Last week I wrote a draft about our summer goings-on, it went something like this:
There’s a lot going on in our household right now, and at the same time there’s a whole lotta nothing happening, too.
I’m off for summer and make a point of using this time to “just be.” Several people inquire how I plan to use my time and I try not to say “doing whatever I darn well please” because that might sound rude. Instead I throw in tidbits of time planning: cleaning, organizing, continuing education classes, wedding assisting, BlogHer (!), walking the dog, hanging out with Mike, etc. Instead of the real answer, which is mostly: sleeping in, watching The Price is Right with Mike, cooking, reading, writing, trolling the interwebz for cooking, reading and/or writing inspiration, and occasionally grabbing a bite with a friend. I love every second.
Mike recently graduated with his Master’s and is on the job hunt. Conveniently we both have this summer off, which is great but also indulgently convenient. He uses his time to search for employment, continue his part-time gig, and schedule coffee meetings and other networking fun times. There’s even an intramural softball team he plays with, once a week! Excersie! Fun! Work! Get it, summer.
So sure, we’re both busy as all get out, but also simultaneously bare-scheduled. And it’s nerve-wracking. There’s a lot of “I should be… ” and “What if we…” talk and then glances at the bank account followed by excuses about quality time together. And really, we don’t have it so bad. I know many people who would kill for time off and the opportunity to veg. But sometimes having something to look forward to, is a driving force in using your time wisely, ya know?
And then the day after I wrote about our lovely time off …
- Our sweet dog who never gets sick, vomited for much of the night. I thought she might never stop. TMI, sorry.
- The next day the vet saw her and we left without a confirmed diagnosis, but many plans (including boiled chicken – her favorite).
- That Friday I met with our former wedding planner to assist her with another wedding. I ended up with a car full of decor and non-alcoholic champagne (which, bee tee dubs, cannot be kept in your car during 100+ degree days).
- Friday night I went out to a local bar with some friends and played the bongos with the band. It was legit awesome.
- I rehearsed the wedding, by mahself (woot!) and it felt like herding cats. It took 1.5 hours for a 20+ person wedding party.
- I set up said wedding without power, by myself, for 3 hours before reinforcements/help/wedding guests came. The power came on 15 minutes before the ceremony ended EARLY, and guests showed up early.
- Mike called me frantically during the wedding reception, stating water was pouring from our light fixtures (we live on the 2nd floor) due to a pipe break in the unit above us.
- We have water trapped in our ceiling and floor, 3 industrial fans, and one dehumidifier in our 700 sq ft condo.
- I noticed a pingback from THIS “site” who sampled my content from my post. I don’t know if it’s justified stealing content because they only sampled pieces of my post and linked back to the rest of it. But they do put a copyright notice at the bottom of their page, and clearly that is not their intellectual content.
And here we are today.
Universe, I’m sorry I kinda-sorta said I was bored.
Clearly, that will never happen again.
(and I look forward to the awesomeness that will come to balance out this ish which we shall call the last 4 days…)
Disclaimer: I didn’t really edit this. Grammar, what? RAWR!