Weekends this year certainly are treating me right, and, yes, I do know that we are only one month into the year, shhhhh....don't harsh my mellow.
I started this past weekend a day early, having fulfilled my weekly hours at Day Job by Thursday. I did have to spend some time at the hardware store, finishing up the year-end book work (finally done, done, done!!), but, otherwise, I was free to relax and re-energize.
Hugh was away at yet another wrestling tournament, so, it was just me and the dog for the majority of the weekend, except for Friday night, when Queen B came into town to visit an old friend. She spent the night with us and we made good use of our time, giving each other foot massages while watching Dateline reruns on Oprah's network (do we know how to party, or what? Also, what does our fascination with those real-life crime investigations say about us? Don't answer that; I don't think I want to know).
Boomer was super stoked to see Queen B (he loooooves her)...
...and, was determined to get in on the foot rubbing...
...he's a lovable goofball, that one. He's also an excellent guard dog; Saturday night, a loud crash from my office got both Boomer and I off the couch in a hurry (to clarify: I was on the couch, Booms was on his pad, Hugh). We didn't know it in that minute, but, a frame on the wall in my office had somehow slipped off it's nail, falling to the floor. Boomer put himself between me and the office and wouldn't let me go into the room until he had checked it out. It was really quite impressive and further fuels my curiosity about his life prior to coming to live with us.
Other than chilling with my daughter and dog, I spent part of the weekend working out and part of the weekend binge-watching A Discovery of Witches on Sundance Now. I was watching on my computer, but, wanted to soak my tired muscles in an Epsom salt bath, and; it occurred to me that I could actually take my computer upstairs, to the bathroom, and watch from the tub.
Why, in the name of all things good and holy, I never thought of that before will forever remain a mystery to me. But, you can bet that I will make good use of this new-found knowledge going forward. Also, a genius, I am not.
I am, however, mastering the relaxation portion of the weekend program. And, the next one is only four days away!