Friday, February 14, 2020

Plans for the Week

This is one of those days when I'm just going to have to start typing and hope that a blog post emerges. Sometimes I know what I'm going to write about and sometimes, like this morning, I haven't the foggiest idea.

Today is our last workday before February break. We're off all next week. It's sometimes known as "Ski Week," because many students and their families hit the slopes in France or Switzerland -- which is something I will definitely not be doing. I've never snow skied and I don't intend to start now.

Instead, Dave and I will be staying in England, and most likely not venturing far from home. I have vague plans to do some things around the house, and I'd like to get out and experiment more with the metal detector that Dave gave me a couple of years ago. I haven't used it much and I'd like to see what it can do. So far, all I've managed to find is one bottle cap.

I might take a day trip or two. I'd also like to get some reading done. See how I've declared in my blog sidebar (at right) that I'm reading "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean? That's a blatant falsehood. I haven't even started it yet. I've been meaning to start it for weeks now and yet I had to catch up on all my New Yorkers and keep going on the Newbery books and yadda yadda.

And we have to prune the roses. And fix the garden fence.

There is no shortage of tasks to occupy our time!

(Photo: Soho, a couple of weeks ago.)


  1. Who wrote "Yadda Yadda"? By the sound of it, I suspect it might be one of America's intellectual giants - also President Trump's top adviser - Fred Flintstone.

  2. LOL -- that was "yabba dabba," but close enough. :)

    I think "yadda yadda" came from Seinfeld. Or at least that's where I first heard it!

  3. Sounds like you have a busy week ahead! Good luck.

  4. Enjoy the week. Start reading the book or I’ll never again believe anything you say (not true; I will never doubt you after that confession). Yada yada yada was around before Seinfeld. They repeated many of the conversations my friends and I used to have (although we were never so clever or funny. I wish!)

  5. Yes. I doubt you'll be bored with your week. I need to catch up on my New Yorkers too!

  6. And Walking Olga, There Always IS Something To Do

    Be Well,

  7. Enjoy your week off. I had to laugh when you confessed you hadn't read that book.

  8. sounds like you have plenty to keep you occupied next week.

  9. Sometimes it's just the right thing to stay at home and do work on a few quiet projects.

  10. A week off at home is a good thing. You can get so much done... or nothing at all. That's the fun part!

  11. “The LibraryBook” is gripping. Get to it!

  12. It's like the oft-heard comment about retirement: I don't do much but it seems to occupy all of my time.

  13. A week to get all those things done sound like plenty of time but, I know from experience that it will fly by! Enjoy it all.

  14. I have days like that too where I don't know what I'm going to write about, but eventually a post appears. Enjoy your week off from work. Relax and do whatever feels good. You have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

  15. I can never understand people who say they're bored at home as I never EVER have enough time to do all the things - work or play - that I want to do. I do find that having time off is a double-edged sword, though - I plan so much and I never get it all done. I hope your time goes better than mine usually does :)

  16. David: Thanks! I may need it! :)

    Mitchell: That was the genius of Seinfeld. They took conversations we could all identify with and elevated them to a hilarious level of absurdity.

    Ms Moon: As I always tell people, The New Yorker is both a blessing and a curse.

    Padre: Well, that's true. We never lack for something to do with Olga around!

    Colette: Not yet, but I intend to!

    Ellen: Indeed.

    Red: Yeah, we need some home time, I think.

    Robin: Well, I'm hoping for the former, because we have plenty to do!

    Margaret: I just started it last night and I'm already hooked!

    Catalyst: Ha! That does describe life around here too, at least during vacations.

    Sharon: It's easy to think I have all the time in the world, but I know that's deceptive!

    Edna: I've found that if I just sit down and start writing, something will emerge. Maybe not very profound, but something.

    Jenny-O: I agree. I've never understood the concept of boredom. There's always something to do.