After making it through Valentine’s Day a.k.a.
without incident and maybe even a little creativity
I’ve been rewarded with a 4-day weekend. A 4-day weekend, hooray!!! Thankfully George Washington and Abraham Lincoln both had birthdays in February!
I met with a parent yesterday after school and she mentioned her wish to have a long weekend every month. I’d even take a 3 day weekend. Having an extra day (or more) tacked onto the weekend is heavenly. Weekends usually fly by. Most of it is spent on chores and errands that aren’t taken care of during the week and possibly a social outing. By the time those are over, weekend’s over. Having that extra day to just be makes a world of difference.
In fact, this morning I woke up rather early (for some crazy reason) and completed all my chores and errands by about 12:30. It has been ages since I’ve washed my car. We’ve had rain forecasted on and off for the last several weeks. It’s rarely rain that washes off the car, but rather causes little mud puddles when it spits. I’m not someone who is ever too concerned about the car, but it’s a nice feeling to have it clean and sparkly and to not have to worry about it for another several months.
With all the have-tos done, I went out to a movie tonight. We saw Quartet which is based on the stage play of the same name, written by Ronald Harwood. What a sweet movie.
It takes place in a retirement home for musicians. I haven’t been able to find whether it’s based on a true story and/or if there is really such a thing as a musician’s retirement home. But what a concept huh? The best parts of the movie were when the various characters would break into song or play the piano, clarinet, cello, etc. Children visited for lessons from the residents. Plus, the home and its surroundings were breathtaking.
A meteorite? Wow! The footage on the rare event in Russia was something wasn’t it. I would imagine witnessing that would make you think the world was ending. Since it’s a 4-day weekend, I’m glad it didn’t end.
The best part of a long weekend is when, even though the first day is over, there are still three more days left!