It has been suggested by several people that I try the fifteen minute method of blogging -- set a timer for fifteen minutes, start typing, and don't stop until the timer goes off. I have no idea how well this will work for me, since I am a six-fingered (at best) typist, and I rather suspect the rule was invented for the ten-fingered, but I'm going to give it a try......
Today was a typical Monday around here, which is to say busy with many things, few of them routine. All of the other week days have their regularly scheduled chores: Tuesday is laundry, Wednesday is bathroom cleaning, and so on. Theoretically Monday is my "day off" -- which is sort of silly if Sunday has been calm -- but today was filled to the brim.
First up was dinner prep. Sometimes I do something simple on Mondays, but since Katie is leaving for the summer on Friday, I am doing her favorites this week. Today was Pork Fried Rice and egg rolls. The egg rolls I buy from Sam's Club, but the fried rice is from scratch. As I often do -- I think it comes from having worked in a restaurant -- I did all the chopping and pre-cooking first thing this morning. Then I shoved it in the fridge and didn't have to think about it again until 25 minutes before dinner time. I like having a "prep cook", even if she's me.
Next I prepared to lead Noon Prayer on Wednesday. I regularly go to a 12:15 PM Eucharist, but the pastor is going to be out of town this week, so I will be leading Noon Prayer, which consists of a number of Scripture readings plus our regular list of intercessions. I could just wing it and it would probably be OK, but I like to feel like I put some effort into it.
After lunch I finished altering a dress which Katie bought at a bargain price from Target's website. If she'd had to pay a dressmaker it would have at least tripled the cost, but Mom works for free! After that I picked up Tommy from drumline tryouts, dropped him at work, and went to the library. All by myself! I also took a fitness walk by the river, then came home and made dinner. Most recently I wrote a couple of thank you notes, and then I blogged. Time's up!
It took me another five minutes to get this fit to publish, but I think the 15 minute thing may work out if I don't have any better ideas.