Thursday, November 4, 2010
Home before Dark!!
I had my annual mammogram appointment today so I had to leave school "early" -- about 45 minutes after the kids left. I got my appointment early, was taken immediately (didn't even get to sit in the waiting room and read a 6 months old magazine!), and was finished with the appointment five minutes past the original scheduled time. I stopped to get gas on the way home and walked into my sparkling clean kitchen (cleaning lady day!!) at 4 pm. It was still light outside despite the pouring rain. I actually made a lovely cup of tea (Upton's Cranberry Black) and read the newspaper. I also found time to use up some leftover rice and extra eggs in rice pudding, and we feasted on shrimp pad thai. It's barely 6 pm and I feel relaxed. My husband did a great job cleaning up the cooking debris I leave behind, and I can actually take some time to enjoy a stressfree evening. Wish I could do this more often! Of course, I'm not as ready for tomorrow as I'd like, but I'm not going to think about that now. I will bask in the extra time!