Sometimes everything works and I appear beautifully organised.
Today at 4:00pm Sainsbury called asking if they could deliver earlier than the booked 7-8pm slot.
My answer was that that was fine but I wouldn't be getting in until 5:15pm. Just as my caller was explaining that was OK, I stopped him to explain I'd be going out again at 5:45pm. He said he'd be outside at 5:15pm.
I got home at 5:00pm. Jacket potatoes were perfectly cooked having been put in the oven in the morning with the oven timer set to turn the oven off at 5:00pm. I heated up a filling, served it up on plates just as Hannah and Ethan walked in through the door at about 5:08pm.
The Sainsbury delivery driver rang the doorbell at 5:10pm. He said he was impressed at my organisation. He'd seen the children arrive two minutes earlier and now he could see them eating their dinner.
I put the shopping away, said goodbye to the delivery driver, got changed and walked Ethan to football practice which starts at 6:00pm.
I then walked home, cooked dinner, ate with Dave who arrived just before I served up.
I then left the house again to collect Ethan from football and brought him home so that he could shower and do his homework, due in tomorrow.
Next Wednesday though is a different story.