Wednesday, June 06, 2012



My husband asked me late last night, "Anything planned for tomorrow?"

"Nothing planned..."

Up at six for some meditative reading and exercise, wake up the kids, unpack the dishwasher, make porridge, argue over the goodness of the porridge, make alternative breakfast as well. Pack lunch. Brush kids' teeth, brush kids' hair, dress toddler, walk to school, walk home minus one child, back to school because we forgot the library book and show and tell, back home after second school run. Clean the bathroom, get myself clean, do three loads of washing, clean up the breakfast dishes. Finish advertisement for magazine, read director's manual for school holiday program, book kids swimming intensive program for the holidays, hug toddler, play with toddler, make banana cake, drop off friend's pram, pay bills, ice cake, clean out a cupboard, house evaluation. Pick up child from school, take kids to podiatrist, come home, fold washing, put it away, help with homework, make dinner, put kids in bath, set table, finish dinner preparations, take kids out of bath and oversee dressing. Serve dinner, eat, clean up. Read to kids, share the highlights and lowlights of the day, pray with them, kiss them goodnight. Spend time with husband, talk, plan, share. Brush teeth, clean face, put on pyjamas, unwind, read a book, go to sleep.

"... just the usual," I replied.

What do you do on a day when nothing is 'planned'?