Day 3, Friday April 23rd...
6:15am J reminds me to get up
6:45am I actually GET up and see that it is snowing
7am R is up, comes in to watch a Jack's Big Music Show, this time it's Dance Party
7:05am In the shower
7:15am Ellery calls - we agree the weather is much worse than we expected (esp. in the mountains) and we should reschedule Vail for Monday. Lots of phone calls to get this arranged (Ellery's babysitter, James, Kim). We can make it work.
8:35am talk with Elle again. She's going to keep babysitter for part of the day and come here to discuss the work plan, furniture, etc. Go to furniture stores.
I am ready, Rip's stuff is ready. Rip is still upstairs...
8:45am Drop R at Emma's. They will be headed to a birthday party before school.
8:40am On phone with mom to let her know the change of plans
9:30am Elle here - coffees, Vail talk. Looks like all contractors will be able to do Monday, except one has to do 6pm. Called J to make sure late on Monday will work and find out he'll be gone T - TH. Good to know!
10am Talk with mom about design element for condo - Meme's horse painting? She loves that idea and will call Meme.
Did I mention it is snowing like crazy outside?
10:45am Found pics of Meme's horse and cowboy paintings. More planning, looking through pics, etc. Elle heads home to relieve the babysitter.
12noon School is canceled! Kim calls - she's taking the girls home with her, and they will watch Willy Wonka
12:30pm Working on downloading, editing WITL pictures, talk with mom, James. Catch up on a little blog reading.
Tuli is my helper.
3pm Head out to pick up Rip. It has stopped snowing. Mostly.
R is in a pair of Emma's pjs.
3:30pm Cereal and tea for our mid afternoon snack.
Tuli isn't sure about the tea kettle.
4:15pm Feed Tuli.
4:20pm Tuli is asleep. R checks the weather on my iPhone.
4:40pm R finishes reading her latest chapter book, and it turns out that Roberts isn't really a vampire bat.
4:45pm R records books on her book list, then decides to record all of her April books in a little journal for herself.
5:15pm Haven't heard from JC yet. Planning to go out for Mexican food.
5:25pm Text to James to coordinate dinner. He will meet us at Hacienda.
5:55pm Beer. Just made happy hour.
Queso, tortillas, enchiladas. Perfect. Oh, and free dessert for J's birthday.
7:05pm Out the door and heading home.
R decides to ride home with daddy.
R lets Tuli out of her crate and gives her some big hugs. This is a routine.
7:20pm R is stalling. Get to bed!
8pm Editing pictures in my studio, and a little wine. J is watching tv in the other room.
8:30pm R shows up in my studio because she has "growing pains" and needs a leg massage. Must be nice.
10pm Still working on pics, blog, etc. Listening to the wind/rain and the random sounds of the PBS telethon that JC is sleeping through in the other room.
12:40am James finally surfaces to take Tules out and we head up for bed.