21 March 2010

Things That Were Great About This Weekend

  • No homework assignments hanging over my head.
  • I declared Saturday a 'no phone' day and enjoyed a blissful, solitary day.
  • My brother, sister-in-law, and niece came up on Friday.
  • My niece knows my name and can call me by it.
  • We chased ducks at Lake Padden and I taught my niece to say "Quack, Quack" which she now says when she sees ducks. 
  • All of the above makes it that much easier if I need to go down to Seattle and watch Bug when Niece #2 arrives in June.
  • My room is clean and I filed all the assorted paperwork that has been piling up since September.
  • With both roommates staying with family, I woke up to a house in the exact state that I left it, which was clean. There is something life-affirming about waking up to a clean kitchen on Sunday morning.
  • Catching up on TV shows is the perfect thing to accompany filing endless piles of paperwork. Although I have many thoughts on the direction they are taking Chuck and not all of them are pleasant.
  • I still have a whole week of Spring Break ahead of me in which I can accomplish more things that I never have time for during quarters, like re-potting plants and finishing gifts for friends and ironing. And sleeping. Oh, how I love the sleeping!
  • After spending a large part of the weekend immersed in the worlds of Jeeves and Wooster and Lord Peter Wimsey, I really wish I had a gentlemen's gentlemen despite the fact that I am not a well-to-do gentlemen living in London in the 20s or 30s. They just seem so useful, doing all the chores one doesn't want to do. Especially if one is busy solving mysteries or frequenting jazz clubs.


WalkConkies said...

I'm so glad you got a little breather! I totally agree with the wonderful feeling of waking up to a clean kitchen - something I've been slacking on a little. And, thanks for reminding me that my almost dead plants have needed to be re-potted for over a year now!!! Have a wonderful spring break and come visit someday! It has been way too long! Hey, Spring break might be a good time to go on a little trip?!?

WalkConkies said...

p.s. We have a couple extra beds if you ever want a place to stay down here! Seriously, that would be so fun!!!

Tamara said...

What a blessing that you have some time to relax. . . . . Turning off the phone sounds heavenly. You know you're always welcome in Moses Lake too.

esperanza said...

I am counting down the days to my spring break as well! I love that feeling when everything is done. What a rare, fleeting and wonderful feeling! Enjoy! And - so didn't know you had a neice #2 on the way! How fun for Bug to have a sister! :D

alwaysadorable said...

Thank heaven for spring break! I am glad that you are getting time to relax or at least get all the things done you would like but couldn't have earlier. It just doesn't seem like work when it is something you want to do, does it? I also second the coming to visit!! My door is always open! :)

Heather said...

Oh... sleep sounds heavenly. I've pretty much kissed it goodbye, as 'they' all told me I would. I hate it when they are right about things like that.

sounds like you have had a very refreshing time of late and that is wonderful!

I feel like I have pretty much checked out on the world.. so I'm glad I took a minute to check my blog to see who has updated theirs. I have been thinking about you a lot. hmmmm.. why doesn't that mean I have called you? ugh. sorry. But I do plan to very soon, I have wondered what's been going on with you. I have been in my own very tiny world, which basically consists of my upstairs. I hope school and church and family and all with you are going well. I will call you soon!


Science Teacher Mommy said...

Fabulous weekend.

And we hate the new Chuck too.