Have a ridiculous amount…

Have a ridiculous amount to do today, but in theory, enough time to do it all. If I don't fritter. So in pursuit of not-frittering, I am making an hourly schedule:

3 a.m. -- wake up for no good reason, bury head in pillow and pretend to be asleep

4 a.m. -- admit that no, am wide awake and even oddly energetic; dress, have tea and pork curry w/ bread breakfast (thank all the little gods for leftovers), spend half an hour finishing last night's fell-asleep-during episode of Warehouse 13 while sorting all my chaotic yarn projects / needles / etc. which were spread across the dining table in yesterday's attempt to find the two (!) circular needles that have gone missing. (No luck on that last, which is quite bewildering.) Feel briefly virtuous when it is done, but also tired. Apparently five hours was not actually enough sleep.

5 a.m. - sit in chair, drink tea, make plan, then turn off Facebook 'til 6 p.m. Open up file and try to write at least 500 words (because writing just doesn't happen once kids are awake and crashing about)

6 a.m. - Anand will get up somewhere around here, come downstairs, and demand mommy-Anand-time, which means sitting next to each other on the couch with our respective electronics. Ah, modern parenting. It sounds ridiculous, but he really feels strongly about it, and complains if Kavya comes down early and disturbs us. Use time to check e-mail and process some of it OR watch at Warehouse 13 and knit some rows on current project.

6:45 - 7:30 - wake Kavi, get kids dressed and fed and Kavi to the school bus

7:30 - call Pam re: window install. Get ladder from garage, replace all the burned out lightbulbs, hang acorn garland. This needs to happen now, because we've agreed to loan the ladder, along with the drill and various other tools, to Anand's preschool for a playground rebuilding project, and I'm not sure when we'll get them back. (Make sure drill is back from Kat's -- if not, get it back.)

8:30 - drop off Anand and tools to school.

9:00 - 10:00 - straighten up; Wendy will be here to clean house, which means at least an hour of picking up things beforehand.

10:00 - 12:00 - Kriti work, specifically, trying to finalize the festival schedule, calling about printing the program book

12:00 - 2:00 - lunch break; see if Roshani wants to come over for rice and curries. Dig holes and plant irises (from Miriam) and hellebores (from Jed) Cut flowers for house.

2:00 - 4:00 - school prep; grade quizzes and in-class assignments, review reading journal, draft and make copies of paper #1 assignment, re-read material for tomorrow's classes and make lecture notes

4:00 - 5:30 - putter in basement, straightening up chaos I created yesterday when I emptied a badly broken cabinet, preparatory to getting it out of here -- it was useful for a few years for craft storage, but now, it has served its purpose. If I can figure out HOW one gets rid of a broken cabinet, that would be a plus. With a sledgehammer? Try to talk Kevin into helping me haul it to the parking pad, at least.

5:30 - make dinner for us and Kat's family -- mostly leftovers, but will bake some fresh fish to go with, and possibly make more rice

6:00 - eat, collapse.

Okay, go.

(P.S. Note: despite the long list and long day, this is less than 5 hours of actual 'work' work. I do like being able to intersperse household projects with computer time; makes for a much more sane and healthy me.)

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