Weekend Plans Post: The Plans That Changed
Way back in July, Maribou and I planned for me to take off the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day so I could help her out when she’d be going through a medical rough patch. Well, in November, she told me that her bestie out on the West Coast sent an invite for the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day (because everybody at their work has that week off) and, when Maribou said “I’d be doing this medical thing”, they said “great! We’ll just spend the week on the couch!”
And so I not only have a weekend in front of me, I have a week off entirely. A week that had been planned out to take care of Maribou… but she told me “hey, you did the rough part already… let my friends help out too.”
So I went to my boss and told him what was up and asked if he needed me to come into work for the days I had already requested off and he told me in no uncertain terms that I had to take that week off and like it.
And so now… Christmas is over. I have had the Christmas Eve dinner with mom and the Christmas Day bacchanalia (but with presents rather than wine) at the sister’s is behind us and Maribou is en route. And now I’m sitting here in the basement thinking “jeez… now what?”
I know, by stuff I’ve done in weekends past, that I could probably visit Costco or Petsmart or that sort of thing but I did this silly thing where I made sure that I loaded up enough that I wouldn’t have to go there for a month after the last time I went. So most of my errands are done. And, heck, going to King Sooper’s is easy too because I’ll only be cooking for one for the next week. But I think I have nothing else required of me.
So… what do people DO?
(Featured image is “Wanderer above the Sea of Fog” by Caspar David Friedrich. It’s in the public domain.)