The weekend that was: Wendy and a friend of ours went up to the cabin while I chilled out around here, read Liarâ€™s Poker by Michael Lewis and The Return of Depression Economics by Paul Krugman. I had to work a bit & I did the math. Two women, three kids, and a dog in a small cabin. I decided to pass and not interfere with my wifeâ€™s plans for a weekend without me.
It was a good weekend for my introverted part of my personality. Being around some books and a dog and not having to talk to anyone felt pretty good. It would drive me crazy over an extended period but two or three weekends a year and I think it is good for me.
It is Markâ€™s 9th birthday today and we celebrated last night with Lee at Fuddruckers. Sadly Mark didnâ€™t take me up on my challenge to have a one pound burger.
Where I am at the moment: I have biked to work today and when this is published, I am probably choking down some bad coffee.
On my to-do list this week: I need to hire some more staff.
Procrastinating about: I need to get some yard work done here. Reseeding some dead grass, some painting, and some repairs to the fence.
Book Iâ€™m in the midst of: I am reading ReJesus by Alan Hirsch and Michael Frost.
Favorite Photos of the Last Week: Wendy took a couple while up at the lake that I like. This is from where Oliverâ€™s bed is located and is looking towards where the living room and kitchen area is. This one shows where we took out Markâ€™s 3/4 bed and put in a day bed. It also shows the difference in the painted yellow walls and the white unpainted walls.
A quick rant about the 3/4 bed. I know they were quite popular for many years and perhaps people were shorter and skinnier back in the day but how did the designers expect two people to sleep in it. I know that in the day most dogs slept outside but when you get Wendy, Maggi, and myself sleeping in a bed that is significantly smaller than a double bed, it isnâ€™t pleasant. I find myself sleeping up beside the wall and my face goes between the 2×4 studs so we can all fit. My point is that if they are that crowded now, they must have been crowded during the Depression. They are only six inches smaller than a double bed but I think it is a worthwhile investment.
Music that seemed to catch my attention this past week: I donâ€™t think I listened to a single thing this week.
How Iâ€™m feeling about this week: I am feeling okay. Itâ€™s another week of working days and nights which I dislike but for now it is what it is.