I’m coming down from a three day weekend high and it feels great to start Monday off feeling so accomplished.
I took Friday off to get some things done around the house that I’ve been wanting to do for-eh-verrrr and I got so many things crossed off the list. My office closet has looked like a tornado hit it for quite some time, and it was overdue for a good cleaning out. As I’ve already mentioned several times, I’m a self-proclaimed keepsake hoarder. I have so much stuff. I actually didn’t even realize how bad it was until I started cleaning out my closet.
Y’all. I literally still have every single piece of paper from my entire school career – artwork, scribbles, school work, home work – every single last bit of it from Kindergarten to college. Four massive boxes stuffed to the gills. Ridiculous. I still have the hospital bag with everything from my birth in 1982 – a copy of the newspaper and People magazine from the day I was born, every single card my parents had received for my birth, the scrubs my dad wore in the hospital, and some creepy doll head and arms with no body. What is that all about?! Mementos from every vacation we’ve ever taken, old stuffed animals, old room decorations, my entire Barbie collection, old clothes. Sigh. So. Much. Stuff.
Anyway, while I had a blast taking a trip down memory lane, I also realized how absurd it is that I still have all of this. Now don’t get me wrong – I did keep a box for my very favorite things – like the newspaper and People magazine, my favorite stuffed animals, and some of my favorite pieces of artwork and school work, but the rest of it – including the creepy doll head – is now all in the trash or a donation bag. And I feel so much lighter!
Friday evening I was positively exhausted. Shifting boxes around and cleaning stuff out for nine hours straight will do that to you! So we decided to pick up a pizza, open a bottle of wine, turn on some tunes, and chill out at home on the back porch instead of going somewhere like we usually do. The kids were happy as clams covering themselves in sidewalk chalk while B and I chatted and sipped our vino.
Saturday we were pretty lazy all day. We watched some cartoons and played all morning and I laid out in the sun and started a new book while the babies napped/had quiet time. This weekend’s weather was an absolute dream again. Perfect sunny blue skies with highs in the upper 70’s and a nice breeze. I could have sat out there all day!
Saturday evening we went to church with my extended family like we always do, and for the second week in a row we sat out in the main church instead of in the back in the cry room. Last week the kids were both perfect angels, and after this week Jacob’s halo is still in tact, but Olivia’s is a bit tarnished... she started throwing a mini tantrum toward the end and my dad had to take her out. I guess we may be heading back to the cry room next week. Womp womp. We’re so close to sitting out in the main church again I can taste it!
After church we ate dinner at our favorite BBQ place, and then we headed home for bedtime for the kids and movie time for us… B and I actually watched a movie! Usually we spend Friday and Saturday evenings getting caught up on TV from the week or binge watching some other show on Netflix, but now that everything is starting to end and we’re not currently binge watching anything, we actually had time to watch a movie. We watched The Equalizer with Denzel Washington and it was really good. He kicked ass and took names as he always does, and I really enjoyed it.
Sunday was spent organizing some of the babies' keepsakes, lunching with B’s family, and then spending lots of time outside. Olivia worked on puzzles and Jacob played with his Stomp Rocket, and then they both played in the garden for a bit.
We ended our day with dinner at my parents’ and everybody had a blast playing with the stomp rocket! Even Mama Cass joined in on the fun!
It was such a great, relaxing, and yet productive weekend. Don’t we all agree that weekends should be three days?? One day to be productive, one day to do something new and exciting, and then one day to relax and spend time with family. Please oh please can someone work on making this the norm? Enjoy your week!
*Linking up with B Loved Boston for Weekending.