Sunday, March 2, 2014
I have 3 days a week that are very sacred to me.
Working 4 days a week at a normal job leaves me less time to keep house and attend to domestic business. So my day off has become one of my sacred days. A catch up day to do laundry, clean house etc. If I use this day for the housewifey stuff, then I'm left with weekends free for fun stuff.
Trouble is, friends keep trying to get me to take time out and do something else on that day which irks me.
Because there is no other time during the week I can allocate for those jobs, and by the weekend I end up with dog hair everywhere, and a daughter screaming for school uniforms, and I end up spending my other two sacred days doing the domestic chores.
Then I am irritated with the well meaning friend who just wanted to spend time with me.
Where am I going with this?
Well the above passage is just an incredibly long segue into my 3rd resolution - I mean change - for 2014.
Spend a bit more time on friendships.
I'm still keeping my house-clean-and-catch-up Tuesdays - but I'm going to have friends around on weekends more than I have been in the past. Dinner parties once a month perhaps? Or catch up with a friend over coffee once a fortnight?
I've been reaping the benefits of making more time for my loved ones and that will continue, and I still treasure my time alone, but friendships need nurturing too.
And possibly my social skills need a wee bit of tweaking..........................
Drawings done by me goodness knows how many years ago. Copied from one of my favourite artists on Note Couture.