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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Labor Day Weekend Time Off


Hello, gentle reader! Hope you are well and staying safe.
So, I took a couple days PTO from the day job over the Labor Day weekend and I have to say, it was wonderful! I had several goals in mind for those days off and I’m happy report, that I have completed them (most of them).
What was number one on my list? I wanted to sleep in. I know, that doesn’t sound like much of a goal, but when you wake at 4:30 every morning (and have been for over twenty years), whether you’re going to the day job or if it’s the weekend, it’s a challenge. I will admit that I love the early morning hours. It’s so quiet and peaceful when the day is just beginning, but still, I’d like to rise, every now and then, when the sun is already up. In some respects, I succeeded and failed at this goal. I managed to sleep until 5:30 one morning, but didn’t fare as well on the other days.
I cooked, making another huge batch of spaghetti sauce (the DH and I are visiting our son over Thanksgiving…he’s expecting me to bring some meatballs, sausage, and sauce with me…I would not be forgiven if I did not). I realized as I was bagging it up (I use Ziplock freezer bags) that the list of people I give my sauce to is growing. And it’s all good. If I can provide a quick and easy dinner for friends, I’m happy.
I cleaned, too (hmmm, seems like I'm always cleaning! *sigh*)
I wanted to relax and read as well, which I did. I have started a wonderful story by Michelle McLean called Hitched to the Gunslinger. Ms. McLean writes so well and there’s a lot of humor, which I’m loving (such a balm for everything that’s happening in the world right now…we all need to laugh).
I wanted to put some stuff out for bulk garbage pick up (we have this here in
Saw this cartoon by Chris Shane and had to share (does he 
know my DH?)
 Phoenix and it’s wonderful for the bigger items you can’t put in your regular trash receptacle). The biggest part of this endeavor is convincing the DH that some things need to go (he has a tendency to be a pack rat, something I am not thrilled with). Not sure why he wants to hang on to things that don’t work anymore. We both know he’s not going to fix it…he just can’t seem to let go. Really? Do we need to keep the old recliner? The springs are broken and we already bought a replacement. Do we need to keep the speakers that have been in my living room for years that only spit static instead of music? I don’t think so (but…but…I can repair them or so he says). I’m pleased to say I was finally able to get rid of all of it. Yay!
Mostly, I wanted to write, which I did as well. Whatever log jam I had in my brain regarding the manuscript I’m working on finally let go (and seriously, I owe a lot of that to my critique partner. Thank you for your support and enthusiasm and for walking me off the ledge once again…I appreciate you more than you know!)
All in all, the perfect way to spend a couple days off!
Stay well! Stay safe! And remember to spread kindness wherever you go!


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