Squandering Three Months of Freedom

My youngest has been in kindergarten for three months now, and I’ve had tons of time to myself. I can’t help but feel that I’ve rather squandered it, and not even with fun. I’ve spent way too much time on the Interwebz. Facebook! Google reader! Three email accounts! Discussion forums! Ergh. I’m sure I’m not the only one who finds it hard to disengage.

What else have I done, though . . . some essay writing, some book-reading, a bit of walks, lots of sorting through stacks of papers and filling up recycling bins, an endless amount of scraping food into compost bins, Doctor Who-watching, naps, and lots and lots of coffee drinking.

This week’s goals: send in an essay to a literary magazine, send in a short article for a newsletter, email some folks I’ve been meaning to email, call my family, prepare for going out of town, and set up a playdate for my long-suffering daughter. Noble aims.

This week’s planned fun: go for a walk, get involved in the book The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, OR ditch it for another book. That’s the sort of squandering I want.

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