Sunday, March 31, 2019

What Is Considered Great To One May Not Be Considered Great To Another...

A friend of mine and her husband went on a weekend getaway. This weekend. She posted endless amounts of photos of their weekend excursion. They ate breakfast at quaint local restaurants. Shopped at various outlets. Enjoyed dinner and cocktails both nights. Soaked in the hot tub before bed. I was so happy for them. Much deserved. I can't remember the last time they were able to do this.

Late this afternoon, I sent my friend a private message. I told her that I enjoyed all of the photos and I was so happy they were able to escape for the weekend. A much deserved mini vacation.

My friend replied, "We had a spectacular time. It was such a great weekend. Much needed." After a few more sentences, she asked, "How was your weekend?"

I replied and told her that we had an exceptionally great weekend too.

She asked, "What did you do?"

I replied back.

"We got all of the housework and laundry done. Lisa had a couple of appointments on Saturday. Before the appointments, Lisa made a trip to Home Depot to stock up on wood and other supplies to make more Bodacious DIY Birdhouses and other DIY Dog Mom Projects. We also restocked my supply of paints.  

After the appointments, Lisa delivered a few DIY Dog Mom Project pieces. She left with a rather hefty custom order for 21 signs. We were very excited about that.

I gave a gorgeous wooden plant stand a makeover and then made a scrumptious dinner while Lisa rested. She's not feeling well. We're hoping it's just a cold and not the flu.

On Sunday, Lisa tackled a couple of very small projects and then spent the rest of the day hanging out with the kids while I worked on DIY Dog Mom Project stuff.

I made another yummy dinner and we had family snuggle time."

Shortly after, my friend replied back.

"That sounds more like a busy weekend rather than a great one."

I had to think about that for a bit before I replied.

"Yes, it was busy, but it was also great."

That was the end of the discussion.

I did not take offense to my friend's comment.

But, it's something I've been thinking about since she made it.

The term "great" isn't defined as something concrete.

My friend had a great weekend with her husband on their weekend getaway eating out and shopping and splurging.

Lisa and I had a great weekend stocking up on supplies for DIY Dog Mom Projects and getting housework done and eating scrumptious homemade dinners while playing Yahtzee at the kitchen table.

Another friend of ours had a great weekend getting some yardwork done and hanging out with her sister and relaxing.

We all had great weekends.

What defined that greatness to all of us was something personal.

What's great to one may not be great to another.

It's kind of like week-long vacations.

Some choose to spend them away from their home. In other states or countries.

Some choose to spend them at home.

More notably known as staycations.

Do the people who spend those weeks traveling have greater vacations?


Do the people who enjoy staycations have greater vacations?


The term "great" is personal.

Keep that in mind.

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