While Maggie is at school, I have time to myself. This is the only time I can really get things done. Lately, for some reason, I seem to spend the morning working around the house g and then spend the last hour or so of my freedom RUSHING to get other things done before Maggie’s bus arrives at 1:30 PM. It really is astounding how much you can accomplish in an hour when you have to. It would be far more relaxing to do things the other way around, but it has become something of a game with me.
This morning I actually got a fair amount of work done. I just resolved a matter for a client and all the final paperwork had to be copied and delivered. In addition, Maggie’s recently repaired dynavox was not actually repaired and that had to be prepared for shipping back for another round. I sent faxes and prepared packages and by the time I came up for air it was after noon. From 12:15PM to 1:20 PM I was able to get to the UPS store to ship the dynavox, go to the post office to priority mail some documents and hit the bank. Unbelievably, there was no line in any of the three places and I had time to spare. A quick trip to Safeway and I was home with five minutes to spare. May be a new record.
Maggie has a nurse with her in the afternoon, but the nurse cannot do things alone and I need to be here to help her with procedures. I could let her meet the bus alone and I have done so when necessary, but I like to be here for Maggie when she gets home. Besides, once the 3PM procedures are done today,I am out of here. I am leaving at 4PM and Maggie and the nurse are on their own until Steve arrives at 6. I am going out on the town.
I am going to see Peter Pan, which is playing in a giant tent on the Embarcadero. From what I hear, it’s a spectacular show with the actors flying above the audience. (Check it out here http://peterpantheshow.com/ ) Our friends Malcolm and Lindsay have ONE extra ticket. Malcolm,, who works with Steve, went into Steve’s office and said, “you have to watch Maggie next Thursday night because we are taking Sally to Peter Pan.” Steve happily agreed and he will play backup caregiver so I can go out. He will be on his own when the nurse leaves at nine, but he can handle it.
Right now its 1:45. I still have to do a bit more legal work, shower, dress, help Maggie, walk the dog, and do a ton of other things. I’m starting on those things now. I don’t want to play the last minute game tonight. I want to be in that seat when the show starts. I am hoping to be able to learn how to fly. It will save me so much time!