May 21, 2007

Finally Getting Back to Normal Life

Whew, apparently the vacation has continued in my mind for a week after we returned home. But now! Back to normal life, and how glorious it is. I'm completely dressed, have eaten breakfast, changed the sheets, put in a second load of laundry, and it's still more than half an hour until I have to leave for work. Of course, Bart's completely bested me, seeing as how he unloaded the dishwasher and went running, before taking off for work.

Speaking of taking off for work, we bought bikes this weekend (inexpensive ones, because I am unwilling to sink a lot of money into something I'm not sure yet will warrant it). The best part about the bikes is that Bart can now ride his bike to work, seeing as we live all of about a mile and a half from his office. Not only does this mean that I don't have to take him to work, but also he can come home whenever he wishes, rather than waiting for me to get off of work, since I'm not done until about half an hour after his official finish time. Hooray! Everything is so close to our house, that hopefully we'll be able to ride lots of places.

On Saturday afternoon, Bart and I ran into a friend of his from Utah (he's known this guy since he was about eight or nine). This friend, his wife, and daughter are here for the summer for an internship, so we're hoping to hang out with them quite a lot while they're here (also, their apartment has a pool, so we're thinking we should be very good friends). We had them over for dinner last night, and then, when their daughter started having a total three-time-zones-in-two-weeks-exhaustion melt down, they went back to their apartment and we met up with them about an hour later for dessert at their place. Good times, if late times.

Really, how can you not love the weekend, when it's followed by the beginning of an excellent new week? It's going to be a good day and a fantastic week. I can just feel it.

3 comments:

  1. I can't help but be in a good mood after reading your post! Happy people just seem to spread happiness. Thanks for the uplift on this Monday :o)

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  2. Janssen,

    Didn't know where you would check for my response, so will leave it both here and at my blog.

    The Glass Castle has so far taken me on a whole journey of emotions. I should probably withhold any comment until I finish since I don't know what I think about the book; I'm still in "emotional response mode" to it! I do wonder if the author will offer any insights to her experience or just let it stand as her story. I have enjoyed her comments on desert living and recognize some of the places. Apparently her family lived in Phoenix during the time I was growing up there and that is interesting to think about! It is a very interesting and fast read. If I can straighten out my thoughts on it, I'll write a review post sometime soon.

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