Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The End is Near

Not the end of days, but the end of my awesome maternity leave, which sort of feels the same to me. :(

Remember that Leave List I drafted back in March? I've completed exactly 1-1/2 things on that list. I had super fun purple-ish streaks in my hair and I've gotten through most of that magazine pile. While I didn't spend any time on those other things on the list, I did spend a lot of time having fun. Sure there were days filled with dirty diapers and naptime tantrums, but there were far more days filled with hanging out with friends, visiting family, shopping, food truck chasing, cooking new recipes, watching tv & cuddling a sweet, happy baby. And there wasn't a single day I had to set the alarm clock for myself. No regrets man.

I'm now staring down approximately the last three weeks of my leave, trying to maximize my fun before I'm shackled to The Man again. I already covered up my purple hair with a dress code friendly shade of brown. *sigh* So here is my updated leave list:

- Spend a day at Laguna Beach
- Have brunch with friend(s)
- Go on our 1st real vacation in over a year
- Read "A Suitable Boy" (not your traditional beach read, but whatevs)
- Finish all those magazines
- Stop checking my work e-mail
- Make beef bourguigon (even though it's 5 million degrees outside)

I've left myself some wiggle room to go wherever the day may take me. :-)

I will miss you maternity leave, but let's stick our head in the sand about your imminent demise and make every day count in the meantime!

4 comments:

10yearstogether said...

Holey shit- you really blogged! Lol. Your leave has seemed amazing, you did it right! And it looks like you have a nice few things left to do too, so it ends on a great note. And hey, don't be sad. Just think, you can do it all over again for #2. =O

Winnie said...

It sounds like you had so much fun on your maternity leave! I'm kind of jealous :)

P.S. stop checking your work email!

Tameka said...

Your maternity leave sounds like a blast, no wonder you're so sad to go back!

PS- I love brunch...friend!

{grace} said...

Wow, I can't believe it's almost that time for you. Just 3 more weeks! I like your list. It's smart to fill your remaining time off with fun.

I actually found mat leave #2 more hectic than mat leave #1. I'd take a break from the work email for now. Just check it a few days before you go back to work. Enjoy the rest of your mat leave!