I did something I normally don't do.
It was Memorial Day Weekend. I took the whole weekend off work, yes, all of it! Both Saturday & Monday. It was LOVELY in every sense of the word.
I attempted to sleep in Saturday Morning. I turned off the alarm clock the night before, but the body alarm clock went off and didn't care what my brain had in mind...however, I decided to ignore it and be lazy in bed, even if I couldn't sleep. I did until 9am! I went for my walk and then went to the Burleson Farmers Market. I hadn't been since it opened a few weeks ago. I then met Michelle for breakfast at Fuzzy's Tacos. Their breakfast is soooooooooooooo yummy!!! I had Chilaquiles with the potatoes and refried beans. My original plans were to come home and work, but it was then when I changed gears and decided to not do that. From there I ran errands...the bank, Cutting Corners to search for drapery fabric for my bedroom [I need to get some dark stuff so I can sleep...white whispy voile curtains are very cute, but do not block any light], Ann Taylor Loft to use a $20 gift card, World Market to search for patio furniture, and Central Market to get a few items since I was on that side of town. The day flew...and I was thoroughly exhausted by the time I got home, largely because I don't do that kind of shopping...or for that length of time out...haven't in a very long time. I came home and unloaded things, went out by the pool for 30minutes and then was off to pickup Maggie [Brent & Jennifer's dog as they are out of town]. I came home and browsed patio furniture online and bought some on clearance at Target.com.
Sunday was meeting and afterwards Debbie invited me over to join their company, Bill & Belinda and Mark & Naomi, along with Victoria and Winter. We had homemade hamburgers, topped with cheese and mushrooms...they were delicious [even if I didn't have the bun]. We lazed around on the couches and visited. I then headed to get a prescription at Target and get a few items since I had a 5% off one day shopping excursion. I then went to Home Depot to browse Hardie Plank styles and paint colors. I have a contractor doing some work in a few weeks for me and I needed to start the steps to this. Choosing paint is a difficult task. The lighting and atmosphere of hardware stores is nothing like your home and no matter what ones in the store you think are your favorites, they usually vary by the time you check them out at home. That whole process took 3 hours, but I made some headway, I narrowed it down to 5 colors.
Today, I slept in again and got up to look at paint colors outside in the morning light. I narrowed it down to 3 colors. I then spent some time sipping Kefir and knitting in my living room club chair in my pjs! What fun!!! From there, I decided it was time to walk. I texted Autie Con to see if I could walk over and join them for couch potato time and tea. I spent 5 hours with them, sitting on the couch chatting and knitting. They dropped me off on their way to their plans for the rest of the day. I then made me a steak with seared okra, caprice salad and a glass of kombucha. I then spent some time in the sun and in the pool! The day was hot and the wind was breezy, a perfect day to get a little brown! I then headed out to Half Price books as they were having a 20% off sale all weekend and I wanted to try to find a book that was referenced in my Dave Ramsey EntreLeadership podcast I listened to on the road last week. Unfortunately, I didn't find it, but I found another I have wanted to read for some time, it is an older book, The Purpose Driven Life. Can't wait to start it! Came home and did some laundry and packed for my sitting job this week. I have several things going on this week which means the week is going to fly!!!
What did you do this 2012 Memorial Holiday Weekend?