Friday, April 4, 2014

My Day Begins...

It's 4am.

Time to get up. Get myself showered, hair dried, make up on.

Feed the dogs - one at a time - outside because they are such pigs

Prepare Ashley's morning meds.

It's 5:30 am

Time to wake up Princess Ashley after corraling the dogs back into the house (which recently has involved wiping their muddy feet with a towel).

Pick up the detritus from her night-time partying.

Help her tend to her personal needs. Administer medications, and help her get dressed in the first outfit of the morning.

Make her bed with her help (?).

It's 6am

Start a load of laundry

Rinse out all the medication syringes.

Assist Ashley with her morning yogurt.  Make her two pieces of toast, cut in triangles, crust removed.

Assist her with eating her toast.

Help her to the living room couch where she will take a morning nap while waiting on the school bus.

It's 6:30am

Put away the laundry done the night before.

Pick out three outfits for Ashley for the next day - two for home in the morning, one to go to school.

Vacuum the mud, leaves, etc. brought into the house the previous day by boys and dogs.

Write any notes needed for school.

Pack Ashley's lunch and backpack for school.

It's 6:45 am

Begin a supplemental tube feeding for Ashley, spill some on her clothes (now you understand why we need two outfits for the morning), clean it up and clean feeding supplies.

Make fruit/veggie smoothies for the boys.  Make breakfast for the boys.  Oh wait, make some breakfast for myself too.

It's 7am

Wake boys up.

Nag Ronnie for being so slow.

Take out trash and recycling.

Pack my bags for work, including shutting down my computer and loading everything in my car.

Figure out what I will wear to work the next day and set it out to be pressed in the evening.

Move laundry to dryer.

It's 7:30am

Wake the princess up from her morning nap, and help her tend to her personal needs.

Locate the objects of her desire to be used while waiting for the bus - some days it's blocks, some days it's starry wires, some days I never figure it out.

Set the living room couch and the rest of the room to a reasonable state of neatness (I hate coming home after work to a messy house!).

Continue to nag Ronnie to move a little faster.

It's 8am

Wait by the front door for the school bus which sometimes come at 8:10, sometimes 8:20, and sometimes 8:30.

Put my darlings on the school bus and head to work.

It's 8:45

Begin (?) my work day


Ashley's Mom said...

From Michigan Mom:

What time do you go to bed? I hope 9:00 is a late night for you :)
(And you just made me even more grateful for the 8 hours of nursing care we get most nights, allowing at least 6 hours sleep if the insomnia will stay away!)

Ashley's Mom said...

Yes, MM, I am usually headed to bed around 9 or 9:30, and fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow! That's a good thing since my princess is up 2-3 times a night.