I know I've already set a bad posting precedent this week. I'm actually quite busy (what a surprise!) and I haven't been spending a lot of time online (gasp!). The problem with doing a lot of work is that it's boring and nobody wants to hear about it. [Clarification: My job isn't boring to me, but I'm willing to bet you wouldn't be interested in hearing about the details.]
I'm looking forward to this weekend, though. On Saturday morning I'm going with my community service club to a women's shelter to plant flowers. Before then I need to drag out my small roto-tiller and make sure I can get it to start. I also need to shake out all my work gloves to make sure spiders haven't nested in the fingers over the winter - that would be an unpleasant surprise.
On Saturday afternoon I'm going to a party to celebrate the birthdays of my husband and his cousin. I suppose I'll have to start thinking of gift ideas between now and then.
After that, my four-year-old niece is coming to spend the night at our house. We're taking her to see Home on the Range, although we'd probably see it sooner or later even without the accompaniment of a child.
My niece is the ultimate Disney consumer. Almost every time I see her, she's wearing her Cinderella costume, or at least a tiara. Her upcoming birthday (she's not officially going to be four for a few more weeks) will feature a Disney Princesses bouncy-castle and an elaborate castle-shaped cake. Even this time last year, she was reported to have said at daycare after tripping over something, "The Princess fell." Three years old and already referring to herself in the third person! That girl's going to be a candidate for a new "Who Wants To Marry A European Prince" reality show in fewer than two decades.
So that's my life: working hard all day and looking forward to an event-packed weekend. Just like every week!