I’m having trouble coming up with what to write about today. This is not something you care about. It’s not something I care about. But there it is, staring straight at me. What to write about today. I had a weekend, you’d think I’d done stuff. And I did! But, really? It wasn’t story worthy.
It was hot on Saturday. Really really hot. Some people on Facebook and Elissa on twitter said I shouldn’t whine about it. But 95 degrees is miserable anywhere you live, especially miserable without AC. It made Kamel and I really grumpy and really sweaty and made normal tasks, like walking down the street, feel like the worst ideas ever. Also wearing pants. Pants became a torture. We laid on the floor in our living room instead of on the our little leather sweat-mobile couch. We couldn’t sleep, our knee pits sweated, and we took pictures of our thermostat in our apartment totally maxed out at passed 90 degrees. We moaned about how hot we were out loud to each other. We avoided skin on skin contact. We ate two entire watermelons. We heard the water swishing around in our stomachs every time we shifted.
And! The most exciting thing of our entire weekend was our framing-purchasing, photo-printing, custom-ordering of (1) the wedding photos we finally decided on getting printed (a year later), (2) framing rare movie art Kamel has from Jurassic Park, and (3) finally finally finally having the print I bought at the Louvre of Venus and a sketch Maris brought back for me from Paris matted and framed. It was an expensive little weekend but we can cross major items off our summer to-do list. I can’t wait to show you the finished project!
We also spent a lot of time brain storming on how to make our house and life more efficient. And the first plan of action is to create a real work space that does not involve sitting in the living room with the TV on in the background. It also involves taking risks and putting my nose to the grindstone, but neither of those things are particularly thrilling.
And now it’s Monday and I got up at 530 and I worked out and will soon be heading off to work. Operation stay productive even in the face of mountains of laundry continues.
How was your weekend? What’s on tap for this week? What have you crossed off your summer to do list?