Bear finished! I am so proud of him. It was a mile race, which I think is a long way for nine year olds, and he finished. He was 38 out of 40, and I said he was awesome for doing his best.
As for my plans, as usual, they didn't last more than a day. I didn't make it to the greengrocer or the dry cleaner. Instead I went back to the sewing machine and sewed the covers for the back sofa cushions and the heading tape on three curtains (well, duvet covers that are now curtains). I need to glue/stitch some fleece inside the pair of Doctor Who curtains so we can hang them this weekend to keep bear's bedroom warm.
Then I watched bear race and tonight, well, I think I'll take it as it comes.