Morning Meanderings… Weekend Unwind


I have been home from vacation for 7 days now and today….  TODAY is my first day that I am commitment free AND if all goes as I plan…  I will not leave the house today.  (If I owned flannel onesie pajamas I can assure you I would be in them for the duration)

This past week had been a can of mixed nuts.  I went through a hard anniversary date, ran a book discussion on Left Neglected, moved up in hours (and title) in my marketing job,  had my heart hurt, completed the Friends Of the Library Annual Meeting, cleaned up my house, took part in a Sign Making Class, cried much, met with the Penguin Publishing rep for the area, connected with authors for Wine and Words, made a hard decision to cancel an event, had lunch in St Paul with the AMAZING Sue Hall (no… that was not meant to rhyme) who was/is my connection to Opus and Olives the event I modeled Wine and Words after, had a positive meeting about one of the magazines I write for,  and returned to my regularly scheduled work out yesterday morning after being out for almost a month.

Yeah.  That’s A WEEK.

So….  today, and well the weekend, the plan is to lay as low as possible and re-energize.  Of course laying low for me does not mean snuggled up in that coveted onesie eating Cheetos and drinking Diet Dr Pepper while watching hour after hour of Netflix or video games….  Damn tempting though…

No.  Alas, to me it it still firing on all cylinders….  just no public involvement.  For example…  I made a list of weekend goals.

Of course this list will fluctuate as the weekend continues.  Already I am thinking…  “Oh, I should add on there that I need to do laundry” and “I need to create a Stride and Seek hand out for next Thursday,” and “I need to fix the mailing address info for Camp B’s GiveMN.”

Yeah.  Sound familiar?

Anyway on a different note… books came in while I was away…


Lovely lovely reading choices….  🙂

How are you spending your weekend?

21 Comments on “Morning Meanderings… Weekend Unwind

  1. Wow, you have been busy. I know this was a hard week, but it seems you managed to get through it and just ‘do life’. Sometimes, that’s a real victory, right? Your amazing list for the weekend did include a ‘read…’, which is a good thing. The books you received look lovely. I’m thinking that Winter Sisters will be on my TBR at some point – maybe for the summer. It’s too cold to read ‘cold’ books right now. Hugs to you, Sheila!

  2. I love that you have lists…they do help us get through the tasks, don’t they?

    Great haul! I’ve been wanting to read White Houses…and love the look of Winter Sisters. Enjoy the weekend!

  3. Looks like some great books in your mailbox! Definitely was a busy week for you! I’m so glad I made the decision to slow my life down, I have not regretted it. I know you’re not at that point yet, but I hope one day you will be. Have a great week!

  4. Oh my gosh your week sounds overwhelming! I’m glad you have time to lay low this weekend and recoup your energy and sanity. I also have virtually no plans this weekend and that feels good!

  5. wow, so many books 🙂 no vacation here, mostly at home – house, dogs, bakery, blog, book 🙂 Im reading Tatiana De Rosnay “Mocka” now..

  6. Wow! And I thought juggling health care program was hard. I’m sorry you got your heart hurt. If you need to talk about ANYTHING you connect w/me.

    My book mail this am was an ARC of The Glass Forest by Cynthia Swanson- who wrote The Bookseller. Her publisher—-yes I said that—- requested I read/review the book, which drops Tuesday. It’s cold and snowy here A-gain, and someone needs to invent snow tires for a walker, but other than that…..

  7. And I think my weeks are busy! I hope you get as much rest as you need this weekend.

  8. Pfff, your week was super busy! My weekend started by going to my best friends house, had dinner in a fabulous American styled restaurant and watched a movie together. The next day we painted three walls in her apartment. Pff. And today I’m home and want to sleep all day!

  9. Your week could have been many people’s month. I’m glad you had a lovely vacation before such a hard week.
    I’m looking forward to reading the Kristy Woodson Harvey novel.

  10. It sounds like there were quite a few of us who had frantic weeks last week. I hope this week is much smoother and calmer for you!

  11. Sheila, I’m a list maker, too, although I don’t always strictly stick to the items on my list. There’s always plenty to do, and accomplishing the things you want to do is important. I hope you had a chance to unwind this past weekend (in your own unique way).

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