For a week the meteorologists have been forecasting an ice storm for the Midwest; to come in Sunday through Tuesday. As usual, the closer it gets things change. Today, I am off, due to the holiday, but I’m glad to not have to be out in this mess.
A few weeks ago when the Chiefs won, Adam and I thought about going to the playoff game. I even booked a hotel. Tickets weren’t exactly cheap, but we could have pulled it off. He made arrangements to switch weekends he had his daughter so we could go. Just about when we were going to buy tickets the adult in us came out and we decided against it. It just didn’t seem like a smart move, financially.
Friday the NFL announced with the anticipated ice storm the game time was being moved from noon to 7:30. I was secretly excited to get to watch it inside, on the couch, warm! I planned on making some snacky things; even though it was going to be just us. I packed up a bunch of things – he’s a bachelor, with a tiny kitchen and little to no “kitchen things”. I had baked him some mini loaves of banana bread the night before with the forgotten bananas, and decided to use up the eggs and ground sausage I had to make an egg bake / casserole. I also made some bacon wrapped smokies. Far too much food for two people. He’ll have leftovers for quite some time.
In the middle of it all, I decided [well I already knew] that his kitchen was not clean enough to my standards, hah! So I gave it an overhaul. A much needed one. We watched the Packers / Cowboys game, and then ultimately watched the Chiefs lose.
We went up to bed; as he had to work today, and I laid awake, for no reason really but then I got to thinking about the ice storm; finally a few hours later, I woke him up and said I was going to just head home, ahead of the storm.
The roads got better as the ice storm / sleet / freezing rain was chasing me; but as I pulled in to North Liberty to get gas [my light was very close to coming on] the side roads were shitty and it was downright horrible. I was glad to have decided to come home.
I slept in; let me tell you, sleep is a great thing… I think on weekends, or days off, is when my body plays catch up from the week. I’ve spent some time in my office, okay, I’ve been in here all day. I’ve finalized a Scentsy order, helped a friend join my team and take advantage of the $49 join special. I’m planning out my week and now I think I’ll head to the couch for a little catching up of what’s on the DVR!
Long weekends sometimes backfire in that I like routine, schedules but I feel like I’ve gotten caught up on a lot. Starting next weekend through the end of the month it’ll be a whirlwind of affairs. Head shots, a Sunday work meeting, then starting the 24th I’ll be in WL for the rest of the month. Including dropping the car off and getting a loaner while some routine maintenance + some repair is done.That shouldn’t take too long
While house / dogsitting is sort of a pain, I know that the days are numbered with Turbo, so I enjoy that. Plus it’s kind of nice to turn off life for a bit. I get a lot of reading done, and just step away from social media some. Granted, there’s internet / wifi but not having my office with me, I can detach a bit.
Okay, I think I hear some cookies needing to be made / baked and some DVR needing to be watched.