Thursday, May 20, 2010

Free Day

My calendar is completely clear today for the first time in weeks. I've been busy lately but it's been a good busy. All of my volunteer responsibilities seemed to fall during May and have kept my calendar prety cluttered. I don't mind though. I love volunteering; it gives me endorphins similar to exercise.

Anyway, there is not one single thing on my calendar for today.

Yay!

Tomorrow I'll put my volunteer hat back on. Tomorrow is our kids' last day of school and tomorrow is full of parties, assemblies, and celebrations. But today? Today is carte blanche. My last day of freedom.

You should know that I really don't look at the time my kids are in school as freedom. I miss them when they're not with me. I've prayed about homeschooling them every summer since we've lived here because I'm happiest when we're all together. I LOVE summer because I love spending my days with them. So when I say that today is my last day of freedom, it's completely tongue in cheek.

So, what to do with my day?

Well, I'm going to do some shopping! I need a few things for my trip next week--flip flops, capris, tees, and maybe a dress to wear to dinner. I have a list (of course I have a list) and I need to make a list of where I need to go to get the things on that list. I'm thinking Target is a must, but that the mall MUST be avoided. A shower is a must as well so I've got to go. Ciao, peeps.

Anything exciting on YOUR list today?

10 comments:

Lauren Kelly said...

Enjoy your free day, my friend!!!! :)

Janet Lea said...

It's funny you mention homeschooling because that is something I have been praying about doing as well. I'm more on board than my husband so I agreed to put it off this past year but I really am researching it for this upcoming year. Nothing definate yet, but definately on the agenda.

jeanie@mageditor.blogspot.com said...

Enjoy your day! I hope you have a good and restful one! I've been busier than a chicken with my head cut off (what does that even mean?) but anyway...this weekend is Maggie's graduation party and we have a lot of family arriving tonight and tomorrow. Then they will stay through to Wednesday when she actually graduates. It's going to be another wild week and in the midst of it, Jim and I celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary (celebration will be delayed!) so I can't wait until a week from Friday when I can take a breath! :)

Kecia said...

I went to Texarkana yesterday and did some FUN shopping--camping stuff, new bathroom stuff. I'm sure I'll show pics of it sooner or later! (And I do love having time with my kids home schooling--and we're looking forward to stopping for the summer, too!)

Kellie said...

I love that showering is on your "to do" list. I enjoy being clean, but showering is so time consuming, I wish I could do it quicker, but it always takes at least 45 minutes...which on a "free day" seems like a waste. So I always have to put it on my "to do" list. That way I can cross it off and consider it productivity.

So excited that your summer is almost here!

whimzie said...

Today was a long list day. We're going to take a quick trip to Houston tomorrow and skip school on Monday. Because we're rebels that way.

I still have miles to go before I get to sleep (and I have a couple of season finales I wanted to watch, too)...but I knocked some things off my list today.

That certainly felt good to do!

OhioFamOf4 said...

I planted my garden today. Now that it's supposedly late enough to avoide frost it's been raining too much to get outside. It's my first garden so we'll see how it does. I don't have a green thumb at all so it will be interesting I'm sure.

O Mom said...

"happiest when we're all together"
my feelings exactly!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Love your to do list! Hope you had a great last day of freedom! I am a teacher, so I am counting down the days until I have freedom from school! ha! We don't get out until June 10th, so I have a few more weeks to go! Happy Summer to you guys though! :)

Amber said...

OOOHHHH...cute stuff at Target right now!!!
A one stop shop for me, for sure....

How'd you do??? Get anything good????