Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Early Morning Thoughts

I feel a little googly-eyed this morning.  Picture originally posted here.
It's early.  And I'm awake.  Luckily I went to bed early last night.  I didn't plan to, I just kind of did.  And I'm really glad now because Olivia woke up at 5:something wanting to eat breakfast.  Bryan was already awake getting ready for school, but I knew he didn't really have time to be in charge of her this morning.

He has a big midterm today that he hasn't studied for nearly enough, which is partly my fault.  I like to talk to him and stuff.  And usually he listens and talks to me back instead of ignoring me to study.  So I figured I should do my part and get up with Olivia.  I finally did (get up) and finished feeding her the oatmeal Bryan had already made while he buzzed around gathering his things and brushing his teeth and stuff.  Family prayers, hugs and kisses, out the door.  Then Olivia finished eating, I changed her diaper, and she went back to sleep.

I have a lot I really should do today.  Especially since yesterday I did nothing.  Well, not nothing.  Olivia and I went to the zoo with our preschool group, I put Olivia down for a nap, I did a little bit of research on something, and I played outside with Olivia.  But I didn't even make it downstairs until later this evening.  (Where the real computer and all of my sewing and crafting things are.)  So I didn't post here on my blog or get anything done on a big project I'm working on.  I also didn't wash a single dish or pick anything up.  It was one of those days when I really only added to the mess.  Didn't do laundry.  Didn't make bread.  Which I felt especially terrible about when Bryan asked me if we had any bread for sandwiches this morning in the midst of his mad rush.  If I was rushing out the door with no lunch I would have definitely had some words to say about it.  You guys, Bryan is a really good husband.  He is impossibly patient with me.  One of these days he is going to crack and then I'll know he's really human.  In the mean time, I really should make some bread.

So, on my to-do list for today:
-Make bread (I've been adding an extra 1/2 tsp of yeast and it's even better)
-Do laundry
-Do preschool
-Go to music class
-Clean house
-Cut materials for Brown Bag (it's this Friday)
-Put away all clean dishes and wash the dirty ones
-Make fresh salsa (like this fresh salad, but without the corn or beans)
-Plan meals for while my sister and sister-in-law are visiting this weekend (YAY!)
-Make grocery list
-Go grocery shopping*
-Plan a little something extra for an impromptu birthday party my friend is having
-Play outside with Olivia as much as possible
-Oh, and eat breakfast

*Between one of the grocery stores in town going through a massive re-model during which everything in the store is being moved around to weird, random places and us changing our eating habits (i.e. changing the items I buy at the grocery store--a number of which I've never actually seen before I find them on the shelf, so I don't always know what I'm really looking for), grocery shopping has not been on my list of favorite things lately.  I realized this when I woke up (early) this morning and remembered the dream I had.  

I had been at the grocery store going shopping and I was so frustrated.  I couldn't find things I was looking for even though I asked three different store employees and I finally threw an outright tantrum during check out.  Unfortunately, all of these things have happened (in really watered-down reality ways) to some degree or another in the past month or so.  Although, I did not thrown a tantrum at the cashier in real life.  I just kind of verbally complained about the wine tasting going on that was crowding up isles and making our 20-minute shopping trip an hour-long nightmare.  But it wasn't her fault and I think I said that.  Also, in my dream I was attempting to steal some lunch meat, which has definitely not happened in reality.  And since we don't even eat meat anymore, I don't see it happening anytime in the near future.  Unless I totally lose it on the next shopping trip.  In which case the stores better hide all their bologna.  Just sayin'.

Hmm... today's looking to be a bit of a full day.

Good news: I got up at 5:something, so I'll have plenty of time to do it all!
Bad news: I've just been sitting here on the couch and now it's 7 am.

Wish me luck!

Anyone else have big aspirations for this fine Wednesday ahead of us?


Lisa Lou said...

GUESS WHAT!? I made bread!! Last night, for a family in crisis. I guess I should have made an extra loaf for us, but now I know how easy it is. And so theraputic to knead the dough.
Also, I have other news for you. I will call you some time today.

Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

I have days like that fairly frequently. Eric is super patient with it too...not sure how because I doubt I would be as patient in return.

I actually got quite a bit done yesterday...but I did go to be super early because I feel a cold coming on and I have a feeling today is going to be one of the lazier day.

Kathy Haynie said...

I think that yesterday AND today sound awesome. Good thing you're not stuck in a rut! Have fun today. :)