Gonna Get Down Like It's Friday

It's Friday!
Tomorrow is Saturday!
It's almost the weekend!

This weekend I have some fun things planned.  I'll be attending Jenni's craft event at West Elm tomorrow followed by a hike (location TBD) with Jill and Emerson.  Sunday my softball team, No Glove No Love, has a game, and we fully expect to kick some major booty.  Outside of that I expect to be outdoors in the sunshine a lot and may even sneak off to the coast for a few hours.  I also will be collecting my urine for a full 24 hours, but that's a story for another time.

Do you have anything fun planned for this weekend?

Humpday Confessions | Link Up

In an effort to blog more regularly, I've decided to join the bandwagon with link ups.  I can't promise I'll do it every week, but it's working to give me something to shoot for at least!  This week I'm linking up with Vodka and Soda for some Humpday Confessions!  

So without further ado, here's a few confessions...

||  Making silly faces with my niece is one of my favorite things in the world.  This girl is the silliest, most animated human being I know and I love it!  Whenever we're in the car she starts asking if we can take sillies, and as long as she's asking, I'll never say no.

||  I'm in a weird space in life.  I'm not sure what the next few months, weeks or even days are going to bring.  I'm not a huge planner, but I do like to have an idea of the larger building blocks in life.  The largest building block - what I spend 8+ hours each day doing - is a complete unknown.  It's unsettling really, and while I'm ok with it at the present moment, it doesn't mean I'm going to be ok with it an hour from now.

||  Due to my lack of control in some major areas in life, I'm not choosing to spend my free time wisely. I've found myself to be unusually "home-bodyish."  If I'm home, I'm in my easy chair and Netflix is on. And I'm not gonna lie, I'm probably eating something unhealthy too.  This is something I'm actively working to change, but I'm being gentle about it.  I feel to some extent that I need this down time, and if I don't give in to it I'm going to feel stress because of it.

||  I once read that in order to remain happy at work you should, at all times, have a vacation scheduled. This allows us to feel excited about the future and gives us something to look forward to.  I haven't had anything on the calendar for some time, but on Friday I went on to Alaska Air and booked a flight to Palm Springs to visit my Aunt and her two fur babies.  I had forgotten how great it feels to have a vacation to look forward to!  I can't wait to sit poolside with a cool drink and spend my days staring at the blue skies and palm trees!  July 11 cannot get here fast enough!!

So there you have it, those are a few things rumbling around in my head right now.  What's something you'd confess today?

Head on over to Vodka and Soda to see some more Humpday Confessions!

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It's All About the Attitude | Weekend Recap

Oh sweet, glorious, sunny weekend.  Why do you have to leave so quickly?  Can't you stay around for just a few more days?


Ok, fine.  I'll just have to hold onto your fabulous memories then.

My weekend started off a little rocky with serious potential for a ruined Saturday.  For reasons beyond my control, and details I won't bore you with, I had The Kid all day.  For the past two years, my schedule with The Kid has been completely random.  Some days I'm done by 6, some days I'm not done until well after 10, and some days I need to stay overnight.  But the one thing I could always count on was my weekends off.  I was free to make plans for Saturday and Sunday and wouldn't need to check with The Kid's mom first.

Well, all that went out the window this weekend, and I was on Nanny Duty.  Not a big deal in the grand scheme, but I did have plans to be at the coast this weekend, so that was a bummer.  Saturday morning I woke up and looked at myself in the mirror (seriously) and gave Macey a little pep talk.

"No matter your attitude about it, today you are working," I said.  "You get to choose whether or not this day is fun, or it drags on with you both in bad moods."

So I chose fun!

The Kid and I had a great time.  We toured two Home Depots and found me a BBQ (something I've been wanting to do for a long time now) and he helped me build it.  We had lunch out, played basketball, and then he got ready for his first school dance!

Doesn't he look so handsome?!  He's only 12, and I swear he looks 15.  He rarely does his hair, and NEVER wears pants, so it was fun to see him wearing the one pair of khakis he owns.

Sunday was great too!

The morning started with a picnic brunch in Sellwood Park with one of my favorite Portland families.

Jenni made quiche, scones and iced coffees, and I supplied the mimosa makings.  It was a lovely morning of good conversation and frisbee tossing.

The rest of my day consisted of meal prep for the week, a mani/pedi treat, and cleaning of my apartment.

All-in-all a very happy, full and productive weekend.  Can't wait for the next one!

How was your weekend?  Did you do anything fun?