August 6, 2008

The coming weekend

On most weekends, I like to have at least one down day. My idea of a down day includes a leisurely wake-up, some tea and cereal and then spend the day doing a whole lotta nuthin’. At the least, I like to be home early on Sundays to just chill before getting ready for the work week. I used to have down days a lot (when I was single I often had too much of the down days), but ever since we bought this house, there is always something to do. Back in the days of renting someone else’s space, sometimes both Saturday and Sunday had the possibility of being down days. Oh, to be a sloth again! But ever since I started training with Team In Training this season, at least one day of my weekend involves running, and that running usually happens at the wee hours of the morning. That leaves one day open for nothingness. But Sundays have become catch-up day since on Saturdays I’m milking the fact that “I just ran 12 miles, so please wait on me. I’m going to sit here on my butt all day now.”

This weekend, there will be no down day. There will likely be no down hour even. Not that I am complaining. I’m fortunate to have friends to hang out with and keep me busy. Even still, it’s going to be a busy two days. Check out my weekend schedule:


5:00 am Wake up, eat breakfast and get dressed for my run
6:00 am Leave the house
7:00 am Run double-digit miles
10:30 am Ice bath at home
11:00 am Shower and get back in the car for a 45-minute drive
12:30 pm My good friend Jason’s 40th birthday BBQ
2 pm Drive home from BBQ
3 pm Bow chicka bow wow. Or something.
6 pm Get ready for TNT fundraising party
6:30 pm Leave for TNT fundraising party
10:00 pm TNT fundraising party ends
10:30 pm Home and asleep early on a Saturday night

The next day is a bit more manageable. But still, not a down day.


Sleep as late as possible before getting ready to meet Matte’s cousin for breakfast/brunch.
After brunch, my friend from North Carolina is coming to see our new house.
3 pm BBQ at a friend’s house in honor of NC friend’s visit (which was originally planned for my house, but my friend graciously offered her house instead. Thank God.)
7 pm Home to do laundry for the coming week, and wonder where my weekend went

Could someone find me a holiday to celebrate on Monday so I can add a down day to my weekend? I’m part Lithuanian, so if you could find a national holiday in Lithuania, I might be able to get away with that. Actually. Wait. Monday, August 11 marks the 3rd anniversary of my first date with Matte. So that should entitle me to a day off. In fact, production at work should just shut down in observation of that momentous occasion. I think I’ll look into that.

What about you? Are you the type who likes to go-go-go? Burn the candle at both ends, like my mom likes to say? Or do you need some lazytime on your weekend?

4 people have roominated about “The coming weekend”

  • 180/360 says:

    I’m tired just reading that. My life seems to go in spurts of insane busy-ness and then when it is calm, I thoroughly enjoy it. Hope you can find some time to relax.

  • Noelle says:

    I like waking up early on weekends and making the most of the daylight.

  • Finn says:

    Well… my birthday is on the 10th and that’s a Sunday, so the holiday should be on Monday. There you go — take off Monday for Finn Day!

  • Saj says:

    Well, Aug. 11 has a bunch of observances for saints, but it’s also the day Alcatraz opened in 1934. Surely that’s something to celebrate!

    As for our weekends, I would love to have a down day. With my two rugrats, there’s always something to do to keep them out of trouble!

    Be thankful for your busy-ness-it shows you’re loved!

    BTW, which cousin of Matte’s (and mine!)?

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