Ahh… A weekend off at last!!
After almost 3 weeks of crazy re-arranging my schedule and working extra hours I finally have a weekend off with no commitments to do anything at all! *GRINS* While I love to spend time with my kids, and enjoy the company of friends, I find myself in need of some precious “down time”. In the middle of my grueling 3 weeks at work I found myself trying to fix a perplexing computer problem for someone close to me (but alas, I had no experience with what was wrong – though I was able to find out the cause of one of the problems – Microsoft’s SP2 *big surprise*). While I just wanted to relax when instead I was trying to wrap my tired mind around the odd computer problem, I couldn’t say no. Partially because the person in question is special to me, but also because I can’t leave a computer problem alone… they call to me *laugh*.
Now I’m at the beginning of a blessed weekend off. (Technically it started yesterday after work, but I wasn’t feeling the best when I left work – to the point that when a co-worker who was coming in to work swerved and pretended he was going to hit me with his jeep I was startled only at the last moment… and had he actually been out of control I either would be in the hospital now, or I’d have found out what’s the story on the afterlife *yikes*) So… I’ve decided my weekend off started this morning when I took my first sip of delicious coffee. The only things I have planned to do for my time off are to work on my story – which has taken a back seat for too long now – do a little reading and maybe work on some handmade necklaces. I may also start doing a backup on my computer, since I intend to scrub my system drive and reinstall windows within the next couple of weeks (after my son has moved back out and into his new apartment).
My son was supposed to have moved out on the 1st, but his new landlady was called out of town and won’t be back until tomorrow to meet with him and give him the keys. So… he’s here just a bit longer than planned. While I don’t mind the fact that he’s been here for this past month (so he could save money for moving into his apartment) I am looking forward to having my place back to myself. When my oldest daughter left for the Army in Aug of last year it was a bit of an adjustment to become accustomed to living alone. It was the first time in 20 years that I lived alone. The only time I lived alone when I was 17 for about 8 months, so it wasn’t something I’d become very accustomed to before getting married, having kids and then getting a divorce. Now I love my alone time and having my place to myself. Would I like to have someone to come home to? yes, but at the same time I’m perfectly content to just be on my own.