The good news is, in this economy I am busier than a one-armed paper hanger. The bad news is that I am busier than a one-armed paper hanger and it’s during the sweet lazy days of summer. As we all know, living in Minnesota gives you an appreciation for these months like nothing else.
I have the daily routine that varies week to week slightly but it goes something like this: 6 a.m. wake up and join my husband for the one hour of connection time a day while we fit in a 4 mile run, hurry back to grab a quick cup of coffee and check in on what is going on in the world in news and print. Then I grab a quick shower and read the early morning/late night pertinent emails while evaluating who needs to get up and get out the door for camp, piano lessons, golf etc. all while dodging the frequent early morning conference call. You get the idea. We all make choices and I am not complaining but rather setting the stage as to why I have come to appreciate CobornsDelivers so much.
Last week was no different. While trying to tie up loose ends at work before the 4th of July weekend, getting kids packed, finding a dog sitter and trying to get the lock on a door fixed, I was also charged with preparing dinner one night at our friend’s cabin. Typically, not a big deal, but this is a dinner for 3 families, totaling 15 bodies – both big and little. In the old days, this would’ve meant making a run to the grocery store, which in this case, wasn’t happening. That said, I conveniently sat at my computer, ordered my groceries and made one stop before heading to the lake. In that instant, I was a poster child for CobornsDelivers.
On another occasion recently, I am not too proud to admit this, but I was sitting in a boring three-hour meeting and conveniently sat in the back row and placed my weekly order. Now, I don’t suggest that this become routine for you (as I should have been paying closer attention to the presenters) but I was heading out of town on a business trip and wanted to make sure there was an ample supply of goods in my absence.
It doesn’t appear that my life is going to be settling down any time soon, and most days I find comfort in that. I am, however, grateful that I have found a way to save a little time that will allow me perhaps to stop and smell the summer roses more frequently.