After I write this week’s newsletter, I’m going into weekend mode. What’s weekend mode?
Every Friday, I knock off work early and do some girlie stuff before Ian gets home. My nails are a train wreck at the moment, for example, and need attention from a professional. Gotta pick up chair cushions from Calico, drop off some books at the post office, and work on some photography. And then I’ll start working on some weekend projects and finalize dinner plans with friends.
We’ve been slowly upgrading our bedroom and the office. The bedroom was painted by professionals last week, after we admitted to ourselves that we couldn’t finish the job before April on our own. In the meantime, I’ve slowly been restocking the bookcases and screwing in switch plates. More pictures when it’s officially done.
We’re making the office into a more of an official work place, and not the red-headed stepchild of a room. Wallpaper is off, and lighting installed.
Looking over my pictures from my cellphone, we spend quite a lot of time eating. This is why I need to drop ten pounds, I think. Tonight, we’re chilling out. We’ll be going to a local Persian place with friends on Saturday night, after dumping Ian at the grandparents’ house. On Sunday, we’re splitting up – Steve and Ian are going to a Super Bowl party, while I’m meeting up with friends in New York City.
What your weekend mode?
6 thoughts on “Weekend Mode (not quite, almost there)”
Talk to me about those bookshelves. I notice they fit over the baseboards. Where did you get them?
My weekend mode is grading. 😦
The bookcases are built-ins. There’s not terribly fancy, but they’re useful. The previous owner put them in two other rooms in the house, so we have plenty of room for books. Still, purging needs to happen. I just did a major purge when we emptied those shelves. A lot of my academic political science books didn’t make the new cut.
Also, these books have been arranged for picture taking purposes. After I’m done with this girly, home decorating, Instagram stuff, Steve is going to pack his side (the left side) with the rest of the books that are piled up in Jonah’s room.
I hate my baseboards. Coincidentally, the day before you posted the pic, I was contemplating how much it would cost to get rid of baseboards and do some other kind of heating.
The bookshelves are pretty and I admire your ability not to pack them full of books.
We are in deep rain mode here. The weather bloggers/record keepers are saying that our last “sunny” day was November 30th, defined as less than 8% clouds. No one here defines sunny that way –I count any day where I can see the blue sky anywhere as a “sunny” day. It has rained every day since Jan 1. I think I just watched a bird tumble out of tree in the window.
I did console myself with some flowers and have been photographing them.
“The weather bloggers/record keepers are saying that our last “sunny” day was November 30th, defined as less than 8% clouds. No one here defines sunny that way –I count any day where I can see the blue sky anywhere as a “sunny” day. It has rained every day since Jan 1.”
I don’t miss it.
This weekend I’m speaking at my UU Fellowship about planning funerals and memorial services. I was involved in planning one for a longtime member last spring (we have no clergy; we’re congregation-led) and it was a challenge. Finally over our colds so my partner and I finally made use of our couples membership at the Y. He’s doing the Superbowl today and I’ll catch up on coursework, but will definitely get outside as it’s supposed to be close to 50.
I am very, very jealous of those built in bookcases. I have two tall ones from Ikea (the more expensive model), one that’s holding together well and the other that I must have just made some small mistake on and have tried repeatedly to fix over the last few years, including taking it apart entirely and reassembling. It looks okay but I know how precarious it is, which is not something you want in an enormous bookshelf.
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