Friday, October 07, 2005
So I'm home today from work -- PatchPearl could not see going into work till 2:30 and trying to read manuscripts and other copy for 5 1/2 hours. Besides, it would be treacherous and torturous to drive, especially today when it's raining and foggy.
I got up this morning to prepare my kids' lunches and jackets, and help see them off to school. Then I was on the computer for a bit and then I went back to sleep for two hours. My body needed it, my mind needed it.
But of course when I woke up, I realized that things around the house needed to get done. Yes, I have tons of leftovers from Yom Tov, so there's minimal food preparation for Shabbos. But I saw that I still had to put away fancy platters and serving dishes that sat in the middle of the dining room table since Yom Tov, I had to unload the dishwasher. It was clear to me that four baskets of clean laundry had to be folded and put away. Clutter needed to be de-cluttered, and from my point of view the perfect time to do this stuff is when it's quiet, no kids around, no other great responsiblities looming over my head.
With this eye patch, my vision may be rather limited...but believe me when I say I can still see the whole picture.
I wish you all a good Shabbos and a wonderful weekend.