Y'all. Life has been dragging me down lately, coupled with a particularly bad work week last week. So I REALLY needed this long weekend. And even though there were things that I "needed" (i.e. wanted) to accomplish, I did nothing.
Not completely true, as the infernal laundry always needs to be done, it seems. And those houseplants won't keep themselves alive if they aren't watered. And I made a dessert for last Friday's night dinner - as Man-Child and The Girlfriend came over. We haven't seen them since right after Christmas as after Man-Child's minor back surgery (as if any surgery involving your back is "minor") he couldn't drive or sit in the car comfortably for a while. Then they both got COVID (thankfully mild) over Easter and then both got the flu (over Mother's Day weekend).
But other than that - I only did what I wanted to do. And I even ignored the work email completely (almost...I did check in a couple of times but only to delete the unnecessary and ignored everything else until tomorrow).
Since this whole pandemic nightmare began I have been "working" pretty much non-stop. After hours? Yup, still working. Vacation? Yup, still working. Weekends? Yup, still working...it's easy to do because the work computer is sitting RIGHT THERE next to my personal computer. But after the horrendous last week, I knew I NEEDED a break. So I took a well deserved one. And recognize the urgent need to prioritize my down time going forward.
I know that I (and probably a lot of you) feel the need to be "productive" all the time - whether at work tasks or household tasks. And productivity is great and leads to many accomplishments. But rest and relaxation is important as well; for your body, spirit and mind.
So yes, I still need to paint those built ins and should probably look at weeding the beds and it would probably be a good idea to set the garage back to rights before it becomes a lost cause...again; plus whatever work tasks that await me; and...and...and.. (the list is endless really).
Currently, I am rested, content and ready to face what next week throws at me (I hope. Fingers crossed that this week isn't nearly as fraught as last week!).