Monday, February 14, 2011

a day in the life

in the just over 15 hours since i got up this morning, i have:
  • roused 3 kids and chivvied them out of the door to school, clad and lunched;
  • fed the chooks and put billthedog mournfully outside for the day
  • smiled at the lorikeets in the fig tree
  • cursed the bats for crapping fig crap on the clean washing
  • dropped the smallest at before school care 
  • sang all the way down st george's road in peak hour traffic
  • got to the office and inspected my emails 
  • printed the 60 gazillion agenda papers for the meeting in sydney which i will read on the plane tomorrow
  • went to the cafe downstairs for emergency encaffeination
  • finished one board agenda paper
  • rang the canberra person whose call i had missed on friday (this happened a few times as we played phone tag)
  • had a looooong managers' meeting
  •  proof-read the strategic plan
  • ate my peanut butter sandwich, apple and 6 tiny teddies at the computer
  • got keys cut at the nice hardware store and bought some intriguingly shaped gardening tying up stuff
  • had a lovely knitting chat in the park with my colleagues
  • had another meeting where i made courageous decisions
  • set up meetings as a result of the courageous decisions
  • rang the chair of the 4pm teleconference to say i couldn't make the meeting but had various terse things to contribute
  • wrote another board paper
  • had a long and dull conversation with a canberra bureacrat
  • puzzled over a project budget
  • gasped at the time
  • rushed to collect smallest child from after school care
  • put on a load of washing
  • cook dinner
  • sort 2 baskets of clean laundry
  • pack swag for smallest child for the next 2 days wiel i'm away and the kids are wiht their dad
  • glue smallest's soles back on his shoes
  • hang out first load of wash and put on next x2
  • wash up
  • clean kitchen
  • delegate animal feeding to reluctant teenager and bin putting out to less reluctant teenager
  • encourage smallest to pyjama-ate and brush teeth
  • agonise over what to wear to commonwealth/state/NGO meeting in Sydney so i look friendly but intimidating
  • pack clothes
  • find key that teenager has lost almost as soon as i gave it to her
  • tidy house as cleaner is coming on wednesday.
  • chivvy teenagers off to bed
  • hang out last load of washing and marvel at the moon
i am sooo looking forward to getting on the plane tomorrow



Sue said...

They say a change is as good as a rest - I think you certainly deserve the latter xxx

Lynn said...

What a busy day! Fell asleep half way through it, glad you made it to the end. ;-)) LOL

Fenland Textile Studio said...

That is definately a "mum" list. Make sure you try and take time for yourself x