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Fallback plan


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What are you doing with your extra hour this weekend? More time to sleep? A project to tackle? A special 60 minutes just for you and a special someone?

I can’t decide what to do.

Fall cleaning needs doing, but seems like a lame way to spend a precious gift of time. And yet. …

I could bake a pie, whip up some banana bread or turn out a delicious fall meal.

Maybe it’s closet-sorting time; you know, make some room before the holiday decorations take over.

I did buy a few Christmas presents today. I could get some more. Or wrap the ones I have.

Maybe take the annual Catherine Christmas card photo so everyone can see how much she’s grown and then design the card online.

Reading would be a good way to spend time. Two books sit here waiting for my company. And the newspaper seems to travel from doorway to recycling bin practically untouched these days.

A nice long walk at the beach might be nice. Or maybe even a trek around the neighborhood.

Go window-shopping at the mall.

I could learn some extra routines for class this week.

Be extra lazy and stay in my pajamas, or maybe don them very early and hang out on the couch.

I owe some friends nice long catch-up phone calls.

And the Halloween decorations should probably be put away.

It’d be nice if I ironed this pile of clothes. Or attempted to file these papers. Maybe organized some of these loose photographs.

I could challenge Catherine to a game on the Wii, or play cards or mancala.

Watch one of the 34 shows in the DVR queue.

Run some errands … go visiting … do some laundry … organize the linen closet … sort the pantry contents …

Oh! Looks like my time is up. …

About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.


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