Ahh another weekend in the books! If I’m being honest, I didn’t do a whole lot and I’m really ok with it. I’m not one of those people who takes pleasure in being “sooooo busy.” You know the people I’m talking about. The ones who wear their busyness like a badge of honor and think that the more they pile onto their plate, the more impressive they are. Don’t we put enough pressure on ourselves? I’m gonna answer that for you and say yes, we do. The need to “do it all” is killing us and I’ve made a huge effort over the past few years to just slow it down.
Summer weekends are about relaxing and being in the moment and that’s exactly what I did. Friday morning I hit the road to Richmond to spend a few hours with my friend Jane Berry.
We braved the heat at her neighborhood pool and her son, Jack, was just the cutest thing ever. We only made it a couple hours because it was super hot, but it was still a lot of fun. I’m so glad we live close enough that we can carve out even just a few hours to spend together.
Later on Friday evening, our friends Brendan and Tara came over for dinner. Riley grilled some ribeye steaks and roasted some potatoes and asparagus. Our friends brought the salad and a bottle of cabernet and we stuffed ourselves silly.
We sipped wine and chatted late into the evening and completely lost track of time.
Even though it was after 1 AM when I went to bed, it was well worth it!
Despite a late night, I can’t seem to sleep past 7 AM, so I was up nice and early on Saturday. Bella had a ton of energy, so I took her over to Colonial Williamsburg for a quick walk before things got too hot out.
The farmer’s market was in full swing and people were out with their dogs everywhere. Bella was a bit over-stimulated so I took her away from the main area. She saw some horses and the gardens on our walk and she loved them both.
After about 30 minutes, I could tell it was time to go. It’s been CRAZY hot around here lately with heat indexes around 110 degrees every single day. It has not been fun. Bella was already panting by 8:30 AM, so we got back in the car to go home. She wanted to ride shotgun and drooled all over my car….
She’s lucky she’s so cute.
The rest of Saturday was spent reading a book. Yep, I spent the entire afternoon and into the evening reading until Riley got home from work. It was awesome and even though I had a few things I “should” have been doing (washing my car, doing laundry, painting a china cabinet, hanging pictures in the guest room, yada yada yada), I didn’t do any of that and just got engrossed in my book instead.
Sunday morning started out with a barre class, which was the perfect way to begin the day.
After barre I just kind of putzed around town for a few hours. I spent a stupidly long time in Target and spent a stupid amount of money. Damn you, Target, you win again.
I spent the rest of Sunday watching some Netflix, napping, and reading. The sunset was gorgeous so I ended my evening on the front porch with the pets watching the sun go down.
I ended the weekend just feeling so grateful. Grateful for our life in Williamsburg, for our new home, for Riley, for the pets, and for the fact that I’m able to take time off in the summer to just enjoy the little things.
And on that note, I’m back into the swing of things at work! I’m already looking forward to more lazy sunsets on the porch and diving into some new books. Have a great Monday!
What did you do this weekend?
What’s your favorite thing to do to just unwind and step away from the to-do list?
Do you put pressure on yourself to fill your calendar?