For all of my fretting this spring about having an open summer, I am keeping surprisingly busy. Not school-year busy and definitely not show-season busy, but pleasantly-accomplishing-things-in-a-timely-and-orderly-manner busy.
If I need to get groceries do you know what I do? I go get them. I don't have to make do on food storage for four days or choose between groceries and socializing or try to time my grocery needs to match my prop/paint runs. I just go get them. What?! Crazy talk!
The same thing goes for a hundred different tasks; many of which, to my delight, are just things that I want to do. I separate my needs from my wants, and then I take Jack's advice and do both. (Within financial reason, that is. If I truly lived as Jack advocates, I would be writing this blog entry from a four star hotel in India.)
I still have nights where I stay up too late or days when I'm dashing from one thing to the next. I had to skip breakfast this morning, and I am grabbing the few minutes I have between home teachers and book club to (finally) update my blog; but you know what? I feel like a human being again, and a well-balanced one at that.
And best of all? The workman is installing a new AC unit Saturday morning. That means in 1.5 days I get to feel like a human being who is not living in the Sahara Desert!
(Additional evidence: No Bob Marleys)