It's been snowy and cold here, and I've missed two days of work, which would be a nuisance on a lot of levels, but it turns out to be okay this week. So I've spent a lot of time just hanging around the house, not really accomplishing anything, just kind of having a mini-vacation. I'll go back to work tomorrow (weather permitting and it will permit, darn it!), but the last two days have been restful.
There's a lot to be said for just hiding out and hibernating for a bit. How many times have you gone away on vacation and then come back exhausted? Needing a vacation from you vacation, y'know?
I didn't read much, basically puttered around the house and played on the computer. Oh, I did accomplish some things. Or rather Lillian did, and I helped. Our washer and dryer decided to have their hoses go kerplooey at the same time, so there was water everywhere for a while. But all is fixed now -- yay, Lillian! -- all the drenched towels are washed and dried, and we're back in business.
And we got a cord of wood, which was delivered in the snow, naturally. But it's here and that's nice. We've kept a fire going the last few days, and that's helped the whole relaxation atmosphere.
So yeah, I've been following the news, but I don't have lots to say because I've been on vacation. I'm thrilled that the DoJ isn't going to be defending DOMA, and I'm glad that folks are seeing the real agenda behind the union busting.
But for now, I'm pleased the washer and dryer are functional, that everyone's home safe, that there are leftovers in the fridge, and that we have a heated mattress pad. Sometimes it's the small things, right?
Have a grand Friday and a warm and wonderful weekend!