Anyway, as I was working on blog posts for this week (I'll be out of town at a conference for three days, so I'm trying to be organized and plan ahead), I thought about how weekends are vastly different now that I'm an adult. I'm not even just talking about how they're different from when we were kids--I mean that there's a huge, noticeable difference from my early 20s and now.
Back in the day, a weekend meant a break from work. It meant it was time to let loose, hang out with friends, and maybe make some poor life decisions. I would sleep in, take three hour naps, maybe do some shopping, then I'd carb load and rally in time for evening festivities.
Let me share how I spend my weekends these days:
- "Sleeping in" to us means getting up around 9am. This is absolutely Millie's fault, but seeing this sweet face in the morning is totally worth it.
- Laundry is officially designated as a weekend activity, because it takes about half a day. Sure, I could do it during the work week, but I'm already so exhausted by the time I get home, I barely have the energy to make dinner. I can only imagine that laundry will become my second, full time job once we have kids.
- Weekends are still a time for meeting up with friends--but it's the only time. In college, I could easily text five different people (no, wait, I would call them, because those were the days when my dad wouldn't pay for text messaging), and we'd all meet up within twenty minutes for food and drink. Nowadays, my friends and I are too exhausted to meet up after work (especially because traffic here adds an extra two hours to any activity), and if we want to get together, we usually have to pick a weekend a month in advance.
- Taxes, car maintenance, grocery shopping, going to the bank--all the things I avoided doing with my parents because it was so boring, are now the things that occupy my time on the weekends. However, there's a perk to this--for example, the other day as I waited for my car to get inspected, I walked over to the bar next door and had a drink and an appetizer. Sometimes, being an adult has its advantages.
- Naps have become a real luxury these days, so if we happen to find a block of time available for a weekend nap, we snatch that opportunity as quickly as possible.
Sorry for such a rambling post. Tomorrow, I'll let you all know how Matt and I did on our Grammy picks!