Monday, March 21, 2011
This weekend was busy and restful at the same time, if that makes any sense. It was nice to have a weekend where we didn't have to travel, or have too many things to do out of the house. Both my husband and I knocked off a handful of "around the house and yard" projects, but also had time to relax and hang out. We even finished the weekend with a rare occurrence: watching a movie, together. (We enjoyed "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," which was fantastically good. Neither of us had seen it before.)
I did some yard work, edging a couple beds in the back yard, and enlarging the corner bed in the front yard. Later this week, if the weather clears up again, I can mulch it. I didn't like the angular, L-shaped bed as it was, and I've planned on enlarging it and changing its shape since last year. The ground a a pleasure to dig in, soft but not soggy, and I was happy to see tons of earthworms. Lots of birds were flitting around the neighborhood as I worked, and as soon as I went inside the robins stopped by for a snack.
It was good, VERY good, to get out for coffee with a friend this morning. It's scary how similar our families and our marriages are. It was good to encourage each other, and commiserate, and generally realize that we're not alone in our experiences - and that we're not totally crazy (at least not yet). At the end of the conversation we asked ourselves, "What are we doing drinking coffee, when what we could really use is a glass of wine?" Maybe some evening that will happen too.
I've got lots on my mind, but nothing has gelled enough to be a post here, and some things just don't need to be shared in a public blog. Family stuff, kid stuff, friend stuff, God stuff - my mind is bubbling away processing and sorting and deciding. It's a good thing I have the house to myself - I feel the need for some peace and quiet today, at least until the school bus comes 'round in a couple hours. Just me, and the pets, and the rain. (Shh, don't tell the laundry where I am - I'm hiding from it.)