If you know me or have been paying attention to the things I write (you are paying attention, aren't you?), you know that I end up positively vapor-locked when presented with a windfall of money. I agonize over making just the right choice. Should I spend my money now, or save it for something later? Is a pedicure a treat, or a necessity? (If you saw my feet, you'd insist it was a necessity.) What about that mascara I love from Sephora? Maybe I should save for a new camera, or splurge on dinner out with the husband?
I'm the same way with an unexpected windfall of time. What would I do with a whole afternoon alone, with no "real" work to do? Would I stay home and clean? Get caught up on laundry? Catch up on This American Life podcasts? Or just sit quietly and read? Watch mindless TV? Shower? Shave my legs? Or maybe nap? Or would I go shopping? Or to the library?
Do you see what I'm talking about??
More than a few options and I seize up, just like all those traded-in clunkers' engines that had to be destroyed. Well, the same thing happened to blogger Suz Broughton. Jump on over to her blog, Alive in Wonderland, and and see how this Irvine, CA mom handled it when her husband hooked her up with a free afternoon. (Hint: She survives.)