My husband, who is in the fire service, was dispatched to a big fire here in Sonoma County on Friday.
My stepdaughter also left for the weekend to visit her sister. With the house to myself, I made some plans for the weekend. Some big plans. I thought staying busy would keep me from worrying about Bill so much.
I planned to thoroughly clean out my closet and drawers, work on my DIY brooch necklace, go to the market then cook a couple of meals for the week, pick out my outfit for Thanksgiving, finish some thank-you notes and get a head start on some future blog posts.
Yes, well exactly none of that happened. With constant worry lingering on my mind, I was distracted and altogether unmotivated. All that I managed to accomplish this weekend was writing this blog post and buying potato salad to take to a Saturday afternoon neighborhood party. I couldn’t even muster up enough drive to make a homemade side dish. But at least I made it to the party, never one to miss one of those!
Aside from going to the party for a couple of hours, I lazed around in my lounge wear and watched movies. For the first time I saw Out of Africa and fell in love with it, especially the scene where Robert Redford washes Meryl Streep’s hair by the river. So sweet and romantic!
I also watched The English Patient for the first time. I have always avoided this movie because I had heard it was long and boring from someone. Then I realized it was Elaine who made me think it was dreadful. Remember how much she hated The English Patient?
Admittedly I feel a little guilty about not getting much done, but I did enjoy being alone and lazy and watching classic romances without interruption.
Hopefully, Bill will be home soon as the fire is close to containment with no one hurt and very little property damage.