Monday, January 20, 2014

What Weekend?

I had to work this Saturday.   I've actually been pretty lucky because I haven't had to work as many Saturdays as I used to.  They hired a woman who works every Saturday, so the other three of us switch off.  Now instead of at least every other Saturday  (although sometimes it was three out of four) I only work one Saturday a month, and sometimes two.

Still.....when I work a Saturday it feels like I have no weekend at all.  But as I am writing this post, I'm realizing I packed quite a lot into my short little weekend.

Friday night Hubby and I usually attend the Main Street Cafe Acoustic Open Mic in Groton.   We started going a couple of years ago, and boy, is it fun!   Always new and different talent, as well as the regulars who are there almost every week.  I've come to look forward to seeing these friends, laughing, talking, eating and listening to some amazing music.

We call the place TCPOE - The Coolest Place on Earth.......and it is.

As I said, Saturday morning I worked.  Saturday afternoon my daughter came over and we visited for a couple hours.  Always a pleasure.

Then it was time to get ready to go out to another favorite venue, The Bull Run in Shirley, MA.  A good friend was doing her CD release party.........and it was amazing.   Again we sat with wonderful friends, had some great food, and then sat back and were blown away by the fantastic show put on by Lee Villaire.

Sunday morning is always a pleasure......getting up earlier than Hubby and sitting with my cup of tea and my Sunday newspaper.  Made a nice omelet for us for breakfast.  Busted out the new puzzle I got Hubby for Christmas.

Then decided to pull out my cross-country skiis, which I haven't used in a couple years and take a few turns around the back yard.

After a marathon grocery shopping with Hubby, we went over to my brother's house for "The Big Game".....which unfortunately, our beloved New England Patriots lost.   But.....we had some wonderful food with my brother and his wife,  and great conversation.   As my brother said, "Now we can sit back and relax to watch the Superbowl, because we won't care who wins.  It'll be all about the food and the commercials".  That's finding the silver lining!

And finally, we came home and watch the movie Red 2.   (I give it a 6 out of 10, mostly because I couldn't follow what was going on sometimes)

And now it's Monday.  

1 comment:

elizasmom said...

I'm all about the food and commercials too. And how much of a trainwreck the half-time show will be!
And I got nostalgic looking at the picture of the puzzle. I haven't done a puzzle since years thanks to the kids and cats combo we have going here. (Unless you count endlessly doing those darn animal puzzles 2-year-olds seem to love so much...)