Yesterday I called in sick to work. I was sick. Sort of. I had some GI issues and I’ll leave it at that. Nothing too unpleasant, just uncomfortable. And I needed to sleep in. And clean my bathrooms. And do laundry.
Which is exactly what I did. And you know, despite the fact that I’m not house proud, I enjoyed every minute of it. Including the 2 hours I spent scrubbing down the bathrooms.
I don’t know why, but I’m much more productive on my “sick” days than I am on the weekends. On “sick” days I generally don’t mess around on the internet (that’s saved for work ha hahaha!) and I don’t often knit, unless I’m under a deadline. Turns out, I don’t mind cleaning the house and I and I enjoy making fiddly dips and breads when my time is my own. I even like ironing and weeding the garden. I know the cat REALLY likes it when I’m home.
For a long time now, DH and I have discussed me not working a full week. I have always been on board with this and would happily work three days a week, although it looks like four days will be the way it goes when it does come to pass. Unfortunately, with a pay cut and starting a fundraising campaign at work, it’s not going to be feasible this year. Or next year for that matter.
But it will happen. I am already dreaming of the things I will get done. I’ll have a clean house, an organized home office and I will even have time to sew again. I also imagine that my freezer will be stocked with soups and casseroles and home made breads. I will finally have time to spend with my nieces and I hope to read books again. Maybe even catch up on that huge stack of magazines and cookbooks I have beside my bed.
But then again, maybe I’ll just sit my self down and knit on my days off.