Perhaps that's how I should go about my day, marking down all my accomplishments as I go so I feel like I haven't frittered it away.
I give you my "To-Done List."
1. Made coffee. This is obviously the most important step of the day, without which nothing else will be done--or if it will, it will be done slowly, with a small headache and a lot of whining. It's ironic that this crucial activity is done when one is least able to perform tasks. One morning my automatic coffee maker didn't start and I just stood there, at 5 am in the half-lit kitchen, for what seemed like hours trying to figure it out . (But then non-caffeinated minutes are longer than regular minutes--something about the space/time continuum.) It was a nightmare--which I couldn't wake up from because I had no coffee!
2. Annoyed my children. This is the easiest task of the day, as I need only to speak to them. It is important to annoy your children every day or they may never move out. They have informed me that I excel at this, which is good as I'm planning a cute little office for myself in one of their bedrooms. My daughter claims that her friend's mother isn't annoying, but I assured her to her own daughter she is. It is the natural order of things.
3. Yoga. I twisted my body into positions it was not meant to go, and for which I will pay tomorrow. This is not your yogi's routine of balance and meditation, but Jillian "I Make Fat People Cry" Michaels' Yoga Meltdown. And yes, I have a occasionally had a melt down after one of these workouts. (Okay, sometimes I cry.) She reminds me of a mean little poodle, but she's a mean little poodle with rock hard abs, so I fold myself into camel pose as I curse her under my breath...If I can still breathe.
4. Pretended that I know how to be an accountant, payroll specialist, human resources representative and an office manager. Sometimes I succeeded, sometimes not so much. It's all good--I'm sleeping with the boss. (Okay the boss is my husband-- I'd never be hired for this job if I didn't have connections.)
5. I whipped something up for dinner. This is a phrase that my boss/husband likes to use, infering that I can take the year-old frozen chicken nuggets, wilted lettuce and two hamburger buns and create a nutritious and delicious meal for five. HA. Every meal choice I offer elicits a groan from two or more children (I only have three, mind you). But family dinners are essential to a child's self of well-being and their place in the
world, so sit down and please stop making those gagging noises.
6. Made sure my children were in their bedrooms at a decent hour. Proper rest is important to young bodies (as well as middle-aged ones). That and I just want to be done being a mom early enough so I have some time to myself.
7. I wrote a silly blog post about my not-so-organized life.