Often I comment on here about the to-dos in life getting the better of me. And this past week has been full of to-dos. That’s what happens before vacation time-that pressure to finish projects and get things in order.As of last night, my vacation time officially started. And I am so relieved.
I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to do over the next week. I am such a homebody, and I don’t like to have an agenda on my days off. Billy is the opposite, and he also has the week off. This should be an interesting week…I really wanted to make a list of what would help me relax and recharge and feel ready for the business of helping again.
Here’s what I have come up with so far.· Watch Sherlock again. All six episodes. It’s been a couple of years. I feel like I need to prepare for January.
· Watch a Ken Burns documentary…or two. Last year, The Dust Bowl aired while I was on vacation. So this year, I was thinking The War and/or Prohibition. I started watching The War years ago, but never finished it.· Sew. Sew like crazy. Finish some projects. Make a project for myself!
· While I am at it, finish my unfinished craft projects. This includes both sewing and non-sewing ones.· Clean my craft cabinet. Actually, I did that earlier today. But I like putting things on a to-do list that I have already done. It makes me feel good. Seriously, the craft cabinet was a mess…again. The whole laundry room area is a mess but now it’s limited to Billy’s stuff. And as long as it’s not mine, I’m not bothered by it. Shutting the door helps.
· Have a pajama day. No errands. No running. Laziness. Of course, there will be cooking because we need to eat.· Drink coffee in the middle of the day. Three cups is one too many in the morning. But an afternoon cup (or two), that feels right for vacation.
· Cook. Make some new recipes. Eat some old favorites. Mom and Dad, those cinnamon rolls will be happening.· Run. To justify the eating. As Sister Runner says, anything goes after a long run. I’m going to make it count.
· Have fun with the people around me. Poor Katy has been fighting a cold since last weekend. We are all still excited about having a week off together, even if it means jammies every day and watching tv under blankets.· Relax. I’m not sure that needed a separate line item, but I am kind of feeling itchy with such a long to-do list for a vacation. I need to remember that this is supposed to be relaxing. It’s ok for the to-do list to get thrown out the window.
And there we have it. That seems like a good start to a week of rejuvenation!