Last Sunday at this time spring break was just beginning and we were recovering from our trip to the Mall of America. Today I am forced back to reality and thinking about going to work tomorrow. I had a relaxing break, but I am ready to be in a routine again.
I had high hopes of organizing my home and doing some spring cleaning, but on Monday Little Sister got sick at school and ended up home with the stomach flu for 2 and a half days. Not what she or I wanted, really. So, I decided to enjoy lying around with her and get some leisure reading done.
This weekend is hopefully the last weekend that my husband will be consumed by wrestling until the fall. He left Thursday afternoon and returned last night at 2 AM. Today he is too tired to accomplish much - although he has enjoyed some NCAA basketball on television. Our new treadmill has been sitting in our garage for a few weeks just waiting to be assembled. This is a big project so I am trying to be patient as I wait, but my 12 mile run this morning on our treadmill with a broken running board (think of running while trying to avoid a small trench) was not ideal. That's the farthest I have ever run on a treadmill and while my legs are a bit tired, I feel just sort of drained- more than I thought I would.
Although the cleaning plans were initially derailed, I did manage to come up with 4 large garbage bags full of things I am getting rid of. Today I went through our CD collection - so 1990s, I know - and weeded them out. The idea is we can get rid of our stereo system and buy an iPod docking station and speakers and join everyone else in 2013.
Although the calendar might tell us it is spring, we awoke this morning to snow. I am so over winter. Right now Big Sister is whipping up a batch of these oatmeal chip cookies which I might have to taste test. Middle Sister and Little Sister are busy playing dress up - a game I am not very fond of since it seems to consist of them taking tons of clothes off their hangers and trying them on. They NEVER re-hang everything they get out. I plan on ignoring this for a bit and returning to the couch to read Erica Bauermeister's new book, The Lost Art of Mixing.