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Thirty Day Writing Challenge, Day 13

What am I excited about?

I am excited about a lot of things as of late! Lots of fun things developing, lots of self work being done, lots of projects coming to the surface, and lots of connections being made. But, mostly right now, I am excited about having time off from working in person for the first four days of this upcoming week. I love my job – I do. So very much. But, sometimes a break is needed to hit pause, refresh, and revive. I have things I’d like to accomplish, but I really don’t expect to get through my list. I will focus on giving myself grace, breathing, centering. I want to get through some books I’ve had on my nightstand the last week or so, and I would like to see some friends I haven’t seen in a while. Those would be my nonnegotiable things I must at least attempt while I am on break.

Having time off is not something I usually celebrate.
But for me, right now, it couldn’t come at a better time. 

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Spring Forward…

Well, folks, it’s time to spring forward here in good old Northeast Ohio. I absolutely despise daylight savings time until the weather is warm. Then? Bring on longer days! But for now, I’m tired and cranky. Last night I had the awesome experience (insert sarcasm font here) of being awake to watch my clock change. THAT was a real mind-screw. Ellery was up, and I looked at the clock. It said “4:46.” Ok, I thought. No biggie. I looked again after I got her back in bed and “6:02” was on the screen. Jesus Chreezus! THAT took forever, are you kidding me? was my first thought. And then, I remembered. Time Change. Spring forward. Shit, I thought, I just experienced losing that hour. That was an annoying revelation, and I am sure I will be having that moment for years to come with my annoying wonderful children who do not like me sleep all that well.

What’s new? Well, my husband and I had an awesome Friday night. My parents, sister, and her wife all went together and got us movie passes and a hotel for the night. My sister and her wife stayed with our girls overnight, and that was the most amazingly needed night of our lives. Seriously. They say it was for our anniversary (one week till we celebrate St Patrick’s Day AND six years of wedded bliss!). I think it’s because they know we needed it before we went batshit crazy. Either way, we took it, and we rocked out. 🙂 It was so nice to go to dinner, Target *what date night is complete without Target?*, and the movies. And then a hotel to sleep. All night. It was awesome. My Spidey Senses told me what they were up to when my sister asked my husband for my email address. My first thought was, they’re getting us movie passes. And a hotel. Or she wants me to look over a paper for school. Because really, to think they actually were doing the first two was a little out there. But no, Spidey Senses were spot on! And we were both grateful.

Speaking of Spidey Senses, I had a dream Thursday night that the husband will be back to work at his job on April 7th. So, keep that date in your minds, folks. In my dream, his phone rang and he answered it. It was them. And in my head *in the dream*, the date April 7th came into my mind. So then he said aloud *in the dream*, “Ok, I will see you April 7th then.” Boom. Spidey Senses. Let’s hope that’s the case…

I am on Spring Break this week, and I will love having time with the girls for a while without worrying about work and teaching. I will be doing not a damn thing for work (I do have to grade a few papers, but that can wait a while), and I will be enjoying my little ladies. I don’t know what we will do, since C is not on break, but it’s ok. Sometimes it’s easiest not to make plans and just enjoy the daily blessings.

Today is going to be a beautiful day. It’s warming up. The sun is out. We will be spending time outside. My windows are open and letting in the fresh air. I wish it was warm enough to line-dry clothes, but alas, we have time for that to come.

spring20forward12I guess “Springing Forward” isn’t too bad after all. 🙂 Enjoy today!