Seems like our days off are just as busy as work days lately.
The weather cooperated and the planets aligned, so Dave was able to get in a couple of hours of much-need bike time, a mental health break for him. I got our laundry done, did some vacuuming and other little chores while he was gone. Once he returned, we ventured out to run an errand and get groceries. Next up, it was time for dinner, and I admit I was ready to eat after hustling about most of the day. Home-cooked burgers and home fries hit the spot. With us and Maggie fed, it was finally time to chill out a bit.
We caught up on Bates Motel and then started watching the second season of Happy Valley, both on Netflix. Whew! There’s so much going on in Happy Valley this season! Often gritty and never pulling punches, Happy Valley is another excellent British crime drama.
Interestingly, there are two actors from Downton Abbey in Happy Valley. You may remember Siobhan Finneran as character O’Brien and Thomas Barrow’s ally in the early days of Downton. Season 2 sees a character portrayed by actor Kevin Doyle, aka “Molesley” in Downtown.
With errands (all of them for this weekend) and chores (well, all the ones I’m doing this weekend) done and the weather being gloomy, it’s the kind of day to just be at home. That must mean it’s a cooking day. I like to have at least one main dish, such as a casserole or pot of soup, prepared for Dave’s meals (so he has something decent to take to work for at least most of the week) once our work week kicks in again on Thursdays.
Yes, I’m here during the week but also working, so there’s not really a lot of time to spend putzing around in the kitchen.
A bright spot in my week was a pleasant, catch-up phone chat with friend Phyllis. She and husband Len are also full-timers. We actually met in person a few years ago when they boondocked in the parking lot of the mill up in Jersey (where we were working as a security team). They are back in Texas for a bit. We weren’t able to hook up for an in-person visit this time, but at least Phyllis and I had a fun phone call; it was good to hear her voice and trade some stories and laughter. You can follow their adventures over at My Own Highways in My Mind.
We haven’t heard word on the truck yet, but I’m really not expecting anything until tomorrow or perhaps late this afternoon at the earliest.
With all this talk of food and cooking, I’m getting a bit hungry. Think I’ll walk a few steps into the kitchen and get a lazy day off late breakfast.
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