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MotherReader 48HBC Update I

I signed in at 7:00 a.m. to make sure that the Mr. Linky thing worked, but actually started my own time at 8:00 a.m. after a cup of coffee and a skim of the newspaper.

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Read Seaglass Summer
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Unscheduled break as I talked to my in-laws for an hour and then took a tour of my neighbor’s new addition. Seriously, an hour.
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Finished Seaglass Summer, wiped off leftover tear trails, started Update post.
11:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.Read The Dancing Pancake, which veers on the young side for the Challenge but I needed it after losing an hour after barely beginning 48HBC plus after getting weepy after Seaglass Summer.
12:40 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.A little weepy about The Dancing Pancake. I’m a mess lately.
12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Mini Social Media time.
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.Never mind. Full hour of Social Media time now.
1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Break. (Did I brush my teeth yet? Now’s my chance.)
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.Reading Turtle in Paradise
2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Talking to the teen after school. Good mommy. Bad reader.
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.After a brief tweet, back to the book.
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.Reading, but hungry.
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Snack and a little bit of Hannah Montana. (It was already on! Don’t judge me!)
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Read Turtle in Paradise. Quick tweet.
6:00 p.m. – 6:05 p.m.Tabulate my time.
6:05 p.m. – 6:10 p.m.Check again. Yup 6 3/4 hrs + 1 social media hour.
6:10 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.Realize that all this tabulating and updating counts, thus making it 7 hours plus 1 Social hour. Eight hours total. Wahoo!
6:15 p.m.Time to pick up the kid from her field trip. Assuming that I’m beginning another long break now...

Eight hours of this twelve-hour period.

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Shelley said...

I had to talk to my teenager too, darn it! No Hannah Montana though. Not that there's anything wrong with it. I'm curious about The Dancing Pancake!

Kathy Martin said...

I seem to have "wasted" 8 of my hours so far sleeping. I also worked this morning for 4 hours. But now I'm ready to get going again. Happy reading!

Charlotte said...

That's so poingant about The Dancing Pancake. Not that I know anything about the book...does the pancake die? :)

Although I myself find that no obvious trauma is necessary for tear inducement if I'm in the right mood!

anyway. I hope your current reading is going well!

Abby said...

You're doing great - go, go, go! I just got back from work (can you imagine - I had to stop READING so I could go and make some KIDS happy. The things I do for our youth...), so now it's back to the books! Hooray!