Phew! What a week! I was pretty happy to see Friday roll around, even if our actual relaxing time this weekend will be limited. Our schedules this week have been absolutely packed and I think we both need a break from trying to balance everything and keep everything in order. But a lot of good, fun things emerged from the craziness of our calendars:
- Mike survived Campout - and won/purchased his season pass to the upcoming Duke basketball season! I took this photo Saturday morning when some of the wives delivered coffee and donuts right around the time the sun was rising. I'm pretty happy this is only something that happens once a year!
- My Daddy stayed with us Sunday night and we all enjoyed Sunday supper together. I made carbonara (with fresh pasta, of course) with an arugula salad on the side. Mike could barely keep his eyes open during dinner, but managed to stay awake all the way to the end of Breaking Bad!
- See that photo? That's my little cherry tomato plant! I bought it in July for just a few dollars, marked down because it was nearly dead. I've never had a garden before (though I have successfully killed a cactus) so I figured I couldn't do it much more harm. But with lots of sunshine and water, the plant recovered and blossomed! I found one little tomato on Tuesday morning, then four more today!
- I started golf lessons this week (I told you this week was crazy!) - Wednesday mornings before work, for the next month, I'll be working on my swing. Golfing with Mike has been one of the things I have enjoyed most about moving down here; I just look forward to a day when I might actually be decent :-)
- Book Club started this week! I've always secretly wanted to be in a book club and, as it turns out, lots of wives and girlfriends here at Duke have as well! It was a fun night of mostly sitting around talking and drinking wine, though we did manage to select our books for the remainder of the school year. I'm pretty terrible about making time for pleasure reading, so I'm looking forward to having an excuse to do so, and not feel guilty about it.