Weekend Wrap-Up

Quote of the Day:
“Nowher so besy a man as he ther n’ as,
And yet he semed besier than he was.”
–Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Prologue

Happy Birthday to my bro and the skater girl! (Sorry I’m a tad late.)

It’s Monday again. Why does Monday come so fast?

It was quite a busy weekend for us. Saturday DH built us a new computer. Well, built him a new computer. The nice thing is I get his old computer which is actually really fast. It has a DVD-ROM and a CDRW, so, WOOHOO on that. Very happy to finally get my own computer with a re-writeable ROM drive. Not that I have to go very far to use his (his desk is right behind mine, of course), but it’s just nice not to have to hassle with getting on his computer. Color me lazy.

Anyhoo, we’re going to set up my old computer as a server, that way I don’t have to back everything up right away and I can just pull stuff from there as needed.

I downloaded the trial version of Dreamweaver this weekend too, to see if I like it. The price has come way down – about $350. Not that I’m going to run right out and buy it or anything. I think the program I have will work just fine for what I’m doing. I just want a different look for my website I guess. Just something a little more professional. I’m preparing for the day I do get published. *grin* It’s always good to be prepared!

No writing this weekend. Too busy to get any writing done. I need to get two issues of the serials written and submitted today, if possible. I also agreed to do the new KIC soap opera, so I need to get my 1000-word issue written up for that. Should be fun. I’m looking forward to writing something new. My friend, Leigh, and I are still toying with the idea of a novella tie-in, merging our two adventure serials (hers is Mending Resolute, an excellent serial I highly recommend; check it out!).

Sunday was just as hectic as Saturday. Since I was gone/busy most of the day Saturday, we grocery shopped Sunday morning and then I did all the laundry. I folded it all and put it all away, ironed shirts and pants for DH (had to buy a new iron, too, and got a great inexpensive one at Target…I love SuperTarget), and we did the yard work. I mowed the front and the back (and it nearly killed me) while DH edged and weed-eated (is that a word?). Somehow I think he got the better end of the deal. He had to rescue me though; when I was at the side yard between our house and the neighbors, he came and finished. Otherwise, I think I would have passed out. It was dang hot and I don’t do well with physical exertion in the heat. Yes. I am a wimp. I readily admit that. I hibernate in the summer.

Afterwards, we cooked fajitas. I made Spanish rice from scratch and we had the best canned refried beans I think I’ve ever had. It was a terrific meal topped off with an ice cold beer (a Zima Hard Orange for me). By the time the dishes were done (and I was near exhaustion), it was bath time for the kiddo. DH packed his bag and prepared to head back to Dulles this week.

It was hard to get the boy settled down for bedtime. He was very wound up and hyper. I think he finally went to sleep at about ten. I fell into bed and tried to read my book, but kept nodding off. I gave up about 10:30 and snapped off the light.

Had a restless night of sleep. I had weirdo dreams all night. And then my darling son woke me up at 3:45 am (scared me out of my wits) with, “Mom, I need to go potty.”

I will be so glad when he figures out how to potty without me. But I’m very proud of him that he gets up in the middle of the night to go potty. We’ve gone about a week without him having accidents during the night (except for Saturday – when he literally passed out on the couch at 6 pm and slept until 7 am the next morning; the little guy was all tuckered out and he didn’t wake up to even go potty!).

Today is his very first day of Vacation Bible School (he calls it Cation Vivle School and it’s darn cute). He was very excited about it. I hope he does well and minds the teacher. My niece will be a helper in the class, so I’m hoping he will be fine with her there. She’s wonderful with him (ten years his senior).

And now here I sit at my desk, printing tabs for my next proposal to go out. I had to come back to work just to rest. Whew.

Thank goodness I have a cup of coffee. I couldn’t live without it.

By Michelle

I wish you all could be inside my head. The conversation is sparkling.