We're leaving in exactly one hour to go visit family this weekend.* I am exactly five hours behind schedule.
Today's Schedule (as it was written out last night)
7:00 - 8:00 : Write for Mamapop - do tomorrow's posts today!
8:00 - 9:00 : Clean entire house for Saturday's Open House!
9:00 - 10:00 : Shower. Take Savannah to school.
11:00 - 12:00 : Buy cat food, pick up pants from cleaners, buy bathing suit, buy lotion, buy gifts for nephews and some of those Trader Joe's Reduced Fat Cheese Puffs for the drive.
12:00 - 1:00 : Fold 4 loads of laundry.
1:00 - 2:00 : Write for Club Mom (at least 2 witty, yet heartfelt posts, so that I can relax on long drive).
2:00 - 2:30 : Pack
2:30 - 3:00 : Get car washed, get gas.
3:00 : Pick up Savannah and go!
Today's Schedule (as it is actually happening. Or not happening.)
8:00 - 8:20 : Wake up. Play Cat vs. My Finger under the sheet. Laugh. Thoroughly enjoy self.
8:20 : Shuffle into office with coffee and decide to check realtor.com "real quick".
10:00 : Race screaming from office. No time to shower. Wash face. Throw on Target shorts and expose leg hair from mid-May. Dig bra out of laundry.
10:05 : Encounter husband in laundry. Also trying to find underwear. Try to make a joke about how much more cozy underwear are after being napped on by cats.
10:10 : Run downstairs to make Savannah's lunch.
10:11 : Right. No groceries because we're leaving for 4 days.
10:12 : Scour refrigerator.
10:13 : Lecture Savannah on the starving kids in Africa who would love to have a cold hot dog. They wouldn't cry. They wouldn't ask for a bun either.
10:25 : Drop Savannah off at school with hot dog.
10:30 - 11:00 : Call friends on cell and chat while driving aimlessly around town. Manage to stop at Starbucks and Bagel Cafe.
11:00 - 12:30 : Write post for Club Mom. Feel smug. Spend 30 minutes surfing YouTube.
12:30 - 12:45 : Make dog do tricks for the rest of bagel.
12:46 : Feel regretful. Wasn't done with bagel after all.
12:47 : Get suitcase out to pack.
12:50 - 1:15 : Try on every pair of pants in closet.
1:15 : Am convinced dryer has super heating capabilities.
1:20 : Get out fat pants. Too tight.
1:21 : Try to feed fat pants to dog.
1:30 : Suddenly realize have only used the bathroom once today. Google kidney diseases.
2:00 : Feel terrified. Am dying. Intervention by Chris. Points out that I haven't had any water today. Oh. Right.
2:15 : Look at clock. Realize have less than 1 hour to write for Mamapop, buy cat food, pick up pants from cleaners, buy bathing suit, buy lotion, buy gifts for nephews and Trader Joe's Reduced Fat Cheese Puffs, pack, fold 4 loads of laundry, clean entire house, get car washed and shower.
2:16 : Panic. Am not going to be able to get everything done in time.
2:17 : Must go write about it on blog.
*If anyone, I mean anyone, wants to set my house on fire while I'm away, you have my permission. Please let the cats out first. They'll run fast if you clap. Thank you.