When we first married, I looked forward to Saturdays with anticipation, planning and plotting the fun things Hubs and I would do.
During the week, I'd glance over at him on the sofa and say,"What do you want to do this weekend?"
"I don't know. What do you wanna do?"
"I don't know. Whatever."
"What is there to do?"
"I don't know."
By the time Saturday arrived, we usually ended up just going to a matinee while sneaking in snacks from Wal-mart.
We always went to a matinee. Newlyweds do not have a lot of money. You could say the matinee is the newlywed version of the early bird.
On our really exciting ventures, we went out to dinner after the movie. (Hey, we saved all that money on movie tickets and cheap snacks. Why not splurge?)
Now we are parents, but the weekends are pretty much the same.
"So, what do you want to do this weekend?"
"I don't know. What is there to do?"
"I don't know. There are no kid movies playing."
So Saturday often involves Hubs doing yard work during the summer months, me going grocery shopping, and Daughter playing, cleaning her room, or just being a kid.
On a really exciting Saturday, I get to go shopping or have my hair done. Sometimes I'll meet a friend for coffee or take a nap.
But not at the same time.
Those couches at the coffee shop are quite comfy. The baristas do let you lounge freely on them, but they usually draw the line once you fall asleep.
The homeless look just isn't good for business.
Saturday Nancy and I met for coffee. We chatted. We caught up. And, yes, we may have lounged a bit. It was all perfectly acceptable because neither of us fell asleep. (It may have something to do with the double espresso.)
After our coffee time, I went to JCPenney to return a catalog item. (I've become my grandmother. She loved the catalog.) Then I found some great doorbuster sales.
I've always been fascinated by the doorbuster. There is always a time limit, like "only from 9:00-10:00" or "only on a Tuesday when there is a full moon."
This time I managed to be there at the right time when the moon was the correct phase and I found the cutest lounge pants, t-shirt and comfy socks, all for the low, low price of twenty five bucks! I happen to be wearing them right now. I'd take a photo, but it's morning and well, I'm in my pajamas.
After the super find at JCPenney, I headed for Hobby Lobby to buy some picture frames because they were on sale for 50% off. They're always on sale for 50% off. I found three for gifts and then stood in line for a sweet forever. I was tempted to just put them back and walk out in protest or in principle, but it took me an hour to find the three I was looking for. Plus, they were 50% off.
My Hobby Lobby trip then lead me to the grocery store where I managed to spend over $100 and had nothing to show for it, except for some really small apples and a supply of butter for Hubs.
So, that was my Saturday. No matinee. Although, I may have had some cheap snacks.
How about you? Did you do anything exciting?
Better yet, did you get to take a nap?