Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Monday, May 2, 2011

Oh, What a Beautiful Day!

I forgot to mention in my last post that a very large portion of my weekend was spent napping. I mean a huge chunk of napping time. Steve waited on me hand and foot from Saturday afternoon until Sunday night, even going so far as to grade the tests I had given my classes on Friday. Oh, and Sunday morning, he made me pancakes! Of course, I had to nap some more after that breakfast. Later that night, I watched the new series, South Riding, on PBS and liked it a lot. (Better than the NY Times did apparently.) Looking forward to the remaining two episodes. Such a beautiful, restful time I had.

Needless to say, I woke up with lots of energy this morning and just bounded through the day, ending with a stroll down to the beach after dinner. (I cooked, just in case you think I'm thoroughly lazy!) I worked the crossword puzzle, then read some more of the book, Relentless Pursuit, I've been engrossed in since I bought it at the Stamford Library booksale. It's about Teach For America; I bought it for my youngest, who is graduating college next weekend (what?!), but I'm reading it first and it's fascinating.

Now I'm off to soak in the tub, knit a little, and read a little. Not a bad life.


  1. All that napping sounds perfect. After tomorrow, I'm off for 12 days. Thrilling. Lots of naps in store!

  2. I just read your post aloud to Keith, who laughed when I asked when he was going to wait on me hand and foot. Oh, well.

    I should nap more! There just so much knitting and beading to do!