By Kirsten Scott
I didn't count on my bladder. Naturally, I put first things first and TORE through the store. Ran from end-cap to end-cap, from new release table to the romance section. Nothing. Bladder was bursting but I had NOT included a pit stop in my calculations. I wanted to wait in line to beg the clerk to check in back but I couldn't risk it. Heartsick, doing the pee-pee dance, I ran the rest of the way back to the office, stayed (mostly) dry, and was late to the next meeting.
A urinal? In the girls room?
Slow realization. Utter horror. I ran out before I could discover if there were any other MALE co-workers in the other stalls.
I need to slow down. Desperately.
The problem is that I like being busy. I can't stand down time. I like reading emails on the BlackBerry while waiting in traffic. (Cringe--I know, I know! It's so wrong!) I like finding new ways to multi-task while riding the exercise bike. (The computer does fit on the display. Hurray!) I even like dashing around through the mall on my way back to the office between meetings.
But enough is enough.
It's a bit early for resolutions, but I'm making one now for this December season of madness and good cheer. I'm going to streamline something. I'm not sure what, but I'll find it. It may mean less crafting and baking. It may mean work doesn't get done. The house may be messier than I'd like. But by golly, I'm finding the time to go to the bathroom.
So, what's your goal this holiday season? Making some of those incredible cookie recipes you read about on Suz's blog? Going to that performance of Handel's Messiah? Spending more time with the kiddies? Volunteering at a shelter? Tell me! And if you've got a good story about a time when YOU were too busy, I'd like to hear that too!