If I'm semi-coherent this morning, it's because I've only had about five hours of sleep. I worked at my dad's from afternoon through evening yesterday and then finished up the last 20-page newsletter I'll be doing for one of my clubs. It was worth the lack of sleep to get rid of that particular albatross, but I could sure go for about three more hours of shuteye...
I took a little time to myself on Saturday morning and sat out in the shade on our back deck to read. I noticed that my crabapple tree is loaded with fruit this year; I plan to make jelly out of it in the fall.
On Saturday afternoon, I had an appointment with a new hairstylist to cut and highlight my hair. She works in an area with which I am unfamiliar, so I gave myself plenty of extra time to get to my appointment and I still got lost. When I finally made it there, she did a fantastic job on the color and the style and charged half of what my last stylist charged. Now maybe I won't have to wait until my roots are an inch long on either side of my part before I get my hair done!
While I was lost on my way to my appointment, I stumbled across a town about 20 minutes from my house that I'd heard was a great shopping and dining destination. It was quite picturesque and I hope to plan a lingering visit soon.
My final moments of relaxation this weekend came at around 1:00 a.m. while I was unwinding after finishing the newsletter. I watched the "I Love 1990" installment of VH-1's "I Love the 90s" series and discovered that I must have been living in a pop culture void that year. Most of the songs sounded only vaguely familiar and I had seen just one of the movies the show featured. Then I realized that in 1990 I was driving a pickup truck with no radio, which effectively cut off my exposure to new music. Also, I was working at my first post-college job and probably didn't have the time or the money to go to the movies.
If I weren't so tired, I might have a coherent point to wrap this up. As it stands, I need to preserve any usable brainpower for work today. Have a great Monday and I'll try to make more sense tomorrow.