It’s Spring Break here in the Maryland area, which means clearer roads, crowded museums, and no sign of our daughter until she emerges groggily from her room at 10:30 a.m. I opted to stay home with Madi for her first day of break yesterday, and we squeezed in exactly seven minutes worth of xBox time before she went off to a friend’s house for the day and night.
But that’s okay; she deserves her fun, and I’ve got some work to do, starting with straightening up my office.
Yeah, I know — I just moved into the new space at the beginning of the winter, but I’ve already cluttered it up with stacks of mail, CDs, and empty amazon.com boxes that I need to flatten and recycle. Once that’s out of the way, I’ve got some reading to do, likely followed by several hours of staring into space before I sit down and really try to get some work done.
Fortunately, the weather today is conducive to working inside — it’s a chilly 39 degrees outside, so my urge to mow the rapidly-greening lawn and plant cyclamen is . . . well, not gone, but low. The only real problem I’m having here at the desk is that the windy weather outside is causing the power to flicker — which means I’ve had to restart this blog entry several times. Fortunately, WordPress saves my drafts, so no real harm done. But I can’t say the same for the document I was poking at.
Okay, time to get cracking!