Day three after the end of my show, and I'm starting to get back into a rhythm. It feels as though Q and I were so focused on just getting me to the end of "The Marvelous Wonderettes" (i.e. sleep, steaming, not talking much during the day) that we put off a lot of stuff! Now we are busy getting back to everyday life:
Some details of the day:
- Set my alarm for 6:45 so that I could sign the girls up for municipal swimming lessons. This is always an ordeal, so I made sure to have my laptop on and course numbers ready to go. I lucked out and got both girls in morning classes, one after the other, and get this-- I don't have to get in the pool for the first time ever! Bleachers, here I come!
- Lily woke up with me and ate some of her cheerios while I signed up for the classes. She immediately wanted to put on her bathing suit. I told her she had to wait until at least Audrey was awake. She then demanded a cuddle on the couch. (The first of 4 or 5 such request all morning.)
- Audrey got up ten minutes later and wanted Shreddies.
- Started getting out the winter clothes from last year and figuring out what still fits, etc.
- Forced Audrey to help me tidy for 15 minutes. She was not impressed. The two complaints were: "This is boring" and "I'm tired". Lily, on the other hand, tidies all the time. Guess which one takes after me?
- Peaches and pears for snack.
- Cheesy noodles and more peaches and pears for lunch.
- I walked Lily to school, and Q walked Audrey. I picked Audrey up after school, and Q picked up Lily. They both want me to do it, so this is the compromise. I love that both schools are just a 5 minute walk away, albeit in opposite directions.
- Hummus and whole wheat tortilla for snack.
- Chatter, book-reading, stroller-pushing, etc.
- Leftover chicken and mashed potatoes for dinner.
- Babysitter at 5:30 so Q and I can go to an early movie.
- Quick burger for us, a glass of wine on a patio as it started to get chillier, then the movie "Contagion".
- Home by 9:15, paid the babysitter and watched him walk three doors home. (It's a good thing we pay well, because we don't have cable or good teenager food in our house!)
- Moved Lily from the bedroom rug to her bed for the third time this week.
- Checking e-mail, a sleepy dog wanting to share the couch, but afraid of the laptop cord on the floor in front of her. As always, if I say, "You can do it, Millie. You're a big dog.", she gets the courage to jump over it.
- Making lists of things to do tomorrow-- post office, training for a new endeavor, more re-arranging of wardrobes.
- Soon heading upstairs to scrap before (hopefully) going to bed at a reasonable hour!