Oh, it was wonderful! I was at work only a few minutes when the H.R. Manager said I really wasn't needed so I could go home if I wanted to. Wanted to?
It took me about five seconds to put that quarter in the #7 employee locker, retrieve my little Vera Bradley purse I've been using these past three weeks because it fit in the employee lockers (the purse purchased a few years ago at a consignment shop, of course), tell my son to call me when he needed to be picked up, and run...not walk... to the parking garage!
I am so happy to be back in my normal life again. It will take a little time for a soft landing, having three weeks worth of household duties to catch up on, not to mention autumn projects. However, I am home!
I had a little grocery shopping to do, as well as a stop by Menard's to purchase a new allergy type filter for the furnace. There was also the need to pick Christopher up when his work was complete. Otherwise, I have enjoyed taking apart the clearance flowers I purchased at the grocery store and dividing them between the larger vase for the dining room table and a few to place in the green bottles on my kitchen windowsill. My flowers on the front porch and deck received a nice drink of water, rather than the quick "glog, glog, glog" they have been getting in a hurry each day.
I then settled down with one of the books I received from publishers to review these past few weeks. I chose the lightest "looking" book as I needed a mental vacation and I am so happy I did, it is a truly delightful book and I'll review it here by the end of the week. The only other thing I did today was to order a used book on Amazon using their amazing "One Touch" ordering (which could get me in real trouble if I had more money to use for such things).
Yes, what is missing from all of the above is... housework and dishes. I'll do a few necessary dishes this evening but everything else will have to wait for tomorrow. This day was an unexpected and serendipitous gift and I'm taking full advantage of it. Tomorrow, I will make a long "To Do" list and prioritize all the gotta do's that have been piling up for three weeks. Today... I rest. :)