Today I found myself with a free hour. It is a rare thing for me to be kid free and not at work. I pondered on what I should do with my hour. Options that ran through my head:
- pick up my children early from child care.
- clean the bathrooms.
- do laundry
- knit on my mittens.
- sew one of the pillows I've had floating in my head.
- work on my blog.
You know that conversation you have with yourself about what you want to do versus what you should do? Both sides were debating back and forth as I headed in the direction of home. I seriously considered picking up my children early but I could not get my oldest daughter early because she was at piano lessons. I decided against it because I did not want to take the younger ones home for a few minutes and then have to load them up again to get their sister. And like I said, an hour at home without children NEVER happens for me.
Cleaning the bathrooms and laundry really needed to happen today because I have a friend coming over to watch the kids tomorrow while I attend a social work conference and I didn't want to gross her out.
I wanted to knit but decided I would have lots of time at my social work conference tomorrow for that. The blog work I wanted to do I didn't think I would be able to walk away from when I needed to. Figuring out new things on the computer really tends to suck me in.
I knew I should run, I am entertaining the idea of training for a marathon so running is always on my to do list. But it was raining, thus easy to cross that option off without much guilt.
I got home and couldn't bring myself to sit down at my sewing machine while I knew there were other things I "should" be doing. I just couldn't. The guilt was too great. So I threw a load of laundry in, did a quick clean of the bathrooms, and started on that pillow. Only to find that I didn't have all the supplies I needed. So I went to get my children. I don't think I was meant to have an hour of free time.
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