Thanks for the info, Catie! (The kitty is Gordon Lightfoot O’Henry… aka Gordy:-)

BTW–Today is Tuesday. Mate has softball. After work my schedule looked like this:

3:30–leave work, go to Kinko’s, arrange to have mansucript copied and shippted.
4:15–leave Kinko’s, pick up kids.
4:30–go to McD’s for traditional chocolate milk and cookies, as well as mom’s mandatory ‘stay awake home’ diet coke.
5:15–after clawing through record traffic, pick up Chicken from home, drop her off at soccer, and return home.
5:40–let the little ones out of the car for 45 minute break.
5:55–sit down for three minutes, which is one minute longer than it took the little kids to run outside and get their clothes wet and nasty.
6:15–put Ladybug in the sink for a bath
6:30–go pick up Chicken, take T to school to decorate for homecoming (most days it would be karate), stop at fast food for crap-all to eat, and come home.
7:15–arrive home, give Kewyn a bath in the sink (because he asked)
7:30–family eats standingup and wandering around the kitchen
8:00–me and little kids lay down for 15 minutes & watch some little kid television
8:15–Chicken asks me in to watch Eureka (it was taped)
8:20–Mate gets home
9:00–Mate goes to pick up T, I put miniature tornado in the crib
9:30–I reprise “Sunshine on my shoulder” for the billionth time, along with the ABC/123 song from Stop the World I want to get off–it’s the only way the Cave Troll will sleep.
9:30 to present–free time–knit & blog & fight sleep, because, damnit, I don’t get much of this time and I’m going to enjoy it.
10:30–Wait for T to take his #$%^ing shower so I can go to bed.

Notice the bags under the eyes in the above photo? Uhm-hm…

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  1. Susan says:

    Hey, that is MY LIFE. Well, ‘cept for the 3 extra kids and the teaching job and the leaving work at 3:30. I sorta meant the sit down at 9:30 pm and fight. to. stay. awake. my. time. now. dammit!

    How do you find the time to write books? Hmmm? Oh wonder woman of the Manuscript Composition In Fewer Than 15 Minutes A Day fame? Oh miraculous author of The Time Tardis: How To Fit More Stuff Into Your Day Than There Is Time To Do? Oh guru of Sleep Deprivation For Dummies?

  2. Amy Lane says:

    LOL, coach! Maybe we could write ‘Sleep Deprivation for Dummies’ together…

  3. Catie says:

    can i join? my mother just informed me that it should be totally possible to have one or two kids while i complete my ph.d. – arg

  4. Amy Lane says:

    Absolutely… heaven forfend us if we don’t try to do it all!!!

  5. Donna Lee says:

    Schedules like that make me tired just reading them. At this point, I am good if I get home at 5 and cook dinner and straighten up before I have my time. If I sit down after work and relax, dinner gets later and later. It’s easier to keep moving and then collapse.

  6. Sounds like you’re very busy. Take fifteen and enjoy yourself.

  7. NeedleTart says:

    Now add: bake 4 dozen cookies every night from now until eternity (of course, you also would have to subtract the three kids as mine both drive now. Is that where the grey hair comes from??)

  8. Galad says:

    Now I remember why I was always so exhausted when I was running the kids to soccer, dance, theater, friends houses, etc, etc, etc. Hang in there, it will eventually get better!

  9. roxie says:

    You freaking amaze me! Bless your dear heart!

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