Two things you might not know about me.
1. I don’t carry keys. I never have a key to my house and I only have my car key if I’m actually driving it. I just don’t need them because I’m always either with other people that have keys to what I need or someone is home to let me in.
2. I almost never know what day it is. Monday, Thursday….it’s all the same. There’s no big weekend to look forward to since James works almost every day. We do have a few rituals like Friday night pizza & movie or Saturday family worship. But again….people remind me so I just carry on like it’s another day until I smell the bacon cooking or hear the kids discussing what movie to watch that night.
Growing up I didn’t think I would be this kind of person. The kind that just wanders around from thing to thing not concerned about being able to get into her house or what time it is. I think it’s like being on a sinking ship…..every kid that got added to the family bought such joy and delight, but if I didn’t dump some other thing out of my mind and schedule I would sink.
So out went the car keys and the calendar.
This weekend I am going to have to carry both because James has decided, in an effort to end my fussing about not being able to work on my book with all of these people and keys around, to send me off for a couple of days. I’ll be off the grid from now until Sunday. No emails, no Facebook, no phone calls. Just me, my writing and if all goes well, Sonic ice. A whole weekend all to myself!
It’ll be like a little cocoon and hopefully a beautiful butterfly will emerge in the form of a complete rough draft. But that may require dumping some more things off of the ship….like grocery shopping. Or showering.
While I’m gone the girls have some assignments lined up to get their room makeover finished. We are in the final stretch of that project and it looks awesome! Hopefully we’ll have the big reveal by the end of next week. I’m chomping at the bit to show it to you. I spent some alone time this afternoon with the ruffle attachment on my sewing machine and we made a deep connection. I love that thing. It took the dread of making ruffles out of my life and for that I will be forever grateful.
I hope you all have a great weekend. If it’s the weekend. I’m not completely sure.