Monday, March 30, 2009

It's a Hard Life to Live, But it Give's Back What You Give

I'm posting photos of signs tonight. Here is my girl crush and her hubby, personifying the sign behind them.

So, the rest of this past weekend, I gave myself another "Get out of Jail Free" card. I had a long, stressful week, and a crazy night on Friday, and I was in dire need of some rest. Sure, I did the usual running of teens hither and thither, but other than that, I rested. I took naps and finally watched 3:10 to Yuma. I really liked it.

My girls went to the neighbor's for their movie watching extravaganza until 11:30. I received texts from a couple of people asking me to meet them out, but I was really happy on my couch. So, I sat and tried to recuperate.

It must have been too little too late, because I woke up on Sunday with a migraine. I wasn't surprised I got one, with all the stress. I was just happy it waited until I didn't have a ton of stuff to do.

Here is a homeless guy. Don't worry, I gave him money for taking his picture.

Which leaves us to this week. I'm back to cleaning for an hour a night, since I was negligent with it this weekend. If I actually spend that hour a day, it works pretty well at catching me up. The big constraint, as usual, is time. Tomorrow is the girls' first track meet, and I think there are a few other things going on throughout the week. Plus, this is the first week in a while that I haven't given myself even a little vacation time. I guess, I'll get off a half hour early tomorrow to get a cavity filled, but that so doesn't count.

I'm just going to try really hard to remember to go slow and steady and not to stress. That shouldn't be too hard, should it?


Remiman said...

Slow and easy. Sounds like the perfect perscription.

Susan said...

If that works for you can you bottle it and send some to me?

NoRegrets said...

Don't forget the deep breaths.

Brando said...

Maybe this will help reinforce taking it slow and easy :-)

Hope the girls do well at the meet.

laura b. said...

I love track meets!

Treat yourself well. If the cleaning falls through the cracks a little, you should totally just let it go.

Poptart said...

good luck at the dentist!

Not Fainthearted said...

I'm with Susan. Can you send me a case of it?

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

You know I have tried that hour a night cleaning ritual thing - it really works - for awhile.
I had a to-do list going last week, but then I used it as a coaster for my beer and that was that. What's a little dirt anyway?

I love the homeless guys sign - it shows initiative and a creative spirit.

MrManuel said...

I had a cavity filled this week too.

An hour a day or cleaning? How much cleaning do you have?!?!?

Tara said...

You've had one hell of a week to put it mildly! I'm glad you got to chill for a bit on the couch.

I actually cleaned out a messy closet during my vacation. It may not sound like a vacation, but it was actually nice and I could take my time clearing up and going through stuff.

Churlita said...


It's a good one for me. If I can do it.


I wish I could guarantee that you and I could both do it. I would definitely bottle it up and make a million too.


Shit! I almost forgot to breathe. Thanks for the reminder.


Hee hee. Thanks so much for the Whitesnake video. It always helps.


I had to let it go tonight. There was no time.


Thanks. It wasn't so bad.


I wish I could give us all a case of it.


I know. I think it might be a line from something, but it's not coming to me.

Mr Manuel,

I have two teenagers. I have more cleaning than most people can imagine.


See. That's exactly the kind of stuff I want to have time to do. During the Summer, I'll hopefully have more time for those bigger kinds of projects.