Nice Weekend With Few Thoughts


I had a nice weekend & it wasn’t filled with deep thoughts or anything. It was nice. I tend to stress myself out thinking about stuff, researching stuff, working on stuff for my classes, etc. But I was kind of forced to just chill out. I didn’t intend to, honestly. I had really high expectations to get a bunch of reading done, do laundry, pick up the house, organize our schedule for the MN trip, sort slides in my classroom, work on my painting & crazy Henson drawing, work on the pottery wheel….
This is what I did do: Friday night I had a sleepover w/ a bunch of the girls from my Jr. High small group. We watched X-Men, played a few games (including Hear Me Out and Simpson’s Uno), made popcorn (which exploded all over the kitchen), played volleyball & basketball, painted our nails, talked a ton, and went to Krispy Kreme. So, I get home on Saturday and hang out for a bit then go Salsa dancing with Josh & some friends. We got lost in San Francisco (not uncommon) for a good hour before finally finding our way there. On the way home we sang songs and laughed our heads off. I got home around 2:30 a.m. and went to bed so I could be up to go caroling with the Jr. Highers today. We sang a bunch and had fun. Josh & I came home, did a few things around the house, and just watched a movie. Now, I’m just chilling out reading blogs.
I think I’m getting better at dealing with stress and going with the flow a bit. Despite the fact that I feel really tired right now, I feel good about the weekend that I had and feel pretty chilled.
What happened to me that I feel so much pressure to accomplish so much with my time? Is it a trap? Is it a gift? I’m still not sure….