a pleasant weekend
The just-past weekend was sunny and hot, but still very pleasant and even somewhat restful.
Friday evening we took the girls to the YMCA. They played in the nursery while Crystal and I got to work out. Crystal's been going on a semi-regular basis, but I haven't lifted weights (other than my daughters) in at least six months, and it showed. I worked out to fail on several upper-body machines (it just came earlier than I'd have liked). I was pretty sore on Sunday and still slightly so, but that's good; it means I got a benefit from the session. After about 45 minutes on the weight machines we took the girls into the pool. Cecilia stood up in the shallow end of the big pool for the first time--she was so proud of herself! By the time they were done splashing around, it was too late to cook so we had dinner at our favorite Chinese restaurant. When we got home, the girls were way tired so it was striaght to bed with them, after which Crystal and I watched a movie (Men In Black).
Saturday I meant to get a haircut, but I forgot. My hair is by no means long but I'm in dire need of a trim. Cecilia watched My Neighbor Totoro and really liked it. Along with Kiki's Delivery Service, Cecilia seems to be developing a taste for Hayao Miyazaki's excellent anime, which of course is my plan (although it'll be awhile before I lay Princess Mononoke on her--too many decapitations). After we got the kids settled, Onye came over for dinner, coffee and conversation. We spent a pleasant several hours just chatting. Unfortunately, by 11 pm or so I was really drooping despite the strong Hawaiian coffee, so after Onye departed I crashed. Crystal was not so lucky; the caffeine prevented her from sleeping until after 4 am.