October 04, 2005

How do you Moms do it?

I swear, it's insane to be in the car all day.

Here's my day (up to 3pm):
Over to my future employer to drop off my transcripts since they didn't make it over there in the mail on time.

From there, back down the freeway to Target to get a trash can for the downstairs bathroom, more Hallowe'en candy, and a card and a birthday present for Baby Xrlq.

Then to Ralph's for some groceries. How ironic is it that a VERY popular grocery store is named the same thing as puking????

Then home, to put away groceries, call UNC Hospital patient accounts (they keep sending bills even though I paid my last bill and their computer shows a $0 balance) before their office closed at 5pm EDT, and make my driver's license renewal appointment (YAY for DMV appointments!).

Next, out the door again. First to the Caltech recycling center to dump the last of Mt. Boxmore (the last HUGE pile of boxes from the unpacking), then to Whole Foods to pick up some things to replenish the stockpiles in the fridge (I can SERIOUSLY recommend the bulk chocolate chips. Yummy) and replace the things we left behind in the move. And a couple of indulgences from the deli for dinner tonight :) I am a little disappointed. This WF is much bigger than the one in Chapel Hill, but it was hard to find some of my favorite things, and some of the prepared foods that were our favorites (the lasagna etc.) were AWOL. :( Nice wine and beer section, though.

Then, I confess, I did stop at Whorebucks. It's right next to Whole Foods. Venti Pumpkin Spice Frappucino. Which I really liked. Be sure to get it with whipped cream.

Finally, home again to put away the things from Whole Foods. And if you're reading this, DH, your favorite things from WF are waiting for you. One on the counter and one in the fridge (hint, hint)

Just looking at what I wrote makes me tired..... I couldn't do this every day and tote kids around too.... Sheesh.

Ah shite. I forgot to get the makeup that I ran out of and wrapping paper. I even had a frickin' list!
Well, maybe I'll get DH to go out with me AGAIN tonight.

Posted by caltechgirl at October 4, 2005 03:27 PM | TrackBack

I'm task oriented, so I make a list and check things off... checking things off is sometimes the only thing that gets me through my day sane. A feeling of accomplishment. Otherwise... I'd want to shoot myself. Blech.

Posted by: Bou at October 4, 2005 08:19 PM

Whorebucks - that is funny!

That list thing - I just did that the other day. Hate it when I don't double, triple, quadruple-check the list! I've taken to using the Sunday comics for wrapping paper. Classy, huh?

I try to do multiple errands when my husband can watch Kevin. More than 2 in-&-outs with the car seat, and he's had it with me! Though he does enjoy shopping cart rides...

Posted by: Marie at October 5, 2005 04:01 AM

DH's favorite things... fridge must be whipped cream and the counter must be... mrrrrmph...

Sorry, my wife advises that not everyone is like me and that I should exercise some tact. ;)

Posted by: Contagion at October 5, 2005 05:41 AM

Ok...this is a silly little trick but it works for me. I buy new CDs (LOTS OF THEM!) and only allow myself to listen to the good ones in the car. That way I know I have something to look forward to while i trudge thru the tasks at hand. Currently, I'm still addicted to Lifehouse. Good stuff but my kids are sick of it. Oh well...sucks to be them. :-P

Posted by: Pam at October 5, 2005 12:56 PM