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Alethea & Athena
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16th-Dec-2017 09:50 pm
Today was pretty much a continuation of yesterday. It used to be that Saturdays had maybe a bit of free time after doing the necessary stuff like grocery shopping and chores, but lately we just do all that on top of work, so Saturdays end up being kiiiind of the worst. Except that we still insist on sleeping in, and that's always nice.

This week was especially fun, because we were realizing that we were behind on work again (especially since we want to go to Universal Studios next week), so when our ride to the church party texted that she couldn't make it, we said, "Cool, more time to get work done." What we didn't realize is that whoever it was that said it was actually serious about having the Primary sing for part of it, and, as the people in charge of the Primary music, they kind of needed us there (but Athena is of the opinion that if a teacher (or Primary chorister) is doing her job right, the kids should be able to sing the song with or without her there).

So the Primary president texted about an hour after the party started to ask what was up. We told her we were planning to go but decided not to because we ended up having too much work, but did they need us there? She texted back with no, it's okay. So now we feel bad that we didn't try harder to go, but on the other hand, it's forty-five minutes past our bedtime, and we just finished our work about five minutes ago, so maybe it really was a good idea to stay home. Or maybe we could have said no to Universal Studios and had a whole extra day to work on stuff. Life is full of tough choices, isn't it?

Today I'm thankful for getting our work done, sales on cookie dough, getting lots of yummy things at the grocery store, leftover pizza, and firefighters.
17th-Dec-2017 04:04 pm (UTC)
Budgeting time and insisting upon pleasure time is critical and necessary to keep going at a furious clip without a guarantee of burnout... I can attest to that. Don’t feel too badly about “me time”. When you feel guilty for that time instead of being in the moment, it robs it of its efficacy to revitalize. Grab yourselves some Hogwarts cosplay robes while you’re there and go all out! Goofiness heals.
18th-Dec-2017 03:49 am (UTC)
And we do definitely need a break. I'm just worried that the subsequent scramble to get all the work done will result in a different kind of break. I think if we were to cosplay Harry Potter, we'd either want sweaters with an F and a G on them, or robes more appropriate for faculty. But since we don't have any of those things, for now, we're going to wear our Thing 1 and Thing 2 t-shirts. XD
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