Off to a Late, But Good Start

As she has done several times lately, Kate slept late. She opened her eyes when I walked into our bedroom about 8:30, but she didn’t get up until 10:30. That is after going to bed around 8:45 last night. Until recently, she had been going to bed between 8:00 and 8:30 and getting up around 9:00. It is quite possible that our recent trips to Texas have thrown her off a bit. On the other hand, I always wonder if she might be establishing a new pattern.

This is a light day for us. The only commitment we have is to get haircuts at 3:00 this afternoon. Because we have plenty of unscheduled time, I decided to drop by Panera for Kate’s muffin even though it was 11:30. I thought it would be good for her to be occupied for an hour here before we go elsewhere for lunch. It’s a sunny day though a bit chilly. I suspect she may want to work in the yard a little between lunch and our haircuts. That will leave us with another hour and a half or so before having dinner. I find that the day seems to go well when Kate’s activity is divided into small “chunks” of no more than two hours.

She is in a good mood today and is happily working her jigsaw puzzles on her iPad. She hasn’t asked me to help her once, and we’ve been here about fifty minutes. That is a rare event. I am optimistic we will have another good day.

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