I keep meaning to do this once in awhile so here goes:
5:15 — The alarm goes off way too early for my taste. David has to fly out this morning for a short business trip. He hits the snooze button and we snuggle for five more minutes.
5:20 — David gets up and showers while I try to wake up.
5:35 — I get up, turn on the computer and continue to try to wake up. David goes downstairs to eat breakfast. I’m a bad wife. I don’t *do* breakfast before 6 a.m. so he’s on his own. There was already coffee made in the insulated carafe which he just needed to zap in the microwave.
5:45 — David is back upstairs and I blowdry his hair for him. He’s seeing a customer today and wanted his long and often wild-looking hair to be a bit more subdued for the day. It looked really nice when I got through. Maybe I should do this for him every morning. Or maybe not.
6:00 — I kiss David goodbye and go make myself a cup of Earl Grey. While it’s brewing, I empty the dishwasher and feed the fish.
6:15 — Back upstairs, I set the timer for one hour of computer time and start this daily account of my activities.
7:20 — Made the bed and took the waste baskets down to empty into the kitchen trash can. While brewing another cup of tea I gathered up the bathroom rugs, towels and toilet seat cover from the guest bathroom and put them in the washer. I checked the clothes I have drying on a rack in the tub but most were still a little damp. I think I’ll have to set them outside for a bit to finish drying.
7:40 — Back to the computer. I’m still in the process of switching over to a new email address and have to spend some time each day checking my old account online and contacting people regarding my new address. There are several people who keep responding to the old one despite having told them to change their address book.
8:30 — Fed kittens and refilled their water. Fed chickens and refilled their water. Fed horse and put fly spray on her. Picked up some leftover fireworks debris. Refilled the dogs’ water bucket.
8:55 — David called from the airplane. They will be taking off soon. I miss him already.
9:35 — Went downstairs to exercise. Did 25 minutes on the treadmill while watching an episode of Sex and the City.
10:15 — Talked to David on the phone after he picked up his rental car — a black Mustang. Responded to a few emails.
10:35 — Removed everything from top shelf of refrigerator, wiped it down, put in a fresh lace doily, then replaced the items neatly. Prepared lunch for myself.
11:05 — Lunch/computer.
11:45 — Read awhile and took a nap.
1:30 — E-mail
2:00 — Cleaned two more shelves and the meat drawer of the refrigerator.
2:20 — Did a little computer work including a brief editing of an ad for United Campus Ministry.
2:55 — Put bathroom rugs outdoors to dry. Started final load of laundry. Folded a load of laundry and put them away. Cleaned another shelf of refrigerator.
3:30 — Wasting time on the computer.
4:20 — Put third vase of dead flowers in trash. Lisa called so while talking to her I washed a few dishes, dusted a few pieces of furniture, and turned over the drying bathroom rugs outdoors. I then started to take out the kitchen trash and David called. I took it out while talking to him. Now I’m back upstairs with a bowl of grapes and a banana.
4:50 — Oops, forgot about this. Let’s see…all I know for certain is that Chris came home around 5:30 and showed me the movies he bought. We just finished eating dinner, too.
6:30 — Checked on drying rugs. Still damp so I threw them in the dryer to finish them up. Gathered some recycling and put in the car for my trip to town. Checked on the chickens and gave them some food. Pet the kittens. Washed the last remaining item in the sink and sprinkled Bar Keepers Friend — will scour on my next trip downstairs. Chris is asleep in the family room so the vacuuming will have to wait.
7:00 — Answered a few more emails
7:20 — Fed the horse. Gave the kittens more food and fresh water. Fed the chickens and closed the coop. Fed the dogs.
7:40 — Looked up a book I had started printing some time ago. Unfortunately it is no longer available. Wrote email to a group where someone else might have downloaded it. Spent a little time checking out the forums for the author of the book.
8:15 — Took a shower. Talked to Lisa on the phone. Made a cup of Earl Grey tea and while it was brewing I started the dishwasher and sorted the mail.
8:45 — I’m going to post this, shut down the computer, get in bed and read “Twilight”.