Here’s my Monday through Friday run down, stripped down. Prepare to be underwhelmed:
- Release the chickens & turkey. Count guineas.
- Feed and water cats and kittens. Curse yourself for not getting cats fixed sooner.
- Cook breakfast & pack lunches then rotate clean/dirty dishes in the kitchen and tidy up in there.
- Air out the beds and doll them up all smooth and pretty, making mental notes to nap later if possible.
- Empty Pacino’s messy tray and replenish his food and water.
- Start a laundry rodeo.
- Grain horses and buffalo.
- Distribute hay to everyone and rotate grazing.
- Turn on pool pump, making note of “peak time” electricity rates.
- Feed and water pups. Scruff and smooch their wrinkly faces.
- Quick-clean bathrooms and take out trash then walk to gate to check mail. Avoid making eye contact with weeds growing there. Avoid mentally landscaping this barren part of the farm for the nine-hundred fifty-seventh time.
- Decide whether today is a sparkling clean floors day or a tiptoeing through seeds day and act accordingly.
- How’s that laundry rodeo going? Any ironing to do?
- Check on veggie gardens, weeding and watering just a little bit. Curse yourself for not planting more stuff by now.
- Make sure we have a plan for dinner and are supplied. Shop and start food prep if necessary.
- Slather on some SPF and take a cheap paperback to the pool for siesta.
- Shower before Handsome gets home.
- Cook, eat, clean up.
- Cuddle, cuddle, romance, talk…
- Prep coffee for tomorrow morning.
- Take Nabisco treats to animals and lock up chicken coop.
And here’s how I will go about justifying it:
Finally, few people know this, but late afternoon is when taste buds are most receptive to both fruit and yogurt smoothies and sweet iced tea. Scientifically, this is also the time of day when your eyes are best suited for consuming new release literature. You cannot fight biology.
I can think of a few other perfect solutions for the 2pm till 7 pm chapter of my weekdays, and they all fit nicely under this enticing Latin umbrella.