I am often more effective when I am so busy I cannot handle my life. I don't know what sort of coping mechanism this is, but I wish it would go away. Because this week? My schedule is considerably lighter, and I have been a big, fat slacker. On Monday I barely got myself ready enough to get grocery shopping done. And that's about all I did, besides teaching one lesson. Yesterday, I taught my lessons at the university in the morning, and when I came home I absolutely did not want to face the mess in the kitchen. Or the living room. Or in every other room in the house.
So I thought about what errands I might have to run, and Sophia and I got the heck out of there.
We went and bought stamps at the post office, and mailed a couple letters. It was a nice day, so we walked downtown and stopped at the music store where we bought a new scale book for Chloe. Then we walked across the street and got Sophia a strawberry ice cream cone. We sat at the table by the window while she ate it and discussed important preschool matters like who she played with in the sandbox and why her ice cream was pink. I was really wishing for my camera...nothing cuter than preschoolers and ice cream cones, I say.
Then we headed for the library. They were holding a book for me (Catching Fire...I read The Hunger Games last week and was hooked), so I was anxious to pick it up. Sophia picked out a DVD, and then played on the kids' computer for a while so I could sit and read. Then my mom called, and I realized that I actually do have a camera!
So I took a couple pictures of Sophia deeply involved in her Barney alphabet game. Not bad for a cell phone...I'll have to use this option more often.
Then we headed home, and I was able to face the dishes again. But that's all, because then we were off to get the girls and go to violin and piano lessons and see Sophia's preschool art show.
And you know what? The world didn't end because I didn't make my bed. In fact, the world was just that much nicer yesterday. I think I'll do this more often.