I am sure we are all similar when it come to our weekly routines. We’re counting down the week until the weekend, and then plan on how we’re going to fill said weekend full of things that ‘need doing’ and chores.
This weekend was going to be no different. With a wedding to plan and a house move at the end of this month, there is always something to do. Being payday, Friday night started out with a meal at the best local Italian with plenty of wine and food. But, come Saturday with an ever so delicate head (I just cannot handle such quantities of wine anymore!), it became clear very quickly that this was a ‘retreat’ weekend.
So let me explain. Every now and then, you get a weekend where there isn’t necessarily anything that needs doing. You would usually reserve these for housework, office admin etc. However, sometimes I like to tell the world to stuff it and turn my home into my very own personal weekend hideout that I don’t leave, trudge around in a onesie and finish off the contents of my fridge and freezer. Watching trashy movies (this weekend’s choice was the Hannibal films) and playing candy crush on the iPad, can fill a day surprisingly quickly. The only effort exerted is to fill bellies and change over dvd disks. Whilst obviously being incredibly lazy (I feel a little slug like), I firmly believe a duvet day such as this can do wonders for your body and soul, really rejuvenating and calming what is usually a hectic life.
Sometimes a sense of guilt can start to seep into my movie laden afternoon, usually whilst digging into the last super frozen bit of Ben & Jerry’s Caramel Chew Chew. When this happens, I tend to turn up the TV and see what else I can find in the back of the bottom freezer drawer. After all, at some point there will be a small herd of children needing my every waking moment of peace, so I will enjoy these sorts of weekends while I still can!