Where Am I Wednesday

Spring Break–no big vacation plans around here, just son and I digging into serious closet & room cleaning, him spending a lot of time in his hammock catching up on books, and he and Dad moving forward on that 8th grade project–a pedal-powered chariot. I don’t have to get up by a certain time in the morning, I don’t have to be out the door to do school drop-off or pick-up, and son’s taking care of a lot of his own meal prep.

This SHOULD equal more time, right? See, this is why I don’t trust math. I’m enjoying the vacation and no-school-commitment things a lot. But…I also feel a bit like this.

Today, so far, I have:

  • Walked with a friend
  • Bought workshop-raffle supplies and mechanical pencils (this time, hopefully, the ones WITHOUT the mysterious-vanishing spell on them) at the office supply store
  • Bought cockatiel food and spraying millet (and, yes, I know why they call it “spraying”) at the pet food store
  • Bought MORE than a trunkful of groceries (symptomatic of the chaos indicator above, in that it’s clearly been way too long since I WENT to the grocery store)
  • Eaten lunch
  • Drank tea (skip this step at your own peril)
  • Put groceries away
  • Helped son sort through books & garner two BIG bags of books for the local used bookstore (AKA “paradise”)
  • Cooked beets. (Whilst resenting society and technology for not yet having simplified my life by developing an already-cooked, already-peeled beet that tastes anything like the real stuff.)
  • Cleaned the kitchen, listening to the end of TWO-Saturdays-ago “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” episode (note, again, indicator of chaos zone AND serious multi-tasking skills)
  • Blogged (albeit mindlessly)

And now it is almost 3:00 in the afternoon, and I’m getting to work.

But, hey, I’m not sitting outside the middle-school waiting for the carpool!


  1. I love beets but I tend to procrastinate the scrubbing and cooking!

    And really like Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me also!

    Glad you’re enjoying a different, if not more relaxed, schedule.


    • beckylevine says:

      It does take a BIG chunk of time. Relaxed…hmm, but I am actually having fun doing this cleaning out with my son–it’s time together & it’s working for us, so… 🙂


  2. Isn’t it funny how without a schedule less gets done?

    Beets sound like a good idea. If I could just motivate myself to get to the grocery story, and then clean them, and then cook them…


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