3-day summer weekends

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Today is the first Friday of 12 in a row that the a majority of college staff is off for the summer (it's a voluntary program that almost no one doesn't sign up for!). In return, we work 4 10-hour days Monday through Thursday. This year, I've again elected to work 9-hour days and take an hour of vacation each day. Adding an extra 30 minutes to the start and end of a work day is so much easier than adding an hour on both ends!

And what have I done this fine, sunny, beautiful Friday morning? I woke at 6:15am when Bill left for work, got out of bed around 6:30, read email and surfed regular blog reads until 7:30, fed the cats, read the newspaper (which really means skimmed the headlines), took a shower, and made and ate breakfast (a leftover BBQ hamburger, and a bowl of oatmeal with fresh strawberries) in front of the TV... And for 45 minutes got sucked into the nothingness that is daytime television. What a waste - of my time and of a great form of communication and entertainment.

I broke free from the hypnotic rhythm of channel surfing from one bad program to another, looked at my list of things to do (some I want to do, some I need to do, some I should do) and came up with nothing much I wanted to do at that time. But I picked one item (wash the cutting board cover with some laundry to get out the white lines I marked on the top for quilting), moved on to another (clean the inside of my car's front window), and then another (continue shredding old tax-return forms and related paperwork/receipts). Three trips to the recycle bin later, the shredder has overheated and needs a rest before I can continue shredding - and the load of wash is in the dryer.

What'll be next...?

[5:10pm] Let's see... finished 2 more loads of laundry, made 5 more trips with shredded paper to the recycle bin, replaced yarn with folded fabric on one shelf of the metal storage cabinet in the craft room, realized I have way too much yarn (but I knew that already!), warned myself not to get too much deeper into fabric collecting, tried to nap on a lawn chair on the shaded deck in our backyard, watched the 2-hour Alias series finale (still lots of unanswered questions), dropped off mail at the post office, stopped by Starbucks for a Venti Mocha Frappuccino Lite, and made a few more blog entries. I'm saving gardening and watching the 2-hour season finale of Lost for tomorrow!

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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