Wednesday, July 20, 2011
It's Wednesday morning and I still haven't done my grocery shop for the week. I'll get there at some point. So if you're waiting for the Round-up, It's coming. I'm going to have to shop soon.
This week I have a little tip for you. I find that as a mom, I have a hard time getting away from all the work and the constant need-filling to have some time just to myself. I can never truly relax at home because I know that at any minute someone is going to come bounding through whatever closed door I'm behind to ask a question or need me to be the judge in some important dispute over who got to the use the computer last. A few weeks ago I realized I had already created a remedy for my severe lack of down time and hadn't even realized it.
Whenever I have an appointment like coffee with a friend, doctor visits, hair cuts, work stuff....I always make sure I arrive 15-30 minutes early with book in hand. Then I have that much time to sit in a quiet lobby and read without anyone bugging me. I completely relax, absorb myself in one of my favorite pastimes (reading) and sip a coffee or tea in a place that has been cleaned by someone else and I can guarantee has no dust bunnies or little toys shoved under the couch. It's something I gladly look forward to when booking an appointment and keeps me sane so I can go back and save the world at home.
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