photo of the Ladies of Downton Abbey by Jason Bell for British Vogue
It was a small and quiet winter weekend. Nothing wrong with that. Here are the highlights:
*A visit to the mall on Saturday afternoon. I don't typically do malls, but both pairs of my jeans developed knee-holes in the same week. I went by myself so I could walk straight to the Lucky store. I walked out with three new pairs and hopefully won't have to return to the mall again for a very long time. (I do hate shopping, but I will admit that the afternoon alone-time was quite nice.)
*I am caught up on Downton Abbey. Yes, it is as good as everyone says.
*The usual Saturday morning library visit, playing games, and spending time outside.
*We watched the movie 50/50. It is wonderful. It is an emotional ride, as you'd expect given the premise, but one that is totally worth taking.
*I got to spend Sunday with Nathan, my little guy, and Kevin took Aaron skiing. I had a very nice day at home, cleaning and baking and playing; and they had a great time skiing together for the first time.
Goals for the week:
1. Stretch every morning.
2. Reinstitute the "10 minutes of relaxation after the boys go to bed" rule. I miss them and I need them.
3. Call my sister. Email my cousin. Confirm the timing of our trip to Wilmington. I shouldn't lament my long-distance family if I'm not doing my part to keep in touch.
5. Buy some decent ski gloves. Mine are pitiful, and it's going to be cold in Vermont this weekend! (Did I mention I'm going to Vermont this weekend? Yay!)
Below is a little peek at yesterday's skiing. Only for aunts and grandmothers and other interested parties. Try not to notice the brown grass in the background - the lack of snow is still a little depressing, but at least they can make it for us on the mountain. Aaron is doing great. He is a serious and methodical and careful skier, which I love.