All three kids go to camp in two days. They will be gone Sunday through Friday. Things will be very quiet here during the day. I find myself daydreaming about all the things I could get done. I have a book to write. I have an entire house to paint. I could watch some movies, or I could finish reading my book. I have to have surgery on Monday, and I have to work all week (bleh). I'm hoping to work all my daily hours in the morning/afternoon so that all my evenings are free. We'll see how that goes.
I would love to relax a little, maybe get rid of some of this stress I've got that displays itself at night while I'm sleeping and clenching my teeth. Maybe having all my evenings free would enable my body to relax for a change. If it works, what will I do when the kids come back? Do we do school in the evening? I wonder if any homeschool families do this, have school in the evening while mom/dad work in the morning? It would be interesting to say the least.
We started school on July 5th, but it has been very disorganized despite my efforts at being organized. I told John yesterday that I feel like I'm living in an antipasto salad. Everything is just thrown into a bowl and mixed up. There are big chunks of meat like work and teaching my kids mixed in with other things that don't take up as much time but are no less important to the flavor of the salad. There are a lot of little extras in my salad like writing my book or reading, getting things done around the house, etc. Hopefully, while the kids are away, I'll be able to organize school a bit better for when they get back. We'll see.
I think I'll put so many different things on my plate that I won't want to even get started. Again, we'll see how it goes. I'll be amazed if I accomplish half of what I set out to do in the one short week I've got.