How to spend a Saturday:
1) Sleep in. Ignore aching hip and wacky dreams.
2) When husband returns home with lacrosse-playing son, make plans to see movie. Without kids. Later.
2) Shop for Zhu Zhu pets with daughter. Buy Papa Murphy’s pizza for later.
3) Stop by Baskin-Robbins to buy ice-cream for very insistent and maybe, slightly spoiled daughter.
4) Return home to realize kids must be shuttled around, thus we cannot get away to a movie. Cancel hot date.
5) Accept husband’s suggestion to go out anyway. Alone.
6) Buy Yankee candles on sale with a coupon at Bed, Bath & Beyond. Buy dustpan to replace the one shattered breaking up a cat fight.
7) Browse books at Goodwill. Find six to buy. Tell self that it’s not that bad–$16 for all. Plus, discover new-looking Black & Decker food processor to replace old broken one. Only $5.99!
8) Answer phone. Agree to bring husband a Heath Bar Blizzard.
9) Buy two Blizzards. And onion rings. Write diet blog confession in head while driving and eating onion rings. And slurping up Georgia Mud Fudge Blizzard.
10) Deliver teenage boys (and one friend) to church for an overnight event but first, stop by store to buy potato chips and Mountain Dew for event.
11) Return home. Clean kitchen. Again. Order replacement part for food processor and curse $11.95 shipping and handling charge.
12) Attend online meeting about registering teens for virtual high school classes next fall. Take notes.
13) Put pizza in oven.
14) Squint at computer screen while writing blog post.
15) Climb under blanket and read until midnight. (Or watched saved episode of ’24’.)
Between every number on this list, do laundry: either fold, sort, wash, dry or put away.