For the first time in what must have been months, I truly relaxed this past weekend. I didn't turn on my computer, I avoided my office, and all of my pending bills/emails/phone calls remained unanswered. And it felt really great. I slept in (something I never do), ate bagels while reading the newspaper and spent time in our back yard (and took advantage of our neighbors' lemon tree). It's funny how big of a difference two days can make when you truly disengage from your work. I think I'm going to try it out more often.
This weekend was spent almost entirely outdoors and couldn't have been more fun. My parents surprised me for my birthday (by crashing our Cinco de Mayo party) and were instrumental in helping us polish off leftover enchiladas and margaritas. My mom and I also managed to squeeze ...read more