6:00 - Wake up - think briefly about getting out for a walk or a run on the elliptical. Turn over and fall asleep.
6:45 - Like synchronized swimmers, hubby and I exit the bed, to minimize the squeaks our floor gives off. Having given up coffee for espresso we patiently wait our turn at the machine. Meanwhile I check what orders we have to ship out and pull the stock from the shelves.
7:30 - The Storm awakens. She "helps" me get ready for work. I fight for mirror space while she practices ballet moves and gives herself kisses.
8:15-6:15 - Work. I work as an office manager for the local dentist.
6:25 - Home, eat the delicious dinner that the hubby has made and settle in for a night of working on the store. I choose what CDs I want to post, check on Stormy who is playing nicely with her toys and grab the laptop.
6:26 - Stormy hears the whir of the machine and immediately wants me to read her a story. After the story I settle her down with her toys and grab the laptop. She comes to sit beside me and starts snuggling. She snuggles her way into my lap giving the computer a hip check. Next, she sits next to me and tries to teach herself to type with her toes.
6:30 - In desperation I turn on a DVD, Barbie, for the zillionith time. It works for about 30 minutes as long as I take the time to help her dance.
7:00 - Hubby comes in and settles in for the evening, I am exhausted from the dancing and topple over on the couch for a power nap.
7:02 Having immediately drifted off to sleep I wake up because something is tickling my nose. I open my eyes just in time to see a tutu coming in for a landing. Apparently, through much trial and error, Stormy has learned the fastest way to wake me up is to sit on my head. Giving up on the nap, I make an espresso.
7:05 - Fueled up, I settle in again. I give Stormy one of the earbuds and she listens to music with me while I post a CD. YES! For the next 40 minutes she's an angel.
7:45 - I'm getting snuggled up again and resignedly close the computer to spend time with my little girl. Stormy senses the victory and promptly ignores me. I won't have any of that and bug her until she's ready for bed. Can you say tickle torture?
9:00 - Stormy goes to bed. Ahhhhh, time to settle in again. But first I wander into Facebook, which means I wander into Castleville...
10:00 Having used up all my energy in Castleville, I hurriedly post another CD and if I'm feeling creative, write out a blog post.
10:45 - Time for bed because I really need to get up at 6:00 and exercise. The residual coffee in my system keeps me tossing and turning. So much for the 6:00 exercise program.
Lovin' life right here in Alaska!
(psst. message me if you want to be my Castleville neighbor)
Here's what Stormy picked for you today:
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