5:30 Hear Olivia's alarm go off (how many 15 y.o.'s do you know who purposefully set their alarms for 5:30 am?)
6:08 Yell out "are you studying" since I know she has a latin/greek roots quiz
6:15 Get up to quiz Oliy to make sure that she has, in fact, studied.
6:30-7:00-Oatmeal, email, get dressed
7:10-Olivia to school (this is one of my favorite parts of the day, driving my soon to be 15 year old to school. We talk and listen to music and joke around. We have this dopey ritual: when we get to the school, I yell "Get the hell out of my car." She holds up her hand and responds. "Yeah, yeah. Okay. Now get the hell out of my parking lot." We've only had a couple mornings that we were so cranky that we didn't do it.
7:20 Back home. Feed outside cats (Bludger and Big Head Tom)
7:40 Claude and I leave and pick up her friend Anya for school delivery
7:50 Stop for a medium Americano at the Hound
8 Arrive at work. Sort of a gabby day in the work room. I announced that I'm applying for an out-of-state job, which I've always vowed I wouldn't do until my girls were out of high school. So, on top of the surprise, there were a lot of questions.
10 am--walk to PD to file report about stolen debit card. Officer still has not filed report from 2/12 incident and has been out on sick leave. Today, I learned that I have to talk to him and get that report before I can file theft/fraud report, all of which I need before I file a fraud report with the credit union. Glad it's not a more serious thing. Jeeze.
11 Web team meeting. Met about our new site design which I will be so proud to announce when it's done. Webdude is using Drupal.
12 Out to ref desk. It's very quiet today. Could be that we scared folks away with several days of the sounds of 12 inches of concrete being drilled. You couldn't see any dust, but I had a cough all the days they were drilling. But, they're done. Here's what happened in the two hours on the desk:
Books by Gordon Korman (children's)
email reference question about local support groups for GLBTQ people and their friends and family.
Email announcing that we now have a library catalog search app within NoveList. Yipee!(Thanks, Brian)
Printer out of paper
(25 minutes to Indian buffet!)
Jeeze..it's really dead today.
1-2ish. Indian Buffet with a colleague and former colleauge. Much kvetching ensued.
2:15. Pick up Olivia from school and took her home.
2:40 Left to pick up Claudia and Anya (Claude's friend). Felt sudden urge to urp. Thought I could maintain, but was wrong. Much retching ensued. Thank god for the unused biohazard bag sent home by the school nurse the last time I had to pick up Olivia when she was sick. Called work and requested someone to take over my 3-5 slot. Got girls and came home. Threw clothes in laundry, put on jams, called the Mr. and went to bed and started reading Princess in Pink.
3:30 Anya called and asked if Claude wanted to go to Arizona over spring break. Claude was quite sanguine and said she'd call Anya back. I told Claude she'd better get some details. When Anya said they'd be flying, I shook my head at Claude, but Anya's grandma is springing for tix. Claude, who has never been on an airplane, thought that'd be okay. So, I guess my 12 year old is getting the spring break trip I never had. Good for her! Now Olivia is asking me if I can take her to Gettysburg for spring break (because it's haunted).
6 Girls' dad came to get them for the evening.
7:30 Finished Princess in Pink. Feeling cheated that the first night I've had to myself in awhile, I'm feeling too crummy to get anything done. I guess lounging in bed and reading is something. Maybe a well-deserved something.
8 Started another book, this one grown-up chicklit, the title of which I can't even remember. Ate some salad. It stayed down.
9 Picked up girls from their dad's, then back to bed where I read until 11 or so. Lights out.