weekend report!

September 18, 2017

Since our last podcast focused on planning good weekends, I figured I would go into a little more detail about how we spent the last one.  To be fair (to myself . . . ha), we didn’t have extensive time to plan ahead for this one, since I was supposed to be at my work conference!  That said, I was totally dying for an utterly routine and restful existence, and I think our weekend ended up hitting the spot.

Movie night.  The kids watched Super Buddies (some Air Bud spin-off) that ended up being mildly scary for both kids at one point.  But in the end they liked it and seem to have recovered.

~7:00 – both kids up!  (They have been sleeping well post-hurricane).  Josh got up early too even though technically it was his morning to sleep in.  Breakfast together.

~8:00 – kids hung out playing.  I have no idea what I did.

~9:00 – Josh and I both went running; I went inside + he went outside.

~10:30 – playground; I started w/ kids then Josh finished run + took my place

~11:30 – I showered / prepped lunch while Josh stayed @ playground

~12:30 – lunch

~1:30 – brought kids to friends’ house for play date!  Josh did work 1p – 5p (we had planned this in advance).  My friend had just had a new baby (her 2nd) and we all admired him.  SO CUTE.  I am feeling ready!

~5:00 – Josh met us there and we all headed out for pizza at Lucali and then ice cream after (lucky kids!).

~8:00ish (I forget exactly) – kids in bed.  Josh put Annabel to bed actually by around 9 while I passed out.   At like 8:30 pm.  (I could blame third tri but sometimes I’m this lame anyway.)

~7:15 – kids up.  Was supposed to be my morning to sleep in, but I had slept 11 hrs and Josh had stayed up late so I didn’t make him feel toooooo guilty about it.  (He was appropriately apologetic, too, which helped!)

~8:00 – breakfast, hang out time @ home (nothing specific)

~9:00 – kids watched show, I went running outside (“run” = very slow jogging for 5 min / walking 2 min, repeat several times)

~10:30 – pool time @ our house – pool has recovered from Irma!  We had thought about going to the beach (to try to remind ourselves why we live here . . . ) but there was a rip tide warning AND we were feeling lazy, so, pool at home.

~1:00 – lunch at home.  C fell asleep on the floor, entirely on his own.  It was so cute.  A played and drew 9372 pictures while I read some The Course of Love by Alain de Botton which I am LOVING.

~4:00 – stop by 10 year old nephew’s bday party!  Kids ran around and hung out with much bigger kids (and some of their younger sibs/friends).

~6:30 – easy dinner at home (chicken sausages + salad)

~7:30 – kids in bed.  Shockingly C went to bed easily despite the 2 hrs he spent on the floor (he doesn’t usually nap anymore).  This was also his first night at home NOT in his crib – Josh converted it to a toddler bed.  He came out once and didn’t try it again.  (He is definitely our less-stubborn child . . . A + C are so different!)

~8:00 – watched episode of Black Mirror – dystopian futuristic scenario where everyone has a social-media star rating that essentially determines every aspect and opportunity in life.  We both loved it.

~9:30 – zzzz

2 workouts
some reading time
kids slept well
I slept a ton
saw family
saw friends
Josh got some work done (I did not, but didn’t really try)

= I would call it a success.

PS: OMDG is blogging again, and wrote about some of her struggles with weekend planning . . . and then ended up having a great one!  I’m not saying that thinking through one’s time in advance is going to solve every problem, but I do really think in many cases (including my own) it helps!!

PPS: MY 2018 HOBONICHI CAME TODAY!!!!!!  I am trying to prolong the excitement by saving the unboxing for the right moment, but that moment will probably come tonight.


  • Reply myownhungergame March 10, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    I found you through the podcast! Thanks for sharing your weekend

  • Reply beth March 10, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    The Course of Love was one of my favorite reads this year. I found myself wishing for more books like it.

  • Reply omdg March 10, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Aw! Thanks for the shout out! It really was a nice weekend.

  • Reply Laura Vanderkam March 10, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Looking forward to hearing what you think of The Course of Love. I liked it quite a bit, though recognizing that there are some serious flaws in it. I guess I found the narrative compelling enough (not his philosophizing, but the narrative!) to keep reading.

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