14 June 2018
I try to live in the moment, I really do. And most of the time I do a pretty good job of it, and have been able to make it work MUCH better than I used to be able to do. But for today's post, I'm going to talk about next week. Why? Because I will be on vacation the entire time. We are not traveling anywhere, but by taking the entire week, I will be able to use the vacation days instead of losing even more of them (I'm losing a LOT - but it's not because of me, it's because we are so short-staffed at work, most of my time off requests were denied. Grrrrr.)
Moving on, since it is the way to go forward without going on a murderspree, I've been thinking of the 400,000 things I want to do/need to do, during that time. Needless to say, I'll be lucky if three of them get checked off the list, but since it's Three on Thursday time, here is a list of the ones in my brain right at the moment.
1. Sewing. Even if not a lot of sewing happens, I want to at least get something started and ideally, completed. I've spent quite a bit of time clearing lots o' crap off the sewing table, and I don't want that effort to have been wasted.
2. Eat fried clams. I love fried clams, and very few places serve them. However, the BEST are at Smitty's Clam Bar, in Somers Point, NJ, right across the bridge from the Ocean City, NJ beach. It's a typical beach place, kind of a shack, but clean, inexpensive, with humongous servings of yummy food, particularly the fried clams. It gets super crowded, but if you go during the week when they open at 4:30 p.m., or right around 5:00, there's no long wait. And it is SO worth it.
3. Be. I have a couple of dr appts, and have plans next Friday for lunch with a friend, but other than that, I'm gonna mostly get up in the morning, be leisurely and then see what I feel like doing. You know, just BE. That's the best thing about not having to go to work, or anyplace in particular on any given day.
Of course, it goes without saying that I'll be doing plenty of the stuff I usually do, but I want to try and make a concerted effort to do these three.