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Going in Circles

Monday, 12 April 2010

I had it all planned out. Every errand had its rightful place on my schedule.

7:30am Leave the house
8:00am Drop big kids at school
8:25am Drop little kid at preschool
9:00am Home. Breakfast for Mom. Super-fast shluff.
10:00am Dishwasher repair guy scheduled for a 10am-1pm window, but am confidant that he will come at the top of the window.
10:30am Do dishes and clean kitchen
11:00am Grab natural applesauce and parmesan cheese. The real kind. The kind that has never seen the inside of a green canister.
11:15am HUGE cleaning of study
1:00pm Pick up prescription from doctor
1:15pm Buy party favours for Peach’s party
2:15pm Fill gas tank
2:30pm Pick up big kids
3:00pm Drop Beernut at tutor. “Coffee” with Poppyseed
4:30pm Pick up the little kid
5:00pm Drop-off prescription at the pharmacy
5:15pm HOME!!!

But you know what they say about plans. .מענטש טראַכט, גאָט לאַכט (Mentsch tracht, Gott lacht.)

7:30am Leave the house
8:00am Drop big kids at school
8:25am Drop little kid at preschool
9:00am Home. Breakfast for Mom. Super-fast shluff.

and this is where we start to get derailed…

10:00am No dishwasher guy. Work on…can’t remember what I worked on…
10:30am Tutor calls to double-check that I’d got the message that tutoring was cancelled for today. I hadn’t.
11:00am No dishwasher guy. Send some work-related emails. Handle a shul issue. Start to do some cleaning. Not so much cleaning.
12:00 noon Still no dishwasher guy. Finally go to the bathroom (had been reluctant to go out of fear that I would miss the dishwasher guy.)
12:30pm Dishwasher repair guy shows up. Without the part needed to FIX the dishwasher.
12:45pm Spend some time figuring out when to fit in the unrun errands. And a little more time cleaning.
1:55pm Leave for carpool
2:15pm Fill gas tank
2:30pm Pick up big kids. Poppyseed asks if we can get doughnuts as a treat.
2:50pm ATM
2:55pm Discover that the FV doughnut store is closed. Before I can reassure the van occupants that I know an alternate location, Poppyseed offers a menu change. Ice cream.
3:00pm Discover that the pipe to the sink at our favourite ice cream counter is broken; therefore the ice cream counter was closed for the day. Kids learn the meaning of ‘cosmic irony.’
3:05pm Ice cream mission accomplished.
3:45pm Pick up prescription from doctor
4:15pm Pick up the little kid and head back toward the home county.
4:50pm Grab natural applesauce and Parmesan cheese.
5:10pm Drop-off prescription at the pharmacy. And…realize that we left “Blue Blankie” at the preschool. Twenty-two miles away. And they close at 6:00pm.
5:15pm Peach refuses to move from the middle of Aisle 9.
5:27pm Everyone belted and we are back on the road.
5:35pm Alert the preschool to the problem and implement an alternative solution in the event we don’t get there before the close.
5:57pm Get to the preschool just. in. time. to get “Blue Blankie.”
6:25pm HOME!!!

And for the record, bedtime at our house is 7:30pm. Usually, that is.

Thank You, God, for reminding me that…

Oh heck, I just don’t have the energy to come up with a pithy ending.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. homeshuling permalink
    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 3:53 am

    We have had to ask the preschool to leave a forgotten lovey out on the porch more than once. Fortunately, ours is only a mile away.

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Tuesday, 27 April 2010 9:22 pm

      yeah. the distance thing really makes life that much crazier for us. and I could have let him suffer the consequences and go without blue blankie, but honestly. He’s just a little guy.

  2. Tuesday, 13 April 2010 12:22 pm

    seriously….this is why I just don’t make plans. Those repairmen kill ’em every time.

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Tuesday, 27 April 2010 9:23 pm

      I know, I know. Fortunately he came as expected later in the week.

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