August 29th, 2008

This is what a 3-day weekend looks like. I want to fall into it and roll around like a drunken bumblebee. But when I’m faced with the reality of three whole days away from work, I get confused and overwhelmed. What should I do first? Make a list of course: Get a massage; stock up on mysteries at Barnes and Noble for the weekend; make a collage; start a novel; clean the refrigerator (what the hell is that smell?); balance the checkbook; lose weight; make marinara sauce from scratch…and so on. So far I’ve stared out the window at the dead basil plant and recycling bins full of #1 plastic take out cartons and empty wine bottles (are the neighbors counting?). I will get to all that stuff on my list soon, I swear, but first I have to read the new People magazine and overeat. Tomorrow–brave new weekend. I will get up, exercise and make pasta from scratch–or buy it at the Farmer’s Market. If I can get out of my pajamas.

2 Responses to “Sweet”

  1. Pat says:

    Well, your whole weekend plan sounds delightful to me….I have a retired man (with no hobbies) living here too, so my plans aren’t so delightful sounding. He’s cool….but he’s SO here! Enjoy yourself…..for me. Pat

  2. V-Grrrl says:

    When my children were small and would miraculously nap at the same time, I’d stand in the middle of the house dizzy, not sure what to do with myself, what to do first, spinning with possibility.