Friday, October 26, 2012

Y2 Day 58: Getting Ready to Embrace the Weekend

By 2 p.m., it was clear that I wouldn't be done with my edit before I took the kids to Burlington, so I was looking at a long, late night.

And then I thought . . . I think I offered to have the piece done by Friday. I don't think the client actually requested it.

So I e-mailed them. And they said sure, Monday's fine.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I get to have a real weekend!!!!

Of course, me being me and hating having things hanging over my head, I kinda want to just get started now, at 9:19 p.m., and see how much I can get done (as I cough, and cough, and cough).

But I'm not going to do that.

Instead, I am going to turn off my computer and go read some of my excellent library books (currently Fairest by Gail Carson Levine and The Red Leather Diary by Somebody Somebody and Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed, and some or all of those titles and authors are actually correct, and I'm enjoying all of them) and ideally turn off my light before 11 because I am still sick and incontinent though slowly getting better.

And we are going to have a wonderful family weekend, full of pumpkin patches and apple cider and jack o' lantern carving and Halloween candy and church and parties and costume prep and happy things. And I shall cook and take walks and enjoy the oncoming Nor'easter (the tree that was felled in the last big storm is being ground to a stump tomorrow a.m. — wonder what will topple over this time?). And though I have a tiny bit of work to do on a different job, I will not spend more than an hour on it — this is my vow.

We had pizza for dinner, so who knows what the scale will say tomorrow, but otherwise my weight's been down all week. Soup, sickness, and snot are finally my friends.

T.G.I.F.!!

—Lady C

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