I had a really busy weekend. On Friday night, Andy hung out with one of his friends for a night of burgers and video games, so I had the night to myself. Being an introvert, those nights are special for me. I had been thinking long and hard about what I wanted to do…rent movies and lay around, get some closets and shelves organized, or maybe browse around the mall. I decided to go to the mall. (tough choice)
I realized that there were a few things I had to take care of before heading out to Somerset Mall (the shopping Mecca). I had to deposit some checks at the bank (since I can never get out of bed early enough to get there the few hours they are open on Saturday) and I also had to go to the grocery store to get some food for the week (knowing I would be too busy Saturday and Sunday and that I just HAD to have lettuce by Monday lest I fall off the wagon with my new eating routine). So, Andy left at about 5:45 and I headed out. Only to pull up behind the slowest of all drive thru banking customers and then wait in line behind a woman who bought about 126 small jars of baby food that had to be scanned in one by one.
Poor lady, I’m sure it’s a pain to have to pick all those jars off the shelf and put them into the cart. Then, it’s gotta be a drag to pull them all out of the cart to put them onto the conveyor belt at the register. But the drama continues when she has to pull them all out of her shopping bags and put them on the shelves in her kitchen. I’m so glad I will be ordering my baby food online and having it shipped to my door. That will eliminate a lot of tedious steps!
Anyway, back to Friday night. I finally finished running my errands and I got to the wonderous shopping Mecca and had a very nice time. I stayed there till it closed and then headed toward home. I stopped at Target to do some more browsing and I stayed there till they closed. It was now 10pm, so I went home, popped in the new DVD I got for only $10 and proceeded to organize my scrapbook stuff for the duration of the movie. The movie, by the way, was 13 Going On 30 and it is so cute!
To make a long story short, the next day I had coffee with a friend in the morning and then I went to an all day scrapbook session at my sister-in-law’s house. We all had a blast. The night was capped off with a late dinner at Red Lobster (YUM!!). Sunday I baked cookies and then we drove to Howell for a SuperBowl party… Go Patriots! We left the party at 10:30 and headed back home.
Andy and I both found ourselves at an interesting place that Sunday night. A bunch of introspection had built up and we were really examining our lives and our purpose. We stayed up talking for a long time and came to the conclusion that going to work on Monday morning would feel like sticking a sword through our hearts. The daily grind just seemed so soul-sapping. We knew it was probably futile to delay the inevitable by calling in, but we did anyway.
Monday was very nice. We slept in, spent lots of time reading, talking, and just being quiet before God. It definitely revived us both and sent us into the remainder of the week feeling more ready to face each day.
So, yesterday felt like Monday and today feels like Tuesday, but it’s actually already Wednesday! That’s such a nice feeling…I love knowing that Friday is just around the corner.