15 July 2006

bizarro world

I officially feel as if I've landed on another planet...the bizarre and uncharted world of free time and relaxation. What is this strange place in which I don't have to wake up at 5:15 in the morning or stay at work until 7:00 at night? What shall I do with my time? Actually keep up with the laundry and cleaning? Exercise (okay, not really)? Get a good night's sleep? Gasp....read a book I enjoy???

Yes, I am officially part-time at my work, very part-time. Despite the shell shock to our expendable income, I have greatly enjoyed my week (so far) of almost-freedom. There is, of course, this little voice in the back of my head saying, "Whaddya going to do next, Karen, huh? Whaddya going to do? You need to start planning for your next step, your next job, your next...whatever."

Well, the first thing I'm going to do is relax and enjoy my slothfulness a little bit longer, but in the meantime, I'm open to suggestions from those of you who know me in the real world...or feel like you know me...or just enjoy giving advice.

If you could do anything for say, oh, 2 months or so, what would you do? And what do you think I should do when I return to work (think "part-time" and "low-stress")?


Ellen said...

Then why don't you get your butt over here and go to the pool with me?

Shelli said...

Get a big floppy hat like your sisters and go to the pool or lake EVERY day.

Sara said...

Okay, Mrs. Free-Time, why don't you up you blog postings, since you don't have the no time excuse?

Kat said...

Agreed Sara. I'm exploding with the anticipation of "What Karen's been up to" postings...

I thought, for some reason, maybe you should voluteer at the local animal shelter...of course there's no money in that :P

Happy Free Time!!