Monday, March 5, 2012

Sometimes The Couch Calls Your Name

We had a quiet weekend.
No place we had to be.
No planes to catch, no bags to pack, no conference calls at 9 PM on a Sunday night.
Nothing. Nil. Nada.

Let's just stop and appreciate that fact for a minute because it's a rare and beautiful thing around here in the year 2012.

Friday morning I had my third camera lesson. The instructor always gives me an assignment for the week and last time I'd written that down in general terms but then I couldn't figure out how to make the camera repeat what I'd done in my lesson.

As my favorite bear would say- 'Oh bother'.

Good thing I'm not being graded.
In my head I'm being graded which is a little bit depressing but I keep plugging away.

I simmered a big pot of vegetable beef soup most of the day Friday so I wouldn't have to cook on Saturday. Or Friday night. You know my rule book says we eat out on Friday nights. Hubs wholeheartedly supports this notion so we went for Thai food which is pretty much my favorite thing.

Saturday morning we lounged. Is there anything better than coffee sipped at your leisure as bacon sizzles and an unmarked day stretches out in front of you? We've learned to savor that sort of morning.

Hubs got a new phone last week and needed a case for it so we made plans to see a movie and then do a little shopping later in the day. It had to be later in the day because we somehow got sucked into watching The Godfather saga, all four of which were running back to back this weekend. We briefly considered chucking our plan to leave the house but we know us a little too well, and while we like a little bit of lounging we don't like a full day of feeling lazy. We hit record and saved Parts 3 and 4 to the DVR.

The movie theatre was a zoo on Saturday afternoon because The Lorax had just opened and everyone and their offspring must have been there to see it. I could go into a small rant here about the inefficiency of the concession stand employees and how it took every ounce of self restraint I had not to leap over the counter and help them but I'll refrain.

We saw Act of Valor. It was so good and stirred up all kinds of emotion in me. Bravery and courage and sacrifice make my eyes water and my heart well up. Go see it.

After the movie ended we walked around the mall. Hubs was spending too much time looking at I don't know what in the AT T store which is how I ended up with a brand new pair of sunglasses. The sunglasses shop was just opposite the phone store and by the time he finally got there I'd tried on no less than 647 pair. I kinda had to buy, right?

We headed for home, back to our comfy clothes and couch and a bowl of vegetable soup, aka comfort food. We watched some more of The Godfather but since we were both nodding off during part 3 we decided to give up and go to bed.

At 8:50 pm.
Not 9 o'clock.
On a Saturday night.

Did I mention we've been going 100 miles an hour here since the first of the year and we needed to hit the brakes? Well that's exactly what we did this weekend. It was riveting stuff to read I know but it can't be all foreign cities and across the sea travel tales around here all the time now, can it? A lot of that will be happening later this spring though, and I feel like I need to rest up. Hubs keeps reminding me I'm going to need to put on my big girl britches for our Asian adventure. seems he's traveled with me before.

I realize I haven't mentioned Sunday but this post is already long and a little bit dull so I'm going to save that for a blurb of its own. Happy Monday!


  1. A quiet weekend at home with no real plans can be a refreshing change of pace. But then, I'm a homebody through and through and can spend days at home without any negative consequences ... as long as I've got a quilt to work on, a book to read, and plenty of Diet Coke! ha!

  2. Sounds like a perfect weekend! My hubby came home from a business trip late Friday, looking for dress for Katelyn and I for a wedding in April and her a mall on Saturday with all of Canada and a grumpy teenager so fun!! I worked at tiny town ski resort Sunday....I'm so tired today and happy it's Monday!

  3. Sounds divine. Lounging all weekend is something that doesn't happen with 2 tween boys in the house. Someday....

  4. Sounds like a perfect weekend! Mine was packing, on a train for 3 ride for 1 hour 1/2, wake, back to train and HOME! I got up with Lindsey and headed back to bed. My body isn't young anymore.

  5. I like weekends, every now and again, when we don't have anything major on our plates and we can just take it easy. Glad you were able to enjoy one! I've been hearing a lot of positive feedback about Act of Valor...sounds like my kind of movie!

  6. I caught part of the Godfather but wanted to start from the beginning. So I dvr'd the last three on. When I went to watch it was somewhere in the middle of the first movie. Now I know why. They had it broken into four parts.

  7. The couch very often calls my name! The past few weekends have been very restful, which is lovely after all our travelling.

  8. Jealous. However, I have one of those kind of weeks stretched out before me. I awoke this morning to light snowfall - the weather even cooperated with my lazy mode. The girls declared a snow day, which I happily obliged. I hope to get my P365 up and some quilting done, but first a little grocery shopping. Have to do a little work so I can truly relax. :)

  9. You just described a perfect weekend to me.

  10. As much as I love watching my son playing hockey, I also look forward to the time is comes to an end. At first it is strange to have nothing to do on a weekend. Then we come to enjoy it. Glad you had a wonderful weekend!

  11. Sounds like a perfect weekend. I saw that the saga was playing but didn't watch it. I should have because I haven't seen those movies in years. I want to see Act of Valor, the trailer for the movie interested me. I bet the house smelled wonderful with the soup cooking in the kitchen. Glad you enjoyed the rare quiet weekend.

  12. Ahhh, I love it when the couch calls my/our name!
    I do not however, like it when my Hubby says I have to put on my big girl pants where travel is involved. I hope all that goes well... :)

  13. I love those weekends! We've been blessed to have several of these and I treasure each of them. Glad you got to enjoy yours.

  14. Sounds like a lovely weekend to me (sounds a lot like the weekend I enjoyed- even the earlier bedtime part)

  15. Oh, I'm so glad you got to rest. You are the "goingest" one woman and I bet it felt good to do the whole "couch thing" for a little while.

    I have taken two photography classes recently and if I don't refresh myself every day then I forget the settings and everything else. Goodness, I need to practice the steps everyday until I know them inside out.

    A great week to you!

  16. It sounds like you got your batteries re-charged in a very good way. I would love to hear some of the stories behind the "big girl britches" comment.

  17. That is a great weekend if you ask me! We have the same family rule here..."mama doesn't cook on Friday and she expects someone to wait on her". Since Art has been out of town for six weeks in a row and only home on the weekends....mama doesn't cook on a Saturday nights either! There are some benefits to all of this traveling.

  18. Sounds like y'all had a good day! (And a much deserved one!)