Here are some drums and cymbals.
The girls are off school tomorrow, and both went off to their different functions by ten o'clock tonight. I won't tell you what I did, but I'll give you a hint - it involves totally geeking out. Unfortunately, I still have one more day to go before my four day weekend.
As always, my fantasy for this weekend includes a lot of running, a lot of hanging out with my girls and enjoying my home comfort sanctuary in my jammies. The reality of my four days looks more like this:
Day one: Get up earlier than I want. Try to run. Prepare this cheesy (and you know how good I am with cheesy) potato dish my aunt asked me to make. Make sure we have a decent road trip play list on the iPod and drive to Ottumwa to see the family. My cousin is supposed to be down from Wisconsin with his wife and kid and my sister will be there with her youngin's, so there should be plenty of little kids for me to harass. Drive home from Ottumwa. Make pumpkin cheesecake bars. Gather up the XBox and Guitar Hero games and head over to my friend K.'s house. Stay for as long as I can before I pass-out from over stimulation. Go home and sleep.
Day two: Wake-up very, very late. Run. Make a huge point NOT to go anywhere near a mall. lounge around and maybe clean if I feel like it. Take Coadster to a friend's house so she can babysit. Go to the Picador and watch people play rock. Stay for as long as I can before I pass-out from over stimulation. Go home and sleep.
Day three: Wake up very, very late. Run. Make another huge point NOT to go anywhere near a mall. Take care of my recycling and put a little more energy into cleaning. Once my house is clean, put some serious energy into lounging and relaxing. I'll probably play some games and I may watch The Departed, you know, just in case I was worried I wouldn't experience enough violence with my video games. Turn off the TV before I pass out from over stimulation. Sleep.
Day four: Wake up very, very late. Run. Go grocery shopping. Get things ready for the upcoming week. Lament and dread having to work FIVE WHOLE DAYS IN A ROW. Wonder what the hell I did the last four days and why I don't feel all that rested.
So, how will you all piddle away your extra time?