Tuesday, January 19, 2010

At a Loose End

The staffing coordinator phoned this afternoon to cancel my shift for this evening. I was a bit disappointed but then found myself with a block of time and not sure how to fill it. Should I sit down and watch TV? Would get bored and start to snack? No and no! I decided to get a head start on my cleaning project. I cleaned out the closet, my chest of drawers and did all the bathroom cupboards, which are so neat and organized now that I can't even believe it.

I was rewarded by finding a couple of things at the back of the closet, a lovely size large Tinkerbell sweater that my sister had given me which didn't fit and a pretty size large light blue warm up jacket that I had bought on clearance at Target a million years ago that didn't fit. Do you do that? Find clothes that are too small on clearance that you just love and have to have thinking "someday." I was the queen of "someday." It turns out that "someday" is today, I tried them on and they fit. Perfectly! I'm so excited, it was like a little reward from the Universe for not squandering my time. And I get to have dinner with my husband this evening. Bonus!

So, what do you do when you find yourself at a loose end?


  1. I wish I would do something productive like exercise, but likely I'd just sit on my butt, watch tv, read blogs. But I do love finding clothes that I bought hoping that they would fit someday, and finding that that day is now. In a few cases, I was too late, and they were already too big. Worse things could happen, no?

  2. YAY! I love "finding" new stuff in the closet. I have so many clothes that don't fit and haven't worked up the energy to tackle that project. I'm looking forward to actually being able to fit in to more of the clothes by the time I get around to it.

  3. RE: At a Loose End 01/19/2010: Wow, I have to say that worked out very nicely for you! You were productive with your time and you were rewarded promptly…don’t you love that!? Enjoy the ‘new’ clothes!