No one likes Mondays, so oh well... I am trying to make the best of it.
I was fiddling around with the notion of calling off work today. I need a break. But Memorial day is next Monday, and I have that day off.
So what? Called in anyway. So I am off today. I'm not sick or anything. I have a bunch of errands to run: hit past the eyedoctor, getting prescriptions filled, return library books, and a few other things.
Last week was a productive workweek for me. Management gets in the way of progress, but it's best just to roll with the punches. Ol' Cheap Seats Terry caught me in a low moment over email and talked me down out of the trees with a few kind words. Thanks a lot for that, man... I told him, it is rare to catch me down (better catch it while you can) and he handled it like a pro!
So, this is going to be a good week IN SPITE of management. I have made my mind up about that.
But my workweek will start tomorrow. And that is FINE by me.
My weekend. I was worried about my weekend, not because I didn't have anything to do, but that I had TOO MUCH to do. That bothers me. I allow 2 activities per weekend, and it looked like 4 or 5 were on the table.
I hear my doctor's shrill voice in my ear... "Do NOT overexert yourself, Miss!"
She knows too much running around wipes me out...
Turns out that I messed up the date for one of them, and missed it. I was too tired to do something else, and I skipped that, too...
I hung out with my finance group, the Triple F Possee, early Saturday morning. A bunch of them hadn't been to the Dekalb Farmers market, so we were going to have a look-see, explore and do some grocery shopping.
This is my favorite place to shop for fresh produce and hormone free meat, and I've been going there since I was 21 years old, so I know the place well. My sister Kentucky went, although very reluctantly. She, like myself, hates crowds. This place is the WRONG place to go on a Saturday. Better get there by 9:00 a.m., and get out of there quick because it gets REAL crowded real fast.
But, as CP time would have it, we didn't get started 'til about 9:45 a.m. (I had to keep Kentucky from ditching me, lol). I had a good time, got all my grocery shopping taken care of, and hung out with a group of ladies I really like hanging out with.
Later on Saturday, I had a book club meeting.
My old book club pretty much dissolved over some B.S. (I will talk about it once I get a little more distance from it, in my next quarterly assessment).
Although, I do hear that the old book club is still in effect. It is NOT in my best interest to fool with it. I decided to go check out the revamped one.
We discussed the book The Soloist.
This was a great book. I won't review it here. Take your tail to the movies and see it (something I myself have yet to do!)
I enjoyed the meeting, and enjoyed seeing my friends. I have been a bit scarce from meetings (as was a lot of folks), because I wasn't getting out of the book club what I was getting 4 years ago when I joined. The new revamped one is a lot better than the old one. So I will stick around!
The highlight of my weekend was having a good long refreshing 2 hour conversation with That Original Oldgirl The LBeezy. Girl, I walked away from that phone convo with a plan and some isshas solved. Good to talk to you, and keep your head up, and GO FORWARD.
I didn't go to sleep until 4 a.m. on Saturday night. I can't stand that. Even the cats did there own versions of "Peace out, Lee!" and disappeared on me.
Sunday was quiet. I slept, crocheted, did a ton of chores, and got a little reading done. I hope for this to be a productive writing week for me (something I haven't had all year), so I made plans for that. I thought I had a bridal shower to go to, but it was Saturday night instead of on Sunday like I thought. So that shut down the weekend a bit, and Sunday was a rest day. (Thank goodness for that!)
I started on a new book, one that I've read in the past: Octavia Butler's Parable of the Talents. I think Serenity and I are reading this one together. I got that prissy gal reading a bit of black science fiction! LOL! Let's see if she can get through it!!
But that is it for the Oldgirl... A nice weekend, just like I like it: time with friends mixed with quite a bit of ME time.
And it was low on the turbulence. I've had my share of turbulent years. I cherish my good productive weekends, LadyLee style.
Hope you all had a good weekend!
And guess what?
You can look forward to a post tacked up on the walls of the House of LadyLee every day this week.
*A couple of blog fam members pass out on the hard concrete*
LOL... You will be alright. And I won't even be all longwinded! Imagine that!
Have a good week... on purpose!