I've been a FlyBaby now for a couple of years (housecleaning system. Works well!) and one of the first concepts that was hard to grasp was putting on my shoes every morning.
Sounds simple, doesn't it? I mean, come on! Can't my fuzzy slippers double as shoes? They're comfortable, and why do I need to put on my sneakers or dress boots if I'm not leaving the house?
Hahaha....after a while, I GOT it: Getting dressed and especially putting on the shoes flips a switch in the brain that means productivity.
Case in point: I goofed off yesterday. Shocking, for me. Relaxing, yes! But I've lost a day and can't get it back. But that's okay, because I actually needed a vacation day!
Here's what I did:
-Stayed in my pj's until 11am.
-Just when I was ready to shower, the electric company knocked on the door and announced they were shutting down the power for an hour in order to tighten up the power lines.
-I threw on jeans and a sweatshirt and read for an hour.
-After power was restored, I fired up the computer again and finished what I was doing.
-Chose to watch Enchanted, since it had to be returned by midnight. Halfway through, I was partially bored, so stopped it and went to spend 2 hours with the MIL and pay her rent.
-Suddenly came down with sharp pains in my lower abdomen, and after ruling out appy attack, hubby brought me home and I changed into pj's again, took more Advil, and discovered all the broccoli I'd consumed the night before was causing my ailment. (Need I say more?)
-Watched the rest of Enchanted and ended up loving it!
-Mixed my Pesto sause while hubby reheated the hamburgers and devoured them! Also ate the rest of my broccoli chedder soup. (Damn I've found a great recipe!)
-Spoke to my kids and miraculously 'cured' toddler's homesickness with a kiss through the phone line.
-Watched Big Brother.
-Read the first chapter of North Atlantic Nights.
-Shut down the computer and crawled into bed, reading another chapter of Flickering Flames.
-Chuckled with hubby that at 11 pm, I was in bed and ready to sleep, while he was watching TV. "It's finally happened....we got old!" (H)
"Speak for yourself!" (Me)
So this morning, I woke up with the determination to be productive! My pains are gone; my sinuses are behaving; my body is clean; I'm wearing my blue jeans, favorite black sweater, and my black dress boots. I've emailed; I've printed out my MapQuest directions and discovered the time difference. Great...I can leave at 1:30 pm and arrive at 1:30 pm! No need to rush...and I might even leave earlier than that, so we can grab lunch and browse around!
My next item on the To-Do list is to get my bookmarks and posters made. And then I'll eat lunch and write for a while.
Brynn left a comment wanting to know why I was writing in longhand. My arms were killing me when I typed too long, and even posting my blog caused a dull ache below the elbows. I spoke to a friend who actually HAS carpel tunnel, and after hearing my symptoms, she declared me to not be having carpel symptoms, but pinched nerve. So I took a few days off from typing and the pain went away.
But the creative urge didn't, so I wrote in longhand. And now I wish I had that software that allows one to speak into the computer and see the words being typed as one talks! Either that or hire a typist...but first I would have to find someone who could actually read my handwriting! Sigh...I'll just have to wait until the next 'dry spell' so I can type it up in small amounts every day...it's only 12 pages currently, so how long could that take? I'll let you know when it happens:)
Oh, I forgot to mention: I love attending chat sessions dressed in my pjs and fuzzy slippers! Dakota, I'll pop in and out on Thursday before and after Survivor(it's not on the calendar, but I'll still check in!), and I'll be all eyes on Friday during Anny's!
Have a great day...I'm going back to work:)