Next month, our department will be down to 3 people to run a 24/7 department. Since I already gave up my May vacation, due to staffing shortages caused by the pandemic, I knew I needed to take a 4-day weekend to catch my breath and refresh before working some 60+ hour weeks.
I started out my 4-day weekend with getting a haircut. My hair is now only 1 inch long. My choice because it will just make life that much simpler for several weeks until it grows out again.
Saturday I went shopping with Mom. I found some Christmas gifts. I got almost $130 worth of items for around $20. Finding bargains like that really refreshes me! We also went to Joann Fabric and Bath & Body Works. I found a few more gifts there to save back. Had a coupon for $10 off a $40 purchase, so it helped stretch my dollars a bit more.
Sunday I was able to attend Sunday school class for the first time since before all of the lock downs started. It was wonderful to be back in class! Since we are trying to cut back on how many hands are touching things at church, we no longer have offering time. Instead, we drop our tithes in a basket on the way in. During what would have been the offering time, we have time for praise reports, words of encouragement, etc. I love those times!
Monday, I met a lady from church for lunch. After that, my daughter came over and we went to Ross and Target. I found some more gifts at Ross, and also bought a few tops for me. With the quarantine weight gain, I also needed a larger duster in black lace and one in white lace. Found them! And at great prices too!
We came home and I made homemade pizza — a favorite of my daughter’s. She hasn’t had that since she moved out in January. We spent the evening talking while she washed her laundry. (She will be getting her own washer and dryer tomorrow.) That was a gift from me and my hubby since we didn’t have to pay for a big wedding or reception, due to the pandemic.
I also got much accomplished at home:
- did my August menu plan and bought all the needed groceries to complete it,
- took something to my aunt that I have been wanting to get to her for a couple of weeks,
- cleaned the house,
- cleaned the blinds,
- did some organizing in the attic,
- revamped my freezer inventory,
- washed my bedding,
- made laundry soap and fabric softener,
- got all laundry done,
- did some bible study,
- worked out yesterday, and took a walk this morning,
- and now getting ready to listen to some teaching on you tube before I start supper.
It was a very productive 4 days off, but I still had some time to kick back and relax.