7:00 - Wake up. Get kids up. Make coffee. Make oatmeal. Pack lunches.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
7:15 - Get kids up again. Go feed animals
7:45 - Help kids find special clothes for "Olympics Day!" at school. Help Hope dress as an Olympic ice skater. Comfort Paloma who has to dress as a basketball player because an old Seattle Sonics t-shirt is the only other sport-related article of clothing we have in the house. Decide that it's fine if a basketball player wants to wear glittery eyeshadow.
7:50 - Get husband up.
8:00 - Out the door. Return to house to retrieve lunches. Return to car.
8:30 - drop off littlest kids at school
8:45 - drop off high school kid at school
9:15 - arrive at sister's house. Next cup of coffee. Sustained sigh of relief. Gossip and chit-chat.
10:00 - help out sister by administering an IM injection to her leased pony. Little nervous, but no big deal. Decide I really ought to vaccinate my own ponies, even though I highly doubt I could give them shots without inujury (to myself, not the ponies).
10:15 - 11:00 - further gossip and chit-chat, more coffee, and a slice of leftover pizza.
11:30 - retrieve basketball player from school.
12:00 - freak out at the state the house is in. Put on some loud rock and roll and do the dishes.
12:25 - make yogurt and start bread dough to rise. Get beef roast from chest freezer and try to figure out a way to defrost it in time for dinner tonight (no microwave). Wrap it tightly in several layers of plastic bags, put in a big bowl, and place bowl on a heater grate. Stack books on top. Hope dogs don't get it.
1:00 - pour a glass of wine and sit down at computer.
************** plans for afternoon *****************
1:30 - make lunch (probably mac'n'cheese).
2:00 - vaccinate pregnant goats with CD&T. If I have the time/strength, trim hooves. Probably not though, that sounds pretty ambitious right now.
3:00 - retrieve olympic skater from school.
4:00 - second glass of wine. Dinner prep. Hope meat has defrosted but not turned!
5:00 - retrieve teenager from bus station (on reflection, perhaps second glass of wine should be postponed until after this errand).
5:30 - feed animals. Look for eggs. Swear at lack of eggs.
6:00 - Help with homework. For the little kids, this means "help with homework." For the high schooler it means wheedle, nag, threaten, bargain, and scream.
7:00 - dinner. No idea at this point what that will be or if Homero will be here for it. He's in Seattle today helping a friend rebuild the transmission on a tow truck from the late jurassic age, so I'm guessing we'll be dining sans paterfamilias.
7:30-9:00 - dinner cleanup, wrestle children into pajamas and forcibly brush their teeth, read stories (after extended negotiation about who gets to pick how many stories each), and sing a song. Turn out light.
9:15 - hot bath, possibly with third glass of wine.
10:00 - tell teenager to get off the computer. Call husband if he isn't home yet and ask him where the hell he is, already.
10:30 - read scary book "Future Scenarios" about peak oil and climate change. Try to sleep. Think it was really dumb to read such a scary book before trying to sleep.
11:00 - sleep.