Are you a weekend planner?
I used to shun weekend planning because planning is what I did for the other five days of the week. Who wants to wake up on Saturday mornings feeling the need to rush somewhere by a certain time? Well, that worked well in theory. But in reality, I would wake up (late) scratching my head trying to decide what to do. And by the time I figured it out, more than half the day was already out the window.
So lately, I’ve been trying to plan in moderation. I’d pick one big thing to do each weekend that involved advanced planning. Then the rest of the weekend can just unfold on its own. Here is my weekend in 5 snapshots:
1. Screaming My Head Off in Six Flags
Okay the arrow is slightly off the mark. I was more like sitting in the middle section, religiously uttering “I am going to die.” Oh and what you’re looking at is Nitro, the tallest rollercoaster on the East Coast. That drop is about 215 feet. Yep, I screamed like a baby.
2. Strolling Thru Chelsea Market
One of my favorite destinations in the city. The Market is full of cute bakeries, restaurants, grocery marts, coffee shops and cute shops. Here is Artist & Fleas, a collection of local artisan shops selling various handmade items from jewelry to handbags to clothing. I always get an extra motivational kick when I see other people’s amazing work.
3. Getting My Butt Kicked by Cassey
Meet my new best friend. Cassey hosts Pilate Bootcamp on Livestrong Women, aka the cause of every aching muscle on my body right now. I’ve never been a workout kind of person but I swear by her 15 minute routines. They really work, just ask my arms.
4. The Perfect Match: Coffee & Crime Thriller
Ah my Sunday guilty pleasure: sipping a delicious cappuccino while diving headfirst into my latest crime thriller find, The Man from Beijing. Written in a similar style as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, this story takes place in Sweden but somehow takes you all the way to China in the late 1800s. Yeah, exactly. Another interesting fact: This being the 4th Swedish thriller I’ve read, I am convinced that the Swedes are the most coffee-addicted people in the world. Every other page features a character sipping coffee, making coffee, offering coffee, or thinking about getting more coffee.
5. Putting a Ring on It
Okay, technically Mike has already put a ring on it. But the ever-elusive perfect wedding band finally fell into our laps. Many thanks to Doyle & Doyle, we found this gorgeous vintage gold band with alternating diamonds and rubies. Now the upcoming wedding feels even more real!