Last week I put in, let's see...4.5 hours of OT on Thursday, and 6.5 on Friday, and I am salaried and don't get OT, even though, like many people in my industry, my salary is what I was making in 1996.
So today, I took three hours of ME time. I actually got 2.5 hours, because as I was leaving, our accountant asked if I could stop and drop off some paperwork at an office I would be passing. It really was on my way and took 10 minutes, but I had to wait for him to get it ready, and park, and walk in, and hand it over, and okay, it really was a 10 minute detour at most, and I didn't really mind. Much.
In (less than) three hours, I made some progress on cleaning my house, did some laundry, changed the sheets, and put away a lot of clutter. Then I got my hair cut and stopped at the grocery store, then got a voicemail message that my replacement glasses were ready, so for an encore I picked up my new glasses. I also put the deposit on the place we're renting in Ft. Lauderdale for my daughter's graduation in June. Which is a deal - we will split the cost with her in-laws, and it works out to cheaper than a really cheap hotel! It was a well-spent time, and I'm still doing laundry. Then I will sit down and knit.
If I am not going to get more money anytime soon, I am going to do this at least every other week.