Many go out for wool and come home shorn

1 Apr

I woke up this morning with a clear plan, pinning all items on my to-do-list: between loads of laundry, cooking and groceries shopping I’d answer e-mails, compose new posts for the blog and continue on the short story I have an upcoming deadline for. I had the energy of a locomotive freshly loaded with coals and nothing could stop me.

Back home in Romania we have a saying, which translated into English might not sound as interesting as in my native tongue, but I found something similar: Many go out for wool and come home shorn. The first change to the plan came in the morning when Patrick asked me if I want to go to B&N and hang out. Are you kidding me? No emails or mountains of laundry could stop me from doing  just that. So off we went. Shortly my niece joined us. I couldn’t been happier. By the time 2pm rolled in and Patrick needed to be at work I didn’t even look over my emails–everything could wait, my spending time with my son and niece no way!

While cooking dinner, my sister called and asked if I’m in the mood to go for a walk, maybe have a cup of tea together. Sure, I said. Emails, posts, chapters–oh, well. All can wait–my spending time with my sister doesn’t. I still have two loads of laundry, and now finally sit at the computer.

In looking back I could’ve not ask for a better day. And how was yours?

4 Responses to “Many go out for wool and come home shorn”

  1. cindycbennett April 1, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

    Love this post, Cami. What an awesome day. You definitely madethe correct decisions, because the laundry and emails will still be there tomorrow. However, Patrick’s offer and your sisters offer may not.

    • CameliaMironSkiba April 2, 2012 at 10:24 am #

      We have amazing kids, Cindy! I love spending time with Patrick and I know you love it when your kids come home to be with you. We raised good people.
      XOXO

  2. Amy S. April 2, 2012 at 3:24 am #

    Oh, that is lovely. Spending time with the family is the best!

    • CameliaMironSkiba April 2, 2012 at 10:22 am #

      That’s right, Amy. Family matters most. Thanks for stopping by!
      XOXO

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