Having had the last week of 2015 off, I’ve learned quite a few things about myself.
First and foremost, I’m really good at being a sloth. And when it comes to work, housework in particular, I have no problem letting it go. I didn’t cook, or clean, or even bake the whole time I was off.
In my defense, the kids were all home, and with them comes lots of stuff. And the kids were all home, so who wants to spend time cooking and cleaning?
Even when Link went back to Ohio, I slothed. Maybe even more so because while he was here we bowled, and played games, and went to the movies, and after he left the other kids began spending time with their friends, so I no longer had things to keep me busy. But since all their stuff remained in our itty, bitty house, cleaning was pretty useless.
Instead, I spent hours putting together a puzzle. Which brings me to another thing I learned about myself. I can spend hours putting together a puzzle. Me. One who normally can’t stand sitting still for any length of time. But any chance I got, I’d sit on the floor and have to tear myself away an hour or two later. Usually because things started to hurt. I’m too old to sit on the floor for that long.
I also learned that I’m not in as good of shape as I thought. At least not my left butt cheek. See, when the family went bowling over the holidays, a little itch began to form inside me. I’ve been pretty happy not bowling over the last few years, and instead, watching my daughter take all the glory. But that day something sparked in me. So on New Year’s Day, I convinced my hubby to watch me bowl in a high stakes tournament. I knew I wouldn’t win, but I felt the desire to bowl competitively. I bowled 5 games, and two days later I’m still feeling it. Oh well, small price to pay for a day of fun. And not that I needed it, but I have even more reason to be a sloth these next few days.
I return to work Monday after 10 days off. I’m ready. This has been a much needed break, and it’s been awesome to reconnect with my family, but I’m ready.
Before I go, I have to thank my hubby for allowing such slothness out of me. He kept up with the necessary chores such as laundry and dishes and vacuuming, so that I could recharge. I think he’s ready for me to get back to work as well.
Happy New Year to the best blog friends ever. Here’s wishing you all a happy and healthy 2016! With a little bit of slothness mixed in…..