My sixteen-year-old daughter would be away (and safe and happy – essential for my peace of mind) for two-and-a-half days (my son is in college). I stocked up on coffee and half-and-half (also essential) and snacks and coupons for take-out. I replenished the dog-treat stash. I devised a plan that consisted of reading and writing and watching movies based on books.
What did I really do?
I talked on the phone to friends and watched reality television.
And…it was fabulous!
I guess I needed a break.
The fact is, I knew.
My daughter will be away again this weekend. Friday I’ll finish a freelance editing project. I’m waiting for my edits from my editor. It would be the perfect weekend to light a fire in the fireplace and open up my works-in-progress and flesh out some ideas that are pinging around in my brain.
But instead I’ve made plans with friends and have episodes of Downton Abbey to watch.
While I’d love to know that I’d hunker down with the laptop and get a lot done — I have much coming up (those edits, mind you, and I can’t wait!) and it’s not often I get a weekend to myself. So I’m thwarting the should and embracing the could. While I can!