I think. Took a vacation day to get caught up on some stuff. Wound up going in to work for an hour before and after a funeral. I had an email last night requesting that I perform a small task and I decided it was easier just to show up and do it rather than try to delegate it or write a lengthy email back explaining about how I really, really needed some time off and could I maybe do it Friday. And I was going up to church for the funeral anyway.
Went out to lunch with Eddie.
Went to the DMV to renew my driver's license. Which expired on 3/1. I was getting a little too comfortable with the adrenaline rush of knowing that I was driving 'illegally.' I am planning a jaunt to Wisconsin to see my high school girlfriends, so I decided it might not be wise to leave the state without a valid license. The people at the DMV weren't particularly impressed when I turned myself in. Only two months? No big deal. The picture was, as usual, the worst part. It took 4 tries before we got one in which I was not blinking. Wearing my black dress and my Sunday-go-to-meeting pearls easily made me the best dressed person at the DMV. (And that, dear friends, is a sad commentary on the way the people of Illinois dress. When I have the most gravitas, well, tsk tsk.) Now if I could only sit for a portrait without scrunching up my eyes.
Got home in time to see Fran's final humanities presentation on Salvador Dali one last perfectly polished time. I may be the one with the art history credentials - but Fran taught me a lot. She has always been a Dali fan, but my knowledge was cursory. (I did beg not to have to watch Un Chien Andalou one more time. Once in a lifetime is enough. She wisely kept the video excerpt for the end - no sense in having your classmates run out of the classroom to vomit.)
Taking a break from a book I am trying to review. I read it so long ago I need to skim through it again just to remember what I want to say.
No time for WalMart. We're out of a lot of stuff, but that will just have to wait. And that's OK. For a day off - I've done enough.
And, oddly apropos as the Dali study draws to a close...
At Easter dinner, my sister-in-law was talking about a website that her godson helped to develop:
Paula Deen Riding Things. This was just one of the things that I found when I checked it out:
And how about Paula taking the Holy Father on a butter run...
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