I still haven’t had the luxury of two days off in a row, and there’s no sign of a “weekend” in the near future. But boy have I learned to enjoy the one day that I do get.
Take today for example. I got up early to get my run in before the kids left for school. I shooed them out the door and with that, the day became all mine.
I enjoyed a peaceful breakfast while catching up with Alex Cross as he tries to solve multiple acts of crime. Never a dull moment in that guy’s life.
Then, with my favorite Pandora station in the background, I puttered around the house, cleaning only what I felt like. I took some time out to bake chewy oat bars for my family, and then headed outside to wash my car.
I think the thing I’ll miss most when we move to Florida (or wherever….) will be the fall temperatures and beautiful colors this time of year brings. I took my time washing and drying and tire shining my car. It was too nice to rush back inside.
The rest of the afternoon was spent just enjoying a quiet house. It’s amazing how calming that can be. The clicking of the cicadas drifting through the open windows, and the hum of the fans as they softly stirred the air, were the only sounds I heard. Until the satellite guy came. I don’t think he was aware of my efforts to go a whole day without talking. I found myself having to say things like “The dish is on the backside of the house. Come this way.” and “Thanks for fixing our TV reception (now get the heck out!)”
Luckily it didn’t take him that long. Just a quick repointing of the dish since the roofers’ guess wasn’t quite right.
After a bit more relaxing, it was time to head to Chip’s first college concert of the year. I
put on stayed in my best cleanest comfiest sweats, donned my favorite cap, and was just leaving the house when Chip called begging me to quickly bring him a different pair of black pants. Since his last concert he’s grown taller and bigger, I guess. I grabbed an old pair of my hubby’s from downstairs and raced to the college. I arrived with moments to spare, caught my breath, and settled back into my relaxed, taking-it-easy, self.
The concert was fabulous, as always, and I was so proud to watch him play. I’m only sorry my hubby, who’s still in Colorado, and Amp, who had his own band practice, missed it. Then again, they’ve seen plenty that I’ve had to miss.So back to work again tomorrow. I’m looking forward to it actually. I’ll be training the new girl on evening shifts, and the night promises to be very fun! The Cardinals pulled out a big win in Pittsburgh, and the tie breaker for the series will be played in St. Louis Wednesday night! There’ll be so much excitement in the air. I wouldn’t want to miss it – even for another day like today.
And to not be outdone by RC, who’s posting spider pics, take a look at the spider that has chosen our backyard for his home. **shiver**