Hey Hillary, Want to Hear About my Non-Working Day?
I was up at 5:15 this morning. I slept in compared to my usual wake time. As per my normal morning routine, I made myself a cup of tea. Took my medication. Ate something (the time of the day that I get to eat in peace), got dressed. I checked my e-mail, paid several bills online then made three more breakfasts. After that, I got two people dressed. I then cleaned up the kitchen. I read two books because neither child can read yet. I then watched them outside in the yard playing with the dog while I swept the kitchen floor. I also tried to figure out why the dishwasher was leaking again even though I waited for two and half hours last week for someone show up and fix it. I put away all the dishes. Put on a Dora the Explorer and made mid morning snacks. While I was taking the few minutes to myself, I made some calls to make sure that I had someone to bring the baked goods I was about to make to the church board meeting tonight. I cleaned up after the snacks.(oh, I had to come up with a quick dipping sauce on the fly for the carrots because I only thought I bought a new bottle of ranch dressing) Changed a diaper. Fought with a six year old about putting socks on. Forced a two year old to wear a jacket against her will. Schelped two kids to the bus stop (I no longer drive). Went to the grocery store. Picked up the dry cleaning. Found a place to have a little picnic lunch with the three lunches that I had made earlier. Schelped two kids back to the bus stop. Realized I lost something along the way, and had to go back to find it (losing Elmer the duck is not acceptable and will only lead to a crying jag and possible sleepless night). Read another book while sitting at the bus stop. Because I had to go back, I missed the bus and had to wait an additional half hour. Checked my email and my blog. Got off the bus. Schelped two kids to the library where I am now sitting while they are listening to story time. Once that is finished we will hunt for the three books each that they are going to take home. I will make another snack. Start baking for tonight. Start dinner. Take the dog for a walk. Sweep the walkway. Water the lawn and the flower beds. Somewhere in there I have to feed four people dinner, give two baths, do some laundry. Look online to find out how much another dishwasher costs. Take my own shower (something I have yet to do today). Feed the dog. Make several phone calls. Change diapers again a few times. Figure out where the three still missing Easter eggs are (note to self, next year make a map). Read the newspapers. Put away the Easter decorations. Fold and put away the clothes that will be washed. Get two kids to sleep. (some days easier than others) Try to maintain a marital relationship, and get some sleep.
But no, I don’t work.