We so excited!
(You hate me now, don’t you? It’s okay, I kind of hate me now, too.)
Welcome to the weekend. Finally. It wasn’t the longest of weeks, nor was it the busiest (much appreciated after the hell that was last week). But it was a work week, at a place that I despise, so: the weekend is always welcome.
The plans for the weekend are low key:
- Get some writing done. My husband is also working on a creative piece, and I suggested that we both set aside an hour to work on things. I need to get a jump on this upcoming short story class, and he wasn’t able to make as much progress on his piece thanks to some volunteer obligations. I’m sort of dreading this, but I need to write (something that’s not the blog, that is). I will cue up Coffitivity and Freedom to get some writing done.
- I’m taking my bike to the bike shop to get a light mounted on it. I’d like to bike to work for as long as possible this fall, so a light is definitely in order. While I’m there, I plan to stop by the bagel shop for a half-dozen delicious bagels.
- I have three jobs to apply for; one closes on Monday, so that gets top priority. They all seem like solid positions, so here’s hoping someone calls me sometime soon.
- The husband and I are going to try to find some activities we can plan for (gulp) his parents’ visit. We like to keep them as distracted as possible so they don’t resort to grilling us out of boredom. We also keep them away from our favorite haunts because we want the staff to keep on liking us, so finding new things is always in order when they visit. It’s exhausting.
- I’ll need to do some editing for my own volunteer position. It shouldn’t be too bad; I cleared a lot of the staff inbox last weekend, and volumes have been manageable since I found new volunteers (I’ll explain this, kind of, in future posts).
- I’m baking cookies for funsies. At this year’s National Book Festival, Pati Jinich (of PBS’ “Pati’s Mexican Table“) spoke in the Contemporary Life tent. The husband and I have been enjoying the recipes from her cookbook, and she mentioned puerquito cookies as a must make. And because I want cookies … I’m making them. I even got a piggie cookie cutter from Amazon. (On a side note: Ms. Jinich seems like the sweetest, coolest person ever. I want her to be my new best friend.)
- Finish reading Lean In and move onto something new. So many choices here at Casa Writer, but I’m thinking I’ll pick up The Good Lord Bird by James McBride. He was also at the National Book Festival and was my favorite speaker this year. I can’t wait until his talk is up on the Library of Congress’ web—Um, hmm. That may take a while.
That’s about it. Even though we so excited, there’s nothing too exciting going on.
How about you? What’s shakin’ in your neck of the woods?