The Ballad of Gilligans' Isle
Five passengers set sail that day,/ For a three hour tour, a three hour tour./ The weather started getting rough,/ The tiny ship was tossed,/ If not for the courage of the fearless crew,/ The Minnow would be lost, the Minnow would be lost.
Because I'm a public school music teacher, my schedule only takes up 4 of the 5-day work week, and this year I have Thursdays off. Typically, this means I have a host of errands to run on Thursdays, from planting and lawn mowing to delivering packages to the post office and taking the dog on a long, draining walk. Today started off no different, with the added component of needing to input the accompaniment of 5 choir pieces into my computer for the concert on Monday. Basically, it was going to be a busy, busy day "off". The morning was basically as planned, granted, I got off to a slow start, but that's the way it goes around here these days. After showering, Olive (pug) and I set off on our long walk around the hill. Two hours later, with my stomach loudly protesting the lack of snacks on our adventure, we returned, and I warmed up some leftover dal and rice (which seem to be some of the only foods that consistently sound good to my stomach these days). After lunch, i was exhausted, and decided to take a quick nap before mowing the lawn and inputting the songs.
Three hours later...
LB walks in the door, home from work, and my first response is "Is it really that late?!?"
Yup, it was. So, it looks like my weekend has scheduled itself, and I'll be heading to the post office tomorrow, and getting the accompaniments ready in between dinner with friends and an engagement party for a high-school chum. Woo-hoo!