I had been looking forward to this weekend for quite some time. All the seasonal stress of my job is behind me! We had plans to go for dinner with friends we don't often see. Sadly, that's true of all of our friends.
I woke up Friday morning pannicked and disapointed because while I was so looking forward to our plans, I was exhausted. I have a hard time doing anything on Fridays because (I'm old! and) tired. So tired. This Friday more than most.
Plans were made to go to the restaurant early. I was not impressed, it was way too early. I couldn't make it. My work day just lasted longer than everyone else's. Also, I'm a snob and don't like to go out for dinner before 7:30. This way way before 7:30. So I went home, lay in bed for 10 minutes and got all the energy I could before getting ready. I arrived at the restaurant later than everyone else, my husband having being the first to arrive in order to get a table. I guess that's really nice. It's a popular restaurant that everyone likes so it's hard to get a table and they don't take reservations. The food was fairly good, but the conversation was even better. I just love being with people. I'm so lucky that I really like all of my husband's good friends.
Following dinner, I drove like a maniac to get home and straighten the living room before our friends stopped by for a drink before going to a movie. The living room looked good and they were warned not to dare step into the kitchen.
We got the kitchen together on Saturday. Also, I went to the gym to stave of guilt. It worked! More importantly, I had a long afternoon nap. In the evening, we went out for drinks with more friends. Yay for friends!
Sunday we slept in, ate some eggs and drove to Yorkton to see my grandma. It had been on my mind to go and see my grandma for quite some time, and I had procrastinated long enough. She is 95 and still lives on her own. I knew from my mom that she hadn't been doing so well in recent weeks and I wanted to see her. Jason is the best, he knows it's important as well and came with me. The two hour drive was a gift - a chance for us to hang out together and chat and be happy. We made some plans about how were are going to procede with some projects. Nothing exciting - getting taxes done, organizing fincances (sils, I'm not hiding anything!) I don't know if we are busier than most people or just really bad at getting things done because we both feel really behind. I'm going to say (to myself) that we are busier than most because it makes me feel better. Going home was even better - I didn't drive!
My grandma looked exactly the same as the last time I saw her and that made me feel good. She is back in a wheel chair but still gets around well. She has an electric chair that she refuses to use, to the chagrin of her children. They are probably right, but I'm glad she uses her body as much as she can, as I fear she will lose the ability if she doesn't. She doesn't hear as well as she used to and seemed to hear Jason's voice better than my own. We had a nice visit, but it was short. That's okay. I'm glad that despite being in a wheel chair and having difficulty hearing, she seems to be doing well.
As we usually do, we went to my parents' house for supper. My mom is working on a project for one of my friends (it's a secret!) and she wanted my opinions. To be honest, it is going to be great and I don't really have a very good eye for the project so my opinions are not worth much. I do my best to pay attention and "see", but she is much better at it than I am.
Jason is playing hockey and I am alone in the house, watching some tv and doing laundry. I say "watching tv" so casually, when truly, it's a novelty! After 7 months without, we finally bought a tv and thanks to a special introductory offer, we have more channels and features than we know what to do with! When Jason lived in Craik I think I resented Sunday night hockey a bit, because weekends were so short. Now, I see him everyday and I don't mind having time in the house to myself.
There was nothing extraordinary about the weekend. It was all average stuff but all good. I couldn't ask for anything more.