"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
-- Unknown
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Weekend plans...or lack thereof

Oh, man. I am having the hardest time getting myself back into a routine. Today is the second day in a row I’ve had to pull my towel dried hair into a ponytail while running out the door. My mind is scattered, my body feels exhausted and I can’t seem to get a handle on either. I try to focus with very little success. I try to sleep but find myself restless. I think I need some “me” time.

And that’s exactly what I plan on having this weekend. I know Sunday is Mother’s Day, but Mama and I have discussed it and I intend on sitting my butt here in Andalusia and catching up on some much needed rest. This will be the first weekend in SEVEN weeks that I’ve been able to stay home and relax. I’ve put over 2,000 miles on my car since I got the oil changed April 3rd. And my house is a mile and a half away from work, so it’s not from commuting.

Friday night, my friend Kelley and I are going to grab some dinner and see a play. And I honestly don’t even know the name of it – I just agreed to go. She said it’s a bit risqué, so I’m wondering what I signed myself up for. Should be interesting. Although, I have to wonder what’s considered risqué in small-town Alabama. Surely we’re not talking about nudity – I don’t see the citizens of Mayberry allowing that one. Not that I’m complaining. I’ve yet to see anyone walking around Wal-Mart that’d I’d give money to see naked. In fact, I’d pay a few of them to wear more clothing – or at least clothing that fits properly.

Anyway…moving on…

I’ve decided that I might not even change out of my pajamas on Saturday. Seriously. I might find a comfy spot on the couch to park my rear end and catch up on some reading. It’s supposed to beautiful here this weekend though – if I only had a hammock. Then I could be lazy outside. And maybe get some much needed sun. I might have to find one by this weekend. I can picture it now… me and my hammock, my trusty Kindle and a cold beverage (or two). Talk about the perfect day.

What about y’all? What’s your idea of a perfect Saturday? Relaxation or something more exciting?

14 comments:

Jen L. said...

That is exactly the weekend you deserve. You've been through a lot lately. Enjoy relaxing a bit. If you can't find a good hammock, get a cheapo chaise-type lounger at Walmart and flop out in that!

I can't wait to hear about the play. We're considered really edgy here in Montevallo for talking about the drugs and the sex in our shows. It'll be fun to see what Andalusia thinks is risque!

Love you!

Sally's World said...

I have something for you, come get it, i think you'll like it lol! xxx

septembermom said...

Relax as much as you can :) You need to take that time to just rejuvenate in a soothing way. I'm interested to hear about the play. I love your remark about paying people to wear more clothing! So funny:) I would like to alternate relaxing and exciting Saturdays. With my kids, I could use more relaxing ones for sure!

Kim said...

This sounds like something I would love to do. I think you are a very smart cookie to give yourself some real rest!

We are hosting a lunch on Mother's day because Deaglan is getting baptized. I don't know what I was thinking because I don't find this relaxing at all and since it's all family, I usually get irritated by some of the people.
Should be a good time!

~jill said...

sounds perfect to me....enjoy!

RileyScott said...

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Bethany@MyLifeinBlackandWhite said...

Relaxing would definitely characterize my perfect Saturday! No schedule, no to-do list, no obligations. Sounds wonderful to me!

Diane said...

Enjoy your weekend darlin'... you deserve to relax! And I can't wait to hear about Andalusia's version of risque ;)

We're supposed to go camping this weekend but it's been raining for 2 weeks and it's not supposed to end 'til Sunday... so I dunno...

Little Ms Blogger said...

That sounds like a great weekend. Don't forget to shut down the computer and phone for the perfect 'me' day.

I plan on working at a plant sale for my local park.

I can't wait for some nice weather so I can relax on the hammock.

Lacey said...

That sounds lovely, which is exactly what you need after running around like a crazy person for nearly two months straight (not to mention going through some crazy intense emotional stuff lately).

I usually like to go out and do stuff on Saturday, and then clean the house and lounge around on Sunday before the workweek starts again. :-)

Missy said...

You sound like you have the perfect weekend planned and it also sounds like you need it! I love those weekends, which with a family, are few and far between! You have been through a lot so chill! I do want to hear about this play! LOL

Jenners said...

With everything you've been through lately, I think your plans (or lack) are just what you need. Just stay in your pajamas, read and sleep ... it is probably what you need more than anything. Be well.

Kacey R. said...

PJS all day, a swing in a hammock, or surfing the couch with a beverage (or two) sounds like a little piece of perfection to me. Enjoy it and the play!

Andy said...

I'll have my perfect Saturday in a couple months, when I spend the day with Capricorn and the night on stage, performing.

Let us know what the risque part is... it might just be that there's violence in it, or maybe a sexual assault scene (but no nudity).