10 October 2011

Holiday Weekend

There are few things better than a three-day weekend, when you don't have to use your leave time.  It all seems good, even if you are doing things that you would not ordinarily put on your list of Fun Stuff to Do.

To all of my friends in the great country of Canadia, Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you have been having a wonderful holiday weekend, with lots of yummy stuff to eat, and hearing lots of good stories while catching up with family and friends.  (I would have something from Tim Horton's in your honor, but there isn't one in Philadelphia, much to my dismay.  And we are all diminished.)

I have been enjoying a long weekend, since we have the day off today for Columbus Day.

I know it's not fashionable, but I love the idea of a group of people taking off in ships to an unknown place.  I guess it's the adventure part of it, since I have no sense of adventure in real life.  And yes, I know what happened once Columbus arrived, etc., and no I am not in favor of taking advantage of indigenous people only to progress your own group, etc.  But the story of Columbus sailing the ocean blue in 1492 is still an interesting one to me.  Plus, I love the names Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria.  So sue me.  Regardless, I am enjoying my day off.

Related to Columbus - well, Spain, actually - one of our favorite shows is Aguila Roja.  The Tim has found it with English subtitles (which is good since our Spanish is limited to "Please do not lean against the door" which we learned on the subway).  It's a combination of adventure, love story, soap opera, pseudo-history, and some highly amusing anachronisms.  And often the sets look like they must have spent tens of dollars to create them.  But seriously, it's a really interesting show, and The Tim told me it is the most popular show on Spanish television.

Alas, the weekend started on more than a disappointing note, when my Phillies lost the game on Friday, and therefore also lost their chance to advance to the World Series.  But they are still an awesome team, and a wonderful group of individuals, so I'll be ready for next year.  And - sorry, Melanie - but it's all good in the end, because the Detroit Tigers beat the Yankees and that pleases me beyond words.  It's the small things.

So how has the rest of my weekend been?  Productive and enjoyable, and today looks to be the same.  The productive part has been cleaning (which actually had been so neglected, that getting it done was enjoyable), and making more progress in organizing the computer/craft/sewing room.  I would have liked the weather to be cooler (it's been warmer than it was last week, which was wonderfully fall-ish), but if that's the worst thing, I'm lucky, right?

And so, my friends, the overall tone of my holiday weekend has been good.  I hope your weekend - two or three days - was as nice.  If you do have the day off, I hope it's a good one!


Lorraine said...

Bridget- We Canucks raise our Timmy Ho coffee to you!

Carrie K said...

Day off? In October? I wish.

If Columbus hadn't turned out to be such a colossal dick, it would have been a pretty cool trip all around. At least he was marginally better than the conquistadors, right? So, win? lol