Posted by: canthold | July 20, 2009

Day One: Office

Today is Day One of my vacation. It’s not exactly vacation, per se, but a whole week with kids at camp together. Five days of no kids – while I’m at home – has probably never been done before. In my whole life.

I’m looking at this week as a total Me Week. And by Me, I mean that I’m getting my shit together.

Today I worked on my office. I had stacks and stacks of stuff piled high that was simply engulfing me and my sanity. I worked my way through most of it and ended up with three (grocery) paper bags of recycling, a bag of trash, and a container’s worth of paper to shred. I feel so liberated.

I accidentally drank too much coffee. It’s something I almost never do, but after a cup of home brew, I went to Peet’s and had a white chocolate mocha (my favorite in the world!) and it was a bit too much. I was a little jittery and it wasn’t as much fun as it could have been. Regardless, I got so much done.

And then I napped.

Unfortunately, the big picture needs a lot of work, so it’s hard to see this as much of an accomplishment quite yet, but I’m on my way. Rome wasn’t de-cluttered in a day.

I was going to try Bikram Yoga today for the first time. That’s the hot yoga, in case you didn’t know. After dropping off the kids I didn’t have enough time to make the 9:15 session, but by 11:30, I couldn’t tear myself away from my tasks. I was making too much headway.

I ate some lunch then petered out until my nap pulled me down for the count. I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t finish my office, didn’t exercise, and generally didn’t do more. Why does a Me Week have to have some sort of self-criticism in it?

My solution was to eat a pop tart and let myself off the hook. I can still get stuff done when the girls get home. The day is not over yet!

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  1. My big two go off to day camp next week. I’m looking forward to Tuesday and Thursday when they will be a camp and The Boy will be at preschool leaving me with just the baby. I have plans for cleaning and sorting and throwing out!

  2. The big, Throwing Out comes today. I shouldn’t have waited until the last minute, but that’s just me. Good luck with that.

    Have fun next week. Squeeze something special in for yourself while you’re at it.;)


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