Chit Chat: How Do You Spend Your Weekends?
This weekend was a blast. Every single moment was filled with activity but not with the mundane types of things you are required to do. Easily 95% of my weekends are spent trying to get a jump on next week's work, doing chores and running errands I have no time for during the week, and if I am lucky squeezing in a little time for blogging. Not this weekend. Maybe come Tuesday or Wednesday when I start feeling behind I begin to regret it but right now I feel like I had a weekend well spent.
Over the weekend I spent time my favorite cousin, went to a lunch that involved Texas Cheese Fries with friends, took part in a game night that lasted way into the early morning hours, indulged in a Sunday pancake brunch, visited my grandmother, prepared food to get me through lunch and dinner for the next few days, tried on my newly arrived Halloween costume several times, and spent some quality time cuddling with my adorable cat. I cannot remember the last time I spent some much time laughing or the last time I laughed so hard. Absolutely nothing productive occurred and I for one time did not care.
It would be wonderful if every weekend could be spent having fun and concentrating on living every single moment. I do try to block off 3 or 4 hours every weekend do something I enjoy. However, life is so busy (as it is for everyone) that I haven't learned to how to let go of all my responsibilities and to do lists for entire weekends on a regular basis.
How do you spend your weekends? Are you typically able to unplug and forget about work? Do you have tons of errands and chores that spill over onto the weekend? Or are you able to unwind and concentrate on having fun?