A few weeks ago, I looked at my upcoming schedule, and I saw “Colts game” and “Emmys” on the same day.
At that point, I was already near frazzled. I’ve been basically working one full time and two part time jobs, along with keeping my house sort-of clean and cooking dinner. I knew that another 16-hour day, on a Sunday no less, would probably be too much (yes, I know the Titans part is leisure, but it still involves having to be somewhere, and having to plan tailgating, etc). I knew I’d be up late, the night before a work day.
So, I scheduled a sanity day today.
I’m the kind of guy that doesn’t take time off from work unless he’s taking a vacation. I’ve been extremely fortunate that I don’t get sick very often. So, I’m always at the maximum of accrued paid time off days. (My company, like most, combines sick and vacation time). Needless to say, I’ve never taken a sanity day before.
I could get used to this.
I slept late. I did some extra Ugly Betty blogging. I cleaned the kitchen, while listening to the morning sports boys on 104.5 – I never get to hear them. I went to the grocery store, and stayed under budget because there was no one there to impulse buy for. I made lasagne. La-freakin-sangne, on a Monday! With homemade sauce.
I got caught up. It sure is nice.
Deep breath. Now, I’m ready to do it again for another six weeks. Back to the grind. Work, church responsibilities, band responsibilities, blogging responsibilities are all calling, all at once. Let the insanity begin anew!
Because I took a sanity day, I think Im ready to face it. I highly recommend them.