06 September 2016

Labor Day Weekend

Carole wants to know 10 Things I Did This Weekend.

My weekend was pretty quiet.  The Tim had to work Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, so for the bulk of it, I was on my own.  Fortunately on Sunday and Monday, he worked the opening shift, so was home for dinner and the evening.

So here is my fairly unexciting list. :-)

1.  Took a bubble bath (Friday night).  I usually take showers, but every once in a while, I feel like it's a decadent treat to take a bubble bath.   A Friday night of a long holiday weekend when I was left to my own devices seemed like a perfect time for decadence.

2.  Bought a new pair of jeans.  This is a huge thing for me because a) I hardly ever shop for jeans, and b) I have a hard time finding a pair to fit.  A friend had mentioned that Madewell jeans were nice, albeit pricey.  So I saved my $$, and was waiting until they had a sale.  The local store had a flash sale promotion where you got an extra 30% off the sale price.  So I headed over, and with the help of two lovely sales assistants (one who seemed near my age, which was a plus), I found a lovely pair that fit well.  They will be my "good" jeans - meaning, that I will save them for very casual but presentable times.  (My regular jeans are in terrible shape, and I wear them around, but would never wear them for anything other than running around at home.)

3.  The Tim and I [finally] finalized all of our reservations for our vacation next week!  We are going to do a driving trip through New England.  We'll leave on Sunday and return the next Saturday.  It was a big relief to get all of our hotels and such straightened out, and now we're just deciding the things we definitely want to do/see.  Best of all?  The Tim said, "Maybe you'll see some yarn stores and can get a souvenir."  Well, if I must, I must, you know??

4.  Laundry.  Loads and loads of laundry.  I actually enjoy doing laundry.  The stuff goes in all dirty and messy, and comes out clean and fresh.  I think it's the immediate gratification of it.

5.  Finished the book I was reading.  An enjoyable, somewhat non-involved mystery that I started after finishing a pretty intense book earlier in the week.

6.  Knitted.  I am nearly finished with Portfolio Scarf #2 out of 4 for a Christmas gift.  I worked on it while watching some stuff on TV and when listening to an audiobook.  I would have finished it if I had not messed up a section watching a football game on Sunday night.  I had to rip back a few rows, and waited to re-do them yesterday, since I was tired on Sunday night, and feared I would make a bad situation worse if I continued.

7.  Watched the Notre Dame-Texas football game - well, most of it.  I got too tired to stay up for the end.  Sadly, Notre Dame lost, but at least it was just by 3 points rather than a blowout.

8.  Mending.  Why is it that, when you have something that needs to have the simplest amount of mending done, but it's not something you wear all of the time. that it takes so ridiculously long to mend it?  I'm not even gonna say how long the 4 things I worked on had been waiting, because I'm actually embarrassed to admit it.  Of course, once I sat down to do it, the whole thing took about 1/2 an hour.

9.  Cleaned.  I have a thing where, when I know I'm going away, I like to clean before I go, so I can come home to a nice, clean house.

10.  Slept.  It was nice to get some extra rest.  Granted, when I have a weekend and/or a day off, I don't necessarily sleep until noon, usually maybe an hour or so later.  But it feels very luxurious!

So it was not an exciting weekend, but it was a nice one.  And best of all, it felt longer than three days!


Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see your photos of New England. Have a wonderful time. I don't know if you are going to the Cape, but if you are, I have it on good authority that (http://www.blackpurlsyarn.com/faq) this place is FANTASTIC!

AsKatKnits said...

It sounds like a fun weekend! I listened to my audiobook as well while doing some major weekend walks! The Secrets of Mary Bowser is a fantastic walking companion!

Lorraine said...

Bridget- I do the same thing. I always make sure the house is clean before I go away.

Have a lovely trip.

Vera said...

Hi Bridget - sounds like your weekend was so nice. And, yay for going to New England in the Fall! Where are you going? I can recommend a yarn shop in Brattleboro, VT (which is just a fun town to poke around...can also recommend a place on the coast of Maine if you are going that far north. Wherever you end up - have fun!!

Nance said...

Have a lovely and Restful Time.

Nice to hear that someone else (and a more Experienced Knitter) got distracted by television and had to rip back. Sigh. I'm sorry, but it's true that Misery Loves Company. I do my best knitting at home alone With Cats and tend to do it only then, on purpose.

Becoming horrifically bored by a bigass project currently on circs, so I am starting Something Else (cue the Horror Music) to break the monotony. I know, I know...This Is How It Starts.

kathy b said...

Never been to New England. Id want to go in fall too. Helps to hear you had to rip out a bit of something; sometimes I think Im the only one!

Susan said...

Oh, you must go to Webs in Northampton, MA - there's nothing else like it!

Araignee said...

Oh, your trip sounds wonderful. I have fond memories of the trek we made from Vermont to Maine and back down with Mom and Dad years ago. I could have stayed in New Hampshire forever with Cape Cod a close second.

Summer said...

A bubble sounds so relaxing and nice ♥


Caffeine Girl said...

Exciting weekends are nice, but productive and relaxing ones are, too! And it is so nice to come home to a clean house!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That sounds like a good weekend to me!
And you know you've got a keeper when he actually suggests you look for a yarn store!

Judy S. said...

Have a great trip! Hope the leaves put on a good show.

karen said...

I hope you have a nice trip and enjoy being out and about, hopefully the weather will be "nice"! I don't like mending but I sure do like knitting :)