Friday, September 25, 2009

My time? Not quite.

Emma has been in her Kid's Day Out program for 2 weeks now. That's 4 times that I have dropped her off and had a 4 hour chunk of time. So what have I done with this time?

#1. Spent the entire time and then some shopping for and buying a new car. It was a necessary chore but it was made easier by the fact that Emma was at KDO. I'd like to take this time to say goodbye to my little Escort, my first car that I bought right out of college, with my own money. Farewell little blue car, you served me well!

#2. On this day I was not feeling good at all, so I stayed home hoping to get better faster. I just did a few things around the house, but mostly rested on the couch.

#3. This day was better. After dropping Emma off I came home, did a few things around the house, then went to the mall. I did a little shopping/running of errands but then got my makeup done at Dillards. It was really nice to be pampered a bit, and then I met Tony for lunch.

#4. More running around. Went to the grocery store, Target and Babies R Us. By the time I got home, put away all the groceries and ate lunch, I had about 40 minutes before I needed to pick Emma up.

Clearly, I need to think more about how I want to spend this time and what I want to accomplish. It is nice to run errands by myself, but some of these things I can certainly do with Emma. I'd like to go to the gym, spend time in the yard, and work on my photo and knitting projects. Emma really does not like the gym daycare, so I think I need to work out while she is at KDO. So this next week I hope to do something besides running errands. I already plan to have lunch with my sister, so that will be fun. Also, I've got an eye dr appointment on Monday, and I definitely need to do that without Emma. My goal is to make it to the gym and do some yard work, depending on the weather.

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