4:03 am received automated phone call that work/school had been cancelled, yet again, due to inclimate weather
4:10 am started coffee pot, warmed up pc, reviewed game plan for the day
4:15 am enjoyed coffee and uninterrupted internet time
5:00 am washed dishes
5:30 am carried out garbage and recycling
6:00 am cooked breakfast (oatmeal today)
6:30 am washed dishes again
7:00 am printed Christmas letter (written yesterday with the help of my family, who was coerced into contributing for the first time in history)
7:00 am began addressing and signing cards while letters printed
9:00 am located school pictures, cut and separated into piles
9:30 am began stuffing, licking and stamping envelopes
10:00 am wrapped and packed packages for overseas and long distances
10:45 am made list of errands, packed up van and realized two youngest children were MIA
11:00 am found and scolded children
11:20 am stood at line at post office with grumpy, impatient people
11:50 am dropped by bank
12:05 pm returned books to library
12:10 pm bought groceries
1:10 pm placated hungry children with yucky and unhealthy fast food
1:30 pm picked up medication from the pharmacy
2:00 pm home again for laundry, cooking, dishes and, God willing, a nap.
2:10 pm realize that putting away groceries, cleaning, etc. would be much easier if I could breathe.
2:11 pm shed the Jimmy Dean Sausage impression by changing out of too-tight jeans for ugly, comfy sweat pants
2:15 pm now that breathing is possible realize that I have a headache
2:20 pm sit down at computer and get sucked in checking out a new website
2:30 pm listen with befuddlement while children laugh hysterically at an Ernest movie… I never thought he was funny.
2:50 pm head in to make another pot of coffee for afternoon activities, notice it’s snowing again
Whoo hoo! Lots was finished today. If you find yourself with any extra time or if you want to make someone an unusual homemade gift I recommend this website http://www.instructables.com/. Christy led me to it a couple of days back.
Also, Susan is having a sweet contest over at her site and you have until the 21st to enter. She’ll be giving away two lovely skeins of Lorna’s Laces. Jessie is also having a contest to celebrate reaching a posting milestone so head on over to visit her as well. Cheers!
P.S. My camera is broken again so no new pictures.