Adam was on semester break last week - he had five full days "off" of school. There was a lot of sleeping in and video game playing ;) I did have a list of chores for him to do around the house each day and he went to a movie with friends one afternoon. I could use a semester break about now! The video game playing continued into the evenings with Colin. This is pretty much how I found them when they weren't off at their sports. Friday night fencing was cancelled because of the Canadians at the Oval so Colin spent the evening hanging out with Adam.
The real score according to the boys, coach and parents should have been 4-1 for us but the score on the game sheet will read 2-2. The coach did a great job of reminding the boys that the ref was just learning to be a ref but it was still hard to watch the crazy mis-calls around hand balls and offsides.
Colin had fun though and we met up with some of his team mates at Starbucks for a hot drink after the game to help unthaw a bit. Neil and Adam got to be indoors this afternoon getting hair cuts, picking up skis for Adam and then a hockey practice. When they got home, Colin and I were snuggled under the electric blanket trying to warm up still!
I was up Sunday very early to head to the Richmond Olympic Oval for the Canadian National Fencing Competition. There were events there starting Thursday but I had my "volunteer hours" this morning for our club. Neil brought the boys by part way through the morning to watch Colin's coach Igor fence. Igor is usually such an easygoing guy at the club, but wow, was he was intense in competition!
Guitar lesson, hockey game, grocery shopping and then a dinner out with Glenn and Grandpa finished up our Sunday and we also had a bit of a family game night trying out the new Kinect sports game. We went over the logistics for this week and next weekend (hockey in Hope)...our lives need an administrative assistant sometimes to keep track of it all!
As part of an online Daily Challenge me and a few friends are doing, we were asked to do a pie chart of our life and how we spend our time.
I found this quite interesting to do. My weekends look much different than they did a few years ago where I still devoted many of my weekend hours to work. I have been much better about spending time with the boys and Neil, doing stuff together, etc. It also makes me realize how much time I do have available if I really do want to get that dissertation wrapped up. Short term pain in the big picture. I was also pretty honest with myself about how much time I spend online. Probably too much but I don't watch tv except late night Food Network reruns in bed as I try to turn my brain off to go to sleep, so I am going to let myself have my online time...I usually multi-task between research/information seeking/creative inspiration/blog-stalking. The twice a week I run on the treadmill for a short while doesn't really show up either but I've been pretty consistent with that little addition to my life since September. Interesting to think about balance and wellness and what different people need to feel balanced. I need a creative time at some point during my week to feel in balance, but luckily that can often come at work. I also do a creative blitz every once in awhile and tackle projects that I have been envisioning for some time. And now I am off to dedicate a couple of hours to reading an amazing book, Secret Daughter. I stayed up til almost 2 last night reading it and paid for it this morning when my alarm went off at 7:30 for my Oval appointment! It was so worth it though.