You've gotta love 4 day weekends! CH had Friday off, too, so we enjoyed the day just kicking around the house. MS was suppose to call as soon as he woke up so I could go and pick him up. I called his cell phone, which went right to voicemail. I finally got in touch with him through Facebook at 4:00; he said that he had just woke up. Oh, to be a college student! He said that he went to bed around 2:00 a.m. after playing video games, and he has a blanket over his window, so he had no idea what time it was. Amazing. I was going crazy because I couldn't get in touch with him.
Saturday I got involved watching "Downton Abbey". It's part of the "Masterpiece Classics" on PBS, but I watched it on the Instant Netflix. The first season is 7 episodes; when I googled it, I found out that filming on Season 2 started in March, 2011. I tend to get a bit obsessive with series: The Tudors, Pillars of the Earth, Dexter, and now Downton Abbey. At first I thought maybe it was a remake of "Upstairs, Downstairs", but then found out that there is a remake already out. The 1st episode begins as the Titanic has sunk, and one of the passengers was the fiance of Earl Crawley's oldest daughter, Mary. The Earl's wife is an American; when they married, the Earl's father had her sign a contract that if she failed to produce a son, the estate (Downton Abbey) would be inherited by the next closest male relative. This is where Matthew Crawley comes in: He is the 3rd cousin twice removed of the Earl. There's back-biting of sisters (between Mary and Edith-daughter #2) and of servants. There's the youngest daughter (Sybil) who gets involved with Women's Rights. There are the servants with things going on in their own lives and their secrets. I hope I don't forget to watch when it comes back on, because it's very good.
Easter Sunday morning we went to Mass. I have to admit, it was a little odd. I've never been to Easter Mass where the priest sprinkled holy water just on a section of the congregation. Usually the priest will walk all around the entire church, even in the "overflow" section for the "latecomers". It was very different. We had a nice rest of the day; my parents came up for Easter Dinner. The only thing that was missing was OS: he came in last weekend, and was going to come in this weekend but had some things to work on at school. I really missed having him home.
Today is an "optional" work day at school. That is something I've had to get used to: I've worked in 6 school systems, and this the first one that had "optional" work days. Apparently this is how it works: you can do 12 professional development hours on your own and get a couple of days off during the year. Next year we have 3 days (or 18 hours) we can do on our own and get 3 days during the year off that have been designated as professional development days.
Since I had the day off, I went to Daily Mass. It really is nice to start your day off in church, regardless of your religious affiliation. Then, it was back home to more laundry. On the list today: rugs and sheets. I love that you can put some of the rugs in the washing machine! It's so easy to just throw them in and go about your business.
We only have 3 more Mondays until Summer Break!