Come Friday afternoons I’m exhausted. Like sit-on-the-couch-all-night exhausted.
Some people use weekends to “let loose” or party, but that’s not normally my thing. Me? I like simple, low-key weekends. After being busy all week nothing sounds more appealing than a good dinner and Friday night movie marathon. During the weekend I just want to spend time with family/friends, rest and (maybe) do something productive. So that’s exactly what I’ve been doing and it’s been pretty marvelous to me :)
Friday- Family night. My mom made a delicious dinner of salmon, salad (with tons of fruit) and watermelon. After dinner we played Jeopardy (does anyone else do that? We’ve played for years!) and watched the movie Draft Day. Not award-winning but, as a football loving family, we thought it was cute. The movie ended past my grandma bedtime but we all stayed downstairs to watch overtime of the Stanley Cup. I’m not a huge hockey fan, but because my dad is a Rangers fan we were on the edge of our seats. Overtime hockey is no joke…so intense! Unfortunately the Rangers lost, but they made it a very entertaining game.
Saturday- I started my Saturday morning with breakfast and Body Pump. Many new-to-me songs including a challenging chest track. Always awesome.
After Body Pump I went to support my dad and his coworkers at a community service event called the Gelatin Plunge. The event raised money for The Children’s Cancer Center in Tampa. Participants plummeted down a slide and landed in a pool of gelatin. Random, funny concept, huh?! There were so many people there supporting the cause and the rain held off until after.
I ate leftovers for lunch, took a short nap and then started work for my online class. The rest of the night was spent eating my weight in watermelon, reading and watching the first episode of Orange is the New Black. Anyone else watch it? I’ve heard nothing but good things so I was intrigued.
Sunday– Dad’s day. Literally his perfect day :) We hung around the house until almost noon (I made him his favorite breakfast) and then went to the driving range to hit golf balls. Let’s just say I’m not turning pro anytime soon. Too many “swings and misses!” But my sister on the other hand might have discovered a new talent. She was the best out of the four of us!
After lunch we contemplated going to see 22 Jump Street, but none of us had seen the first movie…so we watched 21 Jump Street instead. I can’t believe I’ve gone this long without seeing that movie! So hilarious.
Then I made a sad attempt at working out (not what I had planned to do). I walked to the gym (we live pretty close), decided I didn’t want to workout and walked back home. Thought that counts??
Steak for dinner and Apples to Apples to close out the night.
So like I said, it was a low-key weekend. But these are really my favorite. I just need some good food, rest and my family and friends to make it awesome. Now I’m ready to take on the week ahead (kind of).
Tell me something about your weekend?
Has anyone seen 21 or 22 Jump Street?