For the first time in ages I actually had a weekend during which I did NOT go to the office. Heaven, although I will probably regret it when I'm in the midst of the Monday onslaught.
On Saturday I was lucky to attend the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Don Carlo. (I was supposed to see it with a friend on opening night, but a custody case exploded that day and I had to cancel, much to my regret.) Very minimal, modernistic sets which I usually hate, but the cast was so terrific that they could have been singing in a shopping mall and it wouldn't have mattered. Roberto Alagna sang the title role, the Russian sensation Marina Poplavskaya played Elisabeth de Valois, and English baritone Simon Keenlyside was Rodrigo. (He gets my award for "Best Singing While Lying Prone Dying From a Gunshot Wound.")
Plan for Sunday: Run some errands, including picking up a couple of the very few Christmas gifts I'm actually buying in person rather than online; go the movies to see The King's Speech; get a start on my Christmas cards; do a couple of loads of laundry. Actually accomplished on Sunday: Nothing, unless you count a three-hour afternoon nap.