By the time I leave for work tomorrow morning, I will have been home inside for 60 straight hours, having not left the house this weekend. Well, that is not 100% true, I did walk to the mailbox at the end of the driveway this evening to grab yesterday's mail, but that really counts as staying home, right?
All, in all it was a nice, quiet weekend focusing on rest. I think Dale and I both needed a weekend home to try to get back to our healthier selves. My elbow and wrist have been a bit achy today, but my tooth (or should I say where my tooth was) is feeling must better. Dale seems to be improving, but he will have to go on a second round of Tamiflu as he still has a horrible cough and is not back to his happy self yet. Hopefully, he will be fully recovered from this flu by next weekend.
Today was typical Sunday. We slept in and had a lazy day. Dale did some laundry and I read about 70 more pages of my book, which I find very intriguing. I realized about 4:00 PM, that I never had lunch today, but Dale cooked us up a nice dinner of meatloaf, mashed potatoes and corn. It was a good comfort meal for a chilly, winter evening.
I also spent the late afternoon doing some work, starting on wireframes for a mobile site for my client, Budget Truck Rental. Creating wireframes for websites is one of the favorite parts of my job and in a few hours, I knocked out a site map and 7 wireframes. I have 9 more wireframes, plus detailed requirements to knock out over the next few days, but I am happy, I got a good start. A mobile website in interesting as simplicity is the key, but you still have a good user experience. This will be a busy week, as I have a new employee starting. We have a new sales person starting Tuesday, so I will be devoting 2-3 hours a day getting him trained, so I wanted to get a head start on my client deliverables, so I did not fall behind.
A nice treat tonight was a phone call from my friends Scott Ashley and Robert Sansom. They saw the blog post about my dream last night. They called this morning, but I missed the call. They also texted this morning, to let me know they would call again this evening. It was great to hear their voices and catch-up. They had big news that they are leaving New Jersey and moving to Cleveland, OH rob has already accepted a new job and now Scott is working on seeing if he can transfer with his company. Having lived in Queens, NY and now Englewood, NJ for over 10 years, I think they are looking forward to a change and a more affordable cost of living. Maybe my dream was foreshadowing the fact that they had big news. No matter what, I love and adore those guys and as long as they are happy, that is all that matters. So it looks like Dale and I will have an Ohio trip in our future once they get moved and settled.
The weather seems to be turning cold and they are predicting snow tomorrow evening and temperatures barely above 0 degrees on Tuesday. Burr! I guess this is what we get for being 68 degrees on Friday, huh? This is such an unusual winter for Denver metro this year with very little snow and mild temperatures. They actually predict Tuesday may be the coldest temperatures for the 2010-2011 season so far. I can't complain, as the mild winter was been fine by me.
As I type this at 7:36 PM, Dale and I are already in bed. I am listening to Gwyneth Paltrow belt out Forget You on my headphones, as I type on my iPad, while Dale watches the lackluster National Treasure 2 on television and plays Words with Friends on his iPhone. The sequel of National Treasure did not come close to the fun adventure of the original, but Dale still seems to like it and there is really nothing else on TV tonight. I plan to read a bit more of my book, before going to sleep.
January is wrapping up tomorrow and I am looking forward to a new (hopefully injury free) month.