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Weekend Wake Up

Why is it that on weekends I want wake up at 0730 and am fully rested and during the week when my alarm goes off at the same time I am in no mood to get up. Today I woke up at 0730 and was up and active at 0800 and feel great. Damn you weekdays.

I thoroughly enjoy these couple of hours on Saturday mornings where the house is quiet and I am alone. I do simple weekly tasks that I like completely uninterrupted. I balance my check book, I make my weekend to do list, I watch shows that I missed during the week, I blog, I read blogs, I make my grocery list and I lounge on the couch with Lilly while reading magazines. It’s a great way to start the weekend. Usually I have until 1015-1030 before the quietness is shattered.
My plans for this weekend include doing more work (work work) than normal. It’s a busy time of the year for my group, but once we hit the end of the first full week in February we’ll be back to normal. Then at that point I’ll be on a quick path to our African vacation. I never really thought I’d be visiting Zimbabwe — it’s not high on my list of vacation destinations but I am confident this is going to be an amazing trip. We will be visiting Victoria Falls — one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. I have seen one other wonder — the Aurora Borealis — from a plane a couple of times, but never from the ground. The other 5 Wonders are on my list to see before I die. The Grand Canyon should be the easiest of the other Wonders to check off next, right?

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