Yesterday I picked up and mailed the copies of my last edition of the club newsletter I've been working on for almost two years. I'm FREE!!!!!
Back when I was self-employed, it wasn't too difficult for me to carve out 8-12 hours now and then to edit, lay out and design a 12- to 24-page newsletter. Now that I have a "real job" again, I find I'm not willing to part with that much of my precious free time. Heck, I almost never HAVE that much free time.
I hope to celebrate my new-found freedom by getting back in touch with some of the friends I haven't seen lately. If I'm lucky, that means more book clubs and game nights. Tonight: dinner with the Regular Girls.
I just bought the new edition of the game Celebrity Taboo, which was always a big favorite in my game-playing circle when the last edition was out. Taboo and Celebrity Taboo are sort of a 20,000 Pyramid-style game where you have a list of words you can't say in giving clues to your partner so they can guess the name of an object or celebrity.
The fun thing about Celebrity Taboo is that anyone who pays attention to celebrity gossip is liable to know the latest news about someone that will easily trump the forbidden words list. For example, I'll bet the "Britney Spears" category just got a whole lot easier in the clue-giving department thanks to last weekend's events. Of course, it can also be frustrating if you end up paired with someone who wouldn't know the name of the celebrity in question if you produced a photograph and a full bio.
I'm still working on reading "Jonathan Strange" and my friend just loaned me the new Jasper Fforde book. I've deliberately kept my schedule pretty open this weekend, so I plan to read, read and read some more. That is, when I'm not driving the Insight around and watching the gas mileage readout. Man, what a cool car!