This weekend is just what I needed...it is the perfect mix of outside in beautiful weather, with Mr. K, and inside watching drama on the telly, which I almost never do. Sadly, GF is not here, and I miss her since I don't see her during the week, being away in Uni City. On the other hand, it is nice - and exactly, exactly, what I'm craving - to speak to no one except the dog and dog park people for multiple days. Talk about recharging the batteries.
Yesterday I took Mr. K out for over two hours in the stunning, sunny morning, then came home, ate favourite/treat foods for lunch (veggie salama sandwich with pickles on - yum!), then spent the afternoon watching the three-hour BBC miniseries-ness of Tipping the Velvet (which I loved - I thought it had a great deal more complexity than the book, which is rare). I discovered, then, that I had forgotten to pick up a key ingredient for mac and cheese, so made myself lemon fettucine instead, and then settled in to watch the three BBC hours of Fingersmith (a bit upsetting for over-sensitive me, but satisfying overall). What a great day. I didn't do a stitch of work.
Today I took the dog out to another dog park - on another beautiful morning. I marvel at what lovely places dog parks are. Dogs bring out the best in people, they really do. I will have another sandwich, and then go out again into the beautiful day - this time on my bike, which is my preferred mode of transportation in Home City - to do a couple of errands. Pick up a book or two at the library so I can finish preparing for this conference I'm going to this week, and maybe check out a skirt I've had my eye on, and pick up the key ingredient for the mac and cheese. I will settle down with my comfort food tonight and watch another DVD...a friend who's a film critic has given us a big old stack of good films to watch. I also should do some work - some grading, and some reading for my little reading group/dyad tomorrow - but it's so nice to just be able to fit that in among all the treats of the day.
I love having this block of time with the dog, just me and him, hanging out. Here's a recent picture of Mr. K that captures him in all his jauntiness, which is really on display this weekend in the beautiful weather. This was from a couple of weeks ago at my friend's cottage: