Sunday, February 3, 2013

Lazy weekend shenanigans

Every Friday afternoon, I celebrate the fact that the weekend has arrived.  And every Friday evening, I envision the romantic ideas of what the weekend holds; lounging with the kids, watching cartoons, making a leisurely trip to Hobby Lobby, TJ Maxx or Target, some light reading wearing my new glasses, listening to some killer, rockin' music and maybe a little crafting or sharpie doodling. 

Then the reality of Saturday morning comes and slaps me right in the face, cursing at me, yelling at me, saying how unrealistic I am.  Well, this particular weekend started with a leaky pipe.  In the bathroom.  Behind the wall. Great.

Jake suggested, at first, that we could easily disguise
 the hole with
 a skinny, long picture.
Jake's version of "There. I fixed it."

So after some hill-billy engineering, he fixed the leaky pipe and, get this, glued the drywall back to the wall. He'll be doing some further spackling and fixing up and I plan on re-painting the bathroom. Probably this summer. So, in the mean time, if you come over, take a gander at that there handy work on the wall. Whilst all the cussing, sawing, and patching, I was on the Pinterest looking for easy fixes for the skinny, picture problem.  Here's what I came up with.  I LOVE to sharpie doodle, so I thought I could easily do this to cover the spot.  And bonus: Our bathroom theme is trees!

I'm thinking just one skinny panel will do.
After all the bathroom issues were resolved, I figured I could get back to my fantasy Saturday as described above. Instead, it was a lot of me laying around in yoga pants and tee shirt pinning shit on Pinterest, reading blogs, watching TV with the kids and falling asleep on the couch. Shoot. I did create a Facebook page for Dalai Mama though.  And if you are interested, you can join here.

You can substitute the Tumblr part with
blogger or Pinterest. Thank you.
Saturday evening was supposed to bring friends, drinks and dinner.  I finally peeled myself from the couch around 4:00 to shower in anticipation of friends coming over but as soon as I was getting dressed, Jake informed me that the soiree that we had planned was a bust.  Damn illnesses, school and work has put a wedge between me and friends again!  So back to the yoga pants I went.  The rest of the evening was spent eating Chinese food, watching TV (my boyfriend Adam Levine was on Saturday Night Live performing ahhhhh) and more Pinterest.  I stayed up too late doing absolutely nothing and regretted it this morning. 

The AM came too quickly and I spent the morning meal planning, grocery list making and laying around again.  God, this vicious cycle has to stop!  I did put my shoes on long enough to go the pharmacy to get Ivan's meds and went to the grocery store for doughnuts and milk.  Party over here!

Other than that, I was lazy all day, checking my Facebook, blogging and snuggling with my favorite people.  I always go through this on Sunday afternoon, where I finally get motivated at about 3:00 to start laundry, cleaning and do dishes.  It gives me a sense of accomplishment, even if I spent the other 44 hours of my weekend being a complete slug. 

So I wasn't able to scratch a bunch of stuff off my fantasy weekend plans, but hey, I am perfectly happy with the weekend that I did have.  I think time spent doing what you love is time well spent.  Even if it involves laying around in yoga pants, spending time with littles and spending too much time looking at a screen of some kind. 

How was your weekend?  Did you happen to catch my boyfriend on SNL? 


  1. Oooh! You could do one of those "how tall are the kids" ruler things in that spot. (Something like this:

    I have pretty much given up on having productive fantasy weekends for now. Maybe in a few years.

    1. Oh I like your thinking, woman! I might have to consider that one! Thanks for the idea.