I've come to realize that life will never be simple. If something can get complicated, it will. Doing something easy like making a phone call to correct a mistake on a bill can end up being a huge task that involves many more follow-up phone calls, requesting to speak to a supervisor, and so on and so forth.
But like so many others, I just want my life to be simple. Being off work makes it feel very simple. Things feel very elementary to me right now. I am enjoying it very much.
I am re-reading the first book in one of my favorite series of books from childhood. Talk about a simple life! I really did long for a life like that as a child. I always thought it would be nice to be completely satisfied with receiving a rag doll and a piece of candy for Christmas. I wanted to learn how to make butter and ice cream and candy. As I got older, I kind of moved away from that way of thinking. And now I find myself with an even stronger desire to just keep it simple, to enjoy life's simple pleasures - like leaving the AC off and opening the windows, reading a book while taking a bath, going for a walk.
In this day and age, we are truly spoiled. Even in this economy, we are spoiled. Not everyone, of course, but a lot of us are.
The long Memorial Day weekend is upon us, at long last. I say "at long last" because Memorial Day weekend is something I've thought about constantly this year, as it is the closest holiday to my due date. There are still no indicators that I will be giving birth anytime soon, so Roy and I are going to make this the Weekend of Us. It will definitely be our last weekend as just us. Even if Charlie is not here by next weekend, my mom will be.
So we're just going to have fun and savor this simple life. I hope you all have wonderful long weekends as well. I'll hopefully be back sometime this weekend with my 39 week post.