Thursday, March 4, 2010

At This Moment...


I'm still at work. It's 6:30. School was out hours ago.
I should be busy and productive. I'm not. I'm putzing.
And piddling.

Do you piddle?

Sheesh! I wanna go home!! I don't wanna work!
So, go home, you say. Oh, but I can't. Because.
I do have a good reason, you know.

I have plans this weekend.

Birthday plans. Yes, I know. My birthday was back in September.
We believe in delayed gratification around here.
Big plans, though. And perfect timing.

Just when I am going nuts with an early-onset of Spring Fever.

Just when I think I can't take one more inside recess.
One more day of forty second graders in one room.
God, save me from inside recess. Give me grace.

Just exactly now - when I need it most - my weekend away arrives.

Jeffrey and I are off to explore a new-to-me small town.
We're off to visit bookstores where we've never been and thrift stores as-yet unexplored.
We're off to be alone to walk and talk and hold hands.

We're off to eat Indian and anything else that catches our fancy.

We're off to see a Neil Simon play I've never seen.
Do you know about my passion for theater? My love of Neil Simon?
This is a good present. And perfect timing.

Just when I need it most.

And, the weather is perfect. Perfect I tell you.
Life is so beautiful, I bet we get daffodils this weekend.
It's nearly spring and I have this thing with daffodils.

But first, I must work. I must. I really must.

44 comments:

Gigi said...

Hooray! Oh, enjoy your weekend, Relyn! May there be daffodils in scores. xoxo Gigi

JoLyn said...

Oh it sounds divine. Have a wonderful get-away...and don't think of school, or students, or snow even once!

Marilyn said...

Have a wonderful weekend. The work to prepare will be so worth it. Enjoy every moment!

Heart2Heart said...

Relyn,

Sounds like a wonderful weekend is looming just around the corner. Please make sure you celebrate every minute of the weekend and really enjoy yourself. If you do, when you return on Monday, you'll be completely refreshed and ready to tackle anything.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Char said...

sounds like my favorite kind of trip - putzing around. very nice.

and i love neil simon too. great choice.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'm so happy for you. There is nothing like a getaway to refresh your spirit. Now get busy and get that work done (Mom says)!

S. Etole said...

sounds like the perfect timing ...

smith kaich jones said...

No one deserves it more, and it sounds fabulous & relaxing and I can just see y'all walking past your reflections in store windows. Have a wonderful, wonderful time.

xoxo
Debi

daily mom said...

have a wonderful weekend! you deserve it.

WhiteStone said...

Oh, I'm waiting for daffodils, too. But they won't be this weekend. Glad you are having a fun evening.

Kelli said...

Your weekend plans sound heavenly! Hope it is all you expect and then some. :)

ELK said...

have a wonderful time . i know you will!

TheEccentricLady said...

Have a wonderful trip and enjoy every minute of each day!

Erin Wallace said...

I'd be antsy and piddling too if I had all of that wonderfulness to look forward to! Have a great weekend!

Kamana said...

sounds perfect. enjoy!!!

Andrea said...

Blessings, andrea

beth said...

oh how I hope your time away is just the sweetest ever....and timing really is an amazing thing and obviously a wonderful gift :)

elizabeth said...

I'm so glad you are getting away. Have fun!

Tracy said...

Delayed gratification... sounds good to me, Relyn! Hope you enjoy your splendid weekend ahead...Can't wait to hear about it later. :o) ((HUGS))

Derrick said...

Hi Relyn,

Have a wonderful time. You'll be in the pink ..... or maybe, yellow!

Jeanne said...

Thanks for all you share
and for a glimpse of SPRING
Love Jeanne♥

Laura said...

That sounds like so much fun!!!! Love to explore little towns and a BOOKSTORE!!! Wahoooo! Hope it is a good one. Have a great time!!!

Dawn said...

Have fun on your birthday adventure!

Teresa O said...

What a lovely weekend to look forward to. Yes, I piddle, fiddle, and sometimes dally.

Connie said...

Have a lovely weekend!

Every time I see a daffodil I think of Wordsworth's poem and my dear departed friend who loved them so.

Jeanie said...

Oh, this is wonderful and fun! (I love Neil Simon, too!) Have a wonderful long-after birthday weekend. I'm not sure how it could be anything but!

(Go, Daffodils!)

Marilynne said...

I love daffodils. I just do.

Suvarna said...

sounds wonderful, hope you have an absolutely, fabulously, deleriously, happy weekend!
xoxo

Krissy said...

sounds like a fantastic "birthday" getaway! mmm. indian food... i think that's what I'll have for dinner!
Enjoy!!

Georgianna said...

Have a marvelous, magical weekend!! And Happy early Birthday! My daffs are tooting their horns and waving at you in celebration! :) xo – g

Hindsfeet said...

So but, you didn't say Where you were going....I hope it's someplace wonderful for you : ) And which Neil Simon play are you seeing? Can't wait for your "fill in the blanks" post : )

A very merry un-birthday to you, Relyn ; )

"Hindsfeet" : )

Angie Muresan said...

Enjoy your birthday weekend exploring!

Jessica said...

What a perfect weekend! I agree--I cannot wait to get outside! Spring fever has really hit me! I am all about extending celebrations long after they 'should' be over. Have a terrific trip and do share the loveliness of this new little town!

dutchbaby said...

Enjoy! Then tell us all about it.

susanna said...

I hope you had a fabulous time on your delayed birthday weekend, Relyn. Can't wait to hear all about it!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Relyn I wish you the happiest of times! Can't wait to hear all about it! Love you!

Rita said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful weekend! I can just see you and Jeffrey strolling hand in hand. I love you both. Have a great time!

Patti said...

That sounds perfectly wonderful Relyn! I hope the weekend was all you wanted it to be...and more...and FILLED with daffodils! Have a wonderful week ahead! (and thanks for the haiku comment- Iy's fun to be thought of...:)

Roban said...

Beautiful plans! Oh, and yes, I piddle.... And I'm often at school at 6, 6:30 and 7 when the janitor finally sweeps me out!

Tracy said...

I hope you've had a wonderful weekend. It sure sounds like it will be. I don't piddle as much as I used to because I'm working again. Lots. Mixed blessings. But I love my weekends. That's when I piddle.

Chris said...

I love this post. I can so identify with wanting to go home . . . like right now. It's about 60 degrees outside and I'm stuck inside my office wanting to be outside with my camera . . . especially now that most of the snow is gone!!
Thanks Relyn for all your comments on my blog. Much appreciated.

bekkah said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the weekend! I'm sure you had a fantastic time :)

Jaime said...

Oh I hope your weekend was positively blissful Relyn! Did you see any daffodils? Someone recently told me that the original name for them was daffydowndilly's. Isn't that cute?

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

And...how was it?! Hope it was most wonderful!
Kirsten

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