This weekend was a busy one! Friday night we visited with family in town (and got to love on our adorable niece and nephews). Saturday morning we got up early and made the trek up to Charlottesville with friends for some apple picking! We were nervous about the potential hurricane weather, but it ended up being fantastic. We drove 3 hours up there for just one day, but it was amazing and I'm so glad we did! We picked apples, sipped on cider slushies and wolfed down apple cider donuts, toured the downtown and drove through the pretty campus of UVA. We ended the day with a satisfying dinner at a local brewery before heading home.
It was a wonderful and full weekend, but busy. I only had a
few short hours to myself, that were divided between Sunday afternoon
and late Sunday evening. While I could have spent that time indulging
myself in my latest read, because "I deserved it," I decided to tend to
mundane chores around the house. And it was surprisingly... fulfilling.
After cleaning up the disaster of my bedroom, running a few loads of
laundry, cleaning the kitchen, making coffee for the morning, and
packing Monday's lunch, I didn't feel exhausted. I instead felt so
satisfied and even rested and ready for the week. All I was wishing for was some time to relax, but that wasn't what I needed.
I'm glad my subconscious knew better. I went to sleep last night
feeling exhausted from a good weekend, but relaxed and prepared for the
And that's very important, because we've got apple pie to bake.
How was your weekend??