This morning I announced to my office (i.e. Marc) that I was going to take it easy. I was just going to hang out and not do much unless somebody asked me to. Marc had no problem with that.
Within seconds, somebody asked me to do something. And then I barely got to sit down for the next several hours.
Everyone agrees I never should have said it out loud.
I did take a break around 3. I swapped my hiking boots (de rigueur daily wear) for trail runners. I found them under my desk when we were packing up to move. Who knew? They're pretty new looking too. They squeak, which is probably why I quit wearing them way back when. Anyway, wearing my new-looking trail runners of squeakiness, I took off for a quick walk-jog. Mostly a jog actually. It was very pleasant. I may have said it before, but I will say it again: I am so lucky to have found a form of exercise that I like so much. Why do I like it so much more now than when I ran cross country in high school? It's a mystery.
JD had plans this evening. I was invited if I wished to go, but I've been to a car nerd event once before and it was so dull that I am still matte colored. So I declined. Instead, I went to see the new Harry Potter movie! So exciting! I haven't been to a movie in ages, and I *love* the Harry Potter series. The movie did not disappoint. I was spellbound. (Hee!) Seriously, it's a long movie, and I didn't notice the time passing. Okay, I noticed the aches I always get in the movie theater seating, but other than that I was unconscious of time. Lovely movie. Can't wait to see the other half.
On the way home, apprehensive about the state of my house (because I'd left the kittens out while I was away), I distracted myself by totaling the cost of the event. $12.25 for a ticket. $6 for popcorn. $1 for the Zevia soda I smuggled in. (I feel so guilty! But they don't offer caffeine free stevia sweetened diet soda at the theater.) Nearly twenty dollars I spent to take myself out for popcorn and a movie. That's definitely date-worthy expenditure. And I must say I'm an excellent date. I didn't hog the knee room, spill the popcorn, or burp during a quiet scene. I was wonderful company.
The house was still standing when I got home. I haven't counted heads yet but there aren't any trails of blood so I'm assuming everybody survived. Tonight will also be the kittens' first night not locked up while we are sleeping. Likely it will not be a restful night. Those kittens can get their rumble on. They rebound off of the walls and balusters. It creates a tremendous racket. How does such a small animal sound so much like an elephant when it runs?