Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Value of Time Well Spent

This weekend was such a nice weekend. Saturday I made breakfast for the family and then my husband and daughter had a "date" to attend the UA vs. UCLA basketball game. My son and I hung out at home. Later in the afternoon I was able to go to the mall alone (we all know how important that is) and hit sales in Gymboree and Children's Place for clothes for both kids for this summer and next winter. They are pretty much set, so it was nice to have that out of the way. My husband made a Valentine's Day dinner which was terrific because I really hate going out to eat on holidays.

Sunday was pretty low-key. We played outside quite a bit as the weather was gorgeous. I did manage to spend two hours cleaning out my car, which was atrocious. It is amazing how many crackers, crumbs, toys, and cups can "hide" in plain sight. So, now it is clean. I am giving it until Thursday before it is a disaster again.

My husband had Monday off, which was a real treat. At his old job he only got Christmas Day, New Years Day, and Thanksgiving off. It's like I have died and gone to heaven now with him getting an actual 10 paid holidays off, Monday being one of them. So, we packed a picnic lunch, grabbed a blanket, the kite, and the kids' scooters and headed to the park for a few hours. It was a lot of fun and the kids loved the picnic...something we need to do more often before it gets too hot here. We also went up and visited with my mom for a few hours as she is still housebound, recovering from foot surgery. We did some shopping for her and took her lunch and my husband lived up to his manly duties by taking out her trash, bringing the trashcans back from the street, etc.

All in all it was a wonderful weekend. So, tell me what your Valentine's Day looked like? How did you spend the rest of your weekend?


Joanne said...

Okay, are you ready for the excitement of this? We went to the mall for a new toaster and a new tea kettle! Oh the drama! Seriously, very quiet weekend, that's the best I could report ;)

Moxymama said...

In all seriousness I get very excited about new appliances. So, for me your weekend sounds delightful.