weekend coffee time

Probably like most of you, I live for my weekends. Not that I don’t enjoy my job on most days, but by the time I go to the gym, get home, make and eat dinner … there just isn’t much left for “me” time.

Saturday morning I wake up excited to start the coffeemaker and enjoy a fresh pot cup on the patio or living room couch. Life is peaceful and I have the entire weekend ahead of me to do with as I please (usually). Of course there are the typical errands and chores, but even those seem less tedious because I feel as though I have all the time in the world.

My sister and I used to have Saturday morning phone dates (Resa – we need to get back on those at least once a month!), but our lives have become increasingly busy. She has the little munchkin and we both have growing “to-dos.” Not to mention, as I get older the idea of talking on the phone is just awful. Don’t get me wrong, I love catching up with friends and family who don’t live nearby, but I much prefer face-to-face chats over a glass of wine or cup of coffee.

I do however love to sit down and write on this blog – even if it’s just for me, a way to keep memories in one place for later reflection and moments of nostalgia. It can be difficult sometimes to make the time to post, but I always feel better when I do. (I commented to Beth yesterday that it’s not about finding the time, but instead about making the time, and I believe that goes for anything.)

Since many of my friends and all of my family live in cities that are not DC, I use this blog as a way to fill them in on my life with pictures and stories. In an ideal world I would wake up every day – even during the week – with a cup of coffee and time to jot down a few words. Since I love sleep too much though, weekend coffee time will have to suffice …

So my goal for the rest of the year is to have at least one post a week using my weekend coffee time to write it, even if I publish on a different day. I know, I have set “post frequency” goals before, but this time I mean it. And I hope you, all three regular readers, will keep me in check!

Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend and wishing us all a swift week!

tuesday things

My thoughts lately, according to Pinterest.

1. This looks amazing. And oh-so-bad for you. Who’s wants to try it with me??

2. Two of my favorite foods – Mexican and pizza. This is definitely on my list of recipes to try.

3. I wish Dave drank coffee so we could use these mugs together. It would be even better if he ate fried eggs. Or bacon. (Blasphemy!)

4. Check out these social media tips. Some I knew and others were life changing.

5. This pin doesn’t actually take me to these pants, and now I am on a mission to find them. (Please leave any suggestions in the comments section below!)

6. Have you heard of this app called Kitestring? Or something else like it? I think they are such a great idea, even though I’m not usually walking around after dark by myself anymore. I definitely used to though. I was even dumb enough to walk down the alleys behind my last two apartments! (I know, dumb does not even fully encompass how terrible that was.) So tell me, have you ever used an app like this? If so, what are your thoughts?

7. Finally, I leave you with a wonderful piece of advice on how to live life. Just be happy!

Dry Creek Valley Passport Weekend 2013

Dry Creek Valley Passport Weekend 2013

Have a fabulous week, friends!!