Our alarm was set for 5:30, and we finally dragged ourselves out of our warm bed. Rob has a board meeting this morning and I had made breakfast for him to take. I had made rhubarb coffee cake, quiche, and raspberry oatmeal swirls last night, but had to pack everything for him.
I called Starbucks so Rob could pick up a traveler on his way to his meeting.
I helped Rob load everything into his car, waved and trudged upstairs.
I hear Josh turn the shower on.
I pour myself a cup of coffee and shake the cobwebs from my brain.
Josh finally turns the shower off.
Josh screams like a little girl and I realize he probably caught sight of the huge (!) "thousand-legger" I'd seen a few minutes earlier. Poor little guy, didn't have his contacts in and all he saw was a big, furry creature right by his feet. The bug was so big, it had stripes. He was hiding under the scales until I squished him.
The girls are wide-awake. I bring them drink boxes and cinnamon-sugar toast [after carrying each of them into our bed and turning "imagination movers" on].
The girls are grumpy, big-time.
I finally slide the last two (of five) flans into the oven for the middle-school multi-cultural fair (I made them last night, while burning the heck out of my finger and breaking a glass in the process....I really need a bigger kitchen).
The girls discover old pictures in our blanket chest. I come into the living room to find piles and piles of pictures. grrrr...
We're getting ready for the bus. Emma is sobbing. I have to talk her down "from the ledge" for the next ten minutes.
On our way back from the bus stop.
I return a phone call (for another cooking job) while unloading the dishwasher.
I feel the cinnamon and sugar on my sheets and immediately strip the bed and wash the sheets.
Emma is finished playing with her Barbies. She asks for her morning snacks: string cheese, mott's natural applesauce with blueberries, and a granola bar. Time to watch "Dinosaur Train" for fifteen minutes (yes, those are naked Barbies in the background).
still to come....
my mom is coming with a load of fertilizer for our new garden (!)
I need to deliver above-mentioned flans
I need to put all of this away (yes, that's a huge pile of laundry).
How is it this early and I'm already wiped?