Friday afternoon I went home a bit earlier than normal, about three hours before my wife got home. I was thinking I might read or blog or something, but instead I did something a bit out of character – I spontaneously burst into chore mode. I had almost every weekend chore done by dinner time! As a result, I was able to spend far more time than usual relaxing on the weekend, especially Sunday.
Saturday I spent the morning helping out with a charitable rummage sale, but when we returned home I had a quick lunch, read for a bit, and then took a nice power nap. After the nap, I got my planner out and started working on plotting out the next couple of weeks, especially in regards to my upcoming vacation in San Francisco (woo hoo!). Later in the evening, I continued to read the book I’m working on, “Made To Stick” by Chip and Dan Heath, until it was time to fall unconscious.
Sunday morning was a nice leisurely pace with the newspaper, a plate of eggs and bacon, and a nice deep cup of coffee. We went to the gym in the latter part of the morning, and spent the remainder of the day bouncing between birthday parties… with a short reprieve in mid-afternoon for another power nap.
Great, rejuvinating weekend – my batteries are full for the week ahead.
This weekend, on Saturday morning, I went up South Mountain in the Climb to Cure Cancer event. I walked five and a half miles uphill, then I walked five and a half miles downhill. I formed relationships with great people, I learned a lot, I helped raise money for a good cause.
This weekend, I spent the afternoon of Saturday between napping and soaking my feet.
This weekend I spoke to my hero on earth, and he’s doing okay. I’m relieved.
This weekend I had sunday dinner with my family.
This weekend we booked our travel plans for San Francisco in March, when we’ll get to see friends we haven’t seen in a while and friends we can’t see often enough 🙂
This weekend I had a wonderful time, I smiled a lot, I got to sleep and relax and spend time doing things I love. I so desperately needed this weekend. I am rejuvinated.
One of my goals for 2008 is to learn how to meditate “better” (that seems like a weird word to apply for meditation, but I can’t think of another off the top of my head) – so when I run into sites like this running through some things to consider when meditating, I like to make a note of them and flag them (via blog post) for later. Of particular interest to me is the significance of color when grounding oneself.
Wearing red is always a good idea if you want to be grounded, whether meditating or not.
Now that I’ve all but caught up with Wednesday’s posts (yes, I am aware it is now Friday), I’m going to take a breather for the morning and afternoon hours and get some other things accomplished. But I’m working on a list of things to blog about this evening as I take little breaks, so expect a flurry of activity this evening and this weekend across the blogs. Maybe even a few surprises. Maybe even a contest! 🙂