Sunday, September 27, 2009

Best Laid Plans

This weekend was supposed to include a trip to a local pumpkin festival then be capped off with a wine tasting event on the riverfront. As the week drew to a close and it became painfully obvious that the weather was not going to be in our favor, friends started waffling and before I knew it our plans to gorge ourselves on pumpkin laced goodies and drinking fun new wines had fallen apart.

After dragging myself out of bed at an ungodly early hour Saturday morning to go get my tires rotated, I had an entire day to myself. The cold, rainy weather did little to help my motivation or really my lack of motivation to do much of anything. I decided to hole up at home with my favorite blanket and do some reading. After finishing a few of the books I've been reading I decided a mini-Gilmore Girls marathon was in order. For the next several hours I only emerged from the cocoon I had made for myself to make some apple cinnamon tea and give the dog a treat every now and then.

I was awoken this morning to the sound of a soft, but steady rain and swiftly decided that I would be spending the better portion of the day with Lorelai, Luke, and Rory. I may have over done it a bit because now, I am convinced that I need to find a Stars Hollow-esque town, move there immediately and open a charming little inn.

So while all the fun exciting plans for the weekend were forfeited because of the rain, what happened this weekend was exactly what I needed. One of those weekends I could wear sweats, long-sleeved t-shrits, and not worry about putting on makeup or fixing my hair. One where I could take a nap when I felt like it, eat cereal for dinner and basically ignore all things technology. This weekend I have been completely unproductive, I have laundry that needs to be done, and things that need to be picked up but I don't really mind. Sometimes doing nothing is the best thing that I can do.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to get back to Stars Hollow...

18 comments:

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Oh I just LOVE Gilmore Girls! I have seen all of the episodes before, but at the beginning of this summer I decided to re-watch all the seasons and I became absolutely obsessed! It is just such a great, funny show and I love all the quirky characters!

Your weekend actually sounds quite lovely, I think we all need weekends like that every once in awhile!

Tonya said...

I absolutely love these weekends! I love curling up on the couch with my favorite blankey and watching my favorite shows while it's raining outside! The best...

thegirlin3k said...

Ah, I love it! This is exactly why I'm looking forward to fall; I can't wait for cool days, curled up with a good book, movie or series of TV shows. And, I guess I always picture your town much like Stars Hollow!!

jnyfritz said...

everyone needs a weekend like that! i LOVE it! and although i have never *gasp* actually seen gilmore girls,i think moving to a stars hollow type place would be perfect for you...mostly because i think those places are closer to me!!

mysaucerfulofsecrets said...

These kinds of weekends are always needed and well deserved. Glad you were able to take some time for YOU!

nory said...

If you find a Stars Hollow town, please let me know. I'd join you there in two seconds flat =)

SoMi's Nilsa said...

We all need weekends like that. And sometimes it just feels good knowing the friends you had plans with are likely doing the same.

RebeccaC said...

Wait a second...I thought you already LIVED in Stars Hollow?!

Sometimes rainy fall weekends are the BEST. I can almost picture you in your reading nook next to a cosy fire. I wish I had a reading nook, and a fireplace...and a house in Stars Hollow. And a weekend that isn't totally booked so that I could stay home and snuggle. This is getting to be alot of wishes. Anyway. Glad you had a nice time!

amanda said...

mandy, mandy, mandy. . .

if you find said place,
as in, a stars hollow-esqu
town-let me know. and please
include me in your inn
creation. i have many darling
ideas and i promise to be a great
co-inn opener with you. i wouldn't
disappoint. and i think we'd have
a BALL with it all.

amanda said...

PS...um, major bummer on the plans falling through. pumpkin patches and wine tasting? holllla.

hopefully another weekend!

Andy said...

I am right now promising myself a weekend like that maybe like... next summer when I don't have to study like crazy.

And Gilmore Girls is the best TV show EVER.

MeLaNiE said...

Let's start our own Star's Hollow! I just got home from work and put on sweat pants...they are amazing!

Auburn Kat said...

Sometimes the best wknds are the ones where you do absolutely nothing!!!

Ashley said...

I've begun to take it personally when people write about rain when it's still 100+ here. No, just kidding. Sounds like a lovely day. I'm thinking of pulling out my GG DVDs. It's been a couple years.

Bayjb said...

Oh my gosh I can't wait to have a similar weekend coming up, seriously. Good football weekend too! Pumpkin patch trip sounds great, oh that is another sign of fall!

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

ill run away and open an inn with you. i'll be the chef!

Kristin said...

Regenerating the old battery is so blissful sometimes!

Trina G. said...

sounds like a wonderful weekend. Sometimes we need that. With our weather and leaves changing, i'm thinking about how beautiful and how "fall and autum and halloween" is so beautiful where you are. I bet you feel like you are living in the season there. do take some pictures wouldyou?