Saturday, September 16, 2017

A whole weekend, couch cover, angry birds.

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Edda says good morning.  Even though I've dropped the approximately 10-15 (and for a few weeks in there, more than 25) hours a week I used to spend on nursing school, I still feel busy all the time.  It's amazing to me how work just expands to fill the space.  It makes me wonder how much I could really stuff into a week.  Maybe I could open a medical device company after Vince leaves for college.  I always want stuff a lot into a week, but, you know, it's nice this way too.  These are the things that I've been able to add on:  The constant rushing feeling is gone.  The house is cleaner and more picked up.  I'm sleeping until 6:15 am instead of 5:30 am.  I used to be able to get up at 5:30 am without an alarm.  Now I need an alarm at 6 am.  I'm able to socialize without looking at my watch every 15 minutes (leisurely weekday lunches & hosting/cooking dinners).  I have whole weekends where I need to do neither school work nor work work.  It's a bit amazing to me, a beautiful fall weekend in which I have nothing to do!  I could watch TV!  (I did watch TV for a long time today - mostly the British Baking Show).  It's a tricky balance though, without a whole lot to do, I can fall into a mild depression.

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I spent 90 minutes today replacing the covers on our IKEA couches.  I don't mind that they are encrusted with food most of the time (because my standards are just that low), it just that when I have people over and I invite them to sit on the couch, I look at it through their eyes and cringe a bit inside.

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It's not that hard to switch out the couch covers, it's a little tricker by myself, but not too bad.  Now the old covers have to go to the dry cleaners which may cost as much as the couch itself.

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Then I spent three hours mowing & edging the lawn and cleaning up the garage so I would have room to make a life-size Angry Birds slingshot.

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This is my inspiration:



I might have made mine a little too big.  Hmmm.  I don't think it'll fit in the van. (It's not done yet).

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1 comment:

sherah said...

I love that in your spare time you make a catapult! That must put you in the "cool mom" category for sure. I am so glad you are on this earth Doris. I hope you had a wonderful birthday.