This weekend is the first where we have been at home for the entire weekend and we have only had a moderate number of commitments (and one full day of No Things At All) since…mid-July? I want you to know that I didn’t pull that date out of thin air, I actually had to look in my planner to remember a different time when we had no things to do.
Things I accomplished that were not scheduled activities:
- Cleaning the house (because that somehow fell by the wayside last weekend and it was terrible).
- Reading an entire book.
- Eating a Salted Caramel Ice Cream Cone from Honey & Mackie’s.
- Watching Wild via HBO On Demand from Marcus’ side of the bed.
- Volunteering (the volunteer work I do for IOCP is actually stuff I can do from home which is amazing).
- Waking up without alarms. This was extremely successful one morning when I woke up for the last time at 7:30 AM and extremely unsuccessful on the morning that I woke up for the last time at 5:30 AM.
Like, is this how the other half lives? Because it was so amazingly refreshing. We get to do it all over again next weekend, which is totally crazy to me and then it’s full speed ahead until late October. I realize that when I re-read what I have written, about free time and whatnot, it sounds like I may be an acolyte at the cult of busy-ness. But hand to God, I am really not someone who has any interest in glorifying “busy.” I think it’s fairly well documented that my idea of a good night in is watching TV by myself on Marcus’ side of the bed and eating takeout. Unfortunately, there is just not a lot of time for that at the current moment. If it were a different year, I might be more frustrated by the lack of time for “me” or for “us” but once again, we are going to have So Much Time To Stay Home once Critter is here. That makes it easier to keep moving in some ways.