We had a very chill weekend... it was quite nice in advance of the madness that is coming.
Saturday was errands in the morning, then a nap for TRex while M and I did various things around the house (like sorting through the giant pile of software CDs in the study and throwing way approximately 2/3 of them, as well as salvaging data from & wiping 8 100 MB zip disks), and then we went to the pool with the P family until it decided to pour on us. I had mis-remembered T's age - he just turned two, not three... but my confusion was forgiven as he is nearly as big as TRex and at least as coordinated. She woke up this morning declaring, "I like T!" In the evening, M and I cooked some food (he made his special Gen. Tso's Chicken, for which I can post the recipe if anyone wants (and if I haven't previously) and I made pasta sauce in an attempt to use up the fresh oregano we brought back from MD and then I kicked his butt at Bust a Move for a while.
Sunday M & TRex went to donuts, I did some yoga, we lounged around, splashed in some puddles. We took advantage of having a monstrous vehicle (our rental replacement
while the Outback is getting its side panels and door skin replaced) and M went out and bought the extension ladder we've been needing for a while and then he fixed a drainpipe and cleaned out the gutter underneath the neighbor's ancient maple tree. We spent some time watching the clouds, idly weeding in the gardens (and M cleared out the joint between the curb and the street, which is the most fertile soil in our entire yard, I swear), going for a walk around the block.
It was nice not to be out DOING all day Sunday, even if the DOING is just going to the pool.
This morning M took TRex to school on the bus-and-train and I had breakfast with spanish_rhode
and her hubby. And now I'm back to dissertating.