Yesterday afternoon was dragging. I have a ton of things to do. Lots of work. And lots going on. Our summer is pretty maxed out already. And I was starting to feel the effects of grinding out the summer. Needed some oasis. And boy did I get it.
Yesterday was the first official day of summer for Micki. She had to work Mon-Wed, so she was excited for yesterday. She took Grace with the neighbors kids and moms and they all went to Cascades Park to play. It was chilly yesterday. Then a surprise! Rachel Kono called to see if Grace could spend the night. So, Micki called and said G was off to Konos for the night. A night I had already earmarked for working ’til 1 or 2 on some projects.
But, you know how you kind of get when you’re just working, working, working, with no end in site? Need an oasis sometimes. I told Micki I wasn’t gonna work on anything. Wanted to go on a date night with her. No work. All play. And we did! We went to KFC (romantic, eh?) for dinner and then saw Batman Begins. The best Batman movie by far. Then we headed home, turned on the Pistons game, played Triominoes, and headed for bed…to watch the game of course…
It was a great night. Looking away from all responsabilities and urgencies. And looking to each other. Enjoying some moments together. Focusing on something other than a task. It was great. I know I’ve got lots to do this weekend. Lots of work. Maximus’s birthday party is tonight with around 40 people coming and temps topping around 68. Pool will be iffy. Video to finish up for a client. Bills to do. Yada yada. But you know, I think it’s gonna be through a different lens than if I hadn’t pushed it all aside to have fun. With my best friend.