Weekend Haps

January 17, 2011

This past weekend didn’t start out so great, but every day got better. Let’s just skip over Friday night when I came home to the evidence of my dog having completely lost any sense of what it means to be house trained, I had a mini breakdown, and spent the rest of the evening cleaning up his mess.

And we can go ahead and skip over Saturday morning too, where I woke up with a headache, went to a funeral, and came home having lost all motivation to conquer my to do list.

My remedy for this problem was to take Oliver on a walk in hopes that it would help boost my energy, then to take two Tylenol and park myself on the couch in front of Mad Men. In just a few hours I was feeling much better and went to see the Narnia movie with a friend. Afterward David and I went to his parents’ house to spend time with his grandparents before they returned home to Pennsylvania. They’ve been in town since before Christmas, and it’s been so lovely. All of my grandparents died almost ten years ago and I never got a chance to relate to them as an adult. Nowadays I feel like I have the soul of a grandparent so hanging out with them was just perfect for me.

Sunday was better. I woke up early and did some yoga – first time I’ve exercised in months – and even cleaned a little bit. After church I did some grocery shopping and then actually (gasp!) cooked dinner! I’m super embarrassed but this is also something I haven’t done in a couple of months. I have to say, it wasn’t too bad and it was extremely satisfying to have a home cooked meal with leftovers to take to lunch. I won’t be cooking every night or anything, but maybe I can handle twice a week?

While I was cooking I spent some time decluttering the junk drawers (for my happiness project) and then David and I settled down to watch The Social Network after dinner. I love having weekends off, and this one was a good mix of productive and relaxing.

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Comments on Weekend Haps

  1. 1

    From Stephany:

    That second photo is so sad! :( But I’m glad your weekend took a turn for the better and ended up OK!

  2. 2

    From kapachino:

    Ha, I wasn’t actually sad–just tired! It was morning. :)

  3. 3

    From San:

    That doesn’t sound too bad at all (everything after Saturday morning sounded lovely :)).

  4. 4

    From LG:

    Isn’t that just like life…bad parts right in there with great parts. :0)

    I was always the one who had to clean up after our dogs growing up. Just because I don’t have a sensitive gag reflex! Yarg.

    Now I’m really curious about the whole “not making dinner” thing. Does your husband cook instead? Is it a free-for-all make what you want kind of situation? Or do you guys just go out a lot/buy convenience foods? Don’t feel bad…cereal used to be one of my main supper choices. :0) If Neil isn’t around, I’ll still often have oatmeal or toast and cheese.

  5. 5

    From kapachino:

    It’s so embarrassing that I never cook! Every once in awhile I’ll redouble my efforts, but it never sticks. So this time I’m starting slow. :)

    I personally don’t eat out a lot. I usually pack lunches from home like sandwiches and soups, and we also have lunch provided for us at work frequently. I think my husband eats out for lunch most days. We have dinner with family a lot, find something easy at home, or occasionally go out to eat or get something to-go. We really need to cut back spending on food though, so I need to get over my fear of cooking!

  6. 6

    From Nora:

    I’m sorry you had to deal with messy dogs situations & a funeral but whatever you cooked looks really yummy to me, so send some my way!? Or share the recipe with us perhaps? So glad you’re able to enjoy your weekends off :)

  7. 7

    From MelissaOklahoma:

    Cleaning up dog mess is the worse! Hope that ceases to occur!

  8. 8

    From Gooseberried:

    Oh man, I totally know what that’s like, coming home to a literal dog pile. That happened once to Gizmo who had an upset stomach and we literally couldn’t get rid of the smell in the carpet for a month. Blech.

    I hope you enjoyed yoga! The rest of the weekend seemed rather well. :)

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    From dadman:

    Good thing you got trained by your Dad with doggy poop patrol in the back yard. Luckily you got to share the duties with your brothers. Maybe they’d come help you out since they’re highly trained like you. Maybe not.

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