September 29th, 2013

SLUG

WHAT WE DID

When the weekend comes, what I want is not to have things to do, or errands to run or cleaning to get done. I want to RELAX, not think about work, sleep in, read books, watch West Wing and be a vegetable. Sometimes I don't care if the sun is shining or it's nice outside...I just want to be a slug in every possible way.

Most weekends I get to do at least some of that. I almost always get to sleep in. I almost always get to read and watch some West Wing. But there are always things that have to be done. Or places that I have to be. Or people that I have to see. Or laundry. There is ALWAYS laundry.

This weekend was a mix of everything...a sushi night on Friday with people I like (including my kids), sleeping in like a total slug on Saturday (mostly because I woke up at 4 a.m. with a horrible headache, got up and took an Advil and then flailed through crazy drugged dreams until I woke up again several hours later. At least the headache was gone. Saturday was super-sluggy. I finished the translation book and Martin and I had a West Wing marathon: we've started Season 4 now. I did a boatload of AWC work, membership stuff and finalizing the PPT for the Annual Meeting tomorrow.

Today was a busy day...even though I DID get to sleep in, it wasn't for as long as I would have liked for a Sunday. We took the kids to Emporia for a list of errands that had to be dealt with: Karin to the Apple store to get her phone reset (which then fell out of her pocket 15 minutes later onto the tile floor of a changing room and cracked the screen...*sigh*), Martin to H&M to get new pajama pants and sweaters, plus socks for both of them.

Lunch at the food court (sushi again!) and then we went to Malmö Mässan where there were three tradeshows in progress: Travel, Health & Beauty, and Home & Villa. Anders wanted to talk to furnace people since we have to get ours replaced or fixed in the next couple of months before winter sets in, and there were 4 companies there, so he did that while the kids and I wandered around and picked up goodie bags. There were several booths with massage chairs and tables (and long lines) but we did try the chairs and they were great. Karin bought a couple of kitchen gadgets that make spirals out of fruit and vegetables and a little spigot that you can stick in a lemon or orange.

Then we went to Anders' parents for a couple of hours and then home to relax a little more before another week of work. I can't believe it will be October on Tuesday. Am boggled.