Week of 12/4 - 12/10/2016
Sunday: Wake up around 6? 6:30? I have no idea. It's my first true day of sleeping in, and I plan on doing not one damn thing.
Get up, let dog out, give chickens liquid water, retrieve their frozen water, make some coffee, sit down and drink it.
Aaaah. Yeah, that's it. Not one damn thing.
Get my computer out, start scrolling through Facebook, realize I haven't posted on my FB page...NO! No! No work today! Get off of Facebook.
Cruise Pinterest for a while, get hungry, make some breakfast. Eat that, get another coffee, and retire to the bedroom to binge-watch Vikings. Do this for a long, long time. Finally get up, go to Target to buy toilet paper and paper towels, and new batteries for our garage door openers. Get a phone call from a friend, informing me that our mutual friend is in a crisis: her husband died on Friday. Call her, ask what she needs, buy French Onion dip. Drive to her house, deliver the dip, and stay and talk and cry and laugh and cry again for a couple of hours. Arrange for my husband to come over sometime this week, with the dog, to cheer her up.
Home. Get clothes ready for the week. Bath. Bed.
Monday: Let's do this. Think about my friend who is having surgery to remove brain tumors. Think about her all day, at random times. Chat via text with another friend who has placed a soap order, to arrange for pickup or delivery. After work, go to DMV to register the new car, finally. Only have to wait 15 mintues--miracles are alive and well. In and out in under 25 minutes.
Home, make some dinner, eat the dinner, then go to roller derby to blow the whistle and not skate because the tendonitis in my ankle is still a thing and I don't want to ruin it while it's feeling better. Come home, to bed, exhausted.
Realize that my friend is probably recovering from her surgery, remind myself to text tomorrow.
Get up, talk to husband about soap delivery tomorrow, he's on it, all is well, to bed for real this time.
Tuesday: Again with this work outside of the house. Up, coffee, chicken water, breakfast. Get dressed, out the door. At lunch, update this blog, and then go through old blog posts, backing them up. Check Paypal because we got an order. Paypal shows no transactions. At all. But there's a balance there? Click the "contact" link, and see that they have an alert about technical difficulties. Print email of the order for a packing slip, give up on Paypal for the day.
Wednesday: Up! To work! And back home again. Note the soap order from yesterday, note that I must print out the packing slip and pack that order.
Also note that it's absolutely frigid, and maybe tomorrow would be a better time to pack orders. When it isn't zero degrees in the garage.
Eat some dinner, watch Vikings. Try to go to bed, but the dog keeps whining because my husband is at a friend's house, and he's not used to being alone. Dog wakes me up three times in the night.
Thursday: GUH. I'm so tired! Get gym clothes ready, get breakfast and lunch ready, get dressed, get out. Have to scrape the car and warm it up. Zero degrees, still. After work, manage emails from three people--two at work, and one from roller derby--with soap orders. Hooray! Husband packs Paypal order from the other day, and we work together to quickly pack the others because it's still dang cold, after I get home from the gym. I have to deliver two of the orders tomorrow, one at work, and one on the way home from work.
Friday: Starbucks time. Head to work, get all the work done, go to Target because COUPON, find a couple of gifts. My daughter picked them out, for my husband, and did a very good job. "He will like this!" Yes, he will.
Come home, wait for husband to return, then pack up soap order and deliver it to my friends. Spend several hours with them talking about our lives. Wonderful evening. Come home, then off again to drive around and look at Christmas lights, as a family. Late to bed.
Saturday: Up at 6:00am, breakfast of ham and eggs at 6:30, then get ready for the gym, as it's competition day!
The whole time I'm getting ready, I think about the definition of "sanity." Whatever, I'm still doing this.
Go to the gym for our once-yearly in-house competition. Work out SO hard, have all the fun, eat all the health food and protein shakes. Afterward, amazingly, I walk to the car, and then my husband calls and asks if I can go to Costco. Walking would be a good thing at this point, so I agree to it. Finish there, come home, walk the dog as well. Eat something, start making deviled eggs by boiling the eggs, get them in ice water, then take a hot bath with Epsom salt.
Realize toward the end of this bath that I will not have the time to complete the deviled eggs for the pot luck roller derby party. Accept this fate, finish up, get dressed. Cancel soap delivery becasue the map shows red for the traffic all over this town. Client agrees, is happy about it, no worries. Go to roller derby party, enjoy. Eat some. Drink lots of water--so thirsty.
Come home, go to bed, absolutely exhausted.
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Hi, I'm Amy Kalinchuk. I am an author, publisher, crafter, entrepreneur, roller derby skater, wife, mom, and friend. I try to be organized and maintain an air of enviable breezy elegance. I do not always succeed. But crafting? I can do that. And small business. I can do that, too. So can you! No, seriously, you can do this! I'll show you.