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March 9, 2013

Saturdays SOLC #9

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I approach each Saturday with a little trepidation. It's a different-feeling day than Sunday.

Sundays are for staying in pajamas until noon, reading every page of two newspapers, making a big breakfast for my family, and avoiding my school bag until late in the day.

Saturdays feel like another working day for me.  I start the day with a quick inventory of the refrigerator.  Do I need to shop?  My mind empties on to a piece of notebook paper, creating a lengthy to-do list of chores and errands I haven't been able to accomplish during the week(s).

Guilt and confusion creeps into my mind... shouldn't I dust the china cabinet?  We really need to clean the windows in the family room.  It's supposed to rain, so I should check the downspouts.

Saturdays are not the best day with someone with prioritizing issues (like me!).  Most Saturdays I get LOTS done (stay out of my way - I might knock you over with a laundry basket), but some Saturdays I spend spinning.  Unable to decide what needs my attention first.

I'm happy to say that I've crossed 3 items off my to-do list already, and it's only 10:00 a.m.!  Maybe today will be different.  Maybe today I'll let myself do one thing at a time before I'll move to the next task.  Maybe today I'll give myself a chance to wander through the bookstore, take a few more minutes on the computer, forget that we lose an hour tonight (!), and have another cup of coffee.

I'll just pretend it's Sunday!

13 comments:

  1. I know how you feel, except I usually feel guilty on Sunday for not doing what I needed to on Saturday.

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    1. Let's agree to get rid of our guilt, Tammy! :)

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  2. Ah, we may be losing an hour of sleep, but we gain an hour of sunshine (well at least here in AR). I'm sure you accomplish a lot every Saturday and just don't realize it. Have fun browsing at the bookstore.

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    1. Thanks, Judy! Please send the warm temps from AR our way... we're ready!

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  3. I hope you have a fabulous pretend Sunday. I have discovered that nothing happens if I don't get everything done.

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    1. So true, Terje! It will all be there tomorrow!

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  4. That spinning feeling can be unnerving to those who love to be productive. I know it too well.

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    1. I spend most of my days spinning! Sigh! :)

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  5. It sounds like you have already gotten a lot done! I like how you leave your school bag unopened until late Sunday. I can remember doing the same thing. I hope you were able to go to the bookstore.
    Jackie http://familytrove.blogspot.com/

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    1. Headed over to the library sale, but I think I missed the good ones. I must leave the school bag closed to take a mental break on the weekends. I think it makes me a fresh teacher on Monday!

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  6. I wish I had your get-up-and-be-productive mojo on Saturdays! I have a hard time getting started. I just want to rest up from the week. Usually Sundays are my more productive day, I guess. Isn't is funny how we all have our way of operating?

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  7. I feel that some of my Saturdays are spent spinning. One minute it's morning, I blink & the day is gone!!

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  8. Hope you did not let guilt rule your day today Chris and you relaxed and enjoyed yourself....and that to do list...it aint going anywhere so why worry about it!

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