8:00 Past the sweet yellow cottage on the way to school, and I face the exam: no problems. I breathe a sigh of relief. I studied exactly what I needed to. I finish early, which is good, as it gives me few minutes to grab a chai latte and pack of scantrons for my next exam: Biology. Also, enough time to notice the carpet of cherry blossoms on the way. I did not study very much for this one. But I think I did just fine anyway. Then time to create kinship charts (ohmygoodnesstheyarehard!) with write up for anthropology, a meeting with a Spanish tutor (required every two weeks for conversation practice) and a meeting with a professor. I missed my pilates class, which makes me sad. But I spotted this lovely dogwood (Ute would say "It is just showing off!").
It was a calmer, though still busy, afternoon. We had yogurt and strawberries for snack, and the children read or did homework (this is actually fairly rare) or practised guitar in the park. I still had half of a novel and two journal articles to read. Toasted cheese and tomato soup for supper-- I'm not up for much cooking on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Asher finished chapter fifteen. And I am exhausted, although I know tomorrow I will be in class from 8-4 again with no breaks, and a Holy Day observance at 6:30. Sometimes I wonder what I do all day, and why i am so tired by Thursday afternoon. I guess this is why!
It has been such an interesting process, recording our days for a week. I am glad to have done it, and surprised by how difficult it has been to keep track of things. I know for everything I remember, there are a half dozen things I forget. Also, it was incredibly time consuming. In any case, I enjoyed this, and would like to do it again. Perhaps at other times of the year, and certainly when Simon is around. I was dismayed to realize that it is still a full month before he comes home! Ah well. Our life goes on, nonetheless, and now some of you may even be able to guess what we are up to, at any given time on any given day.