6:00 – Wake-up. Grumble. Roll out of bed. Fall into exercise clothes. Work-out. Grumble.
6:45 – Make coffee. Put breakfast stuff on the table. Make Rhys’ school snack.
7:00 – Shower. Get dressed. Throw on some make-up and do hair.
7:30 – Get kids dressed and make sure all nut oils are scrubbed off their faces.
8:00 – Drink lukewarm cup of coffee with a few cream floaties ontop. Nag kids to put their outdoor clothing by the front door.
8:30 – Walk kids to school.
8:45 to 8:55 – Watch Rhys run after all of his friends pretending to be an alien robot crab…?
8:56 – Follow Rhys into school and make sure he hands his teacher the picture he coloured for her.
9:00 – Walk home from school.
9:15 – Make myself something for breakfast. Make Ammie a second breakfast. Take my vitamins. Look at grocery flyers.
9:45 – Start cleaning the kids room and make the beds.
10:15 – Get Ammie to vacuum her room while I sort the kids books.
10:30 – Dig through the messy storage room trying to find the Christmas decorations box. Find that vest that goes to that doll that we are giving as a birthday present tomorrow.
10:40 – Put away everything I just pulled out from the room.
10:45 – Slowly look around the storage room and realize I have a mountain of laundry to do.
10:46 – Get Ammie to do some laundry.
10:55 – Sit down at the computer for a breather.
11:05 – Help Ammie in the washroom.
11:06 – Clean up kitchen table.
11:15 – Get Ammie bundled.
11:20 – Walk to pick-up Rhys while listening to Ammie shouting Spanish words she’s learned from Dora.
12:15 -Make lunch.
12:30 – Tell Ammie to stop goofing off and eat her lunch.
12:35 – Remind Ammie to eat her lunch.
12:40 – Yell at Ammie to eat her lunch.
1:00 – Decorate the kids room with Rhys.
1:30 – Do a Christmas ornament craft with the kids.
1:50 – Scrub all of the marker off of the table and floor.
1:55 – Put a show on for the kids.
1:56 – Sing along to Johnny Cash Christmas carols.
2:00 – Realize that I have a mountain of dishes from the past three days sitting on my counter.
2:01 – Start doing dishes.
2:30 – Realize I haven’t thought about dinner.
2:31 – Leave the dishes to dig through freezer to find something to make for dinner. Find nothing useful.
2:35 – Make massive grocery list.
2:45 – Wish that my coffee cream wasn’t bad so that I could brew another cup of coffee. Have a glass of water instead.
2:46 – Make a snack for the kids.
2:50 – Go to switch the laundry but can’t because the towels aren’t dry. Start dryer again.
2:52 – Try to tackle the dishes again. Get sidetracked by scrubbing waffle goo off of the counter.
3:00 – Have a bathroom break.
3:10 – Haul more laundry downstairs.
3:15 – Call James and ask when he’s coming home and tell him we need to get groceries ASAP.
3:35 – Decide to continue cleaning the kitchen.
3:36 – Get an exciting phone call from James.
3:37 to 3:39 – Jump up and down yelling and praising God.
3: 40 – Call my mom with the good news.
3:45 – Fill-up the sink with water and bubbles and let Ammie wash the dishes.
4:00 – Sit down for a breather at the computer.
And I wonder why I’m always shocked that another week/month/year has flown by. Busy busy busy.