Luckily my sickness turned out to be a little 24 hour thing and was gone by the time the weekend actually arrived. But in my commitment to resting I devoted some time to finish reading "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian." I was only about 5 pages in to begin with, which I started somewhere around 2 years ago when Fisher first read it (he's read it three times now). But I devoured the remaining 224 pages in about 2 hours. I laughed on all the pages that I didn't cry big tears that plopped back down onto the poignantly written pages. If you haven't read this book, do. If I was rich I'd send you all a copy to ensure that you do read it someday. Such a lovely book.
I also got a text on Saturday from a dear soul-mate of a friend of mine saying "it's time . . ." which I knew meant there was a sweet new little baby making his way into the world. While awaiting word of his arrival and in need of the perfect book to read after just finishing such an amazing book I went back to Powell's and got State of Wonder, the one I wished I had gotten the last time I was there (so far so I am really glad I went back for it.). Leaving M+L at home, I made Fisher go with me (alone time? what's that?) and as his reward for keeping me company we got a little dinner at the Sapphire Hotel. The best part was the dessert I had - homemade fresh mint ice cream topped with hazelnut brittle and caramel. And the glass of red wine, that was pretty good too.
Sunday I spent with my friend and her sweet new babe at the hospital. Her husband was spending some quality time with her older son and so we got a few hours of alone time to just talk and eat rice crackers with goat cheese, nibble on dark chocolate and say "he's just so cute!' at least once every 2 seconds. And he is so cute. Nothing like a sweet little new baby. So I didn't sit around and watch bad TV and rest but this was in fact much more refreshing and relaxing, and I am so glad I made the plan to make no plan. Worked out perfectly.
How was your weekend?