Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Of long weekends and abundant chocolate

Friday we drove to my parents' house for the weekend. What should have been a 7-8 hour drive turned into a 12 hour day thanks to a rented minivan that smelled like a wet dog (returned), the hassle of renting a new minivan, and all the attendant pit stops of traveling with a five year old and a two year old.

Saturday and Sunday were lovely, though, and well worth the trip. The girls love being at Grandma and Grandaddy's house and were revved up the whole time. Sunday was a real treat, being Mother's Day for both myself and my mom, as well as my birthday. I got to lounge around taking it easy while my husband kept the kids entertained in my parents' huge backyard.

Yesterday was another long day, though not as long as Friday. We were all exhausted by the time we got home, and just carried all our bags in and dropped them. I guess now it's time to face the music and start unpacking, but that can wait till tomorrow. Today, I'm ready to sit back and relax.

I've got new books to read:
The Mercury 13 : The Untold Story of Thirteen American Women and the Dream of Space Flight

The 100 Best Poems of All Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Archaeology as a Process: Processualism and Its Progeny

I've also got the wonderful series Reilly - Ace of Spies to watch on DVD, as well as a bunch of new yarn to knit with, and loads of my favorite chocolates, like turtles (slowpokes), mint sandwiches, and non-pareils, from Lee’s Candies.

Yep, it was a crazy, busy, long weekend. It was also great fun and so terrific to be with my family. Now, where did I put that chocolate...

Coming soon: my blog interview questions from Dave Clapper


bevjackson said...

Happy birthday, dear Sharon, happy birthday to youuuuuuuu. I'm SO glad you had a wonderful M.D., and a great visit. Nice, nice, nice.
Makes me smile bigly.

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Thanks Bev! I'm still basking in the warm, happy feelings.