We've been insanely busy lately. I knew the month of June would be like this and I was even somewhat prepared for it. But when I looked at my calendar today, I realized that next Sunday is already July 1st.
JULY FREAKING FIRST!!!
Where did this month go? There were so many things I wanted to do in the month of June. Well actually, they were all things that I wanted to do in April or May and just kept pushing them back saying, "As soon as summer is here and we have more time..."
So tonight, when I got my kids down to bed an hour earlier than usual (because they were lunatics today)...I made use of my time. I got my house picked-up, the laundry folded and put away, and even finished designing a birthday invitation for a friend. And as I sit here typing away, sipping the glass of wine that I VERY much deserve today I think...what if every day had 25 hours instead of 24? What if I had just one extra hour every day to do the things I just can't seem to manage in 24?
If I had an extra hour a day, especially one that was ALL to myself...here is what I would do:
Redisgn my Blog: I have been working on this since we opened our shop in April and I have yet to make any of the necessary changes. It's coming people. One day :-)
Get a Mani/Pedi: I have not one, but THREE gift certificates to my favorite nail salon sitting in my desk. I think I received the last one for my birthday in OCTOBER! I just can't ever seem to make the time to go. And if I get an hour away from the kids, I feel selfish using it to go get my nails done. But seriously...I need to just suck it up and go! I feel sorry for the next person the has to work on my feet.
Start Reading 50 Shades: I own all three books and I am literally the LAST person I know to start reading them. The funny thing is, I already know a ton about the story and I have already picked who I want to play Christian Gray in the movie. I've even had debates over who should play him, and I haven't even read the damn books yet. Loser!
Go See a Movie: If I'm not currently obsessed with some young adult fiction series, I don't make time to go to the movies. And I LOVE going to the movies! I love putting on a sweater (cause I'm always cold) buying my popcorn, raisinettes and cherry coke and plopping down in the comfy chair. I honestly don't even know what is playing at the theater right now, but I would consider seeing Madagascar 3 if it meant I could sit alone in a theater with my cherry coke. haha!
Read a Magazine from Cover to Cover: Isn't' that ridiculous? I can't even chill out long enough to read a magazine, which is why I have this months Real Simple, Women's Running, Self and Martha Stewart Living all piled on my nightstand.
Sit Alone in Barnes and Noble: To me, there is nothing better than ordering a ginormous cafe mocha WITH whip cream and browsing the shelves at Barnes and Noble. I swear, I would live in a bookstore if I could. The smells, the quiet, the fun books...gah! I love it. Barnes and Noble is my mother ship. And I miss it. It's been a while since we've had any alone time. And I have two gift cards bringing a hole in my pocket :-)
Talk on the Phone with Friends: Okay...let me rephrase that. Talk on the phone with friends WITHOUT screaming kids in the background. Haha! I can't remember the last time I had a full, uninterrupted conversation on the phone and there are lots of wonderful ladies in my life that I would like to catch up with :-)
Seriously...I could go ON AND ON with this list. And even though I know it will be a while before all these things happen, it's fun to write them down in the hopes that I will actually find that extra hour a day :-)
So, if you had an extra hour every day, what would you do with it?