Posted by: chlost | January 2, 2011

The gift day

With the holiday on a Saturday, today feels like it is a gift. An extra day before going back to the real world. Yesterday I did nothing.  Well, I finished reading one book and began another. I took a nap. I ran a load of dishes and a load of laundry.

It was a holiday, after all.

Today, I feel as though I should get something accomplished. Something which will be tangible. Something I can show my husband when he gets home after working all day. Yes, he has been working while I have been lounging around the house.

Poor guy.

So, I have been on the computer. Not exactly a big accomplishment so far. But, it is still early, right? It’s only—whoops, I guess not. It is already 11:36 AM.  The whole morning gone. With nothing to show for it.

My plan is to go to my mom’s apartment and get started on her financial stuff.  I am now going to be paying her bills and taking care of her insurance and such.  If you could see my desk right now, and were able to talk to my husband about my current financial state, you might question the wisdom of that situation. Let’s just say that I already have a lot on my plate, and have been struggling to keep it all from dropping on the floor.

But I am determined to get to it today.  So, I am off-to pay some bills that are not mine and try to decipher someone else’s finances. 

I think I could really use another gift day or two.



  1. It’s good to give yourself a “day off” once in a while. Recharge your emotional batteries.

  2. Good luck Chlostie! Hang in there….. Getting ready to start a new work week of a new year… what will be a GREAT year for you! 🙂

    • Thanks-I am only hoping for a better year.

  3. A gift week, maybe. I’m using some of my imposed “gift” time off to try to organize my own finances/paperwork.

    • I have so much paperwork to organize that it would take much more than a week!

  4. Every day is a gift — that’s why we call it the present.

  5. Somehow I felt like the last 3 days were Sundays. Since I am retired though, it is hard to keep track of days. We are subscribed to the week-end newspaper; we received it on Saturdays and Sundays. When we came back from Nashville I noticed the following day that we had not received the paper, so I called them. The employee asked me if I had changed my subscription and I answered “no” that I still should get it on Saturdays. She answered that I would but that this was only Friday. “Never mind, I am sorry” I said as I thought it was already Saturday. This is what happens when you are retired. Thanks for your good wishes on my blog and in return I hope that you will have a great 2011.

    • 🙂 I haven’t publicly gotten mixed up yet, but I could have!

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