Today was one of those days that I would not have and could not have planned. I had planned to spend the day doing a practice half ironman. Instead, because I was sick, I spent the day at home. As it turns out, I seem to have made great strides geting my personal life in order and getting some much needed rest. I slept in, caught up on magazines, wrote a speech for Toastmasters, took a nap, did my laundry, baked brownies for a potluck, hung out with Mom and Armineh, prepared my area contest materials, watched a movie, and did my taxes. I also got to love on the cats. A lot. It was a lovely day of being at home and getting things done that needed doing. I suddenly feel on top of things, which is odd for me. I’m usually about three steps behind.
I don’t remember the last time I spent a full day at home. Why is that? Why do I feel the need to book myself up relentlessly? Why isn’t time at home a regular part of my weekly schedule? Maybe it should be. Maybe a day like today where I can rest and catch up on home stuff should be a regular part of my schedule every week or couple of weeks. Can I convince myself to make such a thing a regular life event for me? It’s worth a try. I feel fresh right now – fresh and ready to see tomorrow come. I haven’t felt that way in…I don’t know how long. Maybe since the night we flew home from Coeur d’Alene?