Happy President's Day! I have the day off, not by choice but because of cost-saving measures by my company. Everyone was required to use a vacation day today. This is the fourth mandatory vacation day since last year. The first was the day after Easter last year, then Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, and now President's Day. I wish these days corresponded to days when I wanted time off but so far they don't. I needed time off when I was cleaning out my house. I used one day but chose to pay people to help me instead of taking more time off because I didn't want my boss to think that my house was interfering with my job. In March I am going out to California to visit family, another 2 days off. I wish I had more vacation days but I only have 12 days for the whole year and it is hard to make them last all year. Of course it doesn't help that my family lives out of state so I can't just drop by on the weekend. I can't wait until my mortgage is gone and I will have more freedom to find a flexible schedule(maybe part-time or seasonal work?).
Anyway, I slept in today, made strawberry waffles, then trimmed my hair, surfed the internet, and watched tv until the boredom caused by daytime television forced me to go outside. It was a lovely day even though the weatherman said it would be windy. I decided to use my free time to start painting my shed. I managed to paint 3 sides before the wind started...and when it started blowing it really started blowing. I guess my nice weather was really the calm before the storm. Tomorrow I might get some rain coming in from California.
My shed looks ugly since only 2/3rds is painted but at least it is a start and the white spot has been covered. I'll get back to painting in a month. Until then my next 3 weekends will be busy with my house and the weekend after that will be with family. Poor shed, always last on my list. Hopefully I'll finish the shed's paint job before summer!