05 January 2008


Like many 9-5'ers, I enjoy having my weekends to myself. Knowing that I don't have to get in the shower immediately, wake the monsters and get us all out the door...well, that's slice of heaven for me.

What I don't like, is the fact that I'm still up before the crack of dawn. Granted, dawn comes at about 8am during the Hinterland winter, but I'm up well before that. By 8am, I've consumed at least one pot of coffee. If I'm in the mood, I've baked something, and a load of laundry has been started, if not finished and put away.

On the weekends, the boys are at their dad's. Every weekend...it's just the way our agreement was created. So I really have no reason to be up and at 'em so early.

Today is no exception. I was up by 4 (yes, that's am)...I've consumed one pot of coffee and I'm halfway through my second. The animals have been fed and a load of laundry is in the washer. I'm thinking about baking something, but the angel on my shoulder is trying to talk me out of it. She's right, I really don't need the calories, but it's winter...I like to bake in the winter!

My plans for today include closet organization and serious purging. SERIOUS purging. I really don't think that 3/4 of the stuff in my bedroom closet should be kept. I have pack-ratitis, but I come by it honestly through genetics.

I'd also like to get some work related stuff done, but at this point in my day, I don't have the gumption for it.

Maybe part of my problem is that on the weekends, I have no one to be accountable to. I don't have to explain why I'm still in my flannel pj pants at noon...I don't have to explain that yes, I really have sat on my arse and surfed the 'net all day.

Then again, I think about how much the monsters and I are on the go during the week and I think, so what if I've not done a blessed thing other than take up space! I deserve it!

So, are your weekends guilt-ridden because you've done nothing? Do you have huge plans that never seem to come to fruition? Or do you actually accomplish as much on the weekends as you do during the week?

Until later...