Saturday, October 08, 2011

Crazy day

Yikes. I can't remember the last time I was so productive.  I mean, I actually did all the stuff I set out to do today.

6:00 AM
Up to begrudgingly put on running clothes and head out the door.

6:30 AM
Start running on the treadmill.  Goal: run 8-10 miles and finish listening to Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (only $2.99 right now for the Kindle version of the book! Great deal!).  Reality: Did 5 miles on the treadmill and then I got bored.  I stepped off to take a little break and then did 2 miles on the elliptical.  I did finish the book though, and I LOVED it.  Loved.  It.  Such a sweet story.  7 is close enough to 8 to feel like a win in my book, anyway.  Totally counting it.

8:00 AM
Drive home, play on the computer, see the kids, bathe and get ready to go do stuff.

9:30 AM
Pick up a sandwich and a cup of coffee so I don't have an excuse to leave school or quit working.  Drive to my classroom so I can get some work done in a quiet setting.

10:00 AM
Start writing the great American Novel a crappy rough draft of a short story (with the goal of kicking out a 12-15 page start to my 20 page fiction packet).

10:10 AM
Stop writing because the band's drum line is practicing RIGHT OUTSIDE MY DOOR.  Eek.  Ask them to maybe please relocate to another area of campus.

10:20 AM
Start writing again (with the drum beat) because this is about as good as it's going to get.   Pray the kids take off soon.

11:30 AM
When the band kids leave, switch to Pandora trance music station; kick writing into high gear.


3:15 PM
Finish story (not just the start!), stop writing.  Grin with pride about crossing things off the list.  Drive home.

4:00 PM
Decide the house is gross.  Clean it for a while.

5:00 PM
Make a grocery list, a Costco list, a Walmart list and a Staples list.  Get close to falling asleep on the couch--but don't.

5:30 PM
Brave the mean aisles of Winco because the only food in the house is tuna.

5:31 PM
Decide that Winco is best enjoyed early in the morning on a full tank of patience.  Curse humanity, buy vegetables and BBQ sauce.

6:30 PM
Drive home.  Unpack groceries.  Make kids help.

7:00 PM
Eat a metric ton of cheese pizza with a bottle of Great White.  Drop dead on the couch.

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