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Whee! Friday is my Day Off…when I do nothing I don’t want to do, and get to have lunch at The Cedars or maybe Thee Barbeque House with Sweet Daddio.
I intend to spend today ignoring the phone (I love caller i.d.) and putting finishing touches on the shelving parts for the entertainment center SD is putting up this weekend. I got everything painted a warm chocolate brown yesterday, and today I’ll be nailing on strips across the front of the plywood to make them look nicely finished instead of mere plywood. I’ll have to do a little touchup painting, but the weather is supposed to be sunny at 75, so gosh….what a hardship…I’ll have to do it all outside.
The pool table arrived yesterday, totally unassembled, of course. We even have to glue the fabric down on the “slate and epoxy composite bed”. This means it’s not really a slate bed, but a slab made of ground up slate and glue….sort of like corian or that granite looking stuff people use for kitchen counters. SD said if the top doesn’t work out we can order a genuine slate bed. Ok.
The box of accessories came as well, cues, balls, racks, all that. The boys are foaming at the mouth to get playing, but SD issued an Edict: No one under 40 will play pool in this house until March 15.
Ok, so it’s Friday. That means I’ll fix something fun for supper tonight, and we’ll eat late, like 7:30 or so. It means, if the weather is right, SD and I will sit on the patio with cold adult beverages and discuss all sorts of stuff…maybe where we might go for a short vacation just the two of us, or when we can go play a round of golf together. Middle-class, pedestrian stuff like that.
Right now I feel like my life is in this comfortable lull. At some point in the future a crisis will unfold, or some sort of earth shaking change..but for now I am treading philosophical water, drinking my coffee peacefully and pondering the ideal placement for daffodil bulbs and daylilies. Right now the biggest worries in my life are the impending graduation of #1, the problematic housebreaking of the weinerdogs, and which posters to hang in the new gameroom.
Have a peaceful and contented weekend. Enjoy some people you like, and eat something tasty and bad for you.