Sunday, October 20, 2013

Upon Having a Relaxing Weekend

I think this weekend is one of maybe THREE in 2013 that Adam and I didn't have something going on and that we were able to just straight up RELAX.

Seriously.  Starting the year newly engaged, wedding planning, moving to Indiana, getting settled, getting married, going on a honeymoon, traveling for work, and our regular time with Connor has sort of prevented us from having a lot of serious down time on the weekends.

Don't get me wrong.  Our life is awesome and happy and full of good adventures... but it's also been a little exhausting.  We have high hopes of 2014 bringing us a lot more of these kinds of relaxing weekends where we aren't traveling and get to just relax and have a "normal" life.

What did we do with this one?  This last one we'll have all to ourselves until the new year?

On Friday, we went out to eat and then just lounged on our couch catching up on shows on the TiVo. (We switched from Comcast to Direct TV this last week and are also canceling the TiVo because we found a pretty sweet deal and are going to save like $800 over the next year by switching!)

Saturday, we slept til 10 which was GLORIOUS!  We lounged around more on the couch watching tv, and I finished up a little bit of work.  I usually try to avoid working on the weekends, but we have two big events in the next 3 weeks that will take me to both DC and back to Nashville... so I've got to stay on top of things.

We had a Groupon to a wine tasting, so we spent the afternoon going up to Fishers to Chateau de Pique to sample some wines and have some cheese.  It was a really laid back experience, and we ended up buying two excellent bottles at a great price thanks to the Groupon deal.  $20 for us to both taste 7 wines, have a full glass and $10 off of two bottles... STEAL.

We then went to Drake's and watched the end of the UT game as they beat South Carolina (Go Big Orange!) and then back home to continue lounging.  I took a little nap while Adam watched some football.  We both caught up on magazines.  And then we used some discounted movie tickets he got through work to go see Gravity in 3D.  Totally a good movie and worth seeing in 3D.  (I usually don't like 3D movies, but seeing space stuff in 3D is cool.)

And yes.. you may be noticing a trend of trying to save money.  Adam and I are very blessed, but we're definitely aware of his remaining student loans and want to do everything we can to save money, pay them off, but still have some fun and enjoy life along the way.

We concluded our night by watching Dexter... I've seen the first 5 seasons, but Adam has never watched... so we started at the beginning a month or so ago and have been flying through it.  We're almost done with season 5, so I'm excited to keep going and see the ones I haven't seen.

Today has been lovely as well.  We slept in.  I did a bit more work while Adam watched tv.  We did a quick power clean of the house so it is MUCH cleaner now.  I can't tell you the last time I dusted.  It's a good thing Adam doesn't care... don't get me wrong. I keep a relatively tidy house and it's usually clutter-free... but I don't always do the "deep" clean stuff, so it was nice to get that done today.  I also got all the laundry done... I can usually stay on top of it during the week, but with a heavy work to do list and leaving for DC  in a few days, I figured I'd better just knock it out.

We ran 3 miles.  We have watched more football.  And we're about to cook dinner and are looking forward to seeing Peyton and the Broncos stomp the Colts tonight.  I'd love to be at the game in person... but that sort of went against the saving money thing since tickets are like $200 apiece!  

All this to say... there's something really nice about simple and relaxing weekends like this... maybe it wasn't exciting or full of crazy adventures like many of our weekends this year have been, but it was just as lovely!  It's in these lazy weekends that I am so glad that Adam is my husband... we balance each other out really well in combining moments to relax together, moments to do some chores together, and moments to play together.  And there was wine... so you can't complain about all that.

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