I am currently sitting in a coffeeshop, working on my wireless computer (when did it become passe to call a place an Internet cafe?). KFP is asleep in his stroller next to me. I am on borrowed time, working on Wild Violet. How did I get here?
Woke up early and attempted to sneak downstairs to get work done.
Could smell the diaper pail from the hallway, so I took the trash out first.
Was just pouring myself some Gatorade -- breakfast drink of champions! -- when my husband brought me the crying toddler. I thought he was going back to bed, but he was very nice and stayed up to make breakfast.
While The Gryphon made breakfast, I used his faster, more powerful computer to play Farmville, telling myself I would alternate between that and work on WV. Right!
Breakfast was ready: Dutch babies (like a cross between a pancake and a crepe), organic yogurt, and banana slices, with coffee. Yum.
Was settling down to work after starting up an episode of "Caillou" for KFP when...
Power failure. The whole neighborhood went down. Bright, sunny, not particularly hot day. We don't know why either.
Read several books to KFP while the power was down. We were in the middle of building a Duplo block tower when the power came back up.
While using a diaper pin to make KFP's too-big pants fit (he has been converting his baby belly into height), remembered I'd meant to order some pants adjusters from OneStepAhead.com.
While I was at it, also ordered a juice box holder and then, from another site, a Halloween costume for KFP, and birthday presents for my brother and niece.
Since our wedding anniversary is next weekend, looked up what to get for a fifth anniversary gift. Wood??? I'm going to have to think about that one.