Wednesday, 4 August 2010

The was my day.

I saw this over at Jenty's and then Laura copied it and I thought, what a great idea.
So here's my day today:
01:50 Our house alarm goes of. Bugger, faulty sensor again! All 3 kids awake. The princess gets into my spot in  bed with daddy.
01:55 Notice Little man L has his head beneath his duvet - he is all sweaty and hot. Take his temperature. 37,8 degrees. Get fever medicine and give to him.
02:00 Take his temperature again - normal! Go tell Hunter it was just due to brooding under the duvet and not actual fever. Go sit between their beds to calm the boys down.
02:10 Tell them I am going to sleep on the big bed in their room, so I am there if they need me. Little man L settles in immediately.
02:12 Little man C climbs into bed with me. Tosses and turns and kicks me. I reprimand and try to ignore him to sleep a bit.
02:30 I hear Hunter's wake-up alarm go off . No more noises - I assume he decided to sleep a bit longer.
03:25 Little man C informs me that he is going to sleep in his own bed. At last I get back to sleep.
05:05 Wake up in the Boys' room and realize Hunter has overslept. Wake him up, make coffee and help him to pack the truck and get on the road.
05:20 Decide to catch up on work mails and blog a book review. Read a few blogs.
06:15 The Princess wakes up. I have to caary her (apparently v.v. sick) downstairs where she has juice and watch Barney and High 5.
06:45 Go upstairs, shower and dress.
06:55 Little man L walks into our room. Go downstairs with him. Give him milk.
07:05 Start to organize 3 kid's medicine (about 12 items) and write notes on each little container with medicines for Lucy to give during the day.
07:15 Get all the recycling items into the car. Chat to the princess.
07:20 Load a batch of laundry.
07:25 Lucy arrives, brief her on the medicine, lunch etc.
07:30 Leave home - as I am reversing out of the garage Little man C and Lucy appear - he has just woken up and nead to say good-bye (little bugger's been sleeping off his late night antics)
07:48 Get to Laura's kids' school and hand over my recycling. My, that was super easy and great and very very fast.
07:58 Park at the office.
08:00 Check emails and get all ready to leave for a meeting in Bryanston.
09:00 Leave the office, fill car with petrol and drive to Bryanston.
09:55 Arrive on site. Go for a quick walk on site. Phone Hunter to see how far he has traveled. Phone home to check on kids.
10:05 - 11:30 Meetings.....
11:30 - 12:45 Go to other part of the site with the client and make some design decisions.
12:45 Drive back - hectic traffic. Stop at Woollies food to get us some samies. Hunter phones to tell me he has arrived on the farm.
13:56 Arrive back at the office.
13:56 - 13:30 Take a break. Read some blogs.
13:30 Do most urgent items on to do list. Answer mails etc.
15:30- 16:00 Meeting with an engineer on a big change on a project.
16:00 More items of the "to do" list.
16:30 Head home, top at SPAR and buy dinner for tonight and some very necessary Coco-pops.
17:00 Get home, hugs from the kids.
17:15 I am amazed watching the Princess( over a cup of tea) build her first 100 piece puzzle - totally unassisted
17:30 Make the kids dinner. Place one box of frozen fish in sauce on the kitchen top to fix for myself later.
18:00 Serve dinner - nobody eat, it's a battle.
19:00 Head upstairs to bath the kids. All the medicine at present takes ages to administer. The eye drops for 3 kids nearly push me over the hill of sanity.
19:20 Hunter calls  - have very brief chat as chaos prevails.
20:00 At last have the last kid (C) in bed and head downstairs to eat.
20:05 Feed puppykins.
20:10 Try to find my fish (veggies and mash ready from when I cooked for the kids). Nowhere to be found. Look in unlikely places.
20:20 Pour a glass of wine - check slip to make sure I am not going crazy.
Realize there is a kidlet involved in this issue. Find fish in unused wine rack in kitchen.
20:30 Sit down to eat dinner and tune in to watch NCIS.
20:45 The Princess cries from  upstairs - C is bugging her in her room. Have to go up 3 times to finally get him in bed.
Until 21:15 watch NCIS, drink tea, blog and read blogs. Decide the story line is a bit boring. Go upstairs, bath and try to read a bit.

9 comments:

  1. Sounds absolutely hectic!!

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  2. Isn't it just crazy how we try to juggle all the competing priorities? I was tired just reading through all of this!

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  3. Wow, now that is what I call a day!

    This was neat. I should try it.

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  4. whew! what a day!! I think I'd be scared some days to write out what my day is like. Some days, not too bad...other days (like tomorrow!) = crazy!!

    Hope the kids all feel better and are good while Hunter is gone!

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  5. Wow Cat...you have a hectic life...just reading this has me tired out and wanting to get back into bed;-D

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  6. You deserve an award, or something! Too hectic!
    But that's what all us working moms do, don't we? ;-

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  7. I love the 7:58 arrive at office (so punctual)

    Mine this morning 8:29 arrive in parking lot and RUN to meeting room :)

    What time do you normally go to bed?

    Are the babies better today?

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  8. Marcia, the boys seem to be ok, The Princess is still miserable. She really has it bad.

    I normally try to go to bed by 10, but more often I got asleep at about 11.

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  9. loved reading this, was like stepping into a little bit of your life...

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