Saturday, May 29, 2010

Long Weekend

The other day, I took a look at our calendar and was startled to discover that starting next weekend, we do not have a free weekend until mid July! While all of our plans are highly anticipated, it was still a bit of a shock to see half of the summer zip by in a string of fun-filled weekends.

So this weekend, we are laying low. And by "laying low", I mean "doing 39 (kazillion) household chores and projects". We may be the only ones in the country that don't have any big camping/traveling/grilling plans, and we're absolutely gleeful about it.

And by "no plans", I mean "our weekend is busier than we thought". Funny how the times fills up even when you plan to keep it simple. Last night we had a bonfire at friends' house. Tonight we're doing homemade pizza and beer here with another family. Tomorrow afternoon we have a birthday party for David's niece. Monday there's a Tiny Town parade and a traditional lunchtime picnic at the neighbor's house.

Actually though, have these things peppered throughout helps us to be more productive. Yes, MORE. Both David and I are more efficient when we have pressure or time constraints. If our entire weekend were truly empty and stretching before us, I think we'd waste a great deal of time, just because "we have the whole weekend to do X"...

Look! We got our porch all ready to use for meals this summer.

Instead we are grabbing the pieces of time between activities and making the most of it. And while doing chores is sort of a huge drag, it is very satisfying to systematically scratch things from our list. I've even written a few things on the list that were half done, simply because make that strike through it is so gratifying.

Additionally, the weather here is absolutely perfect. High 80's, slightly breezy, bright blue sky, lowish humidity. For someone who's mood is so directly effected by the weather, I sure picked the wrong state. Well, except for this time of year. Early summer, FTW!

What are your plans for the weekend? And how do you best accomplish household projects and chores?

1 comment:

Jess said...

Ooh, your porch looks lovely. And I am the same as you--I need a reason and a deadline and then I become very productive around the house.