Send Ice Cream

My morning, 6:30am to 10:00am:

  • Wake up 30 minutes early in order to go see Tim’s classroom and help him do a little setting up before work.
  • Let dogs out, shower, get dressed.
  • Wonder why shirt feels so tight around front of neck.
  • Discover shirt is on backwards.
  • Fix shirt.
  • Let dogs in, wrangle muddy dogs into tub for clean up.
  • Head to kitchen to make breakfast fruit smoothie.
  • Have never made breakfast fruit smoothie before. Improvise. Document process with photos for possible Whip It Up post.
  • Load blender. Hit “Blend.”
  • Watch as blender “blends” with no results.
  • Add more liquid, stir with spoon, shake blender.
  • Still nothing.
  • Continue to fight with blender until finally have something resembling smoothie.
  • Pour into cup.
  • Spill half of blender contents on counter.
  • Out of paper towels. Use 15 napkins to clean up.
  • Sample smoothie. Make unpleasant face in reaction to flavor and texture.
  • Head upstairs to dry hair.
  • Finish drying hair. Grab flat iron to style.
  • Realize flat iron is not turned on.
  • Stand in bathroom and wait for flat iron to warm up.
  • Style hair, reach for hair spray.
  • Hair spray nozzle clogged. No time to fix.
  • Resign self to having bad hair day.
  • Head out the door 10 minutes later than planned.
  • Follow Tim to school.
  • Load arms with stuff to take into classroom.
  • Hear Tim (can’t see him over armfuls of stuff) realize he forgot his keys to the school.
  • Put stuff back in Tim’s car.
  • Go back home, get keys, return to school with significantly less time to help Tim set up classroom.
  • Re-load arms with stuff to take into classroom. Try not to drop any of it on longest walk ever through school hallways.
  • Arrive at classroom. Offer approval of what Tim has done with it so far. Stress about not getting to help set up very much.
  • Hang fabric on two bulletin boards, leave for work later than planned.
  • Try not to despair at the fact that nothing is going as well as it should this morning.
  • Hit every possible red light on the way to work.
  • Arrive at work. Do best to doctor up foul office coffee with hot chocolate mix in attempt to perk up.
  • Sort through email, choke down coffee.
  • Hear something that sounds like plastic hitting floor. Investigate.
  • Discover that button has just come off of pants. Fantastic.
  • Should probably revise ice cream request to read: “Send Gym Membership.”

And the day has only just begun.

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