So, the result of my week off, my stay-cation?
I scanned in 477 slides. That's at least 12 hours, but probably more like 14. Doesn't sound like much since I used a full 40 hours of vacation, but I did a ton of laundry in the middle of scanning slides, and I got to sleep in (take that, 5:15AM alarm clock!). And just think about how much time those 14 hours would take if it was a regular work week. Get home after being away for at least 10 hours, do I really want to sit on the computer and scan slides? Not so much.
I scanned countless photos, all while scanning slides - just hopping over the the other computer.
I made dinner most nights, including chicken with roasted veggies, tortellini soup, one-pot lasagna, and meatloaf. I also crock-potted a turkey breast that we can use for lunch meat. I love a good crock-potted turkey breast... I ate breakfast every morning, including a new oatmeal recipe and trying blueberries with lemon Greek yogurt.
I wrote 5 blog posts (not including this one) and shared some good old photos.
I also lost more than 3 pounds. Probably just due to cyclical monthly weight loss, but still. It felt nice to see the numbers go down.
Things I did not do:
- I didn't use the treadmill.
- I didn't organize anything in the house.
- I didn't take those clothes to St. Vinny's, but they are now in the car so I could take them to CAC on lunch. CAC gives clothes to people in need, for free. I like to support them when I have clothes to get rid of.
- I didn't craft. *sad face* But I really didn't think I would get the time to do any crafts.
And even with all those "I didn't" items - it was a productive week. I only have about 150 slides left to scan, and I am confident I can get that done.
So tomorrow it will be time to read allllllll the e-mails I've gotten, listen to voicemails from those people who didn't listen to my outgoing message that I would be out of the office, attend meetings, and, in general, play catch up. Erg.
|Jefferson Memorial, 1985. To the right you can see Dad, wearing what I always called his "Dr. Zhivago hat".|
|A slide from Mom & Dad's train trip to California. 1988? 1989?|
|And another slide from their trip. I love the dark and light areas, but the dark areas just don't scan well.|
|Me, 1982. I loved that play pay phone with the chunky plastic coins. Susana - do you remember this?|
|When we were in California for Loretta & Andy's wedding in 1982, we went to Sea World. Tina and I saw the Shamu show twice. It was so hot that we wanted to sit where the crowd got wet. We didn't get splashed either time.|
|3-27-1997 - the day I became Aunt Kristin! Tina said that Nathan looked like me. She might have still been on medication at that point...|
|Rylee and me! She's just so cute!|
|Aw, Sprite. So festive... meow!|
|Me, 1999. For my college graduation, I wanted to have a nice family portrait taken. I also had some shots of me taken. Look at how shiny my hair was!|
|Monica with her Grampa at her 1st Birthday party, September 2000.|
Eh, Marcos! (who all just read that in an accent?)
Love and miss you!