It’s always a fluke, because if you were to ever notice a full unplanned 48 hours you’d instantly find a million important and urgent things to fill the time. Trips to Ikea or Home Depot. Errands that keep getting put off. Huge organization projects. Or even a day excursion that you’ve always wanted to tackle. God forbid all that precious time go to waste!
This weekend the stars aligned. We had something scheduled both Friday and Sunday evening, so the calendar looked deceptively packed. Add to that the fact that our Saturday afternoon plans were canceled at the last minute and we found ourselves in the presence of that magical thing: a totally free weekend.
Instead of packing up and heading to the beach we opted to stay home. We lazed around, played in the yard, did a few things around the house, covered the front walk in chalk drawings, went to the library, danced in the kitchen, painted some pumpkins, colored, colored, colored, and thoroughly enjoyed the down time.
It was wonderful to not have to run anywhere. It was amazing to just enjoy each other’s company. It was sweet to hear C and Little L playing in their rooms with toys they don’t always have time to enjoy. And it was heaven to be able to curl up on the couch with my book and read while everyone had their own fun. All in all it was just a good weekend. A good, very low key, low stress, mellow weekend.
I wish we had more just like this, but I checked the calendar, the next two gleaming empty weekend days are far, far way.