Saturday, May 8, 2010


Not much has been happening at the cottage this week.  I had a whole lot of work to do at that place they pay me to go to every day, so no time to work on the house projects.  I must say though the home office is getting a lot of time spent in it, even though it isn't about finishing the decorating. It's been purely about using the space for its intended use - work at home.

Our bookcase arrived from the Home Decorators catalog order (although still no sign of the blinds from JCP...) and we'll put it together soon.  We've also selected, printed, and framed the photographs from Kip's collection to go up on the wall, but decided to wait for a time of patience and attention to hang 9 identical square frames in an exactly spaced grid.

The closet doors also remain uncut and unhung.  But today, for me, was a total day off.  I started the day with a couple of episodes of Aaron Sorkin's Studio 60 in bed...and by 10AM was downstairs scrounging up some breakfast.  Then I found myself comfortably ensconced on the couch watching the rain pour down and the wind howl around outside, while I watched the next 3 DVDs in the season set.

I did take on one small I watched the wind howl I realized our pool cover and the cement blocks holding it in place were in serious danger of flying into the pool.  I doubt this would be a good thing for the 10 year old liner.  So I rigged up some boards set between and weighted down by the cement blocks to minimize airflow under the liner.  I also decided to untangle the hose and hook it up and begin refilling some water into the pool under the liner to further support the cover.  This was rather ambitious of me today...and took me all of about 25 minutes.

After that, fully spent, I returned to the couch with my glass of diet pepsi and my LL Bean blanket and dissolved back into the cushions.

Some weekends, when I blow off errands and tasks and projects, I find my mood disintegrates as I realize I've wasted precious time off from office duties.

Today?  Absolutely no regrets.

1 comment:

  1. we need these days occasionally - they really are the best days to feel your self again! Hey, I'm having one of these well deserved days today!


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