My weekends can really fly by, but I get to enjoy them so much more now and I love that. This past weekend was no exception. I was still working from my to do list from the past weekend and am happy to report that even more got crossed off.
Friday: I had placed a book order with Barnes and Noble and the tracking number indicated that my book should be in my mailbox when I got home that day. Ooh! I was so excited! I came home and noticed that the UPS guy hadn't delivered yet, so I went about my evening. Took out the trash, took Melody to the park (where she didn't play much), and had dinner. I checked periodically for the delivery, but it never came. I checked the tracking number only to find out that the book wouldn't be delivered until Tuesday! They had changed the delivery date. Totally bummed. I was really looking forward to reading that book this weekend. Now, I just need to wait one more day.
Saturday: I had all intentions of getting up and hitting some garage sales. Apparently, there were a whole bunch on my side of the city. I ended up sleeping through my alarms (yes, alarms), so after breakfast and a cup of coffee, I finally set out around 11 am. I did hit up a neighborhood garage sale, but it was really disappointing. Everything was overpriced and a lot of it was junk. The remaining items were for children. So, no such luck with the garage sales. I then went to pick up my cousin's birthday present and then saw that Pier 1 was having a sale, so I peeked in for a while. I shouldn't have done that. There was so much cute stuff to look at. I walked out of there spending less than $10 and got my first Christmas present purchased. Yep, it's time to start doing that. Afterwards, I treated my car to a special wash and detailing. I haven't washed my car since before winter started last November. I don't spend a lot of money on car washing because I park outside and uncovered, so my car is always covered in pollen. It's a waste of money. However, the inside of my car was awful and I feel so much better now that it's been cleaned.
That night, a friend came over for a girl's night and we had a nice dinner (she cooked!) with wine and girl talk. We finished the night with a movie and had a great time. I ended up staying up late that night and went to bed exhausted.
Sunday: My grandma took my cousin and I out to lunch for our birthdays. Since both of our birthdays are this month, she takes us out somewhere in the middle to celebrate. It was a lot of fun and I was happy that my cousin managed to keep his phone in his pocket the whole time, except for when he showed us pictures from his trip to a ball game and a project he's working on. The kid doesn't know how to interact socially without his phone. I received great birthday gifts also from the two of them. A blender (yeah, smoothies!), a fancy cheese grater, a Starbucks gift card, a t-shirt, and Breaking Dawn Part 2.
That afternoon, I did a little bit of laundry and hung it up to dry in front of a fan in my bathroom. I have noticed that whenever I use the dryers at the laundry mat, or even the one in my building, my clothes always smell like an overheated dryer. Even, when I do use a cooler setting. So, I have started hanging my clothes to dry. It seems to be going well. While the clothes were drying, I took a short nap and then took Melody to the park. She played more this time and we took a little walk around the trail. It was at this time that my mind started to think a lot. I didn't like that much because I didn't have anything to write on, so my thoughts kept flooding my brain. Melody did really well with her loose leash walking (something we learned in school).
When we got home, I made tortillas to eat with the leftover tacos from the night before. They turned out so well this time. The last time I made them, they weren't all that great. I had some dinner, took care of some Mary Kay business and watched Friends. It was a really peaceful and relaxing day.
How was your weekend?