In case you didn’t hear, we had a blizzard come through this past week. And while it was gone by Sunday morning, it has taken the better part of a week to dig out. The good news for me is this meant I only went into the office one day this week. But somehow, I find myself wondering what actually got done this week. I mean, by this point, my sock drawers should be organized by color and sock variety. Yet my house is still a disaster. So what do I have to show for this off-week? Hmm… Let me think about that one.
- I got the chance to connect with neighbors at a post-blizzard party.
- I was able to spend Monday with my son, playing with him in the house and a little bit in the snow (he’s still pretty small for sledding).
- I got out with my new camera lens and took some really cool snow photos.
- I got my hair cut and colored (they were doing a post-blizzard sale at the salon, can you blame me?).
- I managed to get a blog post done (and might have done more, but I came down with a cold – thank you post-blizzard party!).
- My husband, son and I took a family walk through the neighborhood and chatted with some neighbors along the way.
- We carried on a tradition from my husband’s childhood of baking snow-day chocolate chip cookies (vegan, of course!).
- I was home to accept a delivery of flowers (from my husband to me!).
- I even chatted with the mail lady on her first day of delivery after digging out.
In other words, I had time to do simple things that don’t always get done, because I am too busy rushing through each day. But I’d like to make a point of not rushing through my day whenever possible. I’d like to stop and smell the roses (which I could do literally and figuratively this week).
So maybe looking back at the week and wondering what actually got done shouldn’t the goal or even the right perspective. I should look back and think how nice it was to have a week when we didn’t have to be on a specific schedule, a week where laying around was not only allowed but somewhat necessary. And in the spirit of this week, I am even going to post this article without much critiquing, over-analyzing, or editing. I’m going to let it be just what it is, as it is.
Not everything has to be an item on a to-do list and this week reminded me of that. Now let’s see if I can carry that mentality into next week.
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