I woke up around 4:30, which is earlier than average. Usually, I wake up closer to 5:30. I ate breakfast and proofed five articles. I came downstairs, started editing, and did some blog reading in snatches.
The girls were up around six. Usually, I try to convince them to go back to bed. However, since I am trying to lose weight, I thought I should start taking their early rising as an opportunity for an early workout. We went for a mile long run during which I found this beetle half-dead.
Surrendering part of my morning is a bit frustrating as I lose my best writing time (what I write early in the morning, requires fewer revisions) but I suppose the benefits will weigh out.
After the run, I get the girls breakfast, hubby's breakfast, and I pack hubby's lunchbox (he prepares his lunch the night before, I just move it to the box). I got some laundry going and the dishwasher going and folded clothes. I made sure hubby was up by eight.
At eight=thirty the girls and I went outside, I cleared the weeds out of the backyard sunflower bed while they played. Hubby left around 9:15. We stayed outside and I continued working. I tied up my tomatoes some more (some are approaching three feet tall) and then I mowed the front yard. I used the clippings to mulch around the sunflowers.
At ten-thirty, the girls and I came inside. C took a bath while I showered and K watched a video. After my shower, K got in the tub and C listened to an audio book. I took the time to vacuum and sweep all the floors on the entry and main level.
At nearly noon, we ran out to pick up a few things we were short on. At one, we were home and the girls ate lunch. I ate and did some straightening up while they ate. After I put the girls in bed, I finished up one of the collages I've been working on, edited some articles, wrote this, and did a bunch of other misc. stuff.
In the breadbox of your affections, regard me as a crumb.