Sunday, March 08, 2015

Spring Break and Losing an Hour

I can't decide if it's better to lose the hour the week of spring break or not.  Perhaps it means I'll ease into the loss a little better as I slowly get used to going to bed an hour earlier.  But then again, spring break means I get to sleep late every day, so it will still be a shock to my system when work starts up again.  I will have to get used to it a little earlier than normal since I'll be taking my students to their first major Scrabble tournament on Friday.

Yesterday I helped out my library facilitator at her house - packing stuff up to be moved into storage.  She has had a rough time lately.  Her partner of many years passed away a few weeks ago.  She wasn't able to take much time off to spend with her before she died and is dealing with that at work.  Now she has sold her house and is moving her stuff into storage.  She is going to move in with her mom.  I can't believe the amount of stuff she has in her tiny house.  I was glad to help her out - I understand how daunting it can be to move everything without much help.  I started months before I moved down here to San Antonio.  Matt and I went back over this afternoon to help out for a few more hours.  I'll probably go back later in the week.  My back is sore now though.  Packing is tough work!

I'm not sure how I'm going to spend this week of spring break, but I plan to get some reading done.  I've already finished one book that I got at the book store the other night.  I'm in the process of reading The Princess Bride for the first time.  Yes, I can quote the movie, but I'd never actually read the book.  The book I just finished was written by Cary Elwes that was all about the filming of the movie and it was very interesting.  I also need to finish the cleaning and sorting that I left behind over Christmas break.  I can't make any promises that I'll get up the same motivation that I had then.

I need to get my hair cut as well.  It's growing out a bit too much for me.  I guess all of this should keep me pretty busy this week.  But I'm going to be a bit of a lazy bum as well.


Billy said...

Enjoy your time off! Relax and enjoy!

Andrew Quixote said...

TMI: I lost my virginity as The Princess Bride was playing on the television of my and Denise hotel room. :)

Annabel said...

TMI from me: Josh was conceived while (not) watching "Who Framed Roger Rabbit".