5:55 a.m.: Wake up five minutes before alarm.
5:56 a.m.: Let dog out. Get a cup of coffee started.
5:57 a.m.: Let dog in. Feed dog and cats.
5:58 a.m.: Let dog out. Stand around waiting for coffee.
6:00 a.m.: Alarm goes off.
6:01 a.m.: Coffee is ready. Sit down and enjoy coffee. Begin responding to work emails.
6:05 a.m.: Let dog in. Begin responding to work chats.
6:15 a.m.: Son's alarm goes off.
6:25 a.m.: Son's alarm goes off again.
6:30 a.m.: Get second cup of coffee started. Yell for son to get up.
6:35 a.m.: Begin second cup of coffee. Son is falling asleep on the couch. Continue responding to work emails and chats.
6:40 a.m.: Son says he's going back to bed. Tell him no.
6:45 a.m.: Stomach complains about coffee, which is only partially drunk. Bathroom break.
6:50 a.m.: Yell at son to get in the shower.
6:55 a.m.: Yell at son to get in the shower.
7:00 a.m.: Son gets in the shower.
7:30 a.m.: Feel pressure to start the day. Yell at son to get out of the shower.
7:35 a.m.: Son gets out of the shower, goes back to bed.
7:45 a.m.: Son's alarm goes off. He gets dressed, gathers his things, and heads out the door to catch the bus.
7:50 a.m.: Take laundry out of dryer, put on bed. Move laundry from washer to dryer. Start a new load in washer, forget to put on delay.
7:55 a.m.: Get into shower. Remember that washer is running instead of on delay.
8:00 a.m.: Finish shower, brush teeth, moisturize, dry hair. Respond to emails and chats that came in while I was in the shower.
8:05 a.m.: Hair is still drying.
8:10 a.m.: Hair is finally dry. Get dressed.
8:15 a.m.: Let dog out. Get third cup of coffee started. Heat up breakfast if I remembered to prepare something ahead of time; otherwise, pour bowl of cereal. Remember that I'm out of milk.
8:20 a.m.: Login to computer. Continue responding to emails and chats.
8:25 a.m.: Let dog in. Grab coffee.
8:30 a.m.: Continue responding to emails. Get some work done.
9:00 a.m.: First meeting of the day. Play solitaire on phone when I'm not on screen.
9:30 a.m.: Next meeting.
10:00 a.m.: Next meeting.
11:00 a.m.: Next meeting.
11:55 a.m.: Meeting ended early. Bathroom break.
12:00 p.m.: Next meeting.
12:30 p.m.: Next meeting.
12:55 p.m.: Meeting ended early. Heat up leftovers for lunch.
1:00 p.m.: Next meeting.
1:30 p.m.: Meeting was cancelled. Get some work done.
2:00 p.m.: Next meeting.
2:30 p.m.: Next meeting.
2:55 p.m.: Meeting ended early. Bathroom break.
3:00 p.m.: Get some work done.
3:20 p.m.: Dog thinks it's dinner time, begins to pace and nudge me.
3:45 p.m.: Son comes home from school. Review homework and make sure it gets done.
4:00 p.m.: Someone pings me, asks if I can meet.
4:15 p.m.: Get some work done.
4:20 p.m.: Dog starts whining. Kick him out of office.
4:30 p.m.: Remind son to do chores and homework.
4:45 p.m.: Get fed up and call it a day. Let dog out.
4:50 p.m.: Start on dinner. Realize I didn't thaw out anything, come up with alternative meal idea. Let dog in.
4:55 p.m.: Remind son to practice piano.
5:00 p.m.: Son feeds dog and cats. Let dog out.
5:10 p.m.: Let dog in.
5:15 p.m.: Dinner is served! Turn on TV and eat.
5:30 p.m.: Yell at son for swearing at videogame.
5:35 p.m.: Pack up leftovers. Wash pots and pans.
5:45 p.m.–8:25 p.m.: Free time! Try to relax.
5:55 p.m.: Let dog out.
6:15 p.m.: Let dog in.
6:30 p.m.: Tell dog to stop barking.
6:35 p.m.: Tell dog to stop barking.
6:40 p.m.: Tell dog to stop barking. Let dog out.
7:00 p.m.: Let dog in.
8:25 p.m.: Remind son of piano lesson starting in five minutes.
9:00 p.m.–9:15 p.m.: Spend time with son.
9:15 p.m.: Let dog out.
9:30 p.m.: Let dog in. Get ready for bed.
9:45 p.m.–10:30 p.m.: Play on phone from bed.
10:30 p.m.: Fall asleep while playing on phone.