I know this was a holiday weekend, but I kept wondering if women ever really get a “holiday”. I know, I know- we make our own choices, there are good men who help around the house, and blah, blah, blah…but women, especially mothers, are never really on vacation or holiday or whatever. It just doesn’t happen. Laundry doesn’t read the calendar and families are hungry no matter what day it is. Pets need to be fed and let out for a run. Children still get sick and tired and bored and whiny. The refrigerator runs out of milk and the grass still grows.
I guess I thought about all of this because I still got up at 6:30 this weekend. No one told our cat that it was a holiday and she usually gets fed at 6am. By 6:30 she was frantically scratching at our window. And of course my husband is basically deaf. So who got up? And once I was up I started some laundry and made coffee, followed by breakfast, dishes…
I did manage some entertainment this weekend. Robert bought season three of House for us and we watched several episodes. Regular television is still in rerun mode and of course we don’t have cable. I love to watch House! I’m a sucker for medical shows. I remember watching Dr. Kildare, Ben Casey, and Marcus Welby. I was glued to Chicago Hope, and ER. If I had cable I’d probably be a Grey’s Anatomy fan. Show me a white coat and I’m hooked.
Also saw “Disturbia” and “Dejavu”. Robert has one of those accounts where he gets movies every week for a monthly fee. A good plan for summer, but we’ll soon be running out of time to watch movies at all. I’ve watched a few movies with him that I probably wouldn’t have considered on my own- “Disturbia” for instance. I did however, refuse to watch “Blades of Glory”. A mother has to take a stand sometimes! Robert is a real Will Farrell fan. I can’t stand him. (I'm not even sure I spelled his name correctly, and I don't care.)
Just finished reading Daniel Silva’s book, “The English Assassin”. It’s a good read and I’m ready to start “the Unlikely Spy”.
This Friday will be our first home football game. I like to go to the early ones before it gets incredibly cold. Sitting on the bleachers is becoming increasingly difficult for me in my old age and I don’t want to make it worse by getting cold. I need to look around for a really nice cushion for this year. Several boys from our old church are playing and I want to watch them. Don't want to miss a lot of games just because my bones won't cooperate.
Back to school tomorrow. I'm actually looking forward to hearing what my students did this weekend. Later...