This has been an odd weekend. Friday was the best weekend day I've had in at least 4 months, and I'm not exaggerating about that. On weekends, I tend to overwhelm myself with thinking about the chores I need to finish, the cleaning I need to do, the things I have to write and the things I want to write, and I get to a point where I can't focus on anything because no matter what I pick to do, everything else seems more important, so I end up accomplishing nothing.
However, I hadn't realized I had Good Friday off work till this week. So I decided that since I hadn't expected to have the day off, and therefore hadn't expected to accomplish anything, I would honestly do nothing. And because I removed all the pressure from myself, I actually got things done: a fair amount of writing, two loads of dishes, three loads of laundry, and some other odd jobs.
I also finally got Sim City 4 set up on the not-so-new-anymore desktop computer, which is a massive project because I collect user-made buildings from SimTropolis like nobody's business. And I had to set up the Startup Manager, which has actually been refined and is much much more subtle than the old version I had, which put a big grin on my face. Vanderaap
on the STEX make amazing BATs of Dutch buildings, and I've had ambitions to play a region with only that style of building. But it took me over 2 hours to get all the files unzipped and installed and set up correctly.
Yesterday and today? More like the standard weekend. Didn't get a lot done because I went over to ESP's for dinner as usual yesterday, then developed a severe sinus headache and have been lying down almost all day today. But Friday was very good and relaxing.
will probably be visiting this week, so I'm hoping to take at least a half-day off to visit with her. That's not necessarily relaxing, as she has an extremely strong personality and I have a feeling there will be some in-depth discussions about mutual friends that she's worried about, but it's still nice to see her.
Oh - I almost forgot that I nearly wrecked the car at 2:30 am last night. I was driving slow in the inch of gloppy snow we got, but when I went through the curve on the temporary exit ramp they've set up in the Crosstown Highway construction, the car just started sliding. I somehow managed to get through the left-hand concrete barriers and orange barrels before it started turning, and I kept waiting to either slide down the embankment or smash into the right-hand concrete barriers. But I somehow ended up stopping perpendicularly, like I was trying to blockade the roadway, without doing any damage to anything. I backed the car up a bit and got turned around and home okay. Though my horrific headache had already started at that point, and I have to admit that I didn't even get an adrenaline rush when it happened - I just thought, "Great. I feel like crap
, I do not want to have to deal with wreckers and police reports right now."