Edda says good morning. Even though I’ve dropped the approximately 10-15 (and for a few weeks in there, more than 25) hours a week I used to spend on nursing school, I still feel busy all the time. It’s amazing to me how work just expands to fill the space. It makes me wonder how much I could really stuff into a week. Maybe I could open a medical device company after Vince leaves for college. I always want stuff a lot into a week, but, you know, it’s nice this way too. These are the things that I’ve been able to add on: The constant rushing feeling is gone. The house is cleaner and more picked up. I’m sleeping until 6:15 am instead of 5:30 am. I used to be able to get up at 5:30 am without an alarm. Now I need an alarm at 6 am. I’m able to socialize without looking at my watch every 15 minutes (leisurely weekday lunches & hosting/cooking dinners). I have whole weekends where I need to do neither school work nor work work. It’s a bit amazing to me, a beautiful fall weekend in which I have nothing to do! I could watch TV! (I did watch TV for a long time today – mostly the British Baking Show). It’s a tricky balance though, without a whole lot to do, I can fall into a mild depression.
I spent 90 minutes today replacing the covers on our IKEA couches. I don’t mind that they are encrusted with food most of the time (because my standards are just that low), it just that when I have people over and I invite them to sit on the couch, I look at it through their eyes and cringe a bit inside.
It’s not that hard to switch out the couch covers, it’s a little tricker by myself, but not too bad. Now the old covers have to go to the dry cleaners which may cost as much as the couch itself.
Then I spent three hours mowing & edging the lawn and cleaning up the garage so I would have room to make a life-size Angry Birds slingshot.
This is my inspiration:
I might have made mine a little too big. Hmmm. I don’t think it’ll fit in the van. (It’s not done yet).