load towels into washer to wash tomorrow
Help Jack send an ecard on
Put away groceries (for the SECOND time today... someone needs to plan better.)
Help Jack send another ecard
Put away clean dishes from drying rack
Help Jack send yet another ecard
Set table (usually the kids do this but got a break tonight)
Start shaping and frying salmon cakes
Welcome Matt home
Pull sweet potato fries out of oven
Welcome Kate home
Put dinner on the table
Yell at the kids to turn off the computer and wash hands
Say our grace
Eat dinner
Enjoy family
Clear table with help from everyone
Send Matt upstairs with kids for showers and bedtime prep
Shape remaining salmon cakes and put in freezer on cookie tray
Read blogs while petting Oscar kitty
Check Facebook
Clean up kitchen
Set dishwasher to run later tonight
Go upstairs to announce bedtime
Tuck kids in and kiss goodnight
Make popcorn with new popper & fill snack containers
Regret not running earlier in the day
Write a few emails
Take laundry upstairs to fold while watching TV
Fold 2 baskets of laundry
Put it away
Put on PJs
Put now frozen salmon patties in container in freezer
Fold 2 more baskets of laundry (I've been avoiding laundry for a few days)
Put it away
Start folding last basket of laundry
Eat tapioca pudding that Matt fixed
Sit and watch end of movie with Matt
Finish folding laundry
Wash face and brush teeth
Hop in bed
Lotion up my hands
Read first chapter in new novel
Turn out light


Marie Green said...

You know, after reading that, we SHOULD give ourselves more credit for "getting things done". I spend so much time and brain power just keeping everyone and everything somewhat organized... but it's a maintenance" job, not a job where you see an actual outcome, ya know?

Jenifer Gaukler said...

After reading that, I am exhausted! And feeling a little inferior. WOW!!! I love your energy!

Gray Matters said...

I'm exhausted and looking forward to the day when all 3 kids are in some type of school .