I am no slacker and find it difficult to just sit and do nothing. Even when I watch TV or settle in for a movie, I knit while I sit. But I have been learning to sleep later than I used to when I had children to get off to school. It used to be rare when I slept past 7:00 am, but now I can leisurely wake up at 7:30 or even 8:00 if I have not slept well through the night.
Well, that lazy-assed behavior has to be put on hold for a while. The clock is ticking!
This morning I woke up at 6:00 a.m., and so far I have done the following:
• Showered, dressed, fed the cats, made the coffee, and had breakfast
• boiled shrimp and dressed it with lime juice, olive oil, and cilantro for the English class Christmas party.
• made a pilaf with quinoa and sautéed veggies for that very same party.
• partially cleaned up the kitchen afterwards
• took the garbage cans out to the street
• started nursing a second cup of coffee
• put some time into an article for Small Town Newspaper
• sorted the recylcables
Now, it's almost 8:30, so I will head downstairs to my office to work on some book cover designs until 10:00 or so. Then Eustacia and I will head out to the party with our shrimp and pilaf where we will stay for about an hour. Then we'll come back home where I will work on some book covers for a few hours. Then at 3:00 I'll go visit a couple of Latin stores for further interviewing for that newspaper article. Then I'll have dinner of some sort. Then I'll head out to church for a rehearsal for some Christmas music—my poor horn has been neglected and is feeling sad. I have missed it these last few days and can't wait to say "hello" again. Then I'll probably work on a book cover or two, and then I'll lay my wearing head down for some rest.
I suspect I'll be up at 6:00 again tomorrow. I've got more Christmas shopping to do and a gift to make which I can't describe because it's for a reader. And I have to arrange for cat care for the holiday travels. And then I have to do the traveling.
Tick tock. Tick tock.