I mentioned to Gina this morning that today is the first Monday in a long time that I had to get up and head to a job. I had to be at orientation last week, but it didn't feel like going to work. I took the car and Gina just kind of hung out with the boys. Well, we have talked through our weekly schedule and today we got up and at 'em. Personally, I was a little tired of having such a slack schedule. Graduate school was a lot of work, but I was never really on a schedule of any kind. I had classes for two years, but other than that I kind of did things on my own schedule. This may sound like a good thing, but it takes a lot of self-discipline and a good system for remembering what is due and when.  I much prefer the traditional work schedule, even though my schedule is still far from the 9-5 life most people know. Gina and the boys and I had a great weekend. On Saturday we ran some errands and worked around the house. The boys now have a shiny new CD player and some new building blocks. We also got a bean bag, but I seem to be the one who has used it most. I'm sure the boys will find some creative use for it, such as a landing pad for diving off the fireplace hearth. On Sunday we went to church, then spent the rest of the afternoon at the Illinois State Fair. Videos and pictures are forthcoming. It was the last day of the fair, and I'm glad we went. It was inexpensive, fun and totally new for the boys. They were too short for any of the rides, but they will be ready to go next year. Of all the attractions at the fair, their favorite was the band organ. I guess they just love music, even if it's Polka music.