Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Long Day

With Delaney being a patrol leader, we have to be at Scouts at 6pm most weeks, which means a crunched night. We dropped him off at 6 and did a little grocery shopping before returning to let Kendall do homework during his meeting. I hope to not take Kendall most weeks, but Tia left this morning for Dallas for a couple days.

So my day started with Tia leaving for the airport as I got Delaney up. He made the bus, and then Kendall got ready and made school. I had a 9am meeting, which slightly throws off my days since my production is much higher in the morning. However before my meeting, I had to go throw hay for horses, and fill water, so I was later than expected getting to actual work.

With a compressed day, I tried to be efficient, a little writing, a little admin, and then some podcasting. I’ve gotten into a bit of a routine with podcasting on Tues for the rest of the week and the next Monday. I’m hoping to actually take a few days off next week, so maybe I’ll actually be ahead the following week (fingers crossed).

In the afternoon I slowed down, as expected, and had to deal with a new boarder. The lady came around 3:30 and I met her, but her horse didn’t come until almost 4. It wasn’t much to get them settled, but it was time and distraction. Then the kids were home and I needed to make sure Delaney got homework done, cook some food and then we were out.

In the middle of all of this, I have cats to deal with. Milky Way is in heat in the house, and Louie keeps coming over from the barn. I put him back outside once today, but he got back in and hid in the basement. He’s in there now, and I can’t coax him out, which is very annoying. At this point he’ll spend the night there with a litter box and water and I’ll deal with it in the morning.

Not the day I wanted, and with some travel coming up, I feel a little stressed trying to get work done ahead of time. I thought about taking next week off, but I’m not sure if I can now. Maybe a day or two, but we’ll see.

Life has gotten crazy again at the ranch, and we still have mosquitos. Grrrrr

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