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?