April just keeps creeping us closer and closer to summer. Every time I have to look at the date for something my mind just exclaims, “Damn! Already?!”.
My child has officially completed her 9th grade work and is basking in a few weeks of non-committal bliss before her busy summer of living out of a suitcase begins. Three different, week-long camps and a 2 week visit with her dad/possible trip to D.C. have me scrambling to make sure she’s got plenty of everything she needs before I look at the calendar, realize that another month has passed and my mind exclaims something a bit more vulgar than, “Damn!” in reaction to my lack of preparedness.
While I am happy about not having to work 3 days this week, I am scrambling to squeeze in 4 different appointments this week for both me and my daughter. These and other plans will require commutes to the Capital. Every. Single. Day. For four days.
But at least I will be getting in some overdue time with the girlchild, and neither of us will have to be rising early since I purposefully made as many afternoon appointments as possible!
But I digress. It’s been a while, so here’s what’s up:
WHAT I’M READING
In short – information about selling houses, best practices following a home inspection, the final revision of our house plans, and a lot of fine print. Books are on hold. In fact, the only thing I really read for pleasure is Twitter or Buzzfeed – mindless, numbing, entertainment drivel. It keeps me from wanting to stick a fork in my eye after reading about real estate transactions.
WHAT I’M HEARING
Podcasts? Nope. No concentration for those either right now. I find myself in the depths of mucho-anxiety at this particular point in the selling process, and therefore I revert to familiar, comforting music. Something that soothes my aggravated brain and floats me into work or back home on a wave of Lionel Richie or Elton John.
WHAT I’M WATCHING
You probably haven’t heard of it, but there’s this little HBO series called “Game of Thrones”, and it’s in the final episodes. I’ve missed a good chunk of the storyline here and there, but I have done what I could to catch up on things because I’ve always loved the show and the books and I’m not going to NOT watch the end play out in real time.
Because my child is a Marvel movie fanatic, I succumbed to her pleas and pre-bought tickets for Avengers: End Game. We have a date for it on Friday and I can only hope that she can contain her excitement. She is already wound up about the ending of this particular franchise of stories and has been since the last Avengers movie premiered!
Tomorrow is my Friday, and at the end of it, I have a date with my hairdresser as I begin my days of
vacation not working.
By the time I get back to the office next Monday, I’ll have fresh colors in my hair, new hormones in my body, and, hopefully, a little bit of built-up relaxation to see me through until I can break away again.