Thursday, April 30, 2009
weekend fun ahead
Hope you don't mind more garden photos, but I like to share the spring bounty. These are all shots of a favourite Japanese maple, so fresh and delicate and precise as it opens out leaves and flowers.
For all my whining and procrastinating (and perendinating -- thanks Puttermeister), I've got over half my first draft of one paper done, and I know the second one will be easier, so I'm going to kick back a bit over the weekend (altho' I've packed my files and will probably do a bit of writing).
So what form will kicking back take? Well, we have opera tickets for Saturday night -- Salome, a pretty dramatic way to close the season, and we're bringing my mom. She was so excited when I mentioned the possibility on Monday that I went ahead and bought the extra ticket; Tuesday she was ill but determined to be better by Saturday -- I've got my fingers crossed. She's had a tough time with chemo, and the hair loss has really bothered her; a night at the opera would be a well-deserved treat.
I'm also really looking forward to a shopping-and-lunch date with my 17-year old niece. We did this last September and it was such fun! Don't tell my daughters, but they're not getting any younger, moving into their late 20's and early 30's, and someone's got to keep me in touch with what the young folks are wearing ;-)
And with any luck, I'll visit the little girl who'll keep me informed about youthful fashion after my niece is too old -- yes, Nola should be back from her first beach vacation and I should get some cuddle time in. I hope you have some pleasant and relaxing weekend plans as well.