Despite a busy day, I feel tired, but not drained. Able to relax without crashing. I needed today as an example of good things to come. My son woke up around 6 and threw up. Even as I listened to the poor little dude I thought, "Thank you sweet boy. For taking one for the team."
After getting him settled back in bed, (he slept for three more hours and awoke feeling much better) I emailed work that I wouldn't be in this morning, and perhaps not all day.
There are some organizational projects around the house I've been wanting to do, but they're big enough that I knew I needed a big chunk of time to get them done. I hate weekend projects. Weekends are for fun, not boring, albeit satisfying, home improvement projects, dammit. Today was the day.
I did email my boss and ask him if he'd allow me to do some work from home, but I never heard back, which means "No." That rule he has is bizarre to me, but, no prob. I have plenty of PTO. So I took the dog for a short walk to the beach, came home, and got started on things that have been bugging me for awhile.
The great thing about working these last seven and a half months is that my stamina for long, somewhat tedious tasks is much greater. I got a ton done today. I took a few rest breaks to hang out with my son (on my newly cleaned patio, which was project number one) but for the the most part I was moving around, organizing, throwing away, etc, all day.
In rehab, (the intensive 6 hours a day, five days a week phase) a woman came twice a week and led us through a series of what she called "gentle movement." At the time, I couldn't even step up onto a curb without holding onto a wall, so gentle was even a bit much at the time, but I did get her point. That's what today felt like. Constant, easy movement.
It felt so good!! I hadn't realized until I got this desk job just how much I moved around throughout my day before. Hopefully my extremely sedentary lifestyle will change sooner, rather than later.
I don't know what's happening with that developer. He set up an appointment to meet this week, but when I texted him to confirm, he didn't get back to me. So I'm having my doubts. The flakiness concerns me. A quick, "can't make it text" would have eased those concerns, but even so, I'm willing to see how it plays out. I think he's just overwhelmed. I can help with that!
If not him, some other opportunity is sure to come along. I really am looking forward to something interesting, that doesn't keep me tied to my desk. I was made for freedom and movement. Not sitting in a chair for hours on end.
Today was sort of a test run for myself. I was given the opportunity to put my money where my mouth is, and make my "free" day productive, rather than just use it as an extra day to sit around a la, the weekends. Success!
Going to work day in and day out has re-trained me into actually wanting to be busy on a weekday. It felt good, right and natural.
As an added bonus, a rep for a potential borrower called, referred by a contact I'd sent business to last fall. So if this loan works out, I'm back in the lending biz. The real estate broker who called me has other clients who are looking to refi. This could work out well. In any case, it was nice to see an example of how I have options.
Based on my last potential loan, my company (the lender) seems to have worked the bugs out of its system, so I think we're good to go as far as getting "on it" if the borrower's offer to purchase the property is accepted.
All in all, a bright day, filled with good things. Even my son, though still a bit under the weather, was well enough to enjoy the sunshine and a day hanging out at home. He even vacuumed his room. After I spent an hour and a half getting it to a point where it could be vacuumed. Tiny Legos. Everywhere.
My house and my day are all sparkly now.