Recently I had someone ask me why I was going crazy to cross everything off my to-do list. Didn’t I realize that I was on vacation? I should be resting, not working. But since I am about to change directions in life, I feel there is no time to rest. When you rest, you miss deadlines. You get lazy. You eat 2 chocolate bunnies.
I spent the day organizing my daughters’ closets yesterday. This entailed bringing up bins from the basement and switching over the clothes. (Watch, it will snow 2 feet now!). My older girls, who go back and forth from my house and their father’s house, used to sleep upstairs. Now all 3 girls sleep downstairs. While the girls LOVE this arrangement, the extra small closet does not. Most of their clothes have to reside upstairs. I picked out several outfits, which I know they’ll hate, to place in the small closet. Let’s see how long this lasts once they return home.
Snowshoes, that were never used this winter, were replaced with life jackets. Bulky coats and winter accessories were placed downstairs too. And even though it feels so good to have accomplished this, my list is still HUGE! There are big changes coming down the pike in my life. (I can’t reveal them yet, but I will soon.) I have to set the ball in motion here. No one else will do it for me.
Obtaining an iphone to replace this POS non-iphone (don’t wish to be sued) that randomly turns off for no reason is also on the list. I need to prep for work. I have doctor’s appointments, because isn’t that what vacation is for? So sad really….. Lunch dates with friends, shopping, and yard work are also on there. If there’s time the cars will be vacuumed. So you see, there is NO time to rest. If I don’t do these tasks, they will remain on my list and haunt me. They’ll turn into weekend tasks and I won’t want to do them and then before you know it, we’ll still be wearing sweaters in July and the car will grow a mold person.
Do I wish I was on a beach laying in the sun with a nice tropical drink in my hand? A big emphatic YES! But it’s not going to happen. What I can be happy about now is that I can cross things off my list that will make my weekends feel more like mini vacations. I can be happy about the fact that this week is MY week; MY time schedule, MY projects, MY goals.
Should I visit the French Riveria or the Amalfi Coast? Sip on a strawberry vodka cocktail or a strawberry margarita? Decisions, decisions….
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