Friday, May 25, 2007

Busy, busy

I do well with being busy, but as I get older I find I like more down time -- time to spend at home (or elsewhere) doing what I want. Perhaps it's a byproduct of helping a 15 to 18 hour work day hubby and raising 2 step-children and having a demanding full-time job myself.

I often just say "no" now.




I still practice because if someone tosses a worthy cause my way, I feel compelled to say "yes". Afterall, it is a worth cause, right?

Last night, we had a party for work. I'm leaving my current post and moving to a different one completely -- same employer, but different work location and responsibilities. My current "division" gave me this great framed group picture of all of them where they'd all signed the matting. It's for my new office. I love it. I'll miss these people.

Anyway, I had to go to that. It was kinda for me and three others who are moving away.

It was supposed to end at 6:30 (started at 3:30). I went an hour late. Three-thirty is early. I had kids to take care of, etc. After the main group went home, we stayed. The DH, my current bosses and their significant others, a few close friends and had dinner. We got home at 9.

I ought to be stressed. I had this huge list of things to do.

However, in my own effort to add more pleasure to my life, this seemed important.

It was, right? (Of course, then I punished myself by unloading the dishwasher and folding 1000 loads of clean laundry piled around my house. I'm still working on this whole it's-ok-to-take-a-break thing.)

So here I am at my writing time again. Tired. Feeling too full of other stuff to be really creative ...

...which brings me to a meme for this post.

Ah. I'm not sure I like my results, but what the hell.

You Are Midnight

You are more than a little eccentric, and you're apt to keep very unusual habits.Whether you're a nightowl, living in a commune, or taking a vow of silence - you like to experiment with your lifestyle.Expressing your individuality is important to you, and you often lie awake in bed thinking about the world and your place in it.You enjoy staying home, but that doesn't mean you're a hermit. You also appreciate quality time with family and close friends.

Check it out. What time of day are you?