Wednesday, April 25, 2012
0600 Wake up to the sound of rain. Go downstairs for coffee and have a coughing fit. Before he leaves, Ron asks me to mail out the VA state tax return. I go back upstairs with my coffee and snuggle back into the warm covers for some quality laptop time.
0710 Out the window I notice some cool clouds as the sun is rising in the East so I go outside to take a picture. It's not raining at the moment but the radar looks like some heavy rain is coming. It will probably arrive just in time for bootcamp.
0715 Updating my blog. Still on the morning of Day 1. I must be "talking" too much if it's taking this long to type it all up!
0729 Time to get up!
0740 Dressed and downstairs. Time to make lunch.
0808 Leaving for school. Something smells stinky outside this morning.
0819 Dropping kids at school.
0823 Stop at Office Max (they don't have what I'm looking for) and Albertsons (for a donut! and a copy of the sale ad to check prices for Boy Scout campout shopping this week).
0840 Completely inhaled that donut in no time. It is starting to rain a bit.
0842 Check the bootcamp blog for any location changes. It says 6 a.m. class at the bandstand but nothing about 9:15.
0843 So here I sit just wasting time again.
0853 Three rounds of solitaire later (I lost 1 and won 2) it is not raining so I might as well head over to the park.
0915 Still no rain - working out at park today!
1023 Done. Completely sweaty and exhausted.
1027 Cancel out all positive effects of the workout by getting breakfast at McD's.
1031 Stop at Valero for gas. $4.21/gallon today.
1042 Farmers Market. Buy strawberries, carrots, and broccoli. Asked someone about zucchini - they said about another month and it will be out.
1054 I am feeling stressed out about my To Do List this week. I think because everything on it is a big project that will take forever. And there are several of them!
1102 Home. It is humid today from the rain. Put away the food.
1115 Go upstairs. Check Facebook/blogs/email while I eat my McD's sandwich.
1145 Notice Bella's lunchbox in the kitchen. Oops! I call the school and Gail says the 4th grade is eating right now. Should I take it to her? Some would argue that bringing forgotten items to school does not allow the children to learn responsibility. Oh well. I'll take it.
12:12 p.m. Back from the lunch drop. Bella was very happy to see me. She actually *ran* over to get it! FYI, I checked the mileage to school - 3.5 miles each way. And now I can finally shower.
1:00 p.m. Re-write grocery and shopping lists with forgotten items from yesterday's no-list shopping trip.
1:20 p.m. Trying to get the tax forms ready but I can't figure out what I'm supposed to mail exactly. Also, a W-2 seems to be missing. Guess I'll have to postpone this task.
1:36 p.m. Kelly calls. Horseback is cancelled for today. Why does it always rain on Wednesday?
1:41 p.m. Not getting anything done around here so might as well to school... I can go to Albertsons on the way and pick up a couple healthier snacks.
1:48 p.m. Decide I should bring a jacket in case it starts to rain again.
At Albertson's I buy almonds, hummus, and tostitos. Pick up some flowers for Gail and Anne in the office - it's Administrative Professionals Day and those two ladies have been so nice to me as I adjust to life here.
2:20 p.m. At school. Deliver the flowers. It is raining harder now of course - right at dismissal time!
2:30 p.m. School's out (early dismissal day) and track practice is cancelled.
2:40 p.m. On the way home. At home, put away food. Discover that my red pepper in the fridge is rotten. Darn! If I had known, I would've bought a fresh one. Guess I'm not having hummus and pepper for a snack today. Kids are doing homework. Felisa finishes first. I'm feeling lazy so to distract Felisa from bugging Bella, I offer to watch an episode of Wildfire with her (an Amazon prime perk -free TV episodes). I have 45 minutes to spare before dinner, right?
4:15 p.m. Wildfire is over. Time to make dinner. Felisa helps a little. On the menu for tonight - 4 cheese chicken pasta.
4:20 p.m. Dang! I forgot to run the dishwasher today! Fill it up and start it.
5:20 p.m. Dinner is ready for the oven. I have been sampling and it is delicious! Very yummy and cheesy. Can't wait!
5:25 p.m. Waiting for the oven to preheat, catching up on today's notes in my notebook.
5:27 p.m. Fold a bit of laundry. I've been behind on folding all week!
5:36 p.m. Casserole is in the oven and the folding basket is empty! Woohoo! Go upstairs to work on my blog again. Still on Day 1...
6:21 p.m. Ron is home. Dinner time!
After dinner it is Bella's turn to do the dishes. Ryan and Felisa are playing a board game. I remind Ryan to practice his guitar. Time for me to go upstairs and get comfy.
8:30 p.m. Girls come upstairs to say goodnight. I'm working on the application to re-finance the Prius then work on more blog updates. I am finally starting Day 2. Ron is reading tonight- Catching Fire.
9:00 p.m. Ryan comes up to get his MP3 player that was charging on my computer and say goodnight.
9:03 p.m. I'm too tired to work anymore. Time to watch a bit of TV and go to sleep.