a lovely weekend
As should be obvious by now, I took the weekend off. It was a delightful and restful experience. For those of you who can't get enough of the Continuing Adventures of Gregory, here's a brief recap:
Friday, Sept. 13
My three-year-old loves going downtown, and this afternoon, as my wife and girls were running errands, she suggested they drive by and meet me after work. We walked up to the fountain at Monument Circle and wandered around. We dropped into Borders, where I picked up a copy of Miles Davis' Kind of Blue for eight bucks (!). Then, since it was getting close to six, we decided to go ahead and eat downtown. When we got home, I was pleased to find a birthday package containing a nice card and a DVD of the Hong Kong flick Shaolin Soccer. After getting home and getting the girls to bed, we watched the new DVD, after which I stayed up until 1:30 am playing Resident Evil 2.
Saturday, Sept. 14
I spent a lot of time with the girls Saturday. After Saturday morning cartoons (when I was a kid, cartoons only came on Saturday mornings; these days kids with cable can get 'em on Nickelodeon or Disney Channel every day) and Godzilla vs Megalon, I took the girls to the Children's Museum while my lovely wife was teaching. After lunch and a nap, my wife had to go out again for a choir performance, and I took the girls to the park. After feeding and bathing them, I had no trouble getting them to fall asleep. Unfortunately, the same held true for me; sitting down on the couch to (re)read The Lord of the Rings, I dozed off at about 8:30. And I was so deeply in the throes of Morpheus that when my wife woke me, I apparently told her I wanted to go back to sleep, so I stayed there on the couch until about 5 in the morning.