This is the view from my front door. It’s sunny, the birds are chirping away, the morning temps are nice and cool and yet when I step out to greet it, there’s no sense of adventure in my step because once again, my weekend plans got shot down.
If I could sing or even write a song, it would be one of those drippy ballads you hear on the radio. I made the mistake of listening to Barry Manilow and now I am all doom and gloom. It’s life. Things don’t work out as planned but The Teen’s summer class is wrecking this entire summer. No trips to the fair, no beach trips, there just isn’t enough time in the day to get the work done and it’s getting to all of us.
Part of my problem is my own expectation of what summer should be. In my head, it’s all BBQs and picnics and beach trips with stops at the fruit stand on the way home. It’s reading a stack of books “this high” while soaking up rays on the beach with the sounds of summer surrounding me. To me, that is summer.
Next summer will be better right? I sure hope so. Now, I am looking forward to fall and all the stuff that comes with it, high school football, big pots of chili simmering on the stove, the smell of roasting turkey.
Anyway, back to the present. It’s Sunday and I have no big plans.
What am I reading?
I am reading The Curiosity. Very interesting reading about reanimation, time travel, etc. I am still reading House of Leaves but I am having trouble focusing on it with all that is going on. Right now, I need books that take me to a different place so if it’s not fitting the bill, I am just putting it aside for now.
What am I cooking?
Not sure yet. I have to go to the market (exciting!) but what I really feel like doing is just going out somewhere. We are still trying to be careful with money so dinners out are rare these days. Maybe we’ll grill something.
What am I watching?
We have been watching Three’s Company. It’s such a throwback to the past but The Girl is loving it and so am I. However, I was checking out Netflix the other day and I found a Bond movie that The Girl and I have not seen yet, Never Say Never Again. Later this evening, we have a date to watch it together.
That’s my Sunday. What are you doing? Reading? Cooking?