Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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?


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

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

    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.

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