- First of all, I obsessively check my work email. I'm not salaried, so this is self-inflicted torture.
- I try to accomplish every household task conceivable because "this is my one chance to get it all done." I spend my days organizing closets, scrubbing baseboards and screaming at the people I love. I tell myself I'll do something fun when I'm done -- but I'm never done. The day ends with me freaking out over a toy or a shoe on the floor, crying, and throwing myself in bed at obscene hours. Picture that bathroom cleaning scene from Mommie Dearest, yeah, that's me.
- Since I'm so tired from cleaning I spend my other hours sleeping. I gradual sleep more and more and more and my schedule moves around. By the end of the week I'm going to bed at 4 a.m. and then sleeping until 2 in the afternoon.
- This is a problem because when I go back to work I have to wake up at 5 a.m. Yup... that first day back is terrible. I usually have had one or two hours of slept and am hating myself for not doing anything fun on vacation.
Look for the lists tomorrow!