Last weekend I had the place to myself. I had such high hopes of being productive and catching up with life, which was long overdue. I have felt so behind for months, mostly because our weekends have been booked up and with the holidays approaching this was my LAST weekend to make count, for myself. I had no distractions, no obligations and no deadlines.
So naturally, I finished maybe 60% of the things I HAD to get done..and the other 40% I convinced myself could wait.
In between laundry, cleaning, STARTING Christmas shopping (yikes, I know), returning online purchases, getting a package out at the post office (which by the way needs to be avoided at all costs the Saturday before X-mas), and studying up for a 4-day course I have this week, some tasks on my to-do list fell through the cracks.
I convinced myself Friday night was not technically the weekend, I worked until 4:30, was home by 5:30, and by then it was too late to do anything, right? I was drained, I earned my night to relax. So, I worked on my Eastwick Wrap and watched The Godfather. I’ve never seen it (weird, I know – but the timing was perfect since I rarely stay up past 10pm anyway). 3 hours of a movie I could BARELY hear or understand was just the ticket to get me to sleep for a productive morning.
Side note: I couldn’t get much crocheted in between my rewinds and volume control in that movie. So. Much. Whispering.
Saturday, I went to yoga in the morning, walked downtown to return something only to learn the store was being remodeled so, I guess I’ll let them keep my $85 until they decide to open again. I tried to shop a bit for the hubs but was completely overwhelmed by the crowds, so I went home, which is where I should have gone all along.
Seriously, shopping is SUCH a chore, and hassle. Online only for me. After I went grocery shopping, I went home to watch The Godfather Part 2. Which was even longer than the first. I don’t get those movies, at all. I did end up wrapping a couple presents to make my tree look less pathetic though.
Sunday, I didn’t leave the house at all. It was rainy, gloomy, and cold. I thought THAT would be the day to finish up the other 40% of things left. Instead, I watched the Godfather Part 3. I was warned it was the worst one, and I should have listened. Am I the only one who has never seen these movies? I mean I guess watching close to 10-hours of gangster movies (classics, I guess), counts for SOME amount of productivity this weekend, say maybe…40%?
I did appreciate the weekend alone though, and learned a lot.
- The Godfather needs to be listened to on the highest volume
- Finish your online holiday shopping by December 15 to make sure it ships in time
- Don’t bother going to the mall within 10 days of Christmas, your sanity will thank you
- The Godfather 3 should have been scrapped
- Studying and crochet do not mix..but I’m going to keep doing both because I love one, but hate the other..can you guess which one I hate?