Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Tuesday's child

Here's what I'm doing today:

1) Delaying calling the orthodontist. The metal support on Child One's headgear snapped and I have to find out how much it will cost me to repair. By cleverly putting off the call, I don't have to pay.

2) Yawning. Elvi left me last night. You see, there's this fancy microscope that goes ping at Universite Laval in Quebec City and she and two other grad students drove downriver to use it. McGill has one of these machines, but it's broken - so I'm told - and these fine young minds need results for a conference in two weeks. Elvi's coming back later today sometime - so I'm told. In the meantime, the kids took up a lot of time and I didn't get yesterday's allotment of work done until 2:30 a.m. today. I woke at 6:30 to get the kids up and off to school.

3) Wondering if I ought to have posted a draft of that page of "72 Virgins" while in process. It's going to keep getting better. It better keep getting better.

4) Non-plussing. Shooting on "Time and Space" starts tomorrow in San Francisco - so I'm told. It's raining there, so Marior will start with the interior shots. That's my first work in production, and you'd think I'd be giddier. That's not my style, though. I'm more the type to keep the highs from getting too high and the lows from getting too low. That joke was for Elvi.

5) Working on the upgrade of Alex's Web site. I've chosen sections of his upcoming "Crafty TV Writing" for posting on the site. The book will be out this summer and is the best book I've ever read on writing for television.

6) Reading and posting to blogs so I don't have to correct JOUR 319 spreadsheet assignments.

7) This is my impending afternoon and evening:
3:30 - leave to pick up kids at school
4:00 - kids leave school
4:30 - get home
4:45 - leave again with Children One and Three
5:00 - drop Child One off at her babysitting training course
5:15 - arrive at arena for Child Three's hockey practice
5:30 - hit the ice with Child Three and numerous other kindergardeners and coaches
6:30 - leave the ice and undress Child Three
7:00 - pick up Child One
7:30 - Mardi Gras party at Alex's with all three kids and possibly the wife

Sometime in there, I'll have to feed the kids. It doesn't leave much time for a nap.


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