There's nothing like working a six-day week (which doesn't even count all the prep work and "real job" work in the previous weeks) to make a full day off seem like heaven. Yesterday I slept late, put in the bare minimum of effort it took to sustain my vital functions for the day, and reveled in the fact that nobody was expecting me to do anything or be anywhere all day long.
I spent a lot of quality time with the cats while I caught up on a week's worth of TiVo'ed offerings. My husband and I discussed going to a movie, but ended up watching the first three episodes of The 4400 instead. It was a lovely treat that nicely addressed our lingering X-Files withdrawal syndrome. I can't wait to see what happens next Sunday.
Before bed, I read the first chapter of the new Laurie Notaro book, I Love Everyone (and Other Atrocious Lies), which I bought two weeks ago but hadn't even taken out of the bag until now. I love her writing - it always makes me laugh out loud while I'm reading. If you haven't read her book The Idiot Girls' Action Adventure Club, I highly recommend it, too. I've probably read the essay, "Candy Apple Freakshow" a dozen times, and it still makes tears stream from my eyes with laughter every time I revisit it.
Last week actually went like clockwork compared to the other seminars we've done, and I was glad to be able to relax a bit and have fun with it. However, I think it's best that this week will feature significantly less beer in the evenings and significantly later wakeup times in the morning. I have to think of what's best for the blog!