Happy Monday, everyone! I feel more refreshed and recharged than ever for the week ahead and I’m ready to make it a fantastic one! This weekend was really one of the best weekends I’ve had in a while, which is funny because I spent most of it by myself. (My mom’s boyfriend took her to Ft. Lauderdale for the weekend so I had the place to myself!) And why was this weekend so great? Well, how about a list of what I loved this weekend? Yes? Yes.
>> Driving to Sarasota after work on Friday to meet up with a friend and listening to my first-ever audiobook on the way. (Jennifer Weiner’s The Next Best Thing.)
>> Playing Apples to Apples with a group of 13 people at a coffee shop and having the best time, being more social and lively than I usually am.
>> Leaving the coffeeshop with aforementioned friend to see a late showing of The Internship – good movie, but not as funny as I had hoped.
>> Getting home at 1AM on Friday night – so late for me! – and falling into a deep sleep until 9:30AM.
>> Waking up and immediately doing a fabulous, hard workout on that left me super sweaty with fatigued muscles.
>> A visit to the library to pick up a requested book and finding some smutty novels to read.
>> Having lots of time to myself to read quietly, get lots of writing done, and do a ton of cleaning.
>> Long walks with Dutch, one where he rolled around in the grass to his heart’s content.
>> A quiet, rainy Saturday night to myself where I picked up my favorite dinner, ordered Knocked Up from On Demand, and further developed my crush on Seth Rogan.
>> A lazy Sunday morning spent at the pool. I had the place to myself and it was so divine!
>> Reading a cheesy romance novel and finishing Mockingjay.
>> Barely turning on the TV and taking a break from social media for the weekend. Ahh, the peace!
>> Cancelled Sunday evening plans meant another quiet night in. I watched a favorite rom-com (He’s Just Not That Into You) and snuggled on the couch with Dutch. (Three movies in one weekend! That’s a record for me.)
>> Being alone with myself and just thoroughly enjoying the quiet and calm.
The theme for the weekend was peace and quiet, for sure. (And movies!) It was just so nice to be alone and take time for me. I was hoping to have more social plans, but I ended up being really happy they fell through and I could really rest and recharge. It’s nice to have full, busy weekends but also nice when weekends are calm and I can get a lot of other things done.
Tell me, how was your weekend? What was your “theme”?