6:00 am - I wake up and start my day. Shower, make the bed, wake up the small Bears and start getting them ready for school. It's Private Friday* and I can't wait to kick off my morning with the Bear.
8:00 am - We drop off the small Bears at school. There's a hot-air balloon in the sky! It's that time of year again.
8:30 am - Private Friday commences! We go to Flying Star Cafe for breakfast - coffee, with a breakfast burrito (Christmas style) and a cinnamon roll, both to share. We talk and laugh and linger.
10:00 am - Reluctantly, we begin our errands. Private Friday is not all fun and games! Our first stop is a frame shop, to pick up some family photos we had framed. We also visit a bookstore, for birthday presents for the LB.
11:00 am - We go to Whole Foods Market, mostly to look at cheese and beer. Everything looks good, but we leave with only toothpaste. So virtuous!
12:00 pm - Breakfast has worn off, time for lunch! We get subs at Jimmy John's.
1:00 pm - We pick up the small Bears at school and take them to the park across the street. Lots of families stay to play on Fridays. The Bear plays; I sit in the shade, holding my friend's new baby. I think I got the better deal.
2:30 pm - Back home. The Bear has to go in to work for a little while, so it's just the three of us. She reads, he plays Minecraft. (Yes, I do make him play on the floor next to my bins of yarn; it's a small office/hobby/craft room).
3:00 pm - I make some tea and and sit down with a few cookies. The children find me; I lose two cookies.
4:00 pm - The Bear returns. He receives vast amounts of help using his computer.
5:00 pm - We head to the backyard to grill, play with hens, collect eggs and generally toss things around (but not eggs). I prune and weed, the Bear cooks.
6:00 pm - Dinner is served. We have grilled chicken, grilled zucchini and couscous.
7:00 pm - A little girl gets ready for bed. Her brother is right behind her; it has been a long day.
7:45 pm - The house is quiet and we're unwinding. The sunset is beautiful and I have to take a picture. Then I go back inside to make stove popcorn. It's Friday night and that's the rule.
*The Bear is off from work every other Friday. The kids go to school for the morning and we have a few hours to spend together, doing whatever we feel like doing. We call it Private Friday. It's wonderful!