Or have one of those weekends where you were actually glad to go back to work so you could "slow down"?
I had both of those types of weekends back-to-back. Ironically, "Labor" Day weekend was one of the laziest yet most relaxing weekends I'd had in what felt like years. I was supposed to go out of town that weekend to see my cousin in Maryville (she goes to Northwest Missouri State University) with my other cousin, but that was unfortunately cancelled. However, since I had not made any other plans I was able to do absolutely NOTHING all weekend. And it was amazing!
As you can see by my blog posts, I'm a pretty busy gal, and for the most part, I like it that way. I often get complaints from the boyfriend for over planning, or trying to do too much in one weekend. And while that's probably true, that's what I do. I like to go full speed, 24/7. If I don't, I feel like I'm wasting time while I could be doing something productive or something more fun. Call me crazy, I guess, but that's how I've always been. I even get questions from my friends like "Seriously, when do you have down time?" or "Do you ever just get to sit at home and relax?" And generally that answer is no. (Refer to "wasting time" statement above.)
But for whatever reason, whether it was simply because my plans fell through, or because God knew I needed a break, I was granted a weekend free of doing anything but sitting on my couch. And that's exactly what I did. Of course, in my natural style, I did manage to do four productive things:
- Tried a new sushi place in St. Charles, Little Tokyo.
- Worked at Hallmark, only as a favor to my friend because I was actually scheduled to be off. But it turned out to be good for me to get out of the house.
- Made Oreo cheesecake cookies.
- Learned to play Madden '12.
The pink Playstation controller that Tyler bought me to convince me to play. :)
Me: OMG I just found this recipe for Oreo cheesecake cookies.
Me: (show him the picture)
Ty: OMG we are making those tonight!
One hour later we were in line at Wal-Mart buying all the necessary supplies to make these delicious cookies. And they were oh-so-delicious.
And in case you were wondering how Little Tokyo was, for St. Charles County, it was great. And I would highly recommend it. I went there based on a review by St. Charles Patch and it turned out even better than I expected! I'm usually a little leery of trying new sushi places (especially in St. Charles), but I was thoroughly impressed, as was my friend and fellow sushi lover. And I like to think that says a lot coming from me. The next place I want to try is called Sushi Ai, also in St. Charles.
But other than those few things, I had a great, relaxing weekend. And as all of my friends and family can attest to, it was definitely needed.
Especially since the next week I went right back into my running around 24-7 mode, which included a triple-header in softball, followed by a double-header, followed by a jam-packed weekend of going to the horse races, Black Thorn and ziplining!
|We both bet on the same horse to win at the Fairmount Park Racetrack!|
|At Black Thorn with my dad in South St. Louis for some deep-dish Chicago style pizza!|
|Pre-ziplining at Meramec Caverns' Caveman Zipline!|
And that doesn't include the crazy week I had at work with All College Day and Fall Fun Blitz!
|The staff team won the All College Day Faculty v. Staff game!|
|Rachel Brown and her band members with Scooter at Fall Fun Blitz!|
And the craziness at SCC doesn't look like it will be ending any time soon, in fact I think it might be picking up speed! The next couple weeks should be pretty crazy around here, but hey, that's what I live for!