Skip to main content

What are YOUR plans tonight?

Big V is working late.
I work until 5:00 pm. Then...
Pick up Cletus the Used to be Fetus.
The Teen Bean has driver's observation scheduled from 5-7.
Dotter has swim from 6-7.
I have a meeting at 6.
I also have Bible Study from 6:30-8:30.
The one that's teaching me not to complain.
Skip Bible Study.
Ask Grammy (aka: my poor mother) to pick up the Bean from our house and deliver her to driver's ed.
Remember that she already has Dotter from picking that kid up after school at 3pm.
After picking up Cletus, drive to Gram's & drop Cletus off with her and pick Dotter up.
Drop Dotter off at pool by 5:45pm.
Remember to tell her to wait for her sister after practice.
Remember to tell her sister to go to the pool after driver's ed.
Get to my meeting by 6.
Ask Grammy (aka: my poor mother) to pick up girls from pool at 7pm.
After which she can drop all three - Cletus, Dotter & the Bean, off at home.
Pray to God Big V is home by then.
After my meeting, and confirming Big V successfully made it home to handle the children, high tail it over to my friend G's house for a much needed, much overdue coffee session with my girlfriends.
Take in deep breath and slowly let it out realizing I actually survived yet another Evening Appointment Symphony.

Comments

Tina, said…
WOW! My night pales in comparision. The Boy has church from 6 to 9 (he can drive his own behind there), Husband is driving back home from Austin Texas. I will be doing the data entry for the church from 6 to 7 and then I plan on mixing up an Apple Martini and relaxing in front of the television with the remote all to myself. I felt bad thinking about doing church attendance data entry while sipping a martini, apple or otherwise. Have a splendid evening. Cheers!

wv: bonsh
Phoenix Rising said…
@Tina: wasn't it an apple that Eve bit from? I'd say that martini is quite biblical in reference, therefore absolutely appropriate! And, Absolute Vodka can be used in martinis making this go full circle. Amen! Enjoy the remote!!
Ellen said…
I am exhausted reading your juggling! How to keep track and not mix them up...thank goodness for helping hands from your mom.
Rebecca said…
My evening: Get home at 5 pm
Discuss going on of the day with fam for 20 min
Make dinner for kid who has karate
Sip on whiskey & coke poured for me by loving husband
Feed kid
Start dinner for us
Make sure kid is dressed for karate
Say "bye" to kid going to karate, continue cooking and sipping whiskey & coke
Play with dog
Take dog out in the rain after she for some reason relieved herself for the second time today in the living room - dog does nothing
Clean up after dog while stirring dinner and sipping on whiskey & coke
Relay latest dog news to hubby who comes home from dropping kid off at karate
Eat dinner
Say hello to kid who is now done with karate
Move formerly pee-soaked living room pillows from washer into dryer
Watch last night's Daily Show while taking large drinks of whiskey & coke
Put kid to bed
Read blogs
Finish whiskey & coke.
Sleep
Becca said…
Wow.

My evening was more free-form, like "Slap some scrambled eggs down for the kids, put them in bed as quickly as possible, make myself a fried egg, watch TV".

Popular posts from this blog

The House that God Built

in·stan·ta·ne·ous /ˌinstənˈtānēəs/ adjective 1. occurring or done in an instant or instantly.
synonyms: immediate, instant, on-the-spot







The thing is, she died so sudden.
I didn't have the chance to plead with God, to make all the irrational promises. If he would just let her be okay.... I would start taking better care of my health. I would be nicer to the neighbor that drove me crazy. I would always let someone else go in front of me at Walmart no matter how long the line was. I wouldn't complain. Ever. I would volunteer at the Homeless Shelter. I would clean up after pigs. I would clip the toenails of the elderly. I would do anything and everything He would ask me to do....
There is a box on her death certificate that captures the amount of time between the initial injury and the time of death. It reads "seconds." I wish it read "instantaneous" because she deserves a clever word like that.
Fast forward five years.... definitely taking MUCH longer than "…

Seeing Avery All Grown Up

One day I'll tell you about the freezing cold we left and the heavy bags we lugged, full of supplies and medicines. I'll tell you about arriving in Port au Prince and walking across a cracked concrete parking lot to board an old school bus with a flat tire. How the heat was suffocating after months of below zero Wisconsin winter weather, how the people crowded and walked too close to moving traffic as we searched for a tire shop that was barely more than a couple men sitting on overturned 5-gallon buckets on the side of the road next to a pile of old tires, everything covered in dirt.

I'll tell you about waiting on the bus while they removed the tire and I'll recall the loud explosion that rocked the bus and scared the life out of me and how I was relieved to learn it was just the tire blowing after being filled too far. (They didn't have any gauges.) And then I'll tell you about the fear I felt when I realized we didn't have a tire and we were stuck on th…

When Your Imagined Life is Nothing Like This One

There were so many ways I imagined my adult life would be....THIS is not one of them.
I posted that on my Facebook wall last night. It might have been seen as funny except my choice of hashtags gave me away:
treading water getting nowhere piles of disappointment not many successes worn out and exhausted out of options

I always imagined my life would be thrilling. Full of exciting adventures and people from all over the world. I would dine at Ethiopian, Thai, and Indian restaurants. I would write books, teach English, coach forensics and direct the play. My husband would be charming and funny and not care about gender roles when it came to household chores. He would beg for at least six kids and I would fall in love with him all over again each time I caught him giving good life advice.
I would take photographs and travel the world documenting the people I came across. I would adopt a sibling group of three or maybe four and work on foster care policies because the ones we have aren't work…