Monday, September 9, 2013

scenes from the weekend

superman the beach cookies art frozen yogurt at the athletic club--my view from the chaise lounge sunday dinner

I feel like I "pulled it off" this weekend. My goal was to have a balance of relaxation, fun and family time mixed with some chores and laundry.  It worked!  It still felt a little jam packed--like I would have liked even more unstructured time with the boys, playing games or something, but I realize with only two days in a weekend, some may be more quiet and others will have more outings.  I'm really caught up in pondering the weekends right now, so bear with me. 

One really nice thing is that I have found a Saturday morning yoga class that I love.  I think I am going to make it a regular thing and I'm thrilled about that.  It is at our athletic club so it's "free" (in a way), and I can relax by the pool afterwards.  Ken and the boys met me there for a family swim.  Just about my idea of a perfect afternoon.  Other things we did:  out for frozen yogurt, a "late night" errand to Trader Joe's (the boys had an awesome time going around the store together looking for "Clark the Shark"), a beach trip, making cookies (not macaroons, alas, but those will be next weekend), and making a nice steak dinner at home on Sunday. 

How is the start of the week treating you?  I'm happy to say I got in a short walk today after work, so that is a good start for me.


Clare Mansell (Maybush Studio) said...

The pool at your club looks gorgeous, I think I'd be happy to start my weekends there!

Gabi B. said...

Love that Pool and the Steak !
I am looking forward to your Weekend-ponderings, really Need some Inspiration to find a Balance there. At the Moment it's cleaning and doing laundry like Crazy, but during the week I am so tired after work.
Needless to say, this week has started with Lots of leftover work from the Weekend... Take me to the Beach, please!

The Wool Fairy said...

I am loving your posts lately Mary Beth. I'm so glad you are blogging again. You are giving some great ideas for just everyday life and finding a good balance. I think it makes sense to put some thought into the weekends to get the most out of them...for everyone in the family. Hope you are having a great weekend. I bought the FLYLADY book and look forward to getting some inspiration there.

Andrea said...

Sounds perfect! Two days is never long enough for a weekend. I think we need to change weekends to three days.

Andrea said...

Sounds perfect! Two days is never long enough for a weekend. I think we need to change weekends to three days.

Gabi B. said...

Hey there, Mary Beth,

I just wanted to leave a short note saying „thank you“ for all the inspiration I find in your blog. After a few unsatisfying weekends I was browsing you „weekend“-posts dureing my lunchbreak and found this quote: „a balance of relaxation, fun and family time, mixed with some chores and laundry.“
That would be the perfect weekend, I really have to do some more planning in the future to get to this point. It gets harder with a thirteen-year-old boy in the house!
I hope you and your family are healthy and having a lovely time together!
All the best wishes from Germany,