Thursday, March 11, 2010

I'm Coming Out of My Cage, and I'm Doing Just Fine

Here are some balloons. How festive.

For a while today it was really nice out. I decided to go home for lunch and ride my bike back to work. I'm so glad I did, because I got some fun exercise and then it rained shortly after I got home from work and I wasn't able to run. I did, however, take a quick nap. I've been so exhausted lately, that I finally wore myself down enough that I could sleep. Let's hope that works for me tonight as well.

Okay. So, it's the weekend again. My hope for this weekend is to calm down and slow down, while at the same time, trying to get a ton of stuff done. Yeah. I'm not sure how that will all work, but in my head it sounds great.

Hopefully, I'll be able to run after work tomorrow, then finally get a fire going in our outdoor fire pit if the rain holds off long enough. Either way, I plan to drink a beer and watch a movie at some point too. My girls are practicing Catholics, so they don't eat meat on Fridays during Lent. We're having fish sticks and mac and cheese for dinner. It reminds me so much of being a kid during Easter season, that I keep expecting to wake up and be able watch Hong Kong Phooey, Captain Caveman and Land of the Lost on Saturday morning.

Rumor has it that my counters might get installed this weekend, but I'm not sure which day, if at all. I have a ton of paper work to do as well (my least favorite thing) and I plan to start working on the bottom cupboard boxes and hopefully the doors too. I'm going to try to use my orbital sander for the first time. I don't really know how to use power tools and I'm a little intimidated. Wish me luck with that.

So, how about you all? Will you be spending relaxing nights in front of a fire or trying your hand at power tools?


booda baby said...

Balloons and mac and cheese and counters, maybe. That's a recipe for a fine time to be had by all. I think I'll try one of those weekends one of these days. You make it sound so fun.

rel said...

Good luck with your counter top installation!!!
Orbital sanders and a light touch are good partners.
We are leaving today for the Carribean for 10 tens to explore the Dutch west Indies.
Leaving the computer here.
See you on the 23rd!

Tara said...

I love the idea of a fire pit out in the backyard. Gotta have lots of barbecues this Spring and Summer!

I went walking during lunch yesterday - it was so nice to be able to leave my coat behind!

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

I have a great recipe for fish sticks.. sounds very yummy.. I'm having mac and cheese for luch.. well LHM is anyways.. Hope those counters get installed finally so we can see the end result..

Might be having a few beers myself..

SkylersDad said...

It's a power tool weekend for me!

Pamela said...

Ah, the glory days of fish sticks.

laura b. said...

I like the idea of slowing down and taking it easy AND getting a lot done! I'll be thinking good thoughts.
Mac n' cheese is one of my very favorites :-)

dmarks said...

It's so nice that it's getting warmer.

Johnny Yen said...

Don't forget the Banana Splits!

Hope you found some time to relax this weekend, and hope you get your counters installed.

I've got to hint around to my landlord that it's time to drag the firepit out of the garage. Nothing like a glass of wine by the fire with friends and family on a cool spring night.