Saturday, June 9, 2018

Because Sometimes, A Free Weekend Is All You Need

Last Saturday and Sunday, I gave Lisa a free weekend.  Over the past few months, our weekends have been extremely busy. We've assisted others with renovations, planned and hosted a graduation party, attended the graduation, tackled Our Big Bodacious Painting Project, tended to yard work, did some pet and house sitting, and got a lot of stuff done on our To-Do List. Between everything, there have been Sunday evenings when we didn't sit down to exhale until an hour before Lisa and the kids went to bed.

It caught up with us, especially Lisa. She was worn out. Fatigued. Scatterbrained. Sleeping through her alarm during the week. Unenthusiastic.

A free weekend is just that. A. Free. Weekend. Free of obligations. Free of plans. Free of having to do this or that by a certain time. Free of appointments. Free of projects. Free of chores. Free of being asked to do anything by anyone...including me.

It's like putting a Do Not Disturb sign on your doors. And putting your cell phone in the sock drawer so you can't hear incoming texts and calls.

On Saturday, Lisa slept in. She did a few household chores and spent the rest of the afternoon on the sofa, with the kids, catching up on some of her favorite Netflix shows napping on and off.

I caught up on desk work and enjoyed a few hours in my DIY Dog Mom Project Room working on custom orders.

I eventually made dinner. We ate dinner and played cards at the kitchen table. The night ended on the sofa for TV family snuggle time.

When Lisa got up on Sunday, I noticed a drastic change. She was refreshed and energetic. Throughout the day, she got small projects completed around our home that I've been wanting done for months and months.

No, I didn't ask her to do them. She. Just. Did. Them.

During the late afternoon hours, I reminded her that she had a free weekend and didn't need to do anything.

"I know. I feel worlds better than I have in a long time. I needed a down day. I had one. I feel great and rested. Let me do my thing..."

Well, okay then.

Have at it.

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