I was really looking forward to this long weekend, not only for the R&R, but to get some stuff done around the place. Naturally, I started feeling sick around Wednesday afternoon. It started the usual way, with a sore throat.
Luckily, we were able to leave work early on Thursday, in anticipation of the holiday weekend. I used the time to come home and take a nap.
Even though I felt like crap on Friday, I still had some pressing things to accomplish. Normally, I don’t consider my chores to be “post-worthy,” but I had a thought while I was in the middle of them.
First I was thinking, “Geez, I really had a lot to do for one day.” But immediately after, I had to laugh. What I consider a “busy day” is laughable compared to so many others whose blogs I read. A “busy day” in MY life (single and childless) must look like a walk in the park, comparatively.
Here’s what made up my “busy day:”
* Did a load of laundry. I almost didn’t count this, because that’s my usual, bi-weekly routine.
* Changed the comforter on my bed to a much lighter bedspread. It’s getting warmer, and even though I like the weight of the down comforter on me, I don’t like waking up all sweaty.
* Tightened the screws on the door handle to my shower door. Power screwdriver, five seconds on each screw. I feel like I get bonus points for using a power tool.
* Changed a light bulb in my dining room chandelier. One of those “teardrop-shaped” bulbs. It’s funny how one missing bulb out of five can hinder my reading the paper in the morning.
* Hung the new photo-on-canvas I ordered. I even had to attach the hanging bracket to the wood frame. Again with the power screwdriver. I probably could have used a hammer and nail on the wall, but I try to be mindful of the neighbors on the adjoining wall.
* Scrubbed the toilets. I feel I just have to do that every 6 months, whether they need it or not.
* Took a 2-hour nap. I was exhausted. (Remember, I had a cold.)
* Took the large glass pan out of the dishwasher and washed it by hand. I realized that it would probably be months, if not longer, before I used the dishwasher again. When you only use one plate or bowl at a time, you might as well just wash it by hand and use it again.
* Went grocery shopping. This is actually something I enjoy doing. I love when I have a full pantry; that means I have the widest possible range of options for meals.
* Scanned a piece of mail that came for the last girlfriend, and emailed it to her.
And that, my friend, is a busy day for bluzdude. Normally, I would have had a couple of beers, but the cold medicine was doing just fine. In fact, it was the cold medicine that told me this was a good idea for a post.
Good thing I had another couple of days to recover.