Hi! How was your weekend?
Mine was great, but now as I write this in the late afternoon on Sunday, I’m starting to feel the weight of all of the things that I did NOT accomplish over the past two days. It always feels like I spend my weekends scurrying about, doing this and that, but not really getting the most out of our break from the work and school week.
At least this weekend was pretty good for doing some things that I really enjoy. Friday night we all went to Marshall’s where Tony and I and got our workouts on and the girls waited for us patiently, after being bribed with takeout subs. Bribery is our parenting tool of choice these days. It really works and I don’t feel even the slightest bit guilty. Because it works.
Saturday was pretty quiet overall. I didn’t get as much laundry done as I would have liked, but I actually spent some time reading which is good for the soul. Tony took the girls out grocery shopping early in the day while I met up with the lovely Joanne to take a walk down Wellington Street where we checked out the craft show Glisten, and then we had hot yummy beverages at Bridgehead and a really good long girl chat.
The girls played with friends for the rest of the day, and I have no idea how I frittered away the rest of my day. For dinner we went to my Mom’s (Hi Mom!) where Tony got his birthday Irish stew and lots of spoiling as always (Thanks Mom!).
Sunday morning I slept in. Ahhh. Tony woke me up at 10:00 am to drive him to pick up his work truck for his latest trip, and then we all made a stop at Tim’s for an unhealthy breakfast where I tried out their new latte. It went down nicely and easily, much like their coffees do, but I don’t think the more serious coffee houses in town (you know who I’m talking about) will be put out of business.
Home again, where I ran 15K on the treadmill to some awesome music and the comings of goings of four kiddos playing. I burned enough calories to work off that fruit explosion muffin, plus a bit more. Awesome.
Now as I write this, it is late afternoon and it is just the girls and me here, doing homework, drinking coffee, running those laundry machines, and getting ready for the week ahead.
It was a good weekend, but I got little accomplished around the house. No closets were organized, no ironing got done, no outside work was completed, no Christmas shopping was done, etc etc etc.
I don’t know how to get ahead of the game. It’s seems too hard to get more done during the week with work and children and exhaustion and all. How do people with kids in hockey do it? How do people paint a room in the house or have nice gardens or tidy garages? Is it just a matter of being more organized or do I also need to be a lot less lazy too?
How do your weekends go? Do you have any tips or tricks for me to be more efficient?