I love coming here -- IRL my dh is the funny one...
I think we've all forgotten the most important thing you can do, though.. COME HERE! :LOL Your idea for the schedule is a great idea.
If you like to cook maybe you could plan some slightly more complex meals that you won't have a chance to cook afterwards. Then you can go to a nice grocery store (as opposed to the nearest one that doesn't smell bad!), and buy uber-fresh ingredients & just wander amongst all that yummy-ness.
Oh, & do this -- just for me: remember something you want, grab your wallet, sunglasses & keys, jump in the car & run to the store. Get what you need & be back home in 10 minutes.
Do not spend 20 minutes making a list to make sure you'll get everything. Do not spend 5 minutes making sure you have everything in the diaper bag you need. Do not get your child into the carseat only to find (after getting those @##$*%$ straps untwisted & correctly attached) that (s)he needs a diaper change. After changing said diaper & re-securing baby in seat, do not spend 2 minutes lugging it outside while trying not to bang your precious cargo against every doorway & corner all the way out to & into the car. After arriving at the store, do not spend 3 minutes struggling to pull your child out of the seat & get him/her situated in the sling. Do not watch your child grab your wallet & dump everything onto the floor while the clerk & next customer stand & stare at you trying to bend over to pick everything up. Lastly, when you are about to go back out to the car, (through the now pouring rain with no umbrella & only the tail of your sling to protect your child) do not feel compelled to hold back on the owner of the the stupid $100,000 tricked out Avalanche who feels the need to choose THAT moment to pull away from the next door liquor store (where it's been illegally parked for 15 minutes) & almost run you over, 'cause hey -- you're just a women with a big bag & small infant in your arms wearing BRIGHT WHITE with a BRIGHT WHITE sling DIRECTLY in your headlights -- why should that be noticed? Oh yea -- and when getting back in the car, do not worry about your little hairs at the base of your neck being pulled out by your child who wants to be held & not strapped into a seat again -- then make sure not to almost tip your child's seat upside down (child still inside it of course) when trying to lean over to lock your vehicle door once you get home while also trying to shield your child from the rain & not drop your bag & purse & diaper bag...
Hmmm... see what a trip to the store for popcorn will turn into -- see?
Okay, it isn't that bad all the time. And for the record, my ds has been peacefully sleeping by himself for about an hour now & I don't expect him to wake for another 5 hours, when he'll go right back to sleep after a quick nursing.
Still -- make that popcorn run -- enjoy it.