And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Plans Gone Awry

Yeah, I had big plans for this time with no hubby and no overnight job. They were great, too. I dreamed that I would get the house clean and decluttered in the first few days of my "vacation", and spend the rest of it enjoying the nice clean house and all the sleep I was going to be able to get. I imagined cooking a little more than I have been lately (life has been just crazy-busy), and spending quality time with the kids.

Yeah, that didn't happen, and Mr. Barefoot comes home on Sunday.

I did manage to clean out our closet. I have given up on losing weight in the near future, so I got rid of all the clothes that don't fit me at present time. With the laws of the perverse being what they are, I will now drop 30 lbs without trying, right?

I am keeping up on laundry okay, and have gone through quite a bit of the junk we have accumulated since my last purge, but I still have not managed to do half of what I had planned. I am instead spending my time running to work (job #3), being happy for The Sarge (who got a new job and will now be leaving me ALL ALONE with the crazy people at job #1), and......well, I am not sure what else I have been doing. It is all a blur, but I know I haven't been accomplishing what I wanted to.

Mr. Barefoot tells me that his trip to visit his father has not gone as well as he had hoped. Don't get me wrong, he and eldest Step-Sprout are having a wonderful time with FIL and's just that last Sunday FIL blew the head gasket on his car, and they have not been able to do many of the things they had planned to do. I told Mr. Barefoot that I expect him to come home well rested and ready to deal with the Sprouts so that I can get a break from all their chattering. Hehe.

The longer this vacation goes on, the more I am thinking about the way I am living my life. I really don't like working as much as I do, and I am thinking that my days doing this are numbered. I would much prefer to spend my time working around the house and in my garden. I think it would be just as much work, just more fulfilling. I am actually enjoying being much more well rested. So I have made myself a deal: I am going to bust my butt to get us 100% out of debt (including our upcoming mortgage). Barring any craziness, I should be able to do it rather quickly if I make some sacrifices. Then I am going to dump all the $$ making stuff on Mr. Barefoot and retire early. Do you think he will go for it? I wonder....

Well, I gotta go....the laundry won't get done with me chatting on the 'puter!

1 comment:

Gina said...

LOL! The clothes and weight loss comment is so true! I just did that too. No point in keeping them as I too am finding it impossible to drop any weight.

Looks to me like you got a lot done!