This is the time of year I both look forward to and simultaneously dread.
Am I the only one?
It seems like my TO-DO list always has 10,000 things on it and some of it gets done but it never completely goes away. When you pile no more school, nice weather, a teenagers social engagements and archery season it already feels overwhelming.
For us, this is added on top of fighting with the Veterans Administration to complete a claim, trying to find a public servant that feels like taking up our cause, getting an advocate to shuffle us to the top of the every growing mound of cases and trying to navigate the VA healthcare system as a Caregiver, it’s downright maddening.
So how do you program in time for the good stuff?
I am trying to make a habit this month of carrying the magazines and books with them every where I go. I put this stuff off but it’s truly on of my favorite escapes and who needs that more than me? That’s right, ALL OF US. In doing so, when appointments go from “real quick labs” to “waiting room hell for an hour” I have found that I am actually getting through some of them and it makes me happy!
I started my seeds directly in the garden this year. It is a bit more risky but it seemed like to me if it worked, it would be a lot easier in the long run. While I still have mulch to put down and soaker hoses to run, I am on my way and oh yeah, I am getting some sun and fresh air along the way. As difficult as it is to take time for anything, I finally figured out that I could do some of the work, a little at a time, when I take the dog out. She has to go out any way so why not multi task?
This summer we have archery trips, a teenager getting a learner’s permit, SAT classes, camp and maybe a fun trip. There will be house projects to finish and new things to learn. I am already tired.
What will you guys be doing this summer? How do you program in stuff just for you? What is your favorite escape?