Monday, June 15, 2009

Nice to do Nothing

Friday morning I realized we were staring into a weekend with very little plans. I immediately thought, "Oh we should hang out with X,Y and Z. Maybe BBQ, etc...." But when he I mentioned it to Husband, he requested that we not do anything.

So we didn't. And it was very nice.

Except for a brief playdate scheduled for Saturday morning the days stretched out before us, empty and inviting. I managed to read my entire book for my bookclub in a 24 hour period. We spent lots of time lounging on couches and playing Wii.

Sunday was sunny and beautiful. In the early afternoon, Miss D and I took an epic walk. (Well it is a walk we have been doing since she was a baby, but it felt epic to me when I got home and collapsed) First we went to Gompers Park to feed the ducks. Miss D cracked me up by yelling. "Hey Dudes! Come get some bread". The bread was gone rather quickly and we ended up spending most of our time at the creek as Miss D gathered leaves and sent them down the water. This is an activity that has fascinated her since she was 2. I am wondering what the time limit on it is? Then we went up to the Jewels on Foster to pick up a few things for dinner and a lunch of brown rice California roll for us to share. We finally ended up at the Edison Park playground. We ate our lunch, I pushed her on the swing for a while. She made a playground friend and ran up and down the slide for ages.

I cooked mushroom panini for dinner and we ate it al fresco in the yard.

For all the nothing we did, it seemed as if at the end of the day we were just getting ready to start the weekend- not the week! (sigh)


Lakeview Coffee Joe said...

That does sound like a relaxing weekend. Very nice. I think you should have thrown in a few drives to Joliet just for fun! It doesn't even sound like you go INTO a car. Good for you!

Zola Jones by Jason Loper said...

O how I miss weekends! Glad to hear your was so relaxing and enjoyable!

Dad said...

Just doing nothing can be so nice - wish my conscience (or my watching the Mrs. working like a maniac and thereby creating guilt) could let me do it more often.

Mom said...

Sounds like a great weekend. I actually copied you and laid out on the lounge chair and read for about an hour. That is - until the crazy wild winds we have been having sent me into the house!

tim said...

Doing nothing (hitting the reset button) is the best thing in the world..