Thursday, May 7, 2009

4 p.m. - 10 a.m.

Before regular sleeping hours, on a free evening, one can:

  • balance a checkbook (even after years of not looking at a register)

  • draw a rudimentary but fairly accurate floor plan of one's new apartment


  • reorganize one's kitchen a bit better


  • cook a just-what's-in-the-fridge dinner (egg noodles and bok choy stir-fry)

  • wash the dishes (doesn't always happen the same night, don't tell my mom)

  • overturn a pot of succulents and break them all (but replant tips and keep fingers crossed)

  • wash a skein of newly acquired secondhand yarn


  • paint one's toenails; and

  • fix and restore photos to previous blog posts.

Then, when a bout of insomnia has one tossing at 3 a.m., one may decide to get out of bed at 3:30 and:

  • organize mail, coupons, and receipts

  • wind leftover and stray yarn into balls

  • clean off the coffee table

  • finish a sock; and


  • still get two hours of sleep.

After waking up and getting ready, one may even have time to take photos of some accomplishments before leaving for work. This may cause one to miss breakfast and be 10 minutes late, but, in any case, one may start the second sock on the bus.


And, if one, is lucky, one may find a trail bar in one's desk drawer, and be blessed by coffee and strawberries from a coworker.


What an incredible 18 hours for one!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that's doing alot. Thanks for motivating me to open Quicken and balance our checking account which I have not done since November. Now I know, it can be done!