A DAY OFF!
I've been burning the candle at both ends, trying to accomplish more things in a day then there are hours. Something had to give. Last night I was up late again working on schoolwork. Kathleen was running a temp about 11:30 PM so I stayed up with her running a cool washcloth over her head until she fell asleep. Motrin, check....breathing strips for nose....check, ice water next to her bed.....check.....kitty and other stuffed animals in place.....check......nightlight on.....check.....kisses and hugs....check. Tiptoeing off to bed for Mommy.....check :-) Would I change a thing? Never!
So today I started my to do list with good intentions. Then I received a phone call from a good friend. I thought as I viewed the caller ID, do I have time to take this call today as I am rushing through my list? Wait, back up....did I just say do I have time??? O.k. next clue that I need to slow down...I made time.
Do I feel guilty? Well.....it's my nature so..... yes. I cringe at the thought of Jerry coming home to no homemade dinner, toys on the floor and dishes in the sink. For me personally that is very hard. However I am blessed with an amazing man that doesn't "expect" anything. Just appreciates.
Did I mention along with regular life, college coursework and a to do list a mile long that we're planning a big 10th birthday party for Hayley on the 29th? (Her actual birthday!) It will be many of our family and friends coming up that live far away. Ummmm the list grew to 60 confirmed people! My to do list grew too. My "Martha Stewart" mind set has kicked into overdrive! Yikes, I actually told the kids yesterday that the house needed to be so clean that you could eat off the floor....hmmmm they looked at me like I had 3 heads. By the end of this I may just have those three heads, lol....I obsess about making things "perfect". Even lose sleep over it. Crazy right? But true.
So I took the day off.....to regroup, chill, ponder......focus on what matters. Because let's face it....there's always dishes, laundry, errands and things to do....no matter how much we do them they keep coming back! Imagine that! LOL So one day off shouldn't matter, right? ;-)
"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted" John Lennon
How about you? What would you choose to do on a day off?
Have a wonderful evening my friends and thanks for stopping by! :-)