Despite not having a job at the moment, I still treasure the weekends. My husband his home and we get to spend time with family. To me a perfect weekend is equal parts productive and lazy.
Saturdays are busy days. This past Saturday for example started with brunch at Calacas Cafe, a stroll down calle cuatro, Mainplace Mall for the BabywearingOC gathering, home for a pit stop, Newport for a Chocolate Milke pop-up shop, Starbucks to catch up with a friend and finally my in-laws to catch my breath (and change my clothes because I squatted to pick something up off the ground in a jumper and it ripped…. my butt was hanging out!). After dinner with my in-laws we called it an early night, even skipping dessert. Whew.
Sundays, in particular, I love being lazy-productive. I get a lot of things done like organizing/re-styling shelves (this happens often), laundry (dreaded chore), plan my week, read, go on a walk with Olive and grocery shop; but in between every chore is a solid rest. Lay on the couch with Olive and skim Instagram, eat something because it’s been 5 hours since I’ve eaten, drink water because lately I’ve been forgetting or sit on the swing in our back patio are all ways I rest between chores. Living with my parents comes in handy because they frequently take Olive and there’s always a delicious cooked meal just a “do you want me to make you a plate” away. Why my mom thinks I won’t take a plate and has to ask, is beyond me. The answer is always yes. YES, please, thank you.
Of course weekends don’t always look like this, but this past weekend was pretty perfect. When my weekends are SUPER busy and I don’t get a productive/lazy day I typically have Monday to catch up. But if for some reason I don’t get that day to do allllll of the things and allll of the lazy (stay in my muumuu all day whilst doing chores) then I’m pretty grumpy.
Today I’m a happy Karissa.
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