Happy Monday, y’all! I’m very excited that this is a three day work week for me. I just have to put my head down and grind through until Wednesday night, and then I have four glorious days of rest and relaxation to look forward to.
This weekend was equal parts rest, socialization, and productivity, which always makes me happy. I worked my second-to-last shift at Athleta on Friday night, then came home and stayed up late watching BBC shows and eating popcorn with Ben.
We slept in rather later than I would have liked on Saturday, and woke to find that it was sunny and in the mid-60’s outside. WHAT? We spent some time cleaning and doing laundry, then I went outside and talked to my friend Mandy on the phone for over an hour. She’s got a lot of crazy stuff happening in her life right now, and I’ve been feeling like a bad friend for not getting in touch more, so it felt really good to finally reach out. It was also nice to be able to be outside in short sleeves in late November!
After that, I spent a little time knitting and watching Netflix, and then it was time to head to Friendsgiving at my friend Jaska’s mom’s house. Jaska and I have been friends since high school, and her mom is like an extra mom to me. There was lots of good food, good conversation, and snuggles, which was just what the doctor ordered.
Sunday morning couldn’t have been more different than Saturday. I was rudely ripped from Slumberland by Ben’s alarm at 8 am, so I grumbled and snuggled back under the covers. Ben got up, and a few minutes later poked his head in the door. “It’s snowing out, just so you know.” I leaped out of bed and ran to the window and sure enough, there was already a blanket of snow on the ground. I really love snow (especially when it happens at a seasonally appropriate time), so I was delighted, and officially wide awake. I hopped on the new recumbent bike for 30 minutes, then showered and pulled myself together for Lady Brunch.
I have been lucky enough over this past year to collect several very good, smart, strong female friends, and we get together regularly to just be ourselves and talk about life, politics, or whatever else we feel like talking about. I feel SO supported and safe with this group of ladies, and after dealing with all of my swirling emotions post-election, I NEEDED this so hard. We ate chicken curry and Trader Joe’s scones and drank mimosas and just talked.
After that, I just spent the rest of the day at home, knitting and watching Netflix while Ben played video games. I have been SO BUSY these last few weeks, it felt amazing to just be at home so much and not have crazy demands on my time.
Did you get any snow this weekend?