I had a doctor's appointment this morning, which meant that after dropping kids off this morning, I went back home and took a nap before the 9:45 appointment.
What a difference in my day! My mind was free and open, my old energy restored. I was concentrated and productive at work instead of dragging through every moment. I went running at lunch and joyfully powered through it. And all it took is that half hour I'm always so desperate for.
Ironically, I've also just reasoned that one small improvement in our day-to-day lives would be if I could shift my schedule even earlier. If I could get to work at 7am and leave at 4pm, extra time at home after school with the kids would be so good for them, and me. I don't spend any good time with them in the morning anyway; morning time would be better spent at work in favor of afternoon time.
Except for the part about getting up at 6:30 to be at work at 7, it's a brilliant plan.
Turns out Gabriel already signed up for a country for his "Country Studies" report -- and not one known for its cuisine: Canada?!
Gotta go -- new episode of Burn Notice tonight!