||[Oct. 22nd, 2003|03:27 pm]
I'm finally getting a much needed mental health day away from my parents. I'll still have to go over there tonight to take care of some things, but all the tasks I've been doing for my parents during the day are being handled by Mom's caregiver. She said she'd cover for me every Wednesday. I've been burned by so many people I expect her to not cover my tasks one of these Wednesdays, but for now I'll enjoy the first day to myself in months.|
It is *nice* to feel I don't need to be over there. So far today I've treated myself by sleeping in, and just now I went and got a late lunch at a local restaurant for myself. As H calls it, the "tip meter" went down some (a quarter less then my normal tip) when I was left waiting for a refill (and yes, I mentioned it to the hostess too), but other than that I enjoyed being served a meal for a change.
Now I'm going to do some cleaning to this place that's long over due, and then try to get some work started on my basically dead mail-order business, and see if I can't start bring it back from the dead.