Thursday, June 28, 2007

Sixth day without students, second day of summer vacation

School has been over for six days now....and today marks my second official day of summer vacation. The professional development is over, the curriculum work is done (for now at least) and the day stretches before me with nothing to do and nowhere to be.

Yesterday was much the same, and it ended up being exactly what I want my summer to be....what I have been craving for the last several months. I woke up at the deliciously late hour of 7:30 (OK, OK, I know that is not so very late, but keep in mind I've been waking up at 5:00 for school every day) and lazed around in bed watching a movie. I had some bizarre desire to see Garden State or even Elizabethtown but discovered I didn't own either of these movies (a situation I intend to remedy) so I ended up watching Casino Royale. Not so bad. Mindless action with a few romantic encounters thrown in for good measure. I drank two cups of tea and even ate breakfast in bed.....
Then I headed to my mom's house to eat lunch with her and spend a few hours lazing by the pool. Where I finally began reading again. It's been so long since I read a book for pleasure that I almost forgot how much I loved it. Sad really. I have a few new favorite authors, Anna Quindlen, Anita Shreve....and it was glorious to lie in the sun and read.
I returned home and my perfect day continued with some gardening.... planting parsley, pulling weeds.....then I managed to make a yummy dinner (turkey picatta and saffron rice, one of our favorites) and drink some white wine while watching So You Think You Can Dance. I ended my day with a workout and some more time spent reading.

I can definitely get used to this.....

4 comments:

Kelli said...

I am so jealous! Your day sounds perfect. And I would KILL for a pool during this heatwave.
I've had that turkey/rice dish you make before. It IS good.

So, what book did you start reading?

Anonymous said...

YUMMY!!!! that sounds terrific. You deserve that relaxing and poolside lounging. And... as any Mom would say, "I hope that you used some sunscreen."
Mom S

DENVER'S TUMBLING LEAF said...

Fabulous! Sounds awesome...

It sounds to me like we're a lot alike as well. I don't have many readers of my blog either, so I appreciate you commenting on mine too. It's been tough to sit down and write lately, but I just wrote a long one so that should last me a few days!

Dianna said...

That sounds wonderful!! Happy Summer! Relax adn enjoy! You deserve it! :)