So yesterday was a whirlwind. I have to say that I was happy that I wrote out my schedule. It made me stay on task and get things done that I needed to get done with a few minor alterations like postponing lunch with my friend and taking Buggy to the doctor to find out that yes, she is getting yet another ear infection. I did get a chance to sit for 20 minutes between folding a load of laundry and taking the kids to their dance lessons. I almost didn't get up!
I thought I would crash soon after dinner, but while I was waiting for Boogie to finish his dance lesson (oh, by the way, we enrolled him in tap/jazz/ballet), I was working on Buggy's blanket while she watched a video on my ipod. I lost a roll of yarn and come to find out I lost it in the lobby of the dance studio. Of course I didn't know that and after frantically searching the car and the house I went out to Michael's, the craft store, at 8 o'clock last night to pick up the last skein that I needed to complete her blanket. I am so close to finishing her blanket and I just didn't want to stop.
I know that you think I'm crazy for running out of the house in the search for yarn instead of going to bed. But besides being on the go all day, the kids cried in surround sound all day. They both had gotten up at 6:30am and were completely exhausted by 3pm. They were both able to get an hour nap before dance class, but I'm pretty sure both hated me at about 4:45 when I woke them up, got them dressed, and hustled them out the door by 4:56. At various points in the day each of them cried at me, to me, and around me...sometimes at the same time. So I made a break for it when Hubby took over and gave them their bath. I totally needed to get out of the house for some "me time." The store was so quiet, peaceful, and full of projects that I dream about doing some day, in my free time, you know when I'm like 60. I also dreamed about making a run to Starbucks for a chai tea latte and time to read a book, by myself. Ah, how my "dreams" have changed since having kids ;)
Anyway, today will be a low key day and where I plan to spend as much time as I can in my pjs and let the kids play around me while I take it easy. Yes, I will shower and change because I have to take Boogie to school. But I'm pretty sure I'll be back in my pjs by 3:30pm ;)
By the way, it just so happened that shortly after I posted my schedule for the day, my friend Mandi from Life Your Way wrote a post about tracking your time. It's an interesting idea, especially if you are wondering where all of your time goes in a day! Take a look at http://productivity.yourway.net/track-your-time-to-see-what-you-really-do-all-day/
I wish you all a peaceful day and a chance for you to find some "me time."