Two posts coming up — this one, which is public. And a second, which will just be for lj friends.
In this one, I want to point out how much I enjoy that I have the house to myself for about 3 hours every morning. God, that takes me back.
One of the reasons I was able to get through all the actuarial exams from 2002-2007 while having kids in 2003, 2005, & 2006, was first, babies are easy to entertain [so I would sing my flash cards at them], and second, I have always had weird sleeping patterns. I am usually awake by 4am, if not 3am. And while I usually lie in bed for hours [generally listening to MST3K and doing sudoku], that's not always the case.
When D & Bon started at the middle/high school, my morning was invaded by those two. They needed to be up by 5:30am, and decanted into the bus around 7am. After which I'd immediately drive to my job, and be there between 8:30 and 9am.
So my mornings were pretty much non-productive for a long while. I might have had an hour to myself, but that was usually spent making breakfast for myself and taking a shower.
This morning, I was able to: make oatmeal, handwash dishes, handwash clothes, and deal with a dead packrat.
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