No Longer Mother's Day

Mother's Day? Oh, an 8-mile bicycle ride, 4 hours clothes shopping by myself, a nice late-afternoon nap, and presents from a husband who has finally figured out the convenience of an Amazon wish list aptly titled "Gift Ideas."  Oh, and a dozen roses. Not bad, not bad at all...

Today, however, I returned to reality: assigning schoolwork, signing the girls up for CCD next year, signing them up for band camp this summer, scrubbing the grout in the shower - all the glamorous tasks that no one can really get paid enough to do. By dinner time, I had had enough of reality and ordered pizza for Larry and the kids. Myself, I headed out to Bunko, where we had a Cinqo de Mayo theme, complete with margueritas and Costco Mexican food.

What can I say? My neighborhood knows how to party.

So now I am sitting here trying to convince myself that I will indeed get up at 6:30 AM and head out for a bike ride before it gets too hot. Because apparently I allow myself to indulge in the fantasy that I am still a morning person. You know, the sort of person who rises happily before 7 and gets most of her work polished off by lunchtime? Sadly, this is no longer true. Even more sadly, I remain incapable of getting much done past, say, 1 PM.

Realistically? I am more of a 10AM - noon person now. Which condition really limits how much I can accomplish in any given day. Anyone else have this problem?

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  1. wow, what a lovely day! happy mother's day. :-)

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  2. I'm on the noon to 3 productivity schedule. It's working well for me but the rest of my family seems to take issue with it.

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  3. 6:30 a.m. exercise does not happen for me unless I truly have no other options for that day.

    I'm at my best from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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  4. The same thing seems to be happening to me. I used to be an early riser, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, but no more. I did notice that one day when I had to get up early to take my daughter somewhere, I got a lot done that morning. But my energy didn't last long enough to make it happen again the next day.

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  5. The hour right before my husband gets home from work seems to be when I get most of my work done. Don't want him to realize I've been sitting around blogging all day.

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  6. I am a night person forced to live in a morning person's schedule. I'm hoping once summer vacation starts next month that maybe I can start working in my shop and on my projects between 10pm and 2am when I am most productive, and then sleep in past 9am. Every day when the alarm goes off at 6am and I have to get up and make breakfast I feel like the world is just wrong.

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    1. Korinthia, I am sooo with you. Except for the summer vacation part, I don't get those. I tend to hit my stride around 2 or 3 pm, and can get a lot done between then and 7. Since I leave work around 5:30, sometimes that even includes housework.

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  7. Hmm I think I'll go over to Amazon and make myself a list ;)

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