My nephew seems to be going through some type of incredible growth spurt. Within one week he went from sitting and cooing to crawling and making human sounds assisted by two brand new teeth. But I think I'm going through a growth spurt too. Or something. I have found myself doing some things that just a few weeks ago was totally out of character for me. I went to a huge singles activity even though I didn't know a soul and stayed much longer than even I thought I could last. I got excited over my recent (boring) purchases that included a vacuum cleaner and interior doors. I didn't freak out over spending the money on those items either when just a few weeks ago anything over $20 sparked a long internal personal debate. I told somebody no. I took a mental health day and don't feel guilty about it. And... I hit the snooze button now. I never could before because before I go to bed each night I make a mental list of all the things I need to get done before I walk out the door for work and then I calculate approximately how long it will take me to get those things done and take that number from the last second I could leave the house without being late for work. I give myself no buffer time. This forces me to jump out of bed and start running as soon as the alarm blares. But even though my bedtime tradition hasn't changed I have found the ability to snooze anyway. I just run faster once it goes off for the second (or third) time. And I haven't been late for work. Yet. Except now that I've taken the time to write this blog... I might be late. Gotta run!!