Monday, February 22, 2010

This Weekend Was For...

This weekend the weather managed for climb above freezing, the sun shined brightly overhead, and some of the snow that has blanketed my area (34 inches just in February!) finally started to thaw. It was a weekend for getting out of the house I've been basically hibernating in for the past three weeks (because when winter weather sets in, I go to work and thats about it). This weekend was for leaving the dishes piled up in the sink, ignoring the dust that was settling on the tv in my room, and leaving the computer sitting on the couch turned off. It was not cleaning the bathroom or  washing the pile of laundry currently sitting in front of the washing machine, even though I probably should have.

Instead this weekend was for...

A marathon conversation with one of my nearest and dearest. Sometimes the two hours that separate us seem more spacious than they truly are. Prior to Friday evening, we had been playing phone tag for weeks. While I hate how life gets the better of us sometimes, spending two and a half hours catching up on each others lives lessens the physical distance between us. We chatted about wedding plans she has finalized, some upcoming visits that will be materializing in the next few months, and all the sorts of things best friends chat about.

Spending the majority of Saturday with my 13 year cousin. Shopping the 60-70% off racks at our favorite stores, trying on various sunglasses and scarves that made us look like Jackie-O, giggling over fun conversations. We sat with our feet propped up on the seats in front of us, sharing her ipod ear phones watching the the Haiti version of "We Are The World" and listening to the song she's learning to play on her guitar while sharing Twizzlers and Reese's Pieces we smuggled into the theater while waiting for the Valentine's Day movie to start. This weekend was for introducing her fried pickles and questioning how she had lived for 13 years without experience their gloriousness.

Running around with my brother running some errands, attempting to find him a new cellphone that wasn't completely complicated or confusing (he's more of a plain, flip phone sort of guy). Attempting to make a braided bread recipe that's been sitting in my files for some time. Chatting on the phone with a great friend about the weekend, life, the future, and figuring it all out.

This weekend was for realizing that little moments like many of the ones I experienced this weekend are what I live for, what makes me completely happy, and what reminds me what is important in this world. The moments where I realize that nothing beats being here in this moment now, regardless of stresses are swirling around in my head. This weekend was for being completely content and feeling more refreshed than I have in the past few weeks.

What did you do this weekend?

20 comments:

Stacy said...

This weekend, I threw my first kid's party for my little boy. He turned 4. We went sledding, and I was daring enough to allow them to smash a pinata in my living room. It was a BLAST!

Kyla Roma said...

.....fried pickles? Clearly this is something that I need to try this summer. Maybe they have these at the Minnesota state fair? lol

I love the weekends where you're just surrounded by people you love. This weekend I finished school (I'm just starting to realize it now lol), welcomed Mister home (WOO!) and went to my first local blogger meet up. With girls who seem to want to hang out and become friends. As lame as it sounds, I'm really thankful for the possibility of some more local girls in my life =)

L.C.T. said...

I had a similar weekend. Saturday was gorgeous weather so I walked (not drove) to the coffee shop to meet my friend, went plane spotting and saw one of my nearest and dearest! Quality time makes for a happy weekend.

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

Your weekend sounds lovely! A wonderful balance of being out of the house, seeing people and doing nice things for yourself!

LiLu said...

I tried fried pickles at Hooter's last weekend! I totally did not expect it, but I LOVED them.

nory said...

I hope we can still be friends because I don't like fried pickles...

So glad to hear the snow is starting to thaw out for you :)

Holly said...

Fried pickes?!? That doesn't sound remotely appealing to me and I'm pregnant. I'm supposed to love pickles :D My weekend was spent shopping for Baby and vegging in front of the TV with my husband.

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

I had the BEST weekend at home with Eric and my family.

It was a weekend for sleeping in and cuddling while watching movies in bed until well past noon. And a weekend of little to no exercise and lots of delicious food!

wekeepsaying said...

fried pickles...i may have to try that! never would i have thought of that combination.

unfortunately, my weekend was lame. i was stuck inside thanks to the weather, but with my most favorite person in the world...so i guess it wasn't all bad :)

lbluca77 said...

I have never had fried pickles either and I am well over 13 years of age.

I don't even know where I would buy them at. I have heard people talk about them on other blogs and twitter, but I think they just may not be a west coast kind of food. But obviously we are missing out cause they sound yummy.

Pam said...

What a great weekend. I have never tried fried pickles but now I am craving them. :)

I read a book and relaxed this weekend, it was wonderful!

Ally said...

Fried pickles sound amazing! How have I missed out on this?

I am glad you had such a nice weekend. I did taxes and just took it easy for the most part. The snow has been melting here too and it's been getting warmer. Spring is so close now!

Erin said...

Mmmmm, fried pickles! YUM!

I spent the weekend lumping on the couch. It was divine.

Bayjb said...

Fried pickles? I've never tried these but I feel like I must! IT sounds like you had a great weekend. Your dat with your cousin sounds like heaven. I love spending those weekends with people I love too.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Mmm, Fried Pickles. I wonder if there is a gluten free version of them! I bet I could make them w/ corn starch or something. They are to die for!

Sounds like a fantastic weekend! Mine was wonderful, as you know! It was great talking to you! Made the drive fly by! :)

TMC said...

I spent last weekend planning for next weekend! I'm taking Friday off just to have a random 3 day weekend that'll hopefully be as fun and relaxing as yours.
:)

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

i always sneak things into the theater. just tonight we went to see valentine's day (like you) and my friends brought in wine.

i mean, would you expect anything less : )

fuchsiag said...

I must try fried pickles!! I love weekends like this - sometimes I get so consumed by the "I actually have a day free! I need to clean the house" feeling that I put that first all too often - this weekend I'm going to maybe take a leaf out of your book, and go do something fun :)

quarter-life lady. said...

Did you like Valentine's Day?

And where in the world did you find fried pickles? I've had fried oreos, but never fried pickles.

Adventures In China said...

Wow, what a beautiful writer you are. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. These connections with other people are so wonderful, I agree.

And fried pickles...mmmm, love them! Fried jalapenos too, which are popular in San Antonio.

I love your weekend.