If you are anything like me, you have a million and one items on your To Do list: wash the clothes, vacuum the car, dust the basement, wash the floors, read Scarlet Letter, pay the bills, etc. The list is never-ending. This morning, I awake with steadfast resolve. This morning, I awake knowing that today I would cross everything off of my list.
7:30 AM I breathe deep and decide a cup of jo will be the right way to fuel my excitement and determination. Yes, just a cup of coffee and I will be on my way.
7:35 AM Hmmm. This coffee is so hot. I’ll have to sip it. I guess I could check out Facebook while I do. Just a few minutes of perusing the posts of my friends. I definitely need to see if anyone watched and posted about Big Brother After Dark. Maybe they can fill me in on who is HOH this week. I hope it’s Janelle. Of course, I need to read all of the posts about weekend plans and ogle at some newly posted pictures. Ah, isn’t that cute. Kerry changed her profile pic.
8:35 AM Uh-OH. A spent an hour on Facebook. I meant to get the basement cleaned before taking the girls to swim class. I don’t think I have enough time. I need to shower, but one more cup of coffee and a little Tetris won’t hurt. I mean, really, I have only played 4,510 games in the last two years. What’s three or four more two-minute games in the scheme of things?
9:12 AM Damn, a good shower feels good! Wash off the grime of sleep; no longer do I feel enervated. Yes, it is time to take on the day and that ridiculously time-consuming list.
10:00 AM Okay, I have the Scarlet Letter right here with me. The kids are in the pool for the next hour, I definitely can get twenty or more pages read and analyzed by the time they get out. (Buzz– iPhone reminder) Oh wait, I have three games of Dice With Buddies and five games of Words With Friends. I’ll just attend to these first; it will only take a minute.
10:12 AM Jeez, is my email full. I need to read some of my favorite bloggers that posted this morning. It’s still reading, and I can read Scarlet Letter later, anyway. I’m not going to end up teaching it until October– it would probably best if it was fresh in my head when I taught it, anyway.
11:21 AM Okay, right after I get these kids fed, I am definitely going to get to that list. I will throw in some laundry, wash the kitchen floor, change the bedding, and dust the basement. Right after lunch, I am going to start crossing things off.
11:48 AM “Please Mom! Please! It’s gonna be like 90 degrees today and we want to go to the pool. Can’t you just take us for a little while? Please!” Oh, the little darlings. The dog days of summer are coming to a close. Certainly, I cannot deny them a trip to the pool. It is so hot today, and a bit more exercise is a good thing. I could swim, too. I need exercise, too. Why yes, I am making the right decision for all of us. We need to get some natural Vitamin D while we get some exercise.
3:35 PM Okay, I am going to attack that list, I just need a little nap first. The sun has a way of taking it out of me. The girls begged and begged to stay, but I felt so drowsy, I needed to come home. I just need a quick twenty-minute power nap, and I will be able to accomplish so much more; I will work twice as hard with a little rest.
4:45 PM Yikes! I didn’t expect to fall asleep. Well, I guess my body needed it. You know they say you need to listen to your body. I try to do what I am supposed to do. I listened. Well, I can still get some of that list done, right?
4:48 PM All right, a load of laundry in. I am on my way. I just need to check if I can find any on-line printable coupons. The kids need new school shoes and new gym shoes. I need to see if Famous Footwear or Sketchers are offering any deals. The girls and I were thinking about shoe shopping this week.
5:30 PM Door opens: “Honey, I’m home! What’s for dinner?”
Gulp hard. Oh crap!
11:30 PM Well, tomorrow I will wake and get that load of laundry into the dryer. I will definitely attack that list tomorrow. It’s not like I intentionally want to kill time or anything. Indubitably!