Monday, July 19, 2010


After consulting with the Brit in my office, I've determined that "knackered" is the correct term to describe the sheer and utter exhaustion I feel this dreary Monday morning. I'm not fit for work, yet here I sit. Good thing I don't operate heavy machinery. I already flooded the coffeepot area, trying to get that first pot brewing. Luckily, I get to work before nearly everyone else, so I got it cleaned up before anyone else noticed.

Sadly, I left my camera at home, with all the photos I wanted to share today. So here's the Cliff Notes version of my weekend.

Friday after work - thrift store, pool with the kids, family movie night watching Young Frankenstein (Frau Blucher - neigh!)

Saturday - blackberry harvesting, last-minute shopping for a bridal shower, bridal shower, 3 loads of laundry, prep meals for the rest of the weekend (chickpea salad - yum, and homemade chicken pot pie - double yum!), volunteer at the Drive-In and then stay for the double feature of Toy Story 3 and Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, to bed at 2:15 AM(!)

Sunday - big yummy Sunday breakfast, porch sitting with my coffee and my latest read, Cold Sassy Tree, 1 more load of laundry, porch play with the kids in their tent, sandwich and start tying the orphan picnic quilt, take the kids to the pool, grocery shopping, adult supervision of volcano model eruption with the kids, dinner and bedtime with the kids, continue tying the orphan picnic quilt, stagger off to bed at 1 AM with the quilt STILL not finished

I'm interviewing two prospective students this morning. All I can say is, they better be interesting or I might just hurt their feelings and fall asleep. Happy Monday!