Sunday, April 15, 2012

A realization of dreams!

My weekend was one of dreams coming true!
Well, actually just PART of my dreams came true.  But that's better than nothing, right?  

Instead of a week in a cabin by myself, I got 30 hours at home.  I quickly made a list of useful and productive things I could fill my day with ........ and disregarded it the moment I was alone.  It was heaven. 

We were up early Sat morning (to birdsong and sunshine); and after  I dropped the girls off, I found a wonderful porch sale.  (Details to follow later this week.)  I took a walk by the river and drank a yummy latte ..... which gave me just enough zip to spend a happy hour at Frenchies.  Lots of lovely thrifting bargains there. 

I brought out the garden and deck furniture.  And then I curled up on the couch and finished my murder mystery novel ("Grave Secrets" by Kathy Reichs -- It was a good read.)  followed by a delicious afternoon nap.  I'd eaten a sparse but healthy breakfast and lunch ..... so I indulged my fantasies and had beans on toast for dinner.

Then I reclined on the couch once again and watched an old DVD which I'd bought recently -- Funny Girl with Barbara Streisand.  I haven't seen this favorite of mine for many, many years; and I'd forgotten how good and how funny it is.    

Sunday brought another gorgeous sunny day and hot tea on the deck -- while I wore my fuzzy slippers, winter coat and gloves!  It is only April in Nova Scotia!  After church, my tired, dirty girls came home and yes, they were happy to see me.  I took another delicious afternoon nap on the couch, and followed it with a very long walk.

Why walk so long?  Well ya see, I'd decided to indulge another fantasy ..... I made chocolate chip, peanut, peanut butter, oatmeal cookies.  I didn't eat 3 dozen -- so far the number is up to 6, so I shall have to take many, many more long walks!
So, it's been a lovely 1 day vacation.  It's back to work and routine tomorrow.  But the rest of the evening will be spent lounging on my bed and watching "Titanic" on TV with Kate and Leonardo.  The tissues are close at hand!





12 comments:

Terra said...

That sounds like you enjoyed a day designed for you by you. What fun.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

It is always good to have time for yourself and spend it spoiling yourself.

TARYTERRE said...

Impromptu, one day vacations are the very best. Sounds relaxing. A chance to soothe the soul. Do you feel renewed? take care.

Jack said...

Nothing I like better than a day at home without some horrendous project looming. Sounds like you took great advantage of yours!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend for you! I love the movie you chose. Hope your Monday is a wonderful one!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

It sounds like you had a great one day staycation. I really get the opportunity to do anything like that, but when I do, I enjoy it!

xo,
RJ

Marg said...

Hi, I came over to from My little Home and Garden and was delighted by your blog...first, that little red dress chart...I'm somewhere in the same neck of life as you...but I need to get in that little red dress too...I think I should join you on that weight loss.
I loved this post.

Nezzy said...

Oh what a dream weekend ya had there sweetie. I try to treat myself to an afternoon matinee on Sat. afternoon but it often doesn't work out.

I helped my niece and her clueless hubs load a U~Haul Friday. I was sore! Sat. afternoon we worked 76 head of feeder cattle. I was sorer! Then taught my SS class and led Kids Church Sunday. Sister, I can't take many more weekends like that!!!

Need company next weekend? Heeehehehe! :o)

Your's sounded perfect!

God bless ya darlin' and have a glorious weeK!!!

Sharon said...

I'm a lucky girl - I just got back from my almost week away in a cabin hiking with friends on the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It was wonderful and I'll post about it later this week. But your 30 hours sounds terrific also.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Hooray for even parts of dreams come true!

Thank you for your sweet comment in my blog. :-)

LOVE the name of your blog!!! -chuckle-

I want to visit often with too, my Dear. BUT! EEEEEK! You have the *dreaded* Word Verification Setting on! EEEEEEEK! Making your Dear Readers do that awful double Word Ver, in order to comment here.

Please... Do you know this Setting is on? You may not. Please... Would you check it? Please. And not get mad at me, for pointing it out, please too.

Mmmmm... I now try for the 2nd time, to get the Word Ver. right. -sigh-

Gentle hugs,

"Auntie"

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love taking mini "staycations" at home where I can indulge in fun activities withourt guilt. I also love taking long walks. It's the best kind of exercise!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Sounds like a perfect day! Right up my alley! Thanks for coming by!