Monday, April 30, 2012

Lazy Weekend

I feel as though I hibernated all weekend.  It was so cold I just could not force myself out the door at all on Saturday.  I spent the day in yoga pants, which is about like wearing pajamas all day.  I do notice that lots of people have no problem going about their public business in actual pajama pants.  Fortunately for the world and those who might run into me, I am not among them.

On Sunday we did go out for breakfast.  We have the habit of full breakfast on Sunday mornings.  It was nice to have a good breakfast (I had scrambled eggs with spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes with two slices of bacon on the side) and not have to clean up afterwards.  It is such a messy meal to cook, which is why toast or cereal works for me the rest of the week.  However, we did notice that the days of going out for a ten dollar breakfast are no more.

I read two books over the weekend--Nicholas Evans: The Lucky One and Tina Fey: Bossy Pants.  I'm not saying that I am proud of this accomplishment.  I'm just saying--it was a slothful weekend.

Oh, I did put together my new vacuum cleaner.  I didn't use it, but I put it together.  My mother used to have this thing about Sunday being a day of rest.  It annoyed me when I was working full time and weekends were the chance to do the housework, shopping, laundry, etc.  Now, I kind of like the concept.

I also worked a bit on writing.  I signed up for a short class at UVM to give myself a bit of a kick in the butt.  Margaret from the library writers' group insists that I need to kick Mike out of the shared office and stake it out as my writing space.  I don't really feel the need for that, but I do feel the need for my own laptop.  Somehow I believe that will give me the sense of my space with portability.  Our house isn't terribly large, but it is certainly enough space to get out of each other's way when needed.

I did not take the poetry workshop that is an annual event for National Poetry Month here at our library.  I knew I would miss too many sessions.  I will attend the reading tonight, though.

So I have cleaned the bathroom and the kitchen and made up a long grocery list to get the cupboards restocked after being away for three and a half months.  Today looks like it will be a bit more productive.  Maybe I needed a lazy weekend.


  1. Lazy weekends are essential for busy people such as you!!

  2. I really don't like Sundays, the are boring. I also had to live with that 'day of rest' thing as long as my parents lived. I tried poetry classes twice. Believe me I am no poet and have no desire to be one.

  3. I hardly can tell the weekends from the week days since I retired, but I generally rest real well on Sunday because then I have an excuse.

    Seriously, I must have my own office space. I tired to share a space with my husband for a number of years. It did not work well. I don't like to be interrupted when I am writing. I love having my own space.

  4. I love lazy days, sometimes I declare it pajama day, and stay in my jammies all day. We've worked hard all our lives and deserve a little R&R once in a while. Now, get busy!!

  5. I am all for lazy weekends. I would like more of them, bur we are in the errand phase of things these days.

  6. I needed a slower Monday after a busy weekend. How nice to choose to have a lazy day when we want/need it.

  7. Great that you were able to finish 2 books! I can't ever complete even 1 in two days. I have a slow eye movement thing and read with great intensity. That tires me out but in a pleasant way.
    Changes always require some adjustment. The air is different.

  8. Gosh, I thought weekends were supposed to be lazy.
    I live in the Bible belt so one does not do visable to others work on Sunday. Fine by me.


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