Mrs. G. of Derfwad Manor invited me to spend the day with her. WHOOT!! Yes, yes, she did! However, she also invited me to share my day with you. The latter invitation may cause rampant napping. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Here in Kcinnova’s World the first alarm clock of the day goes off at 4:45am. I almost never hear it, but SuperDad manages to wake me up anyhow. It’s our agreement: he has a 2-hr commute each morning and each evening, because we are living out here with the fresh air and good schools, so I get up with him and help him get out the door in time to catch the 5:38am train (approx. 25 minutes north of here). Once he’s gone, it’s just me and the coffee. Mmmmmmm…..
At 6:45am, SnakeMaster’s alarm goes off. Sometimes I have fallen back asleep and he has to wake me up! We chit-chat while making his breakfast and packing his lunch. His bus pulls up at the end of the driveway at 7:15am.
By this point, 2 more alarm clocks have sounded, but it is iffy that anyone is awake, so I either call down one flight of stairs or head up another. SOMEONE needs to be in that shower! My cross-country runner showers in the evening after practice, so he gets another 15 minutes of sleep.
A flurry of activity happens between 8:15 and 8:25am, as 3 more boys rush to grab their lunches and backpacks and meet their buses….hopefully with a decent breakfast in their tummies. Here on the homefront, all is quiet.
Feed the cat, let the cat out, let the cat in…
On this particular day, I’m cleaning out the pantry — trying to find the source of the strange smell (skip this next pic if you are squeamish)
Which turned out to be a bag of onions buried under cereal boxes and chips. I didn’t take the picture until after I had dropped it into the garbage can. Then I cleaned the pantry floor and put things back so I could actually find them again!
The night before, a cricket had been seen in the living room. SM’s leopard gecko eats crickets, so the chase was on to catch this tasty morsel. The cricket was caught and dully fed to “Spots” but spots of dirt and dust remained visible, so out comes the vacuum.
Another day might have some grocery shopping (4 growing boys = big grocery bill) but today we are hanging out at home:
…because apparently? I am the only person in my house who knows how to do this!?!
And once the boys start to come home, I am the engineer and conductor of the homework train. SuperDad is stopping by the high school to pick up the Marching Band student and the Cross-Country runner. We are having dinner with his parents, who are visiting from Washington State.
Eating off the plates that Gary made!
After dinner, the older 2 boys do their homework, the kitchen gets cleaned, and those of us who are smart (young or old) go to bed; the teens stay up and do homework and waste time as only teenagers can do!
And if you are still awake here with me, this has been a day in the life in Kcinnova’s World!