There's always this need to justify myself. Do you feel that way too? I need to justify what I do at work in order to get paid and get raises. I need to justify what I do at home in order to feel that I'm showing by example (for my kids) and to keep a balance in my life between frivolous pleasure pursuits and the actual things that need to get done.
Work is so busy that I long for the weekends, squeeze every bit of downtime out of them and wave sadly farewell when they are over.
Martin is in Lund, hanging out with a friend, and Karin is getting ready to go do the same (and sleep over). I don't know yet what time I need to go pick up Martin, so it's making it hard to plan the evening. It's been a nice lazy Saturday, otherwise. I started the book club book (The Circle by Dave Eggers) and worked on the AWC website/newsletter. I even added a couple of books to the media sale bag.
One of my colleagues sent me a couple of music recommendations and I'm currently enjoying the first of them on Spotify: Erann DD. Good stuff.
Earlier this week, my friend Debbie and I made plans for yesterday to go to dinner and a movie. I sent her a list of what was playing and we ultimately decided to go see The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The only problem was I had never seen the FIRST one. I looked it up on Wednesday but couldn't rent it on Apple TV, only buy it, so we ended up watching Argo instead which I had never seen either. But last night I thought, I can't go see the sequel of something without seeing the original, so Martin and I ended up watching the first Marigold Hotel on Thursday. He watched it with me because he loves Maggie Smith (thanks Downton Abbey!). We both liked it, but I actually thought the sequel was better! Maggie Smith is great and so is Judi Dench.
The sun is peeping out in between the slow-moving clouds. It's quite cold out, too cold for me. Mörhippan was here visiting twice; she took a nap on the clean, folded clothes in the laundry room. One of the other neighborhood cats came in to say hello as well, but she didn't stay very long.
Karin is selling all kinds of things. She has to sell 10 items for her school class (cookies, crackers and candy) and 10 items for her soccer team (salami, cheddar and candy). SIGH. I don't think I can hit up people at work again... she's sold the salami many, many times in the past few years, and everyone there has children who are also selling the same things. She's standing behind me right now while I'm writing this, with her hands on my shoulders. I'm hoping she'll give me a neck rub but instead she's put her arms around me for a hug. It's nice :)
Maybe I'll go read for awhile. Maybe I'll take a nap. Maybe I'll go for a walk before the sun disappears. Maybe I'll get motivated and clean the bathroom. Maybe I won't.