Sunday, March 09, 2008

The shortest weekend of the year

Thanks to Daylight Saving Time this is the shortest weekend of the year.

I wanted to make the best of it, but it did start off a bit wrong. I ended up working a bit late on Friday evening, and the reason for it made me a bit grumpy. However, I think I salvaged the rest of the weekend pretty well.

As usual, I did not accomplish everything that I wanted to. However, I did get a fair amount done. Saturday, I went shoe shopping. Mind you, I am not one of those women who revels in shoe shopping. But, I do love to find a comfortable pair of shoes for a reasonable price. I ended up buying a comfy pair of black Merrel slip-ons AND a comfy pair of slip-on Keen ankle boots. It's been wicked wet the last week or so, and I'm tired of stepping in puddles with my regular shoes on.

I also discovered a great online source for hot sauce (and such). I ordered about half a dozen sauces, salsas, and dip mixes from Tears of Joy. I went for the Sgt Pepper's Pumpkin Chipotle Sauce, but came away with some other delectable sounding concoctions.

Later on Saturday, we all went out to see '10,000 BC'. Pretty cool special effects. The teenager ended up liking it, though he said it looked boring from the previews. So, THERE's a recommendation, huh?

After the movie, we went to Best Buy and picked up a 750GB external hard drive. I hooked it up today, and I'm now in the process of migrating my TiVo archives to it. Color me a happy camper.

I successfully ran a couple of errands today even though my bank and I are going to have a discussion about their electronic payment processing system as a result. My debit card wouldn't work at most of the stores I went to today, or on the web site after I came home. I wrote checks when it didn't work while I was out. It did seem to clear up later in the day when I tried again on I do vaguely recall my bank having issues in the Fall on the Sunday of the last time change over. I can't wait to hear their explanation.

Overall, I am content with the outcome of the shortest weekend of the year.


Julie said...

Personally, I think we should spring forward at 10:00 on Monday morning, and we should fall back at 10:00 on Sunday night. That'd work so much better for me!

briwei said...

I like that plan, Julie. It might be a bit confusing, for people at work, though. So, to be on the safe side, we should have Daylight savings Monday as a holiday.