As I said, I woke up too early. The upside was that I actually managed the whole morning routine. And then I tackled the day head-on.
I spent half an hour blogging, half an hour revising the novel, did the dishes and such, walked to the health food store because of a mint tea and parmesan emergency, came back, changed the sheets on my bed and started cleaning the house and moving all the recycling from the basement to the bins outside. In our house recycling is a multi-step process that starts with throwing everything in a box in the kitchen that I take downstairs and sort most days and then ideally move the paper and plastic outside to the bins that get emptied once a month or so. Glass, aluminum and all the other stuff then magically vanished at times because either my husband or my mother-in-law take them to where they need to go.
Meanwhile my husband was cooking and we had another delicious lunch. This time he was even a bit early and the boy came downstairs to eat with us!
The boy was real talkative after that while I just wanted a bit of peace. He is gearing up for his exam on Monday so it’s understandable. It is pretty fun to see him try to explain quantum mechanics and atom orbits or whatnot to me but my capacity for these things is rather limited. (Most of my report cards from school say about STEM „not taught because of teacher shortage“.)
Then I toddled off to teach my first student online, then I had a short break where I set up my laptop and the big screen for Zoom, taught another student for an hour and then hopped onto a Zoom call with Becca Syme about dealing with expectations that turned out to be false.
I had moved almost all the acrylic yarn into my studio at one point in the day and did some preliminary sorting but didn’t get as far as I wanted to. I also did my weekly online puzzle on Jigsaw Explorer. Taught my last student of the day and when I came over to the kitchen I found that my husband had done the dishes again. Very nice!
Since I’m me that also threw me a bit off because I don’t really deal well with having to change my plans even if it’s for a positive reason but I’m a big girl and can do it in a pinch.
I ate dinner and too much chocolate, tried learning Chinese radicals while the boy was talking at me (bad combination), watched another episode of C-drama, stopping every other minute to look up instructions for the crochet squares, thought it would be a good idea to have a beer, watched some more C-drama, then went down a YouTube rabbit hole, starting and stopping videos, fetched myself a second beer, found that I was still not tired (which is funny because I had felt tired and exhausted all day) and finished the day reading in bed with the second beer. The boy was rather surprised to find me still up at 12.30.
So, guess who hasn’t done her morning routing today and is somewhat slow-moving?
I did take a picture of the blanket squares I made so far, though. I don’t have all the colors so none of them are finished yet:
This will be interesting because my to-do list for today is about a mile long. Exercise (ideally cardio, strength and stretching), finishing the cleaning, taking a shower, laundry, novel revision (ideally an hour or so) and in the afternoon the husband and I will attempt to repair the laser printer by soldering a new super capacitor in.
I mean, what could go wrong with plans like these?