I'm so glad I decided to do that...because it's really coming in handy now!
For some unknown reason - because even if I took a guess as to why I would probably be wrong - all the kids woke up an hour early this morning. It's okay, though...I was ready for it! Now, I didn't bounce out of bed...in fact, I will admit that I turned the baby monitor off and tried to make a deal with myself that if they didn't quiet down in 3 minutes I would go get them. In less than that time, though, I rolled out of bed and brought everyone downstairs. I made bottles. I made coffee. I made chocolate milks. I made (with the help of Aunt Jemima) flapjacks. I got Nate dressed for school. Gave Jerry a kiss as he headed out the door and sat down in front of the computer with my timer.
I've taken to timing myself so that I don't spend all morning on-line. I give myself 1 hour...the kids usually give me less. I have 18 minutes and 45 seconds left....and the natives are getting restless. :)
It will be nice, though, to get off the computer with a morning left to work with. I'm making a list and bringing my timer with me. I have big plans to tackle some major laundry and cleaning projects. We are planning on carving pumpkins tonight and I'm hoping to get some decluttering done, too. It's a tall order but that extra 2 and 1/2 hours of sleep have me raring to go this morning.
So - hopefully, I will have pumpkins to show you tomorrow and a nice clean house to relax in...hey, a girl can dream, right? :)