Friday, September 14, 2007

A day in the life

So what does a stay at home mom by day, knitter on the fly and goth girl by night do in a day you ask? Well let me tell you. Here is my Wednesday:

8AM: Awake to the call of a five year old summoning "Mom get out of bed."
"Why." I ask.
"Because I want you to." Fair enough I reason.
Oatmeal is made. Shower follows.

9AM Now dressed and semi alert I sit at my desk with an icy cold glass of chai at which time a game of keep away begins with the cat as he tries to abscond with my straw. Cat ends up with straw and I get to live irritation of ice cubes on sensitive teeth. I deal as I design new sets of stitch markers for the new catalog. Ya know the one I have been putting off all summer. I also finish up the cell phone charms while eating toast with peanut butter and apple sauce. All the while listening to True Crime Authors on the History Channel. The one on Casino is particularly amusing as they mention Anthony's distant family member Frankie Balistreri (all Italians are connected don't ya know). Little Anthony is destroying the house and watching Nickelodean.

11:30 Snacks and then we hustle for shoes and head off to school which starts at Noon. We have a few minutes to play on the playground before the bell rings. Then he is off to learn and I have a few hours of alone time which I spend.....You guessed it....doing laundry. Yippie! I also sit down and start knitting the left front of my jawbreaker. I can't wait to finish this sweater! I should pack a few boxes but really am not feeling that motivated. Okay laundry is done and I am really going to be good and put it away as well. The hanging up stuff I can do later.

2:45 Comes so fast! Pick up A from school. Hang out on the playground for 30min while he plays with the other kids and try to remember the parents names. I really should know them by now. Then home for snack. Big brother and sister soon are home as well. Homework and chores are done while I knit. Anthony continues to destroy the house. I try to put it back in order. Not much cleaning to do today. Donna my cleaning lady and saviour came yesterday and the kids have not done too much damage yet and dh is still out of town so the house is in good shape.

4:30 Off to Chuck E. Cheese with my friend Jen. The older two are on their own for dinner unless they want leftover tacos from dinner last night. They are old enough to cook for themselves but are too lazy to do so, so I am sure they had sandwiches. We are going to dine divine on Chuck E. Cheese Pizza and play skee ball to our hearts content.

7:00 Quick stop at TJ Maxx on the way home to buy some sexy panties to welcome dh home and some new pjs. After the talk at knit nite Tues. I feel compelled to have new pjs for the knitting retreat in Oct and I found a pair I couldn't resist.

7:30 Once home I sit and work some more on the jawbreaker, I am up to the armhole now. Put Anthony to bed at 8:30 and then rush off to the airport to pick up big A from Vegas.

10pm. Get home, quick change and head downtown for a few drinks and a late night bite.

11pm. Some Chopin martinis and sushi at Opal hit the spot. It is so good to see dh after a week away. *sigh*

12pm Off to Shelter for a little dancing to cap off the day.

So there you have my day....

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