I am so ready for my days off. I’m a bit burnt out and just really want some time at home to spend with my kids and my dogs, and, of course, some time just doing nothing. I’m starting to get really disorganized, in my head, and I’m not liking it. It will eventually lead to forgetting things, like what bill needs to get paid when, writing all my cleans down in my schedule book and Google Drive spreadsheet, what day it is. Ok. I’ve already lost touch with time.
I originally scheduled four days off with the thought that the first two days would be probably utilized catching up on things around home. This would leave me two glorious days to just go where the mood takes me. This has now been shortened, two times, to three days.
A last-minute, rush job clean came up the day after I schedule my four days off. It had to be done before November 1st. Next week is already packed pretty solid so there was nowhere to fit it in, which meant giving up one of my days off. I begrudgingly agreed. Later that same day, the guy I work with called to let me know that he got one of his Seattle teams to go down that day and handle it. Awesome! Back up to four days off.
Yesterday, he called, again, extremely apologetic, detailing his attempts to arrange for someone else to come do a different clean needing to be done right away, stating how horrible he felt to ask me to give up one of my days but that he had no one else he could assign to the clean. I really like the guy, he has been really accommodating and has helped us out when we needed it, I know he had done his due diligence before calling me on this one, so I agreed to do the clean. It’s a small clean and should only take a couple of hours to get done.
It’s not giving up a full day off, but it will seem a little like it at first just because I will still have a clean to do that day. I can show up to get it done whenever I want, as long as it is before 3pm on Friday. *shrug* More money on the paycheck.
Four of the audiobooks I had put on hold while at the library the other day were ready for pick up yesterday, so I picked them up on our way home last night, around 7pm. These are The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff, Stitches by Anne Lamott, Living with a Wild God by Barbara Ehrenreich, and The Modern Scholar; Ideas That Shaped Mankind: A concise History of Human Thought with Professor Felipe Fernandez-Armesto. I’m looking forward to these ones, especially…ok, I’m not sure there is one that I can honestly say I’m more interested in than any of the others.
I have heard about the Tao of Pooh a few times along my path. My understanding is it is supposed to be pretty good. I’ve also heard otherwise. I love Winnie the Pooh so I’m going into this one with the thought I am going to love it. It should be fun!
Two of the others are ones that speak to my spirituality (Stitches and Living with a Wild God) and The Modern Scholar speaks to the learner in me and my fascination with human behavior. Sure, I have all those languages that I am learning but I can’t just listen to those all of the time or I will self combust. I must feed the other parts of my mind, as well. Now, to choose which one to listen to first…