6:04am clock radio comes on. Swish my mouth out and take an antibiotic. Prop up the pillows and look at my Sunday NYT crossword puzzle book.
6:40am give up on the idea that I'm going to do any exercise. Select clothes and decide how much I'm going to wash (minimum = face). Deodorant, clothes, wash face. Remember not to get Kat up because the middle schoolers are off today, get Bun up and unzip the dog crate to RELEASE THE HOUND! I love saying that.
6:58am Snickers comes down the stairs with a merry scuttle of paws. Nod is at the computer and even from the back I can tell he's in better shape than last night (toothache). I let the dog out to pee. Get the report on Nod's night, watch him put a cup of yesterday's coffee in the microwave and shudder. Make a fresh pot of coffee. Call up the stairs since I see no Bun descending nor hear anything indicating progress. Feed animals.
7:12am Bun and I have cereal. I have coffee. Bun is cold, gets a jacket. She is extra sleepy this morning.
7:25am I brush out Bun's hair since it has been 24 hours since the last brushing and if she does it it will take a year. I braid it and she puts her polar bear hat back on. Let the dog out to poop. Pick up poop, leave bag on step.
7:45am Teeth brushed and coats on, we leave the house. I ask Bun to take the dog poop to the dumpster. She does but enthusiasm is lacking. I drop Bun at elementary school and hie me to work.