Thursday, March 29, 2012

Unfamiliar Feeling

It is only a little after 6pm on a Thursday and I am home, sitting on the couch with a cup of tea and nothing in particular to do. Oh, I have plenty I could do (grade papers, sign kids up for summer camp, get my finances in order, read many things, laundry, etc), but nothing scheduled to do.

I can't remember the last time this happened. Truth be told I'm a tad sick (mystery sore throat) and that is a large part of why I am without commitments. I purposefully did not schedule the usual meeting, dog walk, or beer with a friend that I usually would. It feels weird and certainly makes me realize how packed my days generally are. My calendar going forward is jam-packed with end-of-the-academic-year activities for the kids and me, so I know I should appreciate this quiet evening of nothing in particular. Since it is so unfamiliar, however, I wonder if I'll make it through. There is a better than even chance that I will be asleep before 9:00pm. I guess this is something I should work on...