You know those weekends where you try to squeeze EVERYTHING in?
Last weekend was one of those.
I am super guilty of event cramming. I hate saying no to any activity, I hate turning people down for things or passing up on any potential fun. You can just imagine how much introverted can-we-just-do-everything-in-groups-of-less-than-five James loves this quality in me. I really have gotten better about overcommitting with age, but last weekend I regressed because, you know, it’s summer and there are only so many summer weekends to squeeze everything in. And by the end of it, I was happy, filled to the brink with summer fun… and exhausted. Here are a couple glimpses from the whirlwind that was last weekend.
After seeing all the fun that we have been having with our brothers in DC this summer, Zach convinced us to come down and see him in Charlottesville. We left right after work on Friday and headed down to Charlottesville for less than 24 hours. Of course, in that little sliver of time, we managed to eat a ridiculous amount of awesome stuff, because that’s what you do in Charlottesville.That’s the face you make when you eat too slow and the Stones eat all the donuts before you can get your fill.
We had to get back to DC by Saturday night, because I had helped my friend Christine organize a summer BBQ and there was no way I was going to miss out on a party. Plus, every event that Christine plans looks like it should be out of some Martha Stewart magazine, and I like to be in the presence of greatness.
After getting home at late from the party, James and I stayed up making cookies for our church picnic the next day and trying to bring some order to the piles of stuff we had dumped in the entryway after coming back from Charlottesville. People, church picnics are one of my favorite things. Our church’s picnic included competitions (yes, we made sure someone from our church gang won all of them – minus the sack race — so that we racked up enough free food from Elevation Burger to dine out next week) and an ADULT MOON BOUNCE. As in, there were ones for kids and one just FOR US. Of course, being adults, 15 minutes of hard bouncing and we were all wiped out.
After some pretty intense AC unit worship that afternoon, James and I finished the weekend with a bike ride down the mall and cards with friends. Remember how we don’t have real hobbies? Well, we have decided to become a Couple Who Bikes. The first step in this was picking up a bike for James in Charlottesville that Zach made. And yes, I promise that we have every intention of wearing helmets – we just don’t have one for James yet.
Oh Last Weekend… you were pretty great. I’m still recovering and I just today finished laundry and cleaning my house, but you were awesome.
Are you all weekend-packers to, or do you embrace lazy summer weekends?