I knew the hours while Ollie was in school would go by quickly, but not THAT quickly! Man. It was so fast that on Wednesday I ended up doing only two things from my list. I got the haircut, but by the time I got home, my four hours were half gone. Then, because Ollie's cookies required parchment paper and because I had only one cookie-sheet's-worth of parchment paper and because I didn't want to wash dishes, I had to bake those cookies using only one cookie sheet...which took forever! By the time I finished that, I had only 50 minutes remaining. QUICK--do something productive! So I organized our small linen closet. (Which strangely produced two changing pad covers and one crib sheet. Weird.) Then it was time to go get Ollie from school.
I didn't read the paper. I didn't vacuum the basement. I didn't do the dishes. I didn't go to lunch with Chuck. I didn't read (so I didn't nap). It was pathetic. I promise to do better next time.
P.S. Then again, maybe next time I'll have more than four hours. Silly politicians and their government shutdowns.