Friday night J and I had our friends Jayme and Kooze over for dinner. J made a stir-fryish meal with veggies and seitan and we played Taboo. We also bought the crunchy version of Biore strips and had a nose-cleaning party. Tons 'o' fun.
We spent Saturday afternoon in bed doing homework. It was an all-out snugglefest...both of my cats were thrilled to have so much people-time.
Doing homework early on in the day left us plenty of time to hang around outside. We spent much of the afternoon with our friends Alex and Christy sipping coffee, eating Thai food and watching the sun set over the lake. I got to see a pair of ducks gliding over the water and had one of those moments where everything else disappeared and I felt completely content. I've made a conscious decision to spend more time listening and watching nature...I think it's something I need.
Sunday was laundry day. I did some homework, as well, outside at the coffee shop. I spent the rest of the daylight hours on the porch, listening to the cardinal (the one bird besides the crow and pigeon that I can identify by sound) that lives in my 'hood, reading Mary Oliver's poetry and writing in a journal. The trees are still bare so I can see the lake and the sunset from my porch.
It was truly a lovely weekend. I hope I can let go of school enough to enjoy more...and still hold on to school enough to finish the semester with high grades.