Saturday, March 14, 2009

The great escape

When you've been married for 10 years (and you're happy, I think that has something to do with it) it's hard to hide much of anything from your husband, I should know, I try really hard sometimes. I'm not talking about some great, deep, dark secret, I'm just talking about my bad mood today which I'm blaming on three things: the wet, gloomy weather, at least 3 solid weeks of someone being very sick in the house, the inability to get back in the groove and resume life as normal, and the wet, gloomy weather. Make that four things.

So he basically kicked me out of the house, informing me that he'd do the vaccuming since he was better at it anyway (I tried not to let that comment piss me off), and told me to "take the afternoon off". Done deal, no arm-twisting required. I packed up the computer and some things to drop off at a friend's house, and left special instructions not to dry my yoga and running tights should he happen to throw in any laundry (hint, hint) and drove away without regret.

My clandestine destination was merely the library where I could surf, play, read, look at and listen to all the things that dial-up doesn't allow at my house. How different will things be when they come to bury our cable! I'm keep my eyes open for "Miss Utility" on a daily basis.

My to do list:
1. Listen to pandora! I found this link from the shutter sisters blog and am in heaven. Typed in Cold Play and am still wondering how in the world they know all my favorite music! I had no idea I could open a browser, find my music, minimize it, open another browser and the music would still play! I am SO technologically naive it's embarrassing.
2. Do some research for a certain girl's 7th birthday party next weekend. Think I have it figured out. (these parties always stress me out, anyone else?)
3. Get down to the nitty gritty on copyrighting my work. Think I get that now too.
4. Thank awesome repeat customers who put my baby booties on top of cakes!

Really the list could have been a hundred points long. I think I've been in here for over 2 hours! One guy came and sat outside the room I'm in as if I was going to leave any time soon so he could have it. He finally got tired of waiting and left! This is a day of serious computer over-indulgence and I don't feel bad at all.

But the cell phone just rang, I was wondering how long that would take. Seems John's fever is back, 101. How many days now? Something else must be going on. Reality sets back in and I'm headed home. Pizza's on the menu tonight and those doughs won't make themselves. Anyway, it was fun while it lasted.


Pamela said...

Glad you had a good afternoon out! The o-wool is still making a daily appearance on the front porch to return inside at dusk. I hope you return to knitting and other fun soon.

John - I hope you feel better soon!

puffthemagicrabbit said...

Poor guy. Hope he's feeling better real soon.

Glad you got a bit of a time out.