what are days off for but to work?

June 13, 2010

Here is a snapshot of my calendar for the month.

Everything written down is some sort of engagement that I have planned, and the red numbers in the bottom right-hand corners are my work hours. There is one blissfully blank day next Tuesday, but that’s it. For some reason June has outdone itself.

On Friday David and I are going camping for the weekend with some of our siblings (an excursion that quite possibly could end in disaster), and since I worked this weekend I haven’t had much time to prepare. If you scrutinize the fuzzy picture of my calendar, you will notice that I work twelve hours on Tuesday, eight hours on Wednesday followed by three hours of leading youth group, and another twelve hours on Thursday. That leaves tomorrow, Monday, as my sole day off before the trip.

And what have I decided to leave myself to do on that day off? Oh, nothing ambitious. Just:

  • Finally get Oliver fixed/his shots/heartworm pills
  • Buy Father’s Day gifts
  • Acupuncture
  • Meet with my pastor to discuss working with the church’s website & social media
  • Watch the Tonys on DVR
  • Clean & put the front room back together
  • Gather documents needed to refinance the house
  • Procure additional camping supplies

My day off isn’t looking too restful, especially since Oliver and I need to be at the clinic by 7 a.m. It’s a first come first served place, so even arriving that early doesn’t ensure us a spot, although I have high hopes. I’m not looking forward to shelling out the $300 cash for everything he needs done (it all costs more than double because of his large size), but I can’t tell you how excited I am to get this surgery over with. I’ve been whispering sweet nothings in Oliver’s ear all day long, things like, “Enjoy your last day as a man!” and “You’re about to be turned into a eunuch!”

I think he’s excited too.

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Comments on what are days off for but to work?

  1. 1

    From steph anne:

    Wow, you’re busy busy AND busy! But it’s nice to be busy and productive. I hope you can relax here and there in between.

  2. 2

    From Emily Jane:

    Yikes that’s a busy schedule! I like to keep busy too, but a little bit of downtime is always a good thing. I hope you can find a bit of time to relax, and GOOD LUCK with camping… I don’t know if you could pay me to go!! :)

  3. 3

    From Kyla Roma:

    That’s a *lot* you’re taking on! At least you’ll have a great weekend of camping to rest up during, but wow! You’re definitely over achieving in your after hours :)

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    From MelissaOklahoma:

    That IS a packed calender! I feel like June is a busy month for us too…it’s been Go, Go, Go all month!

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    From Elizabeth:

    Busy, busy! I’m amazed by how calm you stay in the midst of it all!

    I hope Oliver has a swift recovery!

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    From dadman:

    My customers always ask me if I’m busy or not. I usually tell them I like to be busy, it makes the time pass quickly, but there is a fine line between busy and hectic and I don’t like to cross it.

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    From uncle david:

    The wife loves the outdoors but likes a comfy bed, real toilets, and a hair dryer better. I used to do backpacking with minimal accessories but that is no longer in the equation. As I’m older now, I can accept nice accomodations for the evening. Leave time for your family Kat.

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