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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Run, Run Wednesday

I got up early this morning for my run, and I feel like I've been "running" ever since -- phew another busy day! It broke down like so:
  • Got up at 4:45 and went through my normal pre-run routine and then headed out the door at 5:20 for my run.
  • Ran my 3 miles in 31:45, which has got to be one of my faster morning runs to date.
  • Showered.
  • Fed Norah.
  • Played with Norah.
  • Got her dressed; then she, Scooter and I went for our morning walk.
  • Graded papers while she played in her activity gym.
  • Then, you can pretty much recycle the following activities throughout the morning: feed Norah, change Norah, play with her.
  • She took a (too) brief nap, and while she slept, I read more papers.
  • Before we left, Scooter threw up on the bed. Again. He did this on Sunday as well, and I don't know if something is the matter with him or what, but I was a bit peeved with both his timing and his target because with just 15 minutes before I had intended to walk out the door, I had to strip the bed's sheets and start laundry.
  • Drop Norah off at daycare.
  • Go to school.
  • Grade papers during my office hour.
  • Teach class.
  • Grade a few last papers in my office.
  • On my way home: Stop to get gas, stop at ATM, stop at cleaners.
  • Get home: Put Norah to bed, make dinner, empty dishwasher, continue laundry cycle that I started before leaving for work and which Jerry had picked up when he got home, take out recycling, play with Scooter, eat dinner.
  • Finished laundry and made bed with puke-free sheets.
  • Now, it's 7:38 and I am finally sitting down to a moment to myself.

The plan for the rest of the evening? I think at 8, I am gonna crack open a much-needed beer and veg out in front of the TV: I could use the light humor of a mindless barrage of sitcoms.


teacherwoman said...

Wow! What a busy day!

runner26 said...

i'm exhausted just reading that! wow! hope you enjoy the well deserved beer tonight!

Anonymous said...

Holy moly! Busy is an understatement! Go enjoy that beer and mindless TV!

N.D. said...

my goodness!!! it is crazy being a mom. you are doing a great job.

MCM Mama said...

Welcome to momhood! The majority of my days read something like that. Enjoy your beer and your break.

lifestudent said...

Its amazing how a day like that can make you just want to do nothing. TV is usually the best way to shut your brain down and veg!

MN Mom said...

Life is never the same is it?

Krissy said...

HOLY crap that is allot in one day for sure! The puking thing always happens at the most inconvienent time...when is there a convienent time for that anyways? My cat does it sometimes and it is for no reason, not sick, just to piss us off I think.

Heather said...

Busy day! I know the feeling. I crave those couple hours at night after Sophie goes to bed when I can just sit quietly and stare into space.

Marlene said...

WHOA, busy day in the life of a working Mom! Hope today is less barf-y.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Busy day and most of it happens before many people are even awake!!! You impress!!!

Hope you enjoyed your veg out and humor tv! I couldn't find anything good to distract my brain last night!

Jess said...

Wow my head would be spinning after a day like that!

Carolina John said...

wow that's a nutso day! take a deep breath.

Wes said...

You will learn to take advantage of the smallest amounts of me time :-) Keep up the good work!!

Agate Lake Girl said...

I'm having one of those days this weekend. I need to drink and veg tonight!

sRod said...

Whoa, that is one busy day.