So after all that crap about being out of time at work and in the hole and yadda yadda yadda, about a week ago I discovered I had nine hours of vacation time to use by today or lose.
I was pretty stoked. I mean, I haven’t had nine hours of time to burn in a long time. I thought I would schedule myself a pedicure, do some shopping for myself. I wasn’t going to clean or do laundry.
The place I used to get my pedicures doesn’t do them anymore. Plus, it’s cold today in Pittsburgh (*shakes fist at Mother Nature*), so flip-flops are not appealing.
And I had to deal with some messes at home. I mean, those dishes aren’t going to clean themselves — and neither is my dishwasher since it’s broken. Plus, I really had to put a (teeny-tiny) dent in the ever-present office mess.
Eventually, I went out to lunch (Chipotle FTW!). And I wandered through a couple of stores, but frankly I didn’t feel like shopping. For clothes, anyway; I did end up with two pairs of shoes and some make-up. And now I’m back home waiting for laundry to come out of the dryer. In about 40 minutes I go pick up the girls.
I’m clearly doing something wrong.
I DID get to spend some fun time on Twitter for a change. Although I still haven’t discovered who-all is knocked up. (I have, however, heard from plenty of people who are NOT.)
I guess I’ll have to try some other time for me time. It’s a shame that I squandered today. But the arts-&-crafts drawer is neat now — we can even close it; and my kitchen is clean (until dinner time). And I folded some laundry.
Me-time may have been a loss, but I think the house won.
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I love it when those vacation things happen. Last month I had to use a floating holiday, gained for MLK Day, or else I’d lose it. I’d forgotten to preplan a day so all of a sudden, like you I have to take a day ASAP or lose it.
It’s kind of like “found money”. A day to blow… except without kids or a household, I got to sleep late, mess around on the computer and watch TV. Whoooooooooo!
Oh, sure, rub it in.
It’s not all glamour… Monday I’m using a day for the same reason… this time I have to go get my auto emissions test done. Big fun…
Chipotle FTW indeed. And two pairs of shoes … Maybe that cancels out the laundry??
Well, to be honest, they were workout shoes. So I’m not sure that does cancel out laundry! 😉
That sounds like me on my short summer Fridays – I always have big plans to go to movies or something and I end up cleaning or doing something for the kids. I am definitely doing it wrong.
We gotta learn to break out of momma mode!!
The house always wins, haven’t you heard? LOL. That actually happened to me yesterday. I ended up riding around the city for 2 hrs because I couldn’t really decide what I wanted to do. So, riding aimlessly around, I realized it just wasn’t meant for me to do anything but veg out. And I did. And all was good. 🙂
You’d think I would learn by now. I wish I had stayed home instead of shopping at all, folded the laundry in front of a silly movie, read a book. Argh! Maybe next “me” day — in two years or so!Apr 13, 2010 09:41:27 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: