It's 4:22 a.m., and looky where I am! I'd hoped to get to sleep past 3, but Cora had other plans. Actually, she didn't have any plans - she had a nasty cough that choked her and caused her to throw up all over herself in bed, poor little baby. So there was a bath and sheet changing and rocking...and now there is coffee and my laptop, which smells like yesterday's coffee because I left my cup sitting next to the computer when I walked away and Cora thought the coffee would look better in the laptop rather than beside it. The keys are sticking slightly, mostly the lower right side of the keyboard, but the damn thing is working and the coffee creamer smell isn't horrible, even if it is a little too sweet. Yay for not having to buy a new laptop this week!
I need to do laundry, but there's a big spider living down there right now and I'm terrified. I just can't even with the spiders anymore. I think later today I'll take the girls up to the park - there's a tree that drops hedge apples along the side of the road every year; I could grab some of those and put them around downstairs. They're supposed to keep the creepy crawlies away. I've tolerated the spiders for years and years, but they're getting so entitled - webs everywhere and teeny tiny baby spiders showing up every few months. I appreciate that they're probably keeping other creepy crawlies away, but I have this rule about coexisting with spiders that requires them to stay out of sight so I can pretend they don't exist. They're breaking the rules.
My goals for the day are the same as nearly every other Sunday - get the house to a state that sort of resembles clean, wash enough clothes to get us all through the week (bonus points for pairing outfits for the week tonight, too!), plan dinners for the week (maybe even do some meal prep), and somehow, in the middle of that, play with the girls in ways that enrich their minds and spirits, get them outside, get myself outside, walk the dog, go to the gym, fuck my husband...
There are never enough hours in the day. Even if you start at 4 a.m.
I complain all the time that I need another three hours in the middle of my day, and another two at night. It feels like all of my problems would be solved with an extra day or two off each week. Realistically, I know I'd find ways to fill those new-found hours with things that aren't on my to-do lists, but I'd get more done than I do now. *Sigh* Maybe one day.
How do you manage it all? What are your secrets and hints and tips and life hacks? How do you juggle it all?