October 8th, 2007


No School!

School in our district was out of session today -- with the official excuse being parent-teacher conferences -- but both of our teachers offered to meet afterschool last week, so we were totally free-n-easy today! 
(I love teachers who believe in life outside the ivory tower, or beige box, as the case may be).

Here's what we made of the day:

Sleep: Both girls slept right up 'til the time school would've started this morning.

Organization: Elder daughter sorted out her fabric bin, younger daughter found and rescued all the treasures from underneath her bed, and I put away a whole weekend's worth of laundry.

Costume creation: Um, Halloween is like, this month. Right. So, off to Goodwill where we acquired a few missing components of the little lamb costume and the Dio de los Muertos skeleton witch costume. Oh, how I heart Goodwill and her assorted thrify cousins.

Lunch: Our favorite free-day lunch is at this peaceful little macrobiotic place where my girls ask for seconds and we clear our own plates. Even if we skipped supper tonight, I'd feel good about what went in today.

Play: One friend per daughter arrived after lunch and within two hours I'd witnessed card games, tag games, face painting, reading aloud and a friendship ceremony.

Work: Not the kind of day to plumb my creative depths, so instead I updated the books and bio pages of my Web site -- one of those things I've been meaning to get to but it never seems to make the cut. I'm so glad it finally has.

I don't know about you, but I think 3-day weekends oughta be the norm...